Leos Bakery

Leos Bakery

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About Leos Bakery

It all began more than 60 years ago in the 1940’s. The Balta brothers had a passion for pies. They built a 7,000 square foot, state-of-the-art building on Atlantic Avenue and began their dream, a pie factory.

Every pie was made from scratch and the pies were excellent. People found out fast about these delicious pies and sales began to skyrocket.

The Balta Pie Company brought their pies to just about every restaurant in town. As sales grew, two of Leo’s brothers moved the Balta Pie Company to a much larger facility in Henrietta and began manufacturing and selling unbaked and frozen pies to larger customers like supermarket chains. This business was eventually sold to General Mills who still operate it today and sell pies around the country.

Leo stayed on Atlantic Avenue where he opened a retail store and continued to sell his delicious pies to local restaurants and stores. Leo made mouth-watering brownies, chocolate cakes and donuts and sold them to countless East High School students who still talk about their memories today.

At the same time, just five buildings down the street, another entrepreneur had the same idea of opening a bakery to test the flour being processed at the Daisy Flour Mill. The flour worked perfectly and produced tender flaky cookies, which were then sold at the retail store on Atlantic Ave. They appropriately named the bakery “Elite Baking Company.” The two bakeries co-existed for more than 50 years, with Leo’s selling pies, cakes and pastries, and Elite selling cookies, to customers from all over Rochester.

In 2004, the current owners of Leos Bakery & Deli, Pat and Kathy Bernunzio, bought the Elite Baking Company and moved both businesses to the current location in East Rochester.

A full service deli was added in 2009, and the retail store was expanded to double the size in 2010. Additional grocery items were also added. Now there is even more to like at Leos Bakery. YUMMY!

The rest is history. See more information on our cakes by clicking here.

August 18, 2015

My experience with Leos was wonderful. The wedding cake was not only beautiful along with the cupcakes it was absolutely delicious. My guest loved the cake. Everything was perfection. Leo’s staff was patient, courteous, informative and all around one of the best staff I have ever worked with. 

July 29, 2015

We loved Leos for our cake!!! First and foremost- it is the best cake out there. Delicious!! The tasting was so fun, they have such a great space, and everything is so delicious! We went with the white cake, buttercream icing, and raspberry filling in our top half (so we will get that for our anniversary cake!). It was so good!! The guests loved it, and it was BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!! The design was exactly what I wanted, absolutely gorgeous! I would highly recommend this company!!!

July 1, 2015

Went with cupcakes from Leos instead of the traditional wedding cake like most people do. My guests loved the idea and they were very happy with them.

June 22, 2015

My cake from Leos was delicious and a work of perfection. Thank you Leos for all your hard work in making a beautiful master piece.

June 17, 2015

I searched around and was going to go with a competitor but decided on Leos for my wedding cake. It tasted great, was within my budget, and came out beautiful. I just wished I went with a bigger cake because we had to cut pieces small to accommodate all of our guests.

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