Finding The Perfect Gift

The passing of Halloween also marks the unofficial arrival of the Holiday Season. It's a great time of year when we get to spend time with our families and the memories created are always cherished ones.

But one of the greatest challenges of the holiday season is gift-giving and finding just the right gift to convey everything about your relationship, the sentiment between you and the recipient, something that is reflective of who they are and their own personal tastes. Everyone knows what it's like to receive a gift that just didn't show much thought - and it's always bit...

New Hours In Hampden

New Hours In Hampden

Starting this week, we're implementing new hours in Hampden. Our new hours are as follows:

Mon - 7am to 5pm
Tue - 7am to 5pm
Wed - 7am to 5pm
Thu - 7am to 5pm
Fri - 7am to 6pm
Sat - 8am to 6pm
Sun - 9am to 6pm

Our current plan is to hold these hours until November when we are planning on expanding our Friday and Saturday hours into the evening to accommodate holiday shopping and the Miracle On 34th Street.

Lychee Sangria???

Lychee Sangria???

Lychee Sangria in the Le Jardin du Spro (our Secret Garden).


Sangria? What kind of craziness is this, you say? Well, maybe a little crazy but we thought you might enjoy the cool and refreshing taste of tropical lychees, oranges and apples in a simple summer cocktail (or should we say mocktail?).

The recent sober curious movement has recently been propelling alcohol producers to "up their game" with regards to their non-alcoholic beverage quality. Sutter Home's response to this is their Fre line of alcohol removed wines which delivers a very nice quality...


Making Vanilla Extract

Making Vanilla Extract

Cutting Vanilla Bean
Splitting a Vanilla Tahitensis bean.

Most people don't know this but at Spro, we are committed to using great ingredients when making even the components of the products we offer you. One of the most important ingredients we use in the bakery is Vanilla Extract. 

Almost a year ago, we started a project making our own Vanilla Extract. This was in response to the continued increase in the cost of Vanilla. In 2017, a couple of serious cyclones hit Madagascar and nearly wiped out their production that year. In case you didn't know, Madagascar produces...