Summer holiday lunches

August 18, 2014 No comments »

I mentioned a few weeks ago, that the summer holidays are an unpredictable time for Loaf.  I stand by this.  One week, we had too much bread left at the end on a couple of days.  And last week, we adjusted, and of course sold out, way too early.  (Sorry if you came in to empty shelves!).
However, lunches have remained steady which is nice :)
So now we’re going to throw a spanner in the works by changing the pizza day to Tuesday.  This will bring joy to some, and tears to others.  But for those shedding a tear… have some fritatta!

Here’s this weeks menu.




Sarah x


August 11, 2014 No comments »

Hello! If you get hungry this week, we can help.
These are the lunches this week! Available from 12noon – 4pm (unless they sell out, which they often do!)
As well as these, we’ll have stuffed croissants to keep you going.



We’ll see you for lunch! And bread! And coffee.

Build yourself a wood fired oven!

August 7, 2014 No comments »

Ever wanted a wood fired pizza oven in your back garden? Learn how to build one this weekend  (9/10th August) - book here. We have one place remaining on this course due to a last minute cancellation.

Earth Oven Building Weekend

Preserve your summer harvest

August 6, 2014 No comments »

We’re really excited about the upcoming preserving course on the 20th August with Rachel Carter from Cuffufle Preserves. It’s always bang in season, you learn a host of new skills and get to take home loads of great homemade preserves at the end of the course. On the 20th August we’ll be making:

Raspberry and apple jam
Plum jam
Roasted beetroot relish
Plum and cinnamon cordial
Homemade mustard with fruit vinegar

As you can see it’s a packed schedule on this course that takes place from 6.30-9.30pm. What’s more it’s the only course we’ve got places left on this summer. Book now by clicking here. Hope to see you there!


Tues 5th August late opening (2-6.30pm)

August 5, 2014 No comments »

Just a note to say we are only open from 2-6.30pm today due to staff training (instead of 12 noon). Therefore, there is no lunch served today. All back to normal tomorrow,


Lunches this week are…

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pizza meat feastTues 5th Aug: No lunch due to later opening (2pm)
Weds 6th: Courgette fritatta with focaccia and salad // Ham and cheddar croissants
Thurs 7th: Baguettes – roast beef, rocket and horseradish mayo // mozzarella, tomato, basil
Fri 8th: Sourdough pizza – Stirchley meat feast // roasted pepper, kale, & Stilton

Learn to make pasta by hand and machine!

July 31, 2014 No comments »

pasta machine in action


Learn to make pasta by hand and machine! One place left on our 5th August Handmade Pasta course – next Tuesday from 7-9.30pm. Book here:


Could you be a baker at Loaf?

July 28, 2014 No comments »


We have an upcoming job vacancy for a baker! Check out the full details on the jobs page…

Working at Loaf is not just baking, it’s becoming a member of a workers co-operative and getting involved in all aspects of the business, and taking control of your own job. We’ll welcome applications from professionals and enthusiastic amateurs alike. We’ll naturally provide lots of on-the-job training, and we’re happy to talk to you informally about the job before you apply – feel free to get in touch.

We look forward to your applications!

Menu this week

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frittataHere’s the rundown for lunches this week. Remember we serve from 12 noon Tuesday-Friday, and when it’s gone it’s gone, so get down early!

Tuesday 29th July - Tarka Daal with sourdough // Salami and cheddar croissants

Wednesday 30th July - Baguettes! Roasted vegetables, humous, and tahini yoghurt sauce // Roast chicken, salad, and lime and chilli mayo.

Thursday 31st July - Pea and bean frittata with salad and focaccia // Ham and cheddar croissants

Friday 1st August - Stonebaked sourdough pizza! Lamb ‘chorizo’ and mozzarella // Courgette, kale, and chilli goats cheese.



#bakeforfreedom Thursday 24th July

July 24, 2014 No comments »

FFTlogoToday we’re making a special fund-raising loaf and selling it to raise money for Freedom from Torture as part of their Bake For Freedom week.

Here’s what Freedom from Torture do: Each day, staff and volunteers work with survivors of torture in centres in Birmingham, Glasgow, London, Manchester and Newcastle to help them begin to rebuild their lives. Sharing this expertise with partner organisations in the UK and internationally, Freedom from Torture operates as a centre of learning and knowledge in the care, treatment and protection of torture survivors.

We’ll be baking a lavash flatbread, adapted from a recipe by one of the participants of their London bread baking group. Please pop down and try a flat bread today, and donate what you can to this very worthwhile charity. Loaf will match your donations and pass them onto Freedom from Torture!