Easter Opening Hours

March 31, 2015 No comments »

We will be open as usual on Good Friday (12-6.30pm) and on Saturday (8.15am-1pm) but we will then shut until Wednesday 8th April so our bakers can enjoy a break on Monday.

You can pre-order Hot Cross Buns for collection on Friday or Saturday but as demand has been high we’ll ask you to pre-pay for them (£1 each). You can pop into the shop to place your order or we can take card payments over the phone.



Happy Easter!


March 30, 2015 No comments »



March 23, 2015 1 comment »

Hi everyone, here’s what we’ve got this week:

Tuesday:  Tarka Daal w/sourdough // Salt beef on ciabatta

Wednesday: Fig, prosciutto and mozzarella sourdough pizza // Greek salad ciabatta

Thursday: Brie, caramelised onion and mushroom sourdough pizza // Ham and cheddar baguettes

Friday: Salt beef on challah rolls // Sweet potato and spinach quiche

Hope to see you down here!

Dosa Course 31st March!

March 18, 2015 No comments »

We’ve got a dosa course coming up with this wonderful man, Haseen George, on the 31st March, 6.30pm-9.30pm. For once it still has some availability, book online here: http://www.loafonline.co.uk/shop/dosa/.


Stirchley-on-Sea Three! April 1st, 7-9.30pm

March 17, 2015 No comments »

We’re going stateside for this one, check out the menu below:

Flyer Stirchley on Sea 3

Lunch this week!

March 16, 2015 No comments »


Two new Flavour Geography courses

March 10, 2015 No comments »

We’re really excited about seeing the Flavour Geography courses expand in the future, the idea is that experts in regional cuisine from around the world come in and share their experience and teach the basic rules of the cuisine as well as some classic dishes from that region. We kicked off the series with a Flavour Geography: Japan course in January which got a great write up in the Birmingham Mail. The Japan course is taught by expert in Asian cuisine (amongst others) Lap-fai Lee. Lap will also be doing the next two courses which will both be happening in April – Flavour Geography: Sichuan and Flavour Geography: Chinese Bao and Dumplings. In the pipeline we have a Kerelan Thali course taught by Haseen George who also teaches our Dosa course, and hopefully an exploration of Italian cuisine too! Feel free to add ideas in the comments section for other regional cuisines and we’ll see if we can find the right tutor for the job. See below for details of the Sichuan and Bao and Dumplings courses. Hope to see you there!

Thursday 9th April, 6.30-9pm. Click on the image to find out more and book.

Thursday 9th April, 6.30-9pm. Click on the image to find out more and book.

Thursday 16th April, 6.30-9pm. Click on the image to find out more and book!

Thursday 16th April, 6.30-9pm. Click on the image to find out more and book!


March 9, 2015 No comments »

Hello everyone, here are this weeks lunches to look forward to:

Tuesday: Tarka Daal with Sourdough // Ham and cheese baguettes

Wednesday: Iranian vegetable stew with yoghurt // Ham and pickle baguette

Thursday: Prosciutto, chorizo and ogleshield sourdough pizza // Roasted vegetable and mayo foccacia

Friday: Slat beef on challah rolls // Brie, cranberry butter and grape ciabatta


We hope to see you here!

Brand new Viennoiserie and Sweet Breads course

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On Saturday we held our first Sweet Breads and Viennoiserie course, which by all accounts was a roaring success. I was super nervous about the first one as it’s the first new bread course that I’ve introduced for a couple of years and I didn’t have any jokes lined up about laminating. I needn’t have worried as we had a great room-full of people who were chatty, interested, and by the end of the day, very talented! I just wanted to share a few pictures of the day and encourage you to book on our May dates which still have spaces (14th and 23rd May). The above picture was kindly sent in by Chris Wordsworth when he got home and spread out everything that he’d taken home from the course. The rest are some photos taken on my phone during the day! You can find out more about the course and book online here. TB.

This weeks lunches!

March 2, 2015 No comments »

Hi everyone, here are this weeks lunches:

Tuesday: Tarka Daal w/sourdough // Ham and Cheese Baguettes

Wednesday: Butternut squash soup // Ham and pickle baguettes

Thursday: Fig, prociutto and mozzarella sourdough pizza // Courgette Frittata

Friday: Salt beef on challah rolls // Greek salad ciabatta

Hope to see you down here!