With more than a few decades of combined experience, Head Baker CRAIG (L) and Assistant Bakers NICK (Mid) and MATT (R) have been an enormous part of what has made Avenue Bread so successful. Always progressing and keeping up with the increasing demand of our bread and baked goods has been one of their great strengths. We are lucky to have them!
Lead bakers Craig, Nick and Matt’s extensive baking experience can be tasted in every bite of our flavorsome baked goods and sandwiches. Avenue Bread specializes in artisan breads which are hand-formed. This ensures our bread will have a quality interior crumb. Baking our bread on a stone hearth oven gives it a crust with integrity.
Our pastry, savory, and dessert creations have been a favorite throughout this area for many years. Like our bread, we use real ingredients in our baked goods, and our experienced bakers hand-make and precisely bake these treats. We hope you will swing by your nearest café and reward yourself to our amazing baked goods.
Mainly hand-formed bread in batard and baguette shapes
The flavor of fresh rosemary and with a superb crust
With a 25 + year old starter levain this bread brings the complexity and that superb sourdough tang.
A great all-around bread with a consistent crumb and chewy texture
Just like you would find in France, this 24-inch bread is truly traditional
A nice light wheat bread with a kiss of whole wheat
Our sliced bread is baked fresh daily and is available at all our café locations and at select local grocers. These are bagged in our recyclable plastic bags for better shelf life.
Our signature loaf of bread, known not just for the fragrant organic rosemary (from Washington) inside, but also for its salty crust.
With an over 25-year-old starter, this bread brings that complexity and tang that great sourdoughs are known for.
Made with Fairhaven Mill’s organic rye flour, ideal for sandwiches and great toasted. This one of a kind loaf is only available as a deli loaf
Enhanced with whole wheat and oats, sweetened with a touch of honey. This one of a kind bread is only available as a deli loaf
A soft traditional white bread, this popular dough is in a convenient and longer lasting sliced form.
From our popular English muffins to our seasonal buns and rolls there is something for everyone.
There are many treats, made daily, to choose from in our café display cases such as our, well known, scones and croissants, sweet rolls, Danishes, and savories.
Our scone dough is rich in butter and heavy cream. Scones are mixed very little and the butter is left a bit chunky, which imparts a light and tender quality. Our scones are leavened with baking powder; much like the process of making biscuits. Blueberry, raspberry and guest spot scones are in our displays. And anything berry at Avenue Bakery uses local Barbies Berries.
This well-liked bar has returned with house-made lemon curd.
Made with apples from Bellewood Acres.
The Yeti bar is full of Rice Krispies, almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, pecans, walnuts, flax seeds, sesame seeds, peanut butter chips all held together by brown rice syrup and vanilla.
What are holidays without treats. Every year we keep the traditions going with these popular goodies.
Flavorful savories make easy to grab afternoon snacks
Watch the process, known as lamination, from our awesome pastry baker, John. Dough laminating is what gives croissants and Danishes that flaky, buttery crust.
It takes a community to grow a good business. At Avenue Bread we feel very fortunate to be part of the thriving community of Bellingham. To celebrate this we present the Faces of Avenue Bread in three sections, Our Employees, Our Vendors and Our Customers. Customers can be some of the great people we serve at our 4 cafés or they can be restaurants and grocers that buy our bread wholesale. Faces of Avenue Bread will be updated every few months. So if you believe that an Avenue Bread Vendor or Employee or Customer should be in the next Faces of Avenue Bread please let us know.
1313 Railroad Ave
1135 11th St
2301 James Street
444 Front Street
2020 Humboldt St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Avenue Bread & Avenue Bakery LLC, 2020