About Us


We are a small cafe and wholesale bread bakery in Buffalo, NY. Our mission is simple: “Good bread, good work.”

Visit our cafe at 402 Connecticut St. Find us every Saturday 10:30-2:30 at #bagelsandbrooze, our bagel brunch at Hydraulic Hearth. See a list of local eateries and stores where our products are sold and served on our wholesale page.

Our bakery is a worker cooperative, owned by its workers. Currently there are five worker-owners who are equally responsible for the bakery’s ongoing operations. We are sustained by the investment of 65 community members who own nonvoting shares of our bakery.


We produce all of our bread, bagels and pretzels using a long ferment sourdough process. We use two kinds of flour: organic whole grain flour milled in central NY by Farmer Ground Flour and high quality bread flour from King Arthur, an employee-owned business. When possible, we love to use produce from local farms to create colorful and flavorful variations on our classic sourdough.


New York Times (September 2016)

Yeah! Buffalo (September 2015)

Design*Sponge (January 2015)


site photos by Beth Insalaco