Naturally leavened bread, simple pastries, and incredible cookies.
Brake Bread is a St. Paul bakery committed to serving our neighbors and building community through sustainable practices, time honored baking techniques, and the occasional free cookie.
The Brakery - 1174 W 7th St
Brake Bread is a neighborhood bakery where folks come in for fresh baked goods and a cup of locally roasted coffee. Take it to go or perch by the window. And yes, the wi-fi is (gluten) free.
Hours: Tu-Fr 8-4 & Sa 8-2
Brake Bread started in 2014 as a Community Supported Bakery (CSB) delivering fresh bread, by bike, directly to homes. We continue to do this and now have an even larger delivery radius and pickup locations to serve you.
'Cause let's face it: sometimes halfsale just doesn't cut it. We currently supply Mississippi Market, Evan's Organic Eatery, and a handful of other cafes with breads and sweets. If you're interested in adding high quality baked goods made with integrity, give us a holler.
Become a subscriber and get 10% off the retail price of all Brake Bread products.
Fresh bread, pastries, cookies, and coffee delivered weekly or bi-weekly to your home, office, or pickup location by bike.
How does it work?
- Go to our online subscription store
- Choose your location (see map below)
- Choose what you would like delivered (any combination of bread, pastries, cookies, and coffee)
- Choose how often you would like it delivered (weekly or bi-weekly)
- Put in your payment info
- Wait for good things to arrive by good people on two wheels. (Four if you count the trailer)
How much does delivery cost?
Home delivery is $1.25 per delivery.
Pick-up locations = no delivery fee.
Can I customize my order?
Yup! Each week you can enjoy what we've selected for you or log in to your account to switch things up. Add some cookies or pocket pies, put your account on hold for while you're out of town or make any payment changes.
Which Delivery Zone Am I In?
Use this map to see which delivery zone you are in.
We also offer pickup spots (no delivery fee!) at the following locations:
Tue - Bean Factory
Wed - Vine Park, Christ Lutheran on Capitol Hill
Thu - Eggplant Urban Farm Supply, Express Bike Shop
Sat - West Side Farmer's Market
Terms & Conditions
Changes in your account,(holds, bread choices, or add ons) must be made two days prior to delivery.
We deliver on bikes year round! That’s our schtick and we’re schticking to it. Sometimes, snow and ice slow us down. But so far it has worked. If we get a day where the weather would put our delivery bikers in a dangerous situation we may up the carbon footprint. But till then? All bikes all the time.
If your delivery day coincides with a major holiday, such as Nate's birthday, we will let you know of any schedule changes.
If we screw up your order let us know. We’ll make it right or refund your money.
If you need to cancel your subscription we will refund any money remaining in your account. We require two days prior notice of your delivery.
We currently have 3 delivery zones
Bread is delivered weekly on your delivery day between noon and 4 pm.
The default delivery location is to hang the bread on your front door. On your delivery day please hang a bag on your door by noon. If no bag is available we will leave it in a recyclable or compostable bag that you can reuse in future weeks.
A handful of folks have had squirrel problems. If this happens we suggest a container such as a small rubber maid bin. If you need one from us, let us know.
If you would like us to leave your bread somewhere besides the front door please let us know. (Especially helpful when delivering to your workplace or apt.)
Pick Up Sites
Pick Up site delivery times are listed when you choose your pickup site. This is generally 3pm- location closes, BUT always check the specific site for details.
Your name will be on the pickup list at the site. Please check off your name when picking up your bread.
Some weeks, we have multiple bread options. Please check that you are picking up the correct bread.
Bread is available until the close of your pickup site. (varies by site, check with us or the site for times).
After the pickup site closes for the day the bread is donated.
NATURALLY LEAVENED BREADS
At Brake Bread, our focus is on crafting naturally leavened breads. Each batch begins with a handful of wild yeast starter and ends 36 hours later in a beautiful loaf pulled from our stone deck oven. Why wild yeast? Flavor, digestion, and health. Naturally leavened bread provides easier gluten digestion, access to more vitamins and minerals, and has a lower glycemic index for an even release of energy.
But mostly we do it ‘cause it tastes better.
OUR BREAD SCHEDULE
Classic Cruiser - Rustic White
Fwuffy the wonder bread slayer - Milk & Honey Sandwich Bread
Batard du Nord - Rustic Whole Wheat made with 100% MN wheat varietals
Granny Gear - Sunflower, Oat, Flax, Whole Wheat
Baguette - Naturally Leavened
Baker's Choice - You'll see.
Oatty Oatty Oatty Oat - Wheat Rye and Oatmeal
Ryed On - Light Rye
Wilhemina Rye - Aromatic Rye with caraway, sunflower & pumpkin seeds
Olive You - Kalamata Olive
Walnut Listed to Raisin - Walnut and Raisin using coffee instead of water as the liquid
This Is Nacho Bread - Jalapeno Cheddar
SIMPLE PASTRIES & INCREDIBLE COOKIES
We source the best ingredients we can find from sources we trust. Combining those ingredients with attention to craft, we create unique pastries that you may not find anywhere else in town. Whether it's the Scandinavian-inspired Cardamom Spinner, the nod to Icelandic candy in the Chocolate Fennel Scone, or the nostalgia of a Saturday morning toaster pastry in the elevated Pocket Pies, you're sure to find something that will satiate your sweet cravings.
SPINNERS - beautifully twisted dough baked for a crisp exterior and soft interior
Cardamom, Babka (seasonal)
ROLLS - traditional sweet rolls made with less sugar and more flavor
Cinnamon, Caramel, Pecan
SCONES - made with Stony Creek Cream for a moist tender crumb
Berry, Almond, Baker's Choice
COOKIES - real butter sets these sensibly-sized cookies apart from the rest (variety varies)
Chocolate Chip, After School Special (oatmeal, sunflower seed, chocolate chip), Sugar Lime, Salted Chocolate Sable, Mo' Ginger, English Specialtea, Oatmeal Raisin, Cocoa Cayenne
TOAST - simple and perfect with a cup of coffee or tea
Two toasted slices of Fwuffy served with butter and housemade raspberry jam.
We keep it simple with hot and cold coffee from St. Paul's own Bootstrap Coffee Roasters, hot and iced tea from Numi, and cold cans of LaCroix.
Located on the burgeoning W. 7th corridor, Brake Bread is St. Paul's go to bakery for naturally leavened breads, simple pastries, and incredible cookies.
At Brake Bread we believe that good things take time.
This is as true with bread as it is with community. Brake Bread is a neighborhood bakery located in the West End of St. Paul. We began in 2014 as a Community Supported Bakery, baking bread and delivering it by bike. We continue to do this in addition to having our bricks and mortar store at 1174 7th St. where we sell a full selection of our naturally leavened bread, pastries, and cookies. We are small. We know our customers. We love our neighborhood.
1174 7th St W.
St. Paul MN 55102
Closed Sunday and Monday