Loaf is a cooperative-run bakery and cookery school based in Stirchley, South Birmingham since 2009. We aim to build community through real food and healthy living in Birmingham.

Our bread and pastries are freshly baked on site along with hearty lunches for the workers of Stirchley, while next door we teach bread-making and cookery skills. We look forward to meeting you!

Our Bakery

We proudly bake fresh bread daily from the simplest ingredients, plus pastries, cakes and more! Order online for collection or just come by and see what we have.

Order your bread

Cookery School

Our cookery school is the heart of Loaf. Back for 2022 after 20 long months with classes on sale now. Hooray!

About our courses


We make curry, soup, pizza, sausage & vegetable rolls and more in our kitchen, Wednesday to Friday, fresh from 12pm to takeaway.

Lunch menu for this week

Charity for this Quarter

Each quarter we raise money for a charity working in Birmingham. From January to March 2021 it’s Friends of Cotteridge Park.

Make a donation with your order.

News from Loaf

  • Loaf’s going to the UK Grain Lab
    Martha and Neil are off to the UK Grain Lab in Nottingham this weekend: “a gathering of farmers, millers, plant breeders, bakers, cooks, scientists and academics promoting the growing and eating of non-commodity grains in the UK”. […]
  • Molly went to Italy
    Last week Molly went to visit ex-Loaf member Valentina and her family in Italy and flooded the group chat with photos of Recco‘s glorious landscapes… totally obscured by the food. Above is focaccia dough filled with stracchino […]
  • Paska bread for Ukraine
    We were given the recipe for Paska bread by a Ukrainian customer while talking about how we at Loaf can help the relief efforts. Rachel had a go at making them and we sold them on the […]
  • In praise of the Sourdough Tin
    For the last few months we’ve been making tinned sourdough loaves on Saturdays. People are often surprised that they’re sourdoughs as we’ve gotten used to a certain look for the sourdough loaf – round with an arching […]
  • Cotteridge Park is charity of the quarter… again!
    The last couple of months have been really busy at Loaf and we weren’t able to properly support and promote our nominated charity, Friends of Cotteridge Park. So we’re going to keep them on through to the […]
  • Easter Bunnies
    The above Hot Cross Bunnies were made by Neil in his R&D time and sadly are not on sale… this year.
  • BAB Lab 2022 – bio art at Loaf
    Laurie Ramsell is an artist who works with biological material. Until recently he was a Stirchley resident and became a good friend of Loaf. So when he approached us to be part of his new project we […]
  • Waste no bread
    The Real Bread Campaign sent out a really useful article for Food Waste Action Week with tips on how to make your bread last longer: Don’t slice until cool – Tempting though bread fresh from the oven […]