Loaf is a co-operative-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

  • B30 Foodbank update
    Every Thursday we bake extra bread and bag any leftovers to be collected by the B30 Foodbank on Friday mornings. It’s usually somewhere between 30 and 60 loaves and they get distributed to people in need by […]
  • New Loaf tote bag
    Just in time for the summer, our new tote bag has arrived with a rhubarb and custard colour scheme (or Mr Blobby, according to some), printed with love and care by our friends at Do Make Say […]
  • The CoCoMad programme is out
    It’s only a month until CoCoMad, the big community festival in Cotteridge Park, and the programme is back from the printers. This year it’s a tabloid newspaper chock full of articles and activities, beautifully illustrated by Edie […]
  • Bike beer
    News has reached us that our sibling worker co-op, the Birmingham Bike Foundry, have had a beer made for them by Attic. Musette, named for the refreshment packs handed out to cyclists in long-stage races, is a […]
  • Alright, Babka?
    For the last couple of weeks, Molly’s been making loaves of babka for Saturday. Babka is a braided sweetbread originating in the Jewish communities of Poland, Russia and Ukraine. Our variant is a braided sweetbread with a […]
  • Bread and Butler’s Kickstarter
    Andy Butler was one of the first bakers at Loaf when we opened on Stirchley high street a decade ago. In 2015 he left for Deptford in London to start Bread and Butler, first baking at home […]
  • Say hello to Ian, our new trainee baker
    Ian became a permanent member of the Loaf team last month so we asked him to write a bit about his experience. For the last nine-and-a-half years, I’ve been working as a software engineer in the visual […]
  • Fruit galettes
    Sarah is covering the sweets shift this week and decided to go off-script, with spectacular results. The bread puddings and oat slices are taking a break and filling the gaps are some delicious fruit galettes. A galette […]