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!

Work at Loaf

We are looking to hire a full time member of our worker co-operative, primarily based in the bakery shop.

Apply here

Cookery School

Our cookery school is the heart of Loaf. Learn to bake the Loaf way, plus evening and masterclasses from guest chefs.

About our courses

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


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

News from Loaf

  • Volunteering at Cotteridge Park
    When we decided to support the Friends of Cotteridge Park we were interested in doing three things. Firstly, we took donations through our website and at the counter. You gave a total of £576, which will go […]
  • Landworkers Radio
    We’re big fans of the Landworker’s Alliance, a union of farmers, growers, foresters and land-based workers with a mission is to improve livelihoods and create a better food and land-use system. They recently started a podcast which […]
  • Kids lunches fundraising update
    We’ve had an incredible response to our Free Kids Lunches programme this summer, reaching the capacity of what we can provide this week. We’re really happy we’ve been able top help feed a lot of kids, but […]
  • Loaf does Bio Arts!
    When Laurie Ramsell asked us if we’d like to be involved in BAB LAB, his festival of artists working with biological materials, we immediately said yes. And so this Monday saw Loaf hosted a Yeast themed day […]
  • An affordable loaf for Stirchley
    It will come as no surprise that we’re having to increase the price of our bread from this week. While most of the cost of a loaf of bread is our labour, other costs have increased significantly […]
  • We’re taking donations for Free Kids Lunches
    The response to our free kids lunches programme has been great. From a standing start we’ve given away loads of packed lunches to people who need them — no questions asked. And then, without prompting, some of […]
  • Free lunches for kids this summer
    During the summer holidays, to help cover the shortfall of free lunches while the schools are closed, we are giving away children’s packed lunches to anyone who needs them, no questions asked, and no purchase necessary. We […]
  • Tonight on Loaf TV
    A couple of videos came our way this week which we thought you might be interested in. How The US Ruined Bread by Johnny Harris is extremely YouTubey in style, all fast-cuts and hyperkinetic memes, comparing standard […]