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!

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, Tuesday to Friday, fresh from 12pm to takeaway.

Lunch menu for this week

Loaf bread vouchers

Our cute bread vouchers can each be exchanged for a fresh loaf of bread. The perfect gift for the sourdough fan in your life.

More info and orders

SIFA Fireside donations

We are collecting donations for the homelessness charity SIFA Fireside.

How to help

News from Loaf

  • A grain gathering
    The West Midlands Grain Network met for the first time this month. Farmers, millers and bakers with an interest in rethinking how grain is grown, processed and consumed in the region attended. Three of the Loaf team […]
  • Return of the handmade pasta
    One of our first-ever evening classes involved making fresh pasta, and then eating the results. Phil took over running it from Tom but when Phil left us in 2021 we were a little too preoccupied with pandemic […]
  • Meet Haseen Muthalali, the dosa teacher
    Following on from our interview with Loaf founder Tom Baker last week, we thought we’d get a bit more personal with all our cookery school teachers. Next up is Haseen Muthalali of Pop-up Dosa. Haseen has been […]
  • Tom Baker returns to Loaf with Wholegrain Baking
    As you may know, Loaf was founded in 2009 in Tom and Jane Baker’s kitchen, just up the road from our current home. A number of our customers (and at least two of our staff) were taught […]
  • The 12 Days of Loafmass
    The Twelve Days of Christmas (Loaf Edition)by Dave Martin On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to meA mince pie to have with my tea On the second day of Christmas my true love […]
  • Thank you for being lovely
    This year has not been easy for anyone and as it comes to an end we are tired but not beaten, and that’s mostly thanks to you. The best thing about working at Loaf is seeing that […]
  • Give the gift of Loaf this Christmas
    If you’re struggling for gift ideas, be aware that we sell vouchers. Our cookery school vouchers can be bought in any denomination and can be used for all our classes. They come as a PDF that you […]
  • More Loaf merch
    Our first t-shirt went down very well indeed so we’ve had another run printed in different colours. Green, blue and grey t-shirts are £15 with black long-sleeve shirts at £20. The new larger tote bag has also […]