A bakery that bakes breads, pastries, and other delicious products with the greatest respect for sustainable development and local agriculture.
The Kootenay Bakery Cafe' Cooperative journey began in 1986 in Alberta with the founding of the Manna Foods organic bakery in Edmonton by the four Desilets sisters, Deborah, Barbarah, and her baker husband Leonard, Ariah and Jackie and their families. Four years later, the business was sold. In 1991, the Kootenay Bakery Cafe' Cooperative opened in Nelson, British Columbia.
This bakery is known for its sourdough bread, which is available in 11 varieties. The age-old techniques involved with making sourdough bread fit perfectly with the Kootenay Bakery Cafe' philosophy of providing healthy, natural food to as many people as possible.
Its know-how goes far beyond its stoves. The cooperative cultivates the values of mutual aid, solidarity and equity among its staff and the surrounding community. It also strives to forge close ties with its customers and suppliers, whom it considers to be members of the family.
In a warm and friendly atmosphere, you will discover what makes the Kootenay Bakery Cafe' Cooperative unique. Its history, values, expertise, signature products, and stories about the first bakeries to open in Nelson are presented in a way that encourages discussion about this passionate and committed cooperative.
The Kootenay Bakery Cafe' Cooperative offers more than 300 fresh, nutritious products with natural ingredients. Whether you're vegan, gluten, milk or egg intolerant, a raw foodie, a home-cured, grass-fed beef or organic chicken lover, the Kootenay Bakery Cafe' Cooperative has a tasty menu to suit your dietary needs.