After 12 years serving wholesale customers, we are thrilled to be part of the Rockridge neighborhood, offering a place for delicious, fresh pastries, sandwiches, salads and beverages. It's a place to sit and linger with friends over a yummy treat or to take home. Baked goods come out of our on-site ovens throughout the day. It doesn't get fresher than that!

Starter Bakery has been baking exquisite pastries and breads since 2010. We respect the ingredients we use, we take the time needed to create the most delicious and authentic products. We bake 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to assure the freshest product. We are independently and locally owned and plan to stay that way. We bake because we love baking and we are passionate about offering you the absolute best!

Photo of freshly break ciabatta bread rolls and sourdough loaves by Starter Bakery

Starter Bakery was founded in 2010 by renowned pastry chef Brian Wood and has been baking hand-made pastries on a round the clock schedule to assure the freshest daily products to our customers.

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Online ordering is open

Click on Shop Gilman to place your order for pick up on Friday at 901 Gilman Street in Berkeley

Birds eye view of a selection of Starter Bakery fruit Kouign Amann
Birds eye view of a selection of Starter Bakery bread - sliced loaf, baguette, sourdoughs and more
Selection of Starter Bakery cakes, muffins, scones and quick breads.
Birds eye view of a selection of Starter Bakery pies and quiches filled with seasonal fruit and vegetables
Selection of freshly baked Starter Bakery cookies and bars
Starter Bakery tray of individually baked quiches
Starter Bakery tray of seasonal fruit Danish pastries