About Us

Discover the essence of artisanal baking at James St Bakery, where passion meets purpose in every handcrafted creation.

Nestled within our purpose-built bakery, we pride ourselves on offering the finest selection of all-natural sourdough and exquisite patisserie delights.

From our original handcrafted bread to an extensive array of pastries, cakes, and slices, each delicacy is meticulously crafted using only the freshest, most wholesome ingredients. Embracing our signature James St Bakery flavours, every bite is a testament to our commitment to excellence.

Our dedicated team is driven by a relentless pursuit of quality. We meticulously source the highest quality ingredients and treat them with the utmost respect, ensuring that each sourdough loaf and patisserie creation is crafted with unwavering attention to detail at every stage of the process.

At James St Bakery, we thrive on pushing the boundaries of possibility. Our bakery serves as a haven for inspiration, where creativity flourishes and sweet dreams become reality.

Indulge your senses and experience the artistry of baking redefined at James St Bakery.

What is sourdough?

Sourdough is a type of bread that does not use commercial yeast, but rather a ‘natural leaven’ known as ‘starter’.

‘Starter’is a mix of fermenting dough that grow naturally. The sour flavour in the bread comes from the lactic acid in the starter.

Bakers often make loaves with fermented dough from a previous batch (which they call "mother dough", rather than making a new starter every time they bake). The original starter culture may be many years old.

Our mother dough was born in 2006.

A baker reads the weather, the flour, the levain, before starting to mix. A complex balance of bacteria, time, temperature, moisture, and fermentation acts on the simplest of ingredients; flour, water and salt, to create one of the most elemental foods since the beginning of life.

The process is ancient and intuitive. It is a combination of craft, science, art, passion and skill.

Our Sourdough

Made each day with Love.

A substantial, dark, blistered loaf containing a voluptuous, wildly open crumb with the sweet character of natural fermentation and a subtle, balanced acidity. A loaf that provides honest nourishment through long fermentation and superlative ingredients for everyone to enjoy.

6 Reasons to Eat our Sourdough Bread.

1. Sourdough often has a lower glycemic index ‘GI’ so it doesn’t spike blood sugar as dramatically. This is because it depletes damaged starches within it, simply by its fermentative nature.

2. Sourdough bread contains the bacteria Lactobacillus in a higher proportion. More Lactobacillus means higher production of lactic acid, which means less of the potentially dangerous phytic acid. What does that mean? More mineral availability & easier digestion! Pre-digestion by sourdough = less digestion for you.

3. The fermentation process increases the content of beneficial bacteria in the bread and the gut. Healthy gut bacteria = happy body.

4. The Integrity of sourdough is so complex that it contains a host of goodness in terms of nutrients. In sourdough you can find vitamins B1-B6, B12, folate, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, vitamin E, selenium, iron, manganese, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc and potassium - in addition to uniquely balanced proteins.

5. Sourdough bread is the oldest and most original form of leavened bread. It is truly an ancient art that is crafted in harmony with nature.

6. Sourdough TASTE is tangy and distinctive, it will undoubtedly leave you wanting another bite.