I never thought I would ever rave about toast, but it’s one of the many delicious favorites that can found at the Blackbird Bakery on Bainbridge Island. Ask any Bainbridge Islander here and I’m sure they would agree that their delicious bread and the baked goods are out of this world.
The owners, Jeff Shepard and Heidi Umphenour opened the Blackbird in 1999 and have been busy baking breads, quiche and sweets for a grateful community ever since. They champion local food products in their soups, sandwiches and salads for lunch. All goodies are backed onsite with the highest quality ingredients. In the evening, small plates of appetizers are served with beer and wine.
“We’re talking to local and county farmers about the products they can provide us,” Shepard said. “We want local and seasonal food to dominate our menu. It depends on availability, but we want to be as local as much as possible.”
The inside of the restaurant is a cozy 600 square feet, which is large enough for 10 two-person tables. There will also be four tables placed in a 300-square-foot courtyard that is tucked away from traffic.
INSIDERS TIP: Blackbird Bakery is a cash only business so come prepared if you just carry plastic. It gets busy on the weekends and when a ferry unloads and you are sometimes greeted with lines out the door. But stick it out, it’s definitely worth it.
Find Blackbird Bakery at:
210 Winslow Way
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
ph: (206) 780-1322