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Bainbridge Island Bakery Heaven

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



Roosters! A Place to Cluck About

One of my favorite hangouts on Bainbridge Island! The coffee is excellent, strong and dependable and so are all the extra goodies you can grab with it.  They use Poverty Bay Coffee, which is organically shade grown and owned locally.

Fresh baked daily, Roosters offers a range of pastries and muffins for breakfast.  Later in the day try a delicious soup.  The menu changes regularly so there is always something new to try.   The Sandwiches and salads are fresh, tasty and hearty enough to satisfy your hunger.  All at very reasonable prices.

Roosters is open late for those looking for late-night chow  or even just a comfortable place to talk over coffee.

Open 7 days a week.
Monday – Friday: 7am – 7pm
Saturday – Sunday: 8am – 7pm

123 Bjune Drive SE
Bainbridge Island.