Coeur d’Alene Bakery is dedicated to making our handcrafted, quality products that are baked fresh in the Pacific Northwest. We use traditional processes to create delicious breads, rolls and cookies for restaurants, food service distributors and an increasing number of retail outlets. We bake a variety of breads, cookies and customer-specific products, as well as our famous sourdough made with starter that’s over 120 years old.
“It took a long time to find the perfect bread for our famous Dungeness Crab Roll here at Pike Place Chowder. We found it at Coeur d’Alene. For our Chowder bread bowls, their boules are better than any others we tested. Most important, Coeur d’Alene breads are great all of the time, which helps us to serve our customers superior meals every day. They meet our volume needs, provide unfailing service and quality, and continually innovate and explore new ideas to better serve our business.”
Larry Mellum, Owner & Founder, Pike Place Chowder
So, why is it called Coeur d'Alene Bakery, anyway?
A father and son from California opened the bakery with a sourdough starter over 100 years old. They intended to open in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho (hence the name) but they chose Spokane, Washington, when research showed it to be their main customer base. After building business relationships and supplying fresh bread products to local restaurants and grocery stores, they decided to expand operations and opened new bakeries in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1995 and Kent, Washington in 1997. The other facilities were eventually sold off and now Kent is the sole location of Coeur d’ Alene Bakery. Now you know!