by Kate Goldman, Co-op Bakery Café
The Co-op Bakery creates a gorgeous array of delicious treats available in seasonal rotation in the Bakery Café. Stop by to see what new dazzling treats are in the case today!
Pictured here are a few of the Valentine's Day selections in rotation: pretty floral design cupcakes, our always-popular Love cakes, and two-heart cheesecakes.
The late winter months in Bellingham can truly feel like a state of limbo. The signs of spring boldly show themselves, but the damp chilly air still lingers. Buds on trees and the return of chirping birds bring excitement for the changing season. But as we of the Northwest know so well, those cold mornings and evenings will stick with us, possibly until we get our lawn chairs out for the Fourth of July.
The Community Food Co-op Bakery Café has some delicious seasonal offerings that are sure to please and to keep you warm through spring.
The London Fog is a specialty beverage said to have originated in Vancouver, B.C., so we took a cue from our northern neighbors and put a fun twist on this classic. We are proud to feature the Lavender London Fog. The luxurious blend of Earl Grey tea, steamed milk, a dash of vanilla, and our housemade lavender syrup is sure to bring comfort on a chilly spring day.
For Valentine’s Day, we feature our delicious Raspberry Mocha. Our talented bakery staff has created a delightful raspberry syrup, as well as a rich chocolate syrup. Our skilled baristas blend these hand-crafted syrups with our exceptional espresso blend, creating the perfect marriage of bitter and sweet.
Oh, and did you know our housemade chocolate syrup is vegan and you can request milk or a milk alternative at no extra cost? Raspberry Mochas for everyone!
Our housemade Lemon Ginger Tea is the MVP each winter, and regular customers rely on its healing properties during the cold season. Our bakery brews batch after batch of whole ginger root blended with organic lemon juice to create a spicy yet satisfying tea. Add a splash of organic honey and cayenne, if you prefer to feel the heat! This tea is an excellent option for an afternoon sipper as it has no caffeine and will warm your body and soul on a cold winter evening.
Of course, it’s hard to beat the ultimate in cozy beverages—a classic hot cocoa. Each mug is filled to the brim with rich chocolately goodness from our vegan housemade chocolate syrup. Treat the kids with a $1 hot cocoa or steamer!
Your barista will fire up the panini grill and create a
warm, crispy goodie for you to nosh on. Choose from paninis, wraps, quesadillas, English muffin breakfast sandwiches, or breakfast burritos. There’s an option to satisfy everyone from vegan to omnivore.
If you’re looking for a sweet treat or a savory morsel to accompany your beverage, look no further.
To satisfy your sweet tooth the Co-op bakery café offers one-of-a-kind cupcakes, cake slices, peanut butter cups, Nanaimo bars, cheesecakes, and a plethora of seasonal specialties. Many items are gluten-free, vegan or keto-friendly. Sharing the building with our scratch bakery, you can place your custom bakery orders for special occasions with one of our baristas or chat with a baker to get recommendations for a stunning creation that will be the centerpiece of any celebration.
Local, organic, and crafted with skill, care, and a friendly smile—that’s the Co-op Bakery Café difference.
Available only in the Co-op Bakery Café
- Bellingham Flag hats, bandanas, stickers, patches, and pins
- Unique Co-op bakery goods like whole cakes and
specialty seasonal items
- A panini grill for perfectly toasted savory treats
- Unique stickers and greeting cards
- Art prints by Lummi artist Jason LaClair
- The best dog-friendly patio in Downtown Bellingham!
We are looking forward to the changing season for one important reason: springtime means patio time!
Our patio, perched above the corner of Holly and Forest streets, is the perfect place to sit, people watch, and enjoy your treats. Bring your laptop, your friend, even your dog, and we’ll provide the perfect setting for a lazy afternoon enjoying coffee al fresco.
The Co-op Bakery Café is open daily from 7 am to 4 pm at 405 E. Holly Street (across the street from our Downtown store).