Since 1976, Uprising Breads Bakery Café has served the Commercial Drive community with freshly baked whole wheat and multigrain breads, pies, pastries and other baked goods.
Sugar, butter and flour. These are three simple ingredients that can do a lot of magic together. TO Uprising Breads Bakery Cafe, it’s their literal bread and butter!
Since 1976, this local Bakery Café on Venables Street and Commercial Drive has offered flour in the form of sweet honey breads and a variety of traditional pastries, cookies and pies in the East Van community.
If you’re curious about their background, for over 45 years Uprising Breads Bakery Café has served nearly three generations of customers, four major renovations, five different espresso machines, and over 2.5 million muffins!
Croissants with ham and fresh cheese. Photo: Uprising Breads Bakery Café.
Baking from scratch on-site, Uprising Breads Bakery Café offers new variations of traditional baking for a new variety of local baked goods, such as:
- Seasonal pies and scones made with British Columbia berries and other local products,
- Key Lime Pie and other decadent cakes,
- blueberry cinnamon buns in New Zealand butter (“the good stuff”) and
- Homemade artisanal breads in rotation, served with soups and sandwiches.
Photo: Uprising Breads Bakery Café.
With outdoor patio seating available year-round, you can sit down for lunch and enjoy Uprising Breads Bakery Café’s homemade soups and salads, sandwiches on fresh bread, homemade wraps, hot focaccia slices and, of course, desserts! Sweet treats include cheesecake, carrot cake, lemon pies, pie slices, cookie bites and more. Full barista coffee service is also available, with local roasts from Salt Spring Coffee Company.
Want to get your fix of bread now? Uprising Breads Bakery Café also produces a full line of wholesale whole wheat and multigrain breads, such as Grainful Bread, their flagship high-fiber multigrain product, and Heather’s Buttermilk and Honey, an irresistible variation on your regular old white bread.
Whole wheat and multigrain breads are available at grocery stores in the Lower Mainland, including Donald’s Market, Santa Barbara Market, Choices Market, Stong’s Market, IGA, Whole Foods, and Meinhardt’s Fine Foods. For the full list, visit uprisingbreads.com/where- to buy.
So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and crack some delicious bread!
Uprising Breads Bakery Café is open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit painsuprising.com.