Tucked into a refined space in downtown Los Gatos, Manresa Bread is just steps from the now 3-star Michelin rated restaurant from which it gets its name. The artisan bakery also has another location in downtown Los Altos.
Award-winning Chef David Kinch, who operates Manresa Restaurant on Village Lane and co-owns the Cajun-influenced Bywater on North Santa Cruz Avenue, created Manresa Bread with the vision of becoming the South Bay’s ‘village bakery.’ The bakery adheres to traditional ways of baking and prides itself on its grain-to-flour loaves. All grain is direct imported and stone-ground on-site daily. All yeast-based breads are hand shaped and the bakery’s menu changes to take advantage of the season’s freshest ingredients to enhance the quality and flavors of the small-batch breads and pastries.
Since 2013, these gourmet goodies were only available in pop-up locations and farmer’s markets. Manresa Bread opened its first brick and mortar location in Los Gatos 2015 followed by the Los Altos location in May 2016.
Manresa Bread’s retail establishments serve a mouthwatering array of fresh gourmet goodies, including croissants, tarts, cookies, muffins, tarts and Danish. Their signature classic loaves include buckwheat rye, sourdough, whole wheat, pumpernickel and Pullman. The bakeries also have an impressive coffee and tea service, making both the Los Gatos and Los Altos locations perfect spots for indulging. Open daily from 7am to 3pm, it is best to arrive early as they frequently sell out at their two retail locations. Manresa Bread can still be purchased each Sunday from 9am to 1pm at the both the Campbell and Palo Alto Farmer’s Markets.
Manresa Bakery now ships their fresh-baked breads all across the United States, which was announced with great excitement in the New York Times November. Numerous local restaurants local, including The Lexington House and Enoteca La Storia, as well as eateries across the county serve Manresa’s seasonal, artisan breads.
The next time you are in the mood for a morning (or afternoon) treat, we encourage you explore the exceptional baked goods at Manresa Bread. You can also place orders for in-store pick up or have it shipped.
Manresa Bread retail locations:
Open 7 days a week, 7am to 3pm or until sold out.
276 N. Santa Cruz Avenue in Los Gatos
271 State Street in Los Altos