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Beehive Bakery and Cafe: Made from Scratch

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By Aisley Oliphant

November 10, 2015


Each month, we ask our social media fans to nominate their favorite Utah-owned businesses and select one to feature here. This month we asked fans to tell us their favorite bread bakery. Want us to write about a business you love? Follow us below and watch for the next time we ask for business recommendations.

For some people, homemade bread is hard to come by. But for Ryan Jolley, owner of Beehive Bakery and Cafe, homemade bread is one thing that drives customers to his counter.

“I had a business before this one and I did it for seven years. I got a little burned out, so I sold it,” says Jolley. “My wife and I were thinking of new ideas of businesses we could do together. We both really like cooking and baking, and we kicked around the idea of starting our own food business. We started baking like crazy to get prepared. The one thing that kind of intimidated me was bread, so I got a job as a baker to learn bread techniques.” Now, Jolley makes all Beehive Bakery’s bread onsite every morning to prepare for the lunch rush.

The bakery offers a selection of sandwiches that can be made on a choice of focaccia, honey wheat, or multigrain oat breads, and it can be paired with a variety of made-from-scratch desserts, salads and soups. Individual loaves outside the sandwich-specific breads such as sunflower oatmeal, cinnamon swirl, roasted garlic and more are available for purchase over the counter.

Beehive Bakery also takes special orders and offers catering options for all bakery items. “Two weeks ago someone ordered 22 dozen [dinner] rolls. We do special orders for pies, cookies, brownies, cinnamon rolls, all the treats,” says Jolley. “One lady orders a pan of focaccia bread for her parties and she cuts it up herself.” While most specialty items do not need a minimum order amount, bread loaves must be ordered in batches of four or more.

Jolley says the thing that differentiates Beehive Bakery from other bakeries is “all the time we take making things from scratch.” He adds, “We hope our customers know how much we appreciate them. … After we do all that work and we’re prepared for the crowd and they don’t come, it’s disappointing. But they come.”

Beehive Bakery is located at 463 S. Main Street in Bountiful. It is open Monday through Saturday from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. For more information visit www.beehivebakeryandcafe.com.

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