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In September 2001, Ashland Baking Company opened its doors with only a handful of employees, a small product line, and big dreams. Since then, the bakery has grown to not only serve our community with delicious baked goods, but also to deliver and ship to various restaurants, food cooperatives, and grocery stores as far away as Grand Marais. Throughout the years we have increased our product line to offer an impressive array.  We make our breads, pastries, desserts, sandwiches, and coffee 7 days a week for the residents and visitors of the Chequamegon Bay region of Lake Superior.  While Ashland Baking Company has grown, our mission as a small, artisanal bakery hasn't changed. We strive for excellence in everything we do, from our handcrafted baked goods to the fair trade coffee we brew. We hope to provide friendly, efficient customer service in a warm and inviting atmosphere.

 We have received many awards and accolades including a mention in Lake Superior Magazine describing us as an essential place to visit on the south shore of Lake Superior. We hope you find your way to Chapple Ave to discover for yourself what makes our small town bakery so great!


The Black Cat Coffeehouse, our sister business across the street,  offers many items made at Ashland Baking Company on their ever changing menu.  Otherwise, you can find a variety of products from bread and pastry to bagels and pretzels at the following businesses:

  • Andy's Groceries-Bayfield, WI
  • Cedar Lounge-Superior, WI
  • Chequamegon Food Co-op-Ashland, WI
  • Chester Creek Cafe-Duluth, MN
  • Cook County Whole Foods Co-op-Grand Marais, MN
  • Deepwater Grille-Ashland, WI
  • ​Delta Diner-Delta, WI
  • Denfeld Whole Foods Co-op-Duluth, MN
  • ​Dubh Linn Irish Pub-Duluth, MN
  • Finland Co-op-Finland, MN
  • Gale Force Coffee-Bayfield, WI
  • Iron River Co-op-Iron River, WI
  • ​Kickapoo Coffee-Bayfield, WI
  • Natural Harvest Food Co-op-Virginia, MN
  • Northwind Natural Food Co-op-Ironwood, MI
  • Red Mug Coffeehouse-Superior, WI
  • Seven Ponds Winery-Bayfield, WI
  • Sixth Street Market-Ashland, WI
  • Stagecoach Bar and Grill-Ashland, WI
  • The Velo Cafe-Cable, WI
  • Wholefoods Co-op Hillside-Duluth, MN