Bakery | Hand-crafted Artisan Ciabatta and Focaccia Bread | Bakery 164
Freshly baked Ciabatta loaves at Cafe 164 in Leeds
Freshly baked Ciabatta loaves


We hand craft our ciabatta and focaccia bread

Made fresh, every day in our bakeries

Every evening we hand mix and hand shape our ciabatta and focaccia dough, to make all the bread that will be used the next day. It’s baked overnight so it’s fresh first thing for our sandwich production.

The recipe for our bread, which was first developed back in 1994, is simple, and designed primarily for one thing – to compliment a filling to make a great sandwich.

No preservatives

Our bread contains just 5 ingredients (extra virgin olive oil, salt, water, yeast and flour). Our dough is hand mixed, and hand shaped into each individual sandwich, every day, by us.

85% Flour

Canadian strong white flour

6% Water

Good-old Yorkshire water

6% Olive Oil

Italian extra virgin olive oil

2% Yeast

Fresh yeast

<1% Sea Salt

A handful of sea salt

Ciabatta Loaf by 164
Ciabatta Loaf by 164


An Italian white bread, originating from Verona, Italy.

The ciabatta, or ‘slipper’ bread is young compared to the ancient focaccia – first produced in 1982, as a sandwich bread, or ‘panino’, it’s the Italian version of the French baguette.

Focaccia by 164


A Northern Italian ‘flatbread’, in Ancient Rome, ‘panis focacius‘ was a flat-shaped bread baked on the hearth; the word is derived from the Latin “focus” meaning “hearth, place for baking”.

We make 2 types of focaccia at 164 – our sandwich focaccia – simply topped with rosemary and salt, and our colourful, hearty individual topped focaccias, covered with vegetables, cheeses, meats and fresh herbs.

Find Us

We are at 164 Woodhouse Lane, opposite the Parkinson Building of the University of Leeds where we have been since we opened in 1994.

Bakery 164

164 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds LS2 9HB

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