A family-run artisan bakery
By London Howell-Farley, Business Manager
The Green Blade Bakery is a family-run bakery that specializes in artisan breads made using a natural leavening method, as well as offers a variety of pastries, and café beverages fresh daily. I have never had something that I did not like here, and I certainly have some favorites.
The bakery can be found at 1400 Esplanade Ave in downtown Klamath Falls. They have a parking lot and some on-street parking. They open at 6 a.m. and close at 2 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. A lot of their pastries are gone by 9 a.m., so get there early.
This summer I went to Green Blade just about every morning before I went to work. When I wake up early enough, it is one of my go-to places.
Everything at the bakery is made from scratch, with as much locally sourced products as possible and no preservatives, which can be hard to find in general but is especially difficult in Klamath Falls.
When you enter, you are greeted with a display case of pastries and racks with different breads, they also have a discount section. The Bakery has a bright, airy feel. The exposed brick is painted white, natural light comes through the windows, and the open kitchen lets visitors watch the employees work.
The bakery has an area to eat with three or four small tables and a lounging area.
I have tried their lemon poppy seed scone, almond scone, blueberry scone, apple turnover, croissant, ham and cheese croissant, cinnamon roll, bear claw, Jack Daniels bread pudding, a couple of their sandwiches and many others. I have also had their breve and mocha.
I have a few usual orders: the almond scone, the ham and cheese croissant, the apple turnover, and a breve. I really like their scones because, unlike others I have had, they have the perfect balance of crumble, sweet and outer crust. Their croissants and turnovers are airy and have a perfectly crisp outer layer.
The bakery’s coffee is some of the best that I have had in this town, and about the same price as others around.
Some of the reasons this is my favorite bakery in town and one of the best I have ever tried, are their fresh items and the fact that nothing is too sweet. I do not like super sweet treats or heavy pastries. This place hit every mark for me.
I highly suggest you try them for a Saturday breakfast, a quick pick-up before work or school (for yourself or colleagues), or date with your best friend/significant other.
For more information go to http://www.green-blade.com/ or find them on Facebook!