The Scones At This Oregon Bakery Are So Good, They Have a Cult Following

by | Dec 6, 2023 | Business, Featured, Food, Food & Drink, Interesting, Lifestyle, Oregon Coast, Restaurants, Travel, Western Oregon

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Tucked away in the charming town of Pacific City, Oregon, lies a little breakfast gem that has been "baking the world a better place" since 1991. The Grateful Bread Bakery, affectionately known as "The Bread" by locals and visitors, is more than just a bakery; it's a cornerstone of the community, serving up mouth-watering treats and hearty meals with a side of fun and nostalgia.

The Grateful Bread Bakery In Pacific City, Oregon

A woman serves a customer at a wooden counter. There's a bright blue wall behind her.
Photo by Angelique L via Yelp

At the heart of The Grateful Bread's appeal are its fresh baked goods, made daily with simple, wholesome ingredients. The bakery has been delighting taste buds for over two decades with a tantalizing array of breads, pastries, and gigantic addicting cookies. Many of the most popular items are original recipes from the bakery's early days. The fluffy scones, ranging from fruit-filled delights like Cherry Almond and Marionberry to savory sensations such as Apricot Cream Cheese and Lemon-Raspberry, are customer favorites.

One Of The Best Breakfasts On The Oregon Coast

Stella Blue scramble. This looks absolutely delicious and has potatoes and biscuits on the side.
Stella Blue scramble. Photo by Eileen B. via Yelp.

This bakery is more than just a sweet tooth's paradise. The breakfast and lunch menus are a testament to the bakery's commitment to quality and local produce. Breakfast seekers can enjoy a variety of egg scrambles, served with the fluffiest baking powder biscuits or toast. The 'Shake Down Street' scramble, with its hearty mix of eggs, bacon, broccoli, and tomatoes, is a popular choice. For those seeking a bit of heat, 'Fire On The Mountain' packs a punch with eggs, jalapenos, chilies, onions, and peppers. Not to be outdone, the vegan 'Sunshine Daydream' is a melody of spinach, potatoes, mushrooms, onions, tofu, zucchini, broccoli, and peppers.

Vegan scramble.
Vegan scramble. Photo by Dianne S. via Yelp.

For a sweet breakfast, you can't go wrong with Challa French toast with marionberry compote or huge fluffy blueberry buttermilk pancakes.

French toast. It has a slice of orange and a red marionberry sauce over top. The whole dish is sprinkled with powdered sugar. It looks absolutely delicious.
French toast. Photo by Paul H. via Yelp.

Lunch at Grateful Bread is equally delightful. The Dory Caught Grilled Cod sandwich and the classic BLT, served with either chips or coleslaw, are must-tries. And let's not forget the soups and wraps, perfect for a light yet satisfying meal.

Fried fish sandwich.
Fried fish sandwich. Photo by Angelique L. via Yelp.

The Grateful Bread's commitment extends beyond the kitchen. They're big on community involvement, often holding cookie promotions where 100% of the proceeds support local causes. Unsold bread and pastries find their way to the Pacific City Food Bank, ensuring nothing goes to waste and everyone gets a taste of Grateful Bread's goodness.

A person holds up a huge fluffy blueberry pancake in front of his face.
Huge fluffy blueberry pancakes! Photo by Doug P. via Yelp.

You might be wondering about the name. Yes, it's a playful nod to The Grateful Dead, attracting fans of the band and adding a unique flair to the bakery with tie-dyed uniforms and memorabilia.

The Grateful Bread Bakery is a must-visit spot on the Oregon Coast, loved equally by locals and visitors. Its cute gray ocean cottage exterior belies the fun, vibrant atmosphere inside. Fair warning though – this place is popular, so expect a crowd, especially when the aroma of fresh bread and coffee fills the air!

The Grateful Bread Bakery Pacific City Information

  • Location: 34805 Brooten Road in Pacific City, Oregon
  • Hours: Open from Thursday - Monday from 8 AM - 2 PM, closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • Get more information on The Grateful Bread Bakery website.
Friend of the devil scramble with a side of gravy.
Friend of the devil scramble with a side of gravy. Photo by Tina M. via Yelp.

We think you'll also like reading about the stunning Cape Kiwanda, which is only a mile and a half away from the Grateful Bread Bakery.

A wooden counter with a dark red wall.
Photo by Paige H via Yelp.

The Grateful Bread Bakery in Pacific City stands as a shining example among the numerous businesses that we love in Oregon. If you’ve got a favorite spot or business in mind, don’t hesitate to nominate them—they might just be highlighted in an upcoming feature for That Oregon Life. Be sure to stay connected with That Oregon Life on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on the most remarkable destinations, attractions, and happenings in the Beaver State.


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Written By Jessica Tomlinson

Jessica Tomlinson is a native Oregonian currently living in Southern Oregon. She has been blogging since 2006. She loves nature, photography, hiking, camping, and exploring Oregon's wilds.

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