Breads

At Le Quartier Bakery & Cafe, we take great pride in crafting the best, most authentic European style breads in the Midwest. All of our breads are made with artisan, enriched, non-bromated bread flour and we never use any preservatives—except for those found in naturally occurring acids in the pre-ferments of every loaf we make. Below is a list of our breads with a brief flavor profile and ideas on how you can use them. These are only a starting point though, so please use your imagination!

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Breads

Breads

Type Flavor Profile Ingredients
Baguette or Parisian (double baguette) Nutty, buttery after taste with a thin crust. Most versatile bread. Good for crostini, bruschetta, table bread, with soups or sandwiches. Vegan  White enriched unbleached bread flour, water, sea salt, yeast
Blue Cheese Has a distinct blue cheese flavor, made with Maytag blue cheese. Believe us, it’s stinky! Try with smoky meats, roast beef, red wines (pinot noir) and pears. Would make a great BLT sandwich. White enriched unbleached bread flour, water, blue cheese, sea salt, yeast
Brioche Pan Loaf

Traditional yeasted bread from France. Soft, buttery, and rich with a delicate crumb. Raisin Honey Cinnamon Brioche available on weekends. Great for stuffed French toast, PB&J, or toasted up for the perfect BLT. Many local restaurants choose our brioche sliders and buns for gourmet burgers.

White enriched unbleached bread flour, water, whole milk, eggs, unsalted butter, sugar, sea salt, yeast
Cheddar Milky cheddar flavor. Eat with chili or apple butter. Makes a good side with savory breakfasts. White enriched unbleached bread flour, water, cheddar, sea salt, yeast
Ciabatta Light flavor, soft open crumb, hints of Yukon Gold potatoes and yogurt. Great for grilled sandwiches or a bratwurst bun. Vegan  White enriched unbleached bread flour, water, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, yeast
Multi-Grain Pan Loaf Light yet hearty. Works well for lunch sandwiches, especially ones piled high with veggies or alfalfa sprouts. Amazing when toasted! Try it for grilled cheese or morning toast with butter, hummus, avocado, or nut butter. Vegan  White enriched unbleached bread flour, water, multigrain mix (winter wheat, soft white wheat, corn, barley, oats, rye, millet, flaxseed and buckwheat), sea salt, yeast
Jalapeño Pepperjack Moderately spicy, made with fresh jalapenos and cubes of pepperjack cheese. Would be nice spread with cream cheese and raspberry jam. Think grown-up grilled cheese! Available Friday February 16 – Sunday February 18 White enriched unbleached bread flour, water, pepper jack cheese, fresh jalapeños, sea salt, yeast
Olive Rosemary Sourdough Based on our white sourdough with black and green olives plus fresh rosemary. Pair with Mediterranean food, tomato sauces or fish. Make a chicken salad sandwich with it. Vegan  White enriched unbleached bread flour, water, black olives, green olives, fresh rosemary, sea salt, starter
Roasted Garlic Made with our airy baguette dough and whole cloves of melt-in-your-mouth roasted garlic. Dip in marinara, make garlic bread on it, or use as a bread bowl. Available Friday February 23 – Sunday February 25 Vegan  White enriched unbleached bread flour, water, garlic cloves, olive oil, sea salt, yeast
Rustic Country (Pain de Campagne) Earthy and robust, like a mushroom. Essence of balsamic vinegar, smoky. Thick chewy crust. Good with any soup, especially creamy (mushroom) soups. Soft cheeses, preserved meats (prosciutto, hard sausages) or red wine. Vegan  White enriched unbleached bread flour, medium rye flour, water, sea salt, yeast, starter
Rye Tangy, hints of burnt sugar (molasses). Perfect for shellfish, smoked salmon or anything pickled. Vegan  White enriched unbleached bread flour, medium rye flour, water, sea salt, starter, yeast
Sunflower Sourdough Nutty, rich, and buttery with a chewy crust. Perfectly complemented by sweet jams or preserves. Add nut butter and fresh strawberries for a grown up twist on the classic PB&J. Vegan  White enriched unbleached bread flour, water, sunflower seeds, sea salt, starter
Walnut Sourdough When white sourdough ferments with walnuts we get a unique chemical reaction and this lovely purple loaf. Pile on the blue cheese, goat cheese, hard cheeses or dark chocolate. Vegan  White enriched unbleached bread flour, water, walnuts, sea salt, starter
White Sourdough Mildly sour with notes of sour cream or cottage cheese. Perfect with jams or butter. Use to make dressing/croutons or grilled cheese sandwiches. Vegan  White enriched unbleached bread flour, water, sea salt, starter
Whole Wheat Sourdough Moderate sour flavor, slightly stronger than the White Sourdough with a wheaty counterpart. Pair with roasted or grilled meats and creamy soups. Vegan  White enriched unbleached bread flour, stone-ground wheat flour, water, sea salt, starter
Whole Wheat Baguette A wheaty version of our popular white baguette. Use it to make a cucumber sandwich or dip in your favorite oil and vinegar. Vegan  White enriched unbleached bread flour, stone-ground wheat flour, water, sea salt, yeast
Whole Wheat Pan Loaf

A blend of whole wheat and white yeasted doughs with a thin crust. A surefire way to get whole grains into a picky eater’s lunchbox. Toast and top with arugula and an over-easy egg.

Vegan  White enriched unbleached bread flour, stone-ground wheat flour, water, sea salt, yeast
100% Whole Wheat Multi-Grain Strong wheat and earthy flavors. Zero white flour! Good with soft cheeses, nut butters (Add slices of fresh figs or preserves for extra depth). Vegan  Stone-ground wheat flour, water, multigrain mix (winter wheat, soft white wheat, corn, barley, oats, rye, millet, flaxseed and buckwheat), sea salt, starter, yeast