Welcome to Forge

Since November 2012, we’ve been baking for the people of Sheffield and beyond.


Our cafe is closed until further notice, and we are no longer baking to stock the bakery for walk ins each day. Please use our webshop for all your bread and pastry needs.  This allows you to order and pay for your goods in advance, so everything is packed up ready for a contactless collection. As our bread is a multi-day process and we are receiving a high volume of orders, there is at least a 3 day lead time.

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We will be closing for 2 weeks from Sunday 5th April. This will allow us time to breathe, to assess how the last few weeks have gone and what changes we can make to improve our service to you all, to protect the welfare of our staff and ensure a future for the business.⁠

Our bakers, chefs and baristas make everything from scratch – meaning we know exactly what’s in it. No improvers, no additives.

From small bakery, to bigger premises, to opening a cafe – our story has been one of growth. As demand has risen, so have we, filling our shelves everyday with exceptional bread and pastry, all made in house.

We like to make things slowly, for flavours and textures to develop in our bread that only time allows.

Our café serves a breakfast and lunch menu inspired by the seasons. Our coffee is roasted by pioneering northern roasters North Star Coffee and served with the utmost attention to quality.

Freshly baked bread is a universal pleasure that we love to share. Our bread classes will teach you how to bring the bakery into your kitchen, learning to bake different breads and pasteries with our founder Martha.

We take our time, working with good ingredients. This is local, made for you, by us.

Keep an eye out for our Pizza nights, Seasonal Supper clubs, and more!

We do our best to minimise waste. Yesterday’s bread is perfect for toasting and is half-price, anything we can’t sell goes to pigs across the city, including at both Heeley City Farm and Whirlowhall – we never throw any of it away.

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