Why Choose Us?
e5 Bakehouse began in the spring of 2010, after Ben had taken a short course in the essentials of sourdough bread- making at the School of Artisan Food. Returning to his home in Hackney, he re-invented himself as a baker and set about commissioning and building a clay oven in the corner of a railway arch, which he fuelled using off-cuts from local carpenters. This became home to a small group of bakers, all learning as they went along and sharing knowledge gleaned from books and the internet. Local chefs followed their noses and supported the Bakehouse by becoming wholesale customers, and the local community journeyed with us from our novice beginnings as we developed and refined what we offered. First bread, followed by lunches, then coffee, hot drinks and cakes, which were initially made and delivered to us by locals.