Anfield lost its independent bakery in 2010. Mitchell’s was an Anfield institution for a hundred years – a local landmark, and a family business with a strong sense of social responsibility. People from across the country met “at the bakery” before the football match at Liverpool FC, and generations of local people had a box of Mitchell’s cakes as their weekly treat.
We are setting up a community bakery and small cafe in the old premises, with co-operative ownership, control and accountability.Anfield deserves a really good bakery with really great bread. We want to offer a wide range of breads – from your basic white loaf to amazing artisan sourdoughs – and maybe a cake or two. On Match Days we’ll make pizzas, truly excellent pies, and soup and a roll. We will make sure that we sell what people want, at a price they can afford. We will also sell things people might not have tried before, to make sure that Anfield has loads to offer visitors and residents alike.
More than just a bakery business, Homebaked will offer training and job opportunities for people from the area, Homebaked will house a production and training kitchen, a traditional bakery shop front, a couple of tables to sit and have a coffee with your cake, and a hatch to serve food straight onto the street on match days.
Homebaked Co-operative Anfield was established as an Industrial and Provident Society in May 2012.