Baking sourdough and slow fermentation breads, pastries and savouries in the heart of Hereford

Savoury bakes

Every day we bake a selection of savoury pastries and filled or topped focaccias - the perfect lunchtime pick-me-up to take home, back to the office, or to enjoy out and about. Fillings and flavours change throughout the seasons, but here are some recent goodies we've been making.


Topped with San Marzano tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella and basil. Classic.


Our croissant dough filled with Hay Charcuterie ham and cave-aged Swiss gruyere cheese.


Filled with hummus, roasted peppers, zaatar and salad leaves.


Filled with Hay Charcuterie salame, Baron Bigod cheese, borettane onions and salad leaves.


With porcini mushrooms, Wookey Hole cheddar and homemade onion jam.





Our Breads

NIZI Sourdough

Our signature loaf. David created this loaf as a way of bringing together the rich flavour of rye with the softness of wheat. This is always on the table at dinner time on Sundays in the Nizi household, ready to be torn into chunks and used to wipe the last of the sauce from the plate (what we call fare scarpetta in Italian).
100% organic - vegan. 

Available every day.

Siciliano Sourdough

This loaf pays homage to the sunny island of Sicily, where the bread is traditionally covered in sesame seeds. Our version also includes sesame in the dough for a full-on flavour. 100% organic - vegan. 

Available Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays


Soft on the outside, airy on the inside, with the unmistakeable flavour of extra virgin olive oil. We like to bake this so the crust is dark with a hint of caramelisation to contrast with the soft and smooth crumb. 100% Organic – Vegan – Low salt!

Available every day.

Pain au cacao

Yes, indeed: Chocolate bread. Flour, water, cocoa powder and….well, chocolate! We use two varieties of dark chocolate: 54% and 66% - the darker chocolate melts into the dough to create truly decadent flavour. Vegan.

Available Fridays and Saturdays.

Torte de Seigle - 100% Rye Sourdough

A traditional rustic loaf inspired by a recipe from the French region of Auvergne. You asked for rye, and you can’t get more rye than this. The natural long-lasting nature of rye is enhanced by the use of rye sourdough starter in this loaf. It keeps really well and is yummy with cheese, or for something a little special try it with seafood (we love it with smoked salmon or mackerel paté). Vegan.

Available Fridays.

Fougasse with olives and herbes de provence

Our Fougasse gets jazzed up for the weekend – this classic tear-and-share loaf is speckled with dark brown niçoise olives from the south west of France to bring a taste of the Mediterranean to start your weekend. 100% organic - Vegan

Only available on Fridays

A Very British Sourdough

This sourdough is made from stone-ground flour from organic tall-straw heritage wheat grown and milled in Northumberland. The salt in the dough comes from the spring of Droitwich, one of the oldest and purest brine springs in the world, and is crystallised using renewable energy. 100% organic - vegan

Only available on Fridays

Garlic and Thyme Sourdough

Who doesn’t love a bit of garlic? The garlic is slow-roasted and then infused into olive oil with thyme before being mixed to create this sourdough loaf. 100% organic - vegan

Only available on Wednesdays

Pain de Mie

As the story goes, John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich invented the sandwich. During his long hours playing card games he would ask his servants to bring him two slices of bread just like this loaf as a quick bite before continuing his game. For us, the result is the opposite actually—we just can’t stop eating it! It has a soft crust and crumb and buttery flavour…yummy!

Only available on Wednesdays and Fridays

Fruit and Nut Granary

Toasted hazelnuts. Prunes. Dried apricots. Cranberries. All crammed into a granary style loaf. This one is great on its own as a pick-me-up snack at any time of day. Vegan

Only available on Fridays

Pain au Levain

A classic French Pain au levain made in the traditional way with stoneground wholemeal flour. What’s unusual about this loaf is the tender crumb and the unmistakeable lingering sour notes that make it perfect for any time and any occasion. Vegan

Only available for bespoke orders

Black Swan Stout, Fermented Quinoa and Apricot

“Beer and Apricot?!” Oh yes! For this bread we use a dark stout made by our friends at the wonderful Swan Brewery in Leominster. A beer and quinoa porridge is added at the last minute into the dough along with apricots soaked in beer. Moist, soft, with a burst of stout every time you bite into a piece of apricot.

Only available for bespoke orders

Walnut and sultana sourdough

This combo is for when you fancy something a bit different and special, but still super versatile – enjoy it with butter and jam for breakfast, or filled with goat’s cheese and salad for lunch. The only limit is your imagination.  Vegan

Only available for bespoke orders

Cranberry Loaf

Cranberries add a touch of sweetness to the earthy flavour of the wholemeal flour in this loaf. Made with stoneground wheat harvested from sustainable farming and full of nutritional value. Vegan

Only available for bespoke orders

Hereford Wild Sourdough

A blend of white, wholemeal, wheat germ and sprouted buckwheat flour. A classic traditional sourdough, the long fermentation process means it lasts well, has depth of flavour, while the buckwheat adds nutritional value and moreishness. 100% organic - vegan.

Available every day.

7 Seeds Sourdough

Forget the 7 dwarves, Snow White would have been better off with a sandwich made with this granary-style loaf containing millet, oats, polenta, rye, sunflower, brown linseeds and golden linseeds. 100% organic - vegan. Available every day.

Baguette de tradition française

With its unique flavour, at NIZI bakery we love our baguettes ‘bien cuit’, baked for longer for a dark and crunchy crust. It’s the last bread to come out of the oven as it’s best enjoyed as fresh as possible. Vegan.

Available every day.

Pain viennois

Traditionally from Austria, the dough for this bread calls for the finest butter in the dough to bring out its potential. At NIZI we use a top-notch AOP French butter from the south-west of France to give you this luxurious and soft roll, delicious filled with cured meats.

Available every day.


A traditional bread from Provence and ideal for a sunny outdoor picnic (or indoor picnic, depending on the British weather). Great with olives, salami, cheese and a glass of bubbly, but not bad at all for tearing into pieces as a quick snack on your way home from work. 100% organic – Vegan – Low salt!

Available Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays

Buckwheat Loaf

An award-winning loaf made with buckwheat, sunflower seeds and chia seeds, this recipe was developed to offer maximum flavour using natural ingredients (no gluten free flour mixes). If you’re avoiding gluten in your diet, this is perfect for you, and even if you’re not, we think you’ll enjoy this special loaf too. Vegan

* This loaf is only available for pre-order and collection on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Place your order by Friday for collection the following week.

*PLEASE NOTE: Due to cross contamination in the bakery this loaf is NOT suitable for celiacs.

Seeded Baguette

An upgrade on our classic baguette with the addition of brown and golden linseeds, sesame seeds, millet and poppy seeds. Vegan

Only available on Fridays

Granary Loaf

A blend of wheat, spelt and rye with various seeds and a hint of honey. Whether you’re a classic cheese-and-pickle kinda person, or you prefer to get wild and creative, this loaf is baked in a tin so it’s ideal for sandwiches – both ‘al fresco’ or ‘al desko’.

Only available on Fridays

Einkorn Loaf

Thousands of years ago, with its tall slender stalks, einkorn was the first ever variety of grain to be farmed by humans. Known as the 'original wheat, this ancient grain is low in gluten and full of warm nutty flavour. Delicious with homemade jam. 100% organic - vegan

Only available on Mondays and Wednesdays

Stoneground White

Made with-you guessed it-stoneground white flour, here you have that complex moreish flavour you get in a baguette, but in a handy loaf shape. Great sliced, grilled and enjoyed with baked camembert. Vegan

Only available on Mondays and Wednesdays

Swan Gold with fermented toasted millet and maple syrup

We toast and ferment the millet overnight with sourdough and some stunning Swan Gold beer from the Swan Brewery in Leominster. Then we add this mix into the dough at the last minute before shaping. The bitterness of the hops counterbalances the sweet notes of maple syrup, and the crumb is soft and moist. Top-notch with some local cheese.

Only available for bespoke orders

Raisin and Rosemary Sourdough

This combination of flavours is homage to David’s time spent working at the stunning Two Magpies Bakery in Southwold. This is a knockout combo when toasted with your favourite honey spread on top! Let’s spread the word!! 100% organic - vegan

Only available on Mondays.


The aromas and flavours of the Mediterranean in a loaf – sun-dried tomatoes, olives, capers, lemon and herbs. Close your eyes and let your taste buds transport you to a sun-kissed beach without a care in the world. Vegan

Only available for bespoke orders

Pastries and tarts

Classic Croissant

Available every day

Pain au Chocolat

Available every day

Pain au raisin

Available every day

Cinnamon Swirl

Available every day

Almond Croissant

Only available on Fridays and Saturdays

Poached Pear Danish

Available every day

Rhubarb Danish

Available every day

Mocha Croissant

Only available on Fridays and Saturdays

Gianduja Pain au Chocolat

Only available on Saturdays

Croissant "co' la crema"

Only available on Fridays

Raspberry, ginger and almond tart

Only available on Saturdays and for bespoke orders

Strawberry, basil and balsamic vinegar Danish

Limited availability - seasonal special - bespoke orders

Apple Danish

Limited availability - seasonal special - bespoke orders

Kiwi Danish

Limited availability - seasonal special - bespoke orders

Caribbean Danish

Limited availability - seasonal special - bespoke orders

Lemon, pistachio and pink pepper tart

Only available on Saturdays

Blueberry, nutmeg and lemon Danish

Limited availability - seasonal special - bespoke orders

Melon, raspberry and lavender Danish

Limited availability - seasonal special - bespoke orders

Blackberry, rose and white chocolate tart

Limited availability - seasonal special - bespoke orders

NIZI tart

with seasonal filling

Available on Fridays and Saturdays

Nectarine, amaretto and thyme Danish

Limited availability - seasonal special - bespoke orders

Our selection of pastries and tarts change throughout the year.

Got something special planned?

For weddings, parties, celebrations and special events you can order bread, sweet pastries, whole trays of focaccia and other savoury goodies.

Get in touch for bespoke orders.


NIZI Bakery

24 St Owen Street

Hereford HR1 2PR

Opening Hours

Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8am until 4pm.

Saturday 8am until 2pm.

(Closed Bank Holiday Mondays)


Telephone: 07923 831912


Instagram: @nizibakery

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