A Few Things…

Hot griddle and savoury products, freshly made sandwiches and filled rolls, and tea and coffee are all available from Joe’s Express.

From Tuesday 27th the main Joe’s Bakery will revert to 7pm closing.

Both shops will be closed this Bank Holiday Monday 25th May.

Thank You

A big thank you to all our customers for helping to maintain the recommended social distance – both in our shops and whilst queueing outside.

Thank you also for your continued patience with our staff and for continuing to support us through this time.

Lastly, a reminder that both our shops are open Mondays to Saturdays from 7am to 5pm.

Easter Opening Hours

Both shops will be open as follows over the Easter weekend –

Good Friday 7am – 4pm

Easter Saturday 7am – 5pm

Closed Sunday

Closed Easter Monday

Easter Things

We have our delicious Easter Bread which is a wheat and rye bread containing raisins, cherries, mixed citrus peel, hazelnuts, walnuts, and fresh lemon zest.

Simnel Cake is a traditional lightly spiced English fruit cake made with fresh butter, and containing candied cherries and citrus peel, currants, sultanas, fresh lemon zest and a marzipan layer in the middle and on top.

The eleven marzipan balls represent the twelve Apostles minus Judas. Simnel cake is traditionally associated with both Mothering Sunday and Easter.

Our Hot Cross Buns include some vegan options, and chocolate ones will be in the main shop from tomorrow 4th April.

And, of course, our delicious Easter Biscuits, traditionally flavoured with Oil of Cassia.


We cannot deal with any enquiries or order requests currently via the website or facebook – we are overwhelmed and do not wish to miss anything vital at this time.

Many thanks for your understanding and ongoing support.

Bakery Updates

During this time both our shops remain open – Joe’s Bakery in Bishopston, and the Bread Store (on the Gloucester Road).

Please be aware that both shops will be open Mondays to Saturdays 7am to 5pm for the foreseeable future, with freshly baked bread available every day that we are open.

We are committed to supporting our local community and customers through this time, and all our staff are following the recommended health and safety guidelines with appropriate changes ensuring adherence to newly emerging advice.

We thank you for your patience and understanding whilst waiting to be served at this time – short delays are due to the additional precautions we are taking in our shops, and an increase in customers, sometimes resulting in queues. 

Thank you for your support, and please take good care

Vegan Pasties and Easter Things

We have delicious vegan Mexican Bean Pasties – filled with potato and mixed (borlotti, cannellini, haricot, and kidney) beans in a seasoned tomato sauce… 

It’s approaching that time again, and we already have Hot Cross Buns (plain, wholemeal, and vegan) and Easter Biscuits in the shop…

Coffee with Oatly

We are now serving Wogan coffee with Oatly at no extra cost.

Oatly is a delicious dairy free and vegan oat drink, and cow milk alternative. 

Real Bread Week Offer

In conjunction with Good Sixty and Real Bread Week when you purchase 1 or more selected sourdoughs with the Real Bread logo a pack of 4 Hot Cross Buns will he added to your order for free 

This applies to orders being delivered or collected between Saturdays 22nd and 29th February (1 pack per order).

Follow this link for more info and to order https://www.goodsixty.co.uk/retailers/bristol/96-joe-s-bakery

Vegan Sandwiches and Rolls

We are pleased to be introducing a new range of sandwiches and filled rolls which cater for a vegan diet.

We will be increasing the range over the coming weeks, and from Monday will have available –

A ciabatta roll filled with smoked ‘Gouda cheese’ with salad and mayo;

and a sourdough roll filled with roasted peppers, red onion, and Violife Greek White Block (Feta alternative).