The Shelly Bay Baker team organising the days bread

Shelly Bay Baker

Sam Forbes is a bread head and he’s on a quest to produce the tastiest, healthiest bread on the planet…..and he seems to be winning!

A chef from the age of 15, he established Shelly Bay Baker in 2018.  He outgrew the small bakery in Shelly Bay and is now baking at 133A Park Road in Miramar.  Sam designed and built this new facility which includes a bakery, a flour mill and a small retail shop.

Sam believes in the power of real bread and acknowledges his role in helping people eat real foods. He uses natural ingredients in all of the breads and natural levains (ferments) to bake unique and tasty sourdough breads, bagels, baguettes and more.

Fresh Organic Stone Ground Flour

At the heart of Shelly Bay Baker is fresh stoneground flour provided by Capital Millers.

We source organic NZ whole grains  and use our in-house mill to produce fresh stoneground flour, which then goes directly into our breads and gives them a terrific flavour and aroma. This process adds some time and effort, but the results are well worth it.  We also make this flour available in our bakery shop and  throughout NZ at Capital Millers.

Eat Real Bread

Shelly Bay Baker bakes a range of sourdough breads, bagels and loaves every day. If you haven’t had a proper sourdough before, it’s something you have got to taste to believe.

We’re constantly experimenting, learning and testing out new ideas for bread – so if you’re looking for something interesting or just want to get some real, good bread please come and visit our bakery shop.

Here’s our sourdough starter guide if you are having a go at home.