Wild Fire Bread & Pastry
1517 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 2L3
This organic, artisan bakery nourishes the Victoria community and offers residents an inspiring place to hang out.
|Cuisine Type |||Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Soups, Bakeries|
|Meals Served |||Light Meals/Snacks, Lunch, Dessert|
|Amenities |||Visible Kitchen, Wheelchair Accessible, Coffeehouses & Desserts, Counter & Bar Service|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Getting There |||Bus 27, 28|
|Cross Street |||Pandora Avenue|
|Mon-Fri: 7:30AM-6PM; Sat: 8AM-5PM|
Profile Last Updated: April 02, 2009
Wild Fire started as a wood-fired oven in the owner’s driveway and is now the premier organic bakery in Victoria. The funky building is impossible to miss, with its bright exterior murals and a delicious wood-fire aroma wafting onto the sidewalk. On the inside, the bakery is always bustling with trays of bread rolling out of the oven, an Austrian stone mill at work behind the counter and a constant flow of fit Victorians picking up their daily loaf or enjoying a healthy lunch. A big supporter of the arts, Wild Fire plays cool tunes and displays paintings and photographs by locals, which look stunning in the high-ceilinged, airy space that’s bathed in natural light.
Handcrafted organic breads
Wild Fire serves a tasty variety of naturally leavened, organic breads all baked on-site in wood-fired brick ovens. The process used at Wild Fire is meticulous: the bakers use their own freshly milled flour and filtered water and let the dough rise for up to 24 hours. The breads are all free of commercially cultivated yeasts and there are also wheat-free varieties for people with specific dietary needs. The bread menu includes rustic whites, whole grain, ryes and spelt varieties. There are also fancy choices like apricot-anise, raisin-walnut and garlic-cheddar, as well as ciabatta and focaccia. For special events, decorative breads like turtle-shaped multi-grain and six-foot long baguettes are available on order.
Sweet Treats and Healthy Lunches
If you’re a health nut with a sweet tooth, you’ll love the organic treats at Wild Fire. Indulge in naturally leavened croissants, pain au chocolate, cinnamon buns, seasonal fruit buns and tarts. There’s a great selection of cookies, including wheat-free, sugar-free and vegan varieties. For birthdays and weddings, foodies will flip over the fabulous range of cakes, from the exquisite flourless hazelnut to the popular chocolate mousse dome cake. If you’re just popping in for lunch, there are tasty choices like vegan sandwiches, organic spelt-crust pizzas and homemade soups. A Wild Fire muffin paired with an organic espresso drink also makes a great pick-me-up in the morning.