The tradition of breaking bread with family certainly has a place in the South especially in Downtown Birmingham. Brooks and Pilar Taylor brought their passion for crafting delicious, artisanal breads to the Magic City and have set roots in a community that appreciates tradition and celebrates togetherness. Through their business, Birmingham Breadworks, the husband and wife team have established a restaurant that uses natural ingredients and simple processes to create a product that everyone can enjoy.

Birmingham Breadworks storefront.

What are some of the local businesses you support?

We supply bread to Chez FonFon, Highlands Bar and Grill, Melt, Paramount, Woodlawn Cycle Cafe, Bare Naked Noodles and The Abbey.

What is your favorite part of the bread-making process?

Shaping the bread. It’s always a surprise to see how different the dough can be on any given day.

How did you come to find the art of bread making?

Making bread began as a hobby in my household. We probably have not purchased commercial bread in about 15 years.

What are some of your favorite things to do around Birmingham?

We live off of Highland Avenue and love to explore the parks and streets in the neighborhood. We also just purchased a small farm/nursery in Irondale and have been spending an inordinate amount of time there getting it ready to start the growing season.

Why did you choose Birmingham as the location for your business?

We love our friends and neighbors here in Birmingham, and those were our first customers and now our newer customers have become our friends and neighbors. Birmingham is an easy town to live in with the mild weather and enthusiasm of the local community.