Coming Spring 2021 — Delicious sourdough breads and babkas, made with organic, stone-ground flours and love. 

Small batch, made to order daily. 

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Why Choose Us?

I bake fresh daily, and my products feature flavorful, organic whole stone-ground flours from grains grown in California and Utah. No dyes, flavor additives, preservatives, or commercial yeast — ever. Just delicious breads, babkas, jams, and more, made right here in Berkeley. 

The polenta porridge bread is pretty irresistible! Excellent firm but not hard crust, with pleasant...graininess? Inside soft and a bit moist (sorry if you are a hater of that word) - pleasing hint of salt and perceptible sourness.

Rebecca S

I’m skeptical of cinnamon babka but you’re an excellent baker so I was willing to find out. This babka deserves an award. It's v moist and syrupy which is not what I associate with babka but what all babka should be.

Naomi R

The chocolate babka was very delicious! Nice distinct taste to the bread, pretty perfect texture, strong cocoa taste mostly coming through as very chocolatey. 

Rob S
West Berkeley

The hippy bread was so delicious I accidentally finished it by myself in a day; delightfully crunchy crust and soft, chewy center. The distinctive but subtle nutty flavor is great with butter and jam as promised; I also enjoyed it with avocado and as a perfect accompaniment to butternut squash soup! 

Cara P.

About Us

Hope Henderson

Recipe Developer & Baker

Hi, I'm Hope. 👋  

I'm a scientist, writer, and baker living in Berkeley, CA. Food is my love language! My cottage industry, black cat café, is my way of connecting with you, and celebrating the goodness of whole grains, fresh flavors, and ripe fruits. My products are developed, baked, and canned by hand in my home — and always made with love. 


Pickup in South Berkeley. Street number confirmed upon order.

Telegraph Ave and Oregon St

Tuesday - Sunday

4 PM - 6 PM