January 4, 2023
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2023 • bakery • Business Connections • Cafe • Chehalis • January • Market Street Bakery • restaurant

Another Small Business Success Story

For more than 20 years Market Street Bakery and Cafe has been bringing the taste of Europe to downtown Chehalis. Offering a variety of pastries, breads, hot and cold sandwiches, soups and salads; there are options for everyone!

Eric and Lisa Wearner opened Market St. Bakery and Cafe in the Spring of 2002. Eric studied at Western Culinary Institute in Portland, then spent his internship in Iceland, working at a restaurant and a bakery where he developed his craft in creating fine pastries and artisan breads. Lisa’s background is in linguistics but she has always had an interest in baking and cooking. She specializes in creating beautiful wedding cakes, and helping run the day to day operations of the bakery. Even their children have started their own products at the Bakery, and offer ‘Little Nina’s Dog Bones’ that you can purchase for your pup. The whole Wearner family is involved in the family business.

While looking for a location for their bakery, they found the space they are in now was available, and Lisa’s father knew the owner of the building, Joe Mount. Previously the Red Dog Brew Pub, the Wearners transformed the space to what it is today. If you walk towards the back you can still find large windows to view the brewing process from the brewery still there, and now you can view the making of baked goods through the same glass. The menu has evolved over the years, but the Wearners have stayed true to their commitment to make their goods from scratch using fresh, locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, and with no preservatives. Market Street Bakery and Cafe is unique to the fact that it is only open Monday – Friday from 9-4pm. 

“The community has given us amazing support. We love this small town, and love knowing our customers by name, and they are so kind to our staff. This community really rallied around us during hard times. The best part is the customers, they bring us so much joy,” comments Lisa Wearner.

Visit the Market Street Bakery and Cafe at 492 N Market Blvd, Chehalis.