Moxie Bread Company: Bakery in Louisville, Colorado

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While my friend Laura and I were in Louisville, having had a wonderful lunch at Waterloo Restaurant, we also checked out the rest of the small Main Street area. One business that had an obvious draw for the locals on this rainy, chilly weekday afternoon was Moxie Bread Company.

This wonderful house-turned-bakery was so inviting and felt so good to be in! They had, of course, baked goods like bread, muffins, pastries and the like, plus a typical espresso/coffee menu. But they also had locally concocted teas and any number of local-connection packaged food items.

To give you an idea of the decor, which is tastefully hodge-podge, here is the old drugstore scales outside the front door. Notice the platform built over the street for outdoor seating on the front side:

‘Round back is another seating area whose seats were mostly made of tree stumps:

I’m interested in that pizza oven, btw. Inside, I ordered my latte while Laura perused the teas. Here’s what I got:

I love that glass tumbler that serves for everything from cold drinks to milkshakes to even wine in places I’ve been.

I confess I don’t have any other indoor shots, but the place was busy and a little small to be taking pictures of others as part of the scenery. Suffice to say that it was comfy, with ample local art pieces on the wall and straggly plants that couldn’t wait to get back outside once this weather cleared up.

I did take this one:

It shows their connection and commitment to local and heirloom produce. They use the heirloom wheat in all their baked goods. Although I didn’t make it to the Heirloom Wheat Day advertised, I thought it would give you an idea of what the place is about and the owners’ philosophy. Shoulda entered the pie competition, though…

Moxie is open daily from 7am to 5pm. If I lived closer I’d go there lots more! They won Best of Boulder Bakery category last year, as well as numerous other citations. I can see why. They serve breakfast and lunch until 3pm, coffee after that. I really felt at home there.

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4 Responses

  1. Paula Showen

    That looks like a welcoming place for sure! Wish I were there!!!

    What is wrong with that poor dog?

  2. Kathleen

    Dear Karren,
    Your report about the bakery sounds interesting! You know, I love cake, coffee and things like this. It is pitty, the company is too far away from me. 🙂

    @ Is your dog new in your family? I can´t remember that you told me….

    greetings from Germany

    • Karren Doll Tolliver

      Hi, Kathleen! I’m glad you liked the blog post. I miss our lessons still! I remember you love cake, coffee and so on – you would love Moxie! Maybe some day you can visit and I’ll take you there. Yes, the dog is new – she is only 5 months old now. We got her in March. I hope your family is well. Take care!

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