Liv Breads Artisan Bakery & Coffee Bar

A local, family-owned bakery grown out of a love of good food and quality service. They bring a little bit of European café culture where boulangeries dot the neighborhoods, to the suburbs of New Jersey.

Pulling inspiration from the bread and pastry cultures of Europe and Israel, Liv Breads opened in 2018 and specializes in all-natural sourdough breads; sweet and savory pastries; and creative quiche, salads and sandwiches crafted to highlight their breads. The owners’ vision was to bring a boulangerie-style artisan bakery to the suburbs and were thrilled when the community embraced the business as a local hotspot, as well as county-wide destination. The flagship location which houses production, and a café is based Millburn, NJ and Liv Breads has since expanded with two additional retail locations in Short Hills NJ and Englewood, NJ, and offers nationwide shipping through Goldbelly.

 

Liv Breads offers an extensive bread and pastry program and a seasonal-focused menu of quiche, sandwiches, and salads. All-natural sourdough breads without any additives, made with a 15-year sourdough starter are given a slow, cold-rise overnight and include Country loaf, Nordic (Scandinavian-style bread), Caraway-Rye, and Baguette. Yeasted breads include Ciabatta, topped Focaccia, Challah, and brioche and hamburger buns. Pastries made with laminated dough include the customer-favorite chocolate-graham babka, a variety of croissants, sweet- and savory-filled Danish, rugelach, bourekas (puff pastry filled with spinach and cheese) and cinnamon rolls. Their laminated pastry are rounded out with a large rotating menu of cakes and cookies.

 

Liv Breads offers gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan items, and made a conscious decision to be meat-free (fish is used as an ingredient). Liv Breads partners with Counter Culture Coffee and In Pursuit of Tea to offer a high-end, quality beverage program. Liv Breads prides itself of being environmentally and socially conscious by donating to the food insecure, composting kitchen scraps, and sourcing reusable and recyclable packaging. Liv Breads is certified Kosher under Conservative supervision.

 

The flagship bakery and all production is based in Millburn, NJ [184 Essex St. and 257 Essex St.], with additional retail locations in The Mall at Short Hills [1200 Morris Turnpike] and its newest location in Englewood, NJ [23 Nathaniel Place]. For more information, please visit LivBreads.com, and follow @LivBreads.

 

Reviews

July 25, 2022
Among the best we've ever had
Years before we moved to Essex Country from Brooklyn, our family in the area were already talking about Liv Breads. When we moved out from the city, we knew that one of the very first stops we had to make was a to this bakery and we haven't stopped! We're in at lease once a week. We truly cannot pick a superlative -- everything they make is excellent and the staff is always warm and helpful. We have built our own family traditions around Liv Breads -- we love them!
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July 20, 2022
The best!!
Since I discovered Liv Breads its become my favorite bakery. They are delightful, helpful and their chocolate babka and challah is the best. I am a fan of the seeded Italian loaf and the carrot cake too. Oh and the cookies are to die for (gingerbread, oatmeal raisin and chocolate chip)! My family in Florida, Maryland and NJ ask "are you bringing Liv breads this trip". Everyone recognizes their logo. And during the pandemic they kicked into gear and provided delivery service of essentials (including the pastries etc). Hats off to Elana and Yaniv and their wonderful team!
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July 11, 2022
Nancy
This shop has THE BEST breads and pastries. OH MY God.!!!!!! You MUST go there. Once you do, you will be hooked as I am and will continue to go back to try everything You will not be disappointed.
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Liv Breads Artisan Bakery & Coffee Bar

184 Essex Street, Millburn, New Jersey 07041, United States
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