Located in the heart of Auckland City, Scratch Bakers is the collaboration of café proprietors Steve and Sarah Vanderput and Jonny McKessar. Merging to form the V&M Café Group and further incorporate self sufficient supply with Three Beans Coffee and Scratch Bakers, the group is moving from strength to strength and a quintessential DIY kiwi approach to small business growth.

In keeping with the rest of the City Works Depot, the original site for Scratch Bakers is a simple, industrial space with a lofty ceiling and some giant light fittings. As the name would suggest, everything here was made from scratch by a team of talented bakers led by executive chef, Andrew McGregor. Before they found their home here, they were based on Teed Street in Newmarket, providing baked treats to the Teed Street Lader and its brother café, Toru in Ponsonby Central.

Due to rapid expansion of both product range and wholesale customer base the need to find a new, larger site became an urgent necessity.
Enter Scratch Headquarters (HQ), a spacious new full-service café and bakery, located at 5 Graham Street, off Wellesley Street West. Again under the watchful eye of executive chef Andrew McGregor, the site is centered on a glass-windowed kitchen, giving customers a full view of the kitchen and bakery from which the baking Scratch is known for as well as a full and unique café menu. Its baked offering includes crème brulee and seasonal fruit tarts, house-made pies, cakes, gluten and sugar free delights, loaves, quiches and brioches.

Keeping with the bakery theme, ‘Baked-to-Order’ brioches are a specialty. Scratch Bakers Wholesale operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 364 days a year and is available Auckland-wide via customised refrigerated delivery. For a copy of the wholesale list or for enquiries contact