Andrae's Bakery in Amador City

Upon smelling the fresh-baked aroma of artisan breads and pastries, you'll want to experience Andrae's Bakery and Cheese Shop, located in this historic Gold Rush town. The bakery building was designed by local architects; Jane Duncombe drew the plans and Susan Bragstad sketched three facades inspired by Amador City's inventory of historic building forms. The options: the Amador Hotel, The Amador Whitney Museum, and a large barn out on Water Street. Jane chose the barn. Constructed on land used for stockpiling firewood, this building fits right into the historic panorama of Amador City.

Owners Matt and Kimberly opened the shop in 2000 with a French hearth oven. They started with only a few items. From the beginning, quality was superb and locals gave it a vigorous thumbs up. It wasn't long before folks from neighboring towns and far beyond began making the drive to experience this unique phenomena - a world class bread, pastry bakery in the smallest incorporated city in California. Word travels fast and far when something fantastic is going on.

Andrae's has something for everyone: delicious baked goods, hard to find beer, carefully selected local wines, local, domestic and imported cheeses, original Amador Olive Oil, other local olive oils and a host of other special items. Still using Amador County fruits, vine ripened tomatoes from local growers, organic whole wheat flour, residue-free white flour, and other organic products, the quality remains the same. Seasonal baked goods and innovative products continually delight customers. Books, specialty salts, unique dishes and other items for the table round out the inventory. Seasonal bakery creations grace many a family holiday table.

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Latitude: 38.4184939 Longitude: -120.8243322 Elevation: 942 ft
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Kirk and Karrie Lindsay

Hours Open

Thursday through Sunday, 8am - 4pm.

Seasons Open

Through the year.

Price Style for this Establishment

Moderate pricing

Locally or Family Owned Business Notes

Matt was born in Jackson and Kimberly grew up right here in Amador City. Attending school in Sutter Creek, they stayed in the county they knew from childhood to start and build their careers.

Pet Friendly Notes

The seating areas are outdoors. Friendly family pets on leashes are welcomed.


Words cannot describe the quality of baked goods you will find here. Cookies, scones, truffles, bread... oh yes, the bread is unbelievable. Sandwiches, cheese, beer, wine, homemade spice blends. If gold can still be found in the foothills, this is definitely the place.

Jeff Gardner, 4/18/2012

A beautiful little jewel in this tiny Gold Rush town of Amador City. We stopped while on a trip to Plymouth to visit friends. It looked like the beautiful patisseries I've visited in Paris!!! The attention to detail on every baked item in the case was beauty to my eyes!!!! The almond croissants were perfect!!! My husband had oatmeal cookies that he savored!! He let me have one bite only, pure butter heaven! We bought bread for our friends, we are returning soon!!

Rhonda Darling Mcdonald, 4/3/2016

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