The story of our bakery goes all the way back to 1970, when Dad and Uncle John started in the restaurant business. Three years later they created “The Sandwich Shop and Pie Place."
The only problem? They couldn’t find any pies or cheesecakes in the Seattle area that they liked enough to serve. So they decided to start making baked goods themselves—and that’s how our bakery got its start.
You can imagine if your family’s name were on something that you put out into the world, for others to enjoy—you’d want to get it right! That’s how we’ve felt from the beginning, and that’s why we’ve worked so hard to maintain the high standards of the generation before us. We hope you’ll find that all our breads and pastries are perfect for your family’s table, whether for everyday meals or even to celebrate a special occasion.
Schwartz Brothers Bakery Co Founder John Schwartz in the 1990’s.
Benjamin’s Restaurant opened in Bellevue in 1972 and featured a spectacular 360 degree view from high atop Bellevue’s Seattle Trust Building. The sleek, contemporary décor provided a comfortable atmosphere with expansive windows. The 'anytime' menu included over 50 moderately priced entrées which included the all-time house favorite the Fettuccini Ricardo.
John and Bill Schwartz in the late 1970’s sitting in the Bellevue Butcher Restaurant.
Pictured: Freddy Brown, Bill Schwartz and John Schwartz in the early 1970’s. Visiting celebrities and reigning dignitaries asked to be driven to Seattle’s landmark restaurant on Capitol Hill, Henry’s Off Broadway. The menu featured fresh fish from the Northwest, premium aged steaks and rack of lamb Dijon. The post-modern art deco décor encouraged relaxation in elegance.