About Us

Our History

Steveston Bakery was established in 1989 in the heart of Steveston Village by Hemant and Bimla Rao. They were both born in Fiji where they met and became high school sweethearts. They are both loved and respected by the Steveston Village locals for their vast community involvement and for the traditional breads, homemade soups, and desserts they create in their bakery

Steveston Bakery Background

Not only are we a quaint little bakery and cafe, but we boast some of the best homemade breads, pastries, cookies, and pies in the area at truly affordable prices.  

We create cakes for all occasions including the eggless cake variety for all of the vegetarians out there.

If you need a birthday cake, wedding cake, anniversary cake, or just an everyday cake for 5 people or 200 people, we will put it together with loving care. From Black Forest cake to Diplomat cake, Double Chocolate cake, Grand Marnier cake, Mango cake, or Tiramisu cake, just to name a few.

The hearty soups are made fresh daily and would give Seinfeld’s “Soup Nazi” a run for his money – the locals and many lunch visitors make short work of the huge pots of delicious soups in no time.

Every day there is a special homemade veggie soup and a more hearty meat or fish soup, so stop by today and try these extraordinary creations for yourself.

Steveston Bakery is more than your average bakery ~ drop by for a very affordable breakfast or lunch when you are in the area as nothing beats a sandwich on freshly baked bread, bun, or croissant.

Our Leader

Hemant Rao - Master Bakery at Steveston Bakery and Café

Hemant Rao

Master Baker

Hemant is a classically trained Master Baker who started his career by learning about sourdough leavening in the heart of San Francisco.

He also apprenticed in the Napa Valley before returning to Vancouver.

Hemant then became a bakery apprentice at the Original Bread Garden on 1st Avenue in Kitsilano.

He worked his way up through the ranks to become the Master Baker before opening his own bakery in heart Steveston Village where he has been baking for since 1989.

Steveston Bakery and Cafe

12231 No 1 Rd, Richmond, B.C., V7E 1T6 ~ (604) 271-3656