We hand craft our ciabatta and focaccia bread
Made fresh, every day in our bakeries

Every morning we hand mix and hand shape our ciabatta and focaccia dough, to make all the bread that will be used that day for our sandwiches, our topped focaccia, our soup bread and fresh loaves to buy. The recipe for our bread (first developed back in 1994), is simple, and designed primarily for one thing – to compliment a filling to make a great sandwich.

No preservatives!

Our bread contains 5 ingredients only: extra virgin olive oil, salt, water, yeast, flour. Our dough is hand mixed, and hand shaped into each individual sandwich, every day, by us.

No waste!

Any leftover bread is sliced and baked with rosemary, salt and garlic to create crostini, a complimentary offering for our customers in busy times.


85% Flour

Canadian strong white flour

6% Water

Good-old Yorkshire water

6% Olive Oil

Italian extra virgin olive oil

2% Yeast

Fresh yeast

<1% Sea Salt

A handful of sea salt


5 ingredients – water / flour / salt / yeast / extra virgin olive oil

H A N D   M I X E D – then leave for the first prove

H A N D    S H A P E D – then leave for the second prove

Hand baked then hand cut for each individual sandwich.


An Italian white bread, originating from Verona, Italy. The ciabatta, or ‘slipper’ bread is young compared to the ancient focaccia – first produced in 1982, as a sandwich bread, or ‘panino’, it’s the Italian version of the French baguette.


A Northern Italian ‘flatbread’, in Ancient Rome, ‘panis focacius‘ was a flat-shaped bread baked on the hearth; the word is derived from the Latin “focus” meaning “hearth, place for baking”. We make 2 types of focaccia at 164 – our sandwich focaccia – simply topped with rosemary and salt, and our colourful, hearty individual topped focaccias, covered with vegetables, cheeses, meats and fresh herbs.

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New vegan salad on the shelves this week- black pepper tofu with lime 😍 and of course #sandwichoftheweek thyme and lemon roasted chicken in our #realbread ciabatta #trustin164


Catch it before it comes over to us in August ✅

T U E S D A Y 👋🏼. This weeks #sandwichoftheweek is zingy, herby and refreshing- just what we need in this muggy heat. .
👉🏼Lemon thyme chicken and red onion cucumber slaw (no mayo).👈🏼 .


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164 currently has two shops in Leeds

Sandwiches and salads are also available to buy from Cielo’s on York Pace.

Delivery and Catering are available.

164 Munro House

Munro House, Duke Street, Leeds, LS9 8AG

The eat in, city centre 164 experience.

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164 Woodhouse

164 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds LS2 9HB

The original take-away sandwich shop.

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Cielo York Place

18 York Place, Leeds LS1 2EX

164 sandwiches available to buy at Cielo York Place.

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