The story goes that when Bill and Debbie Tellman decided to move to Brevard and open a bakery, they picked the name “Bracken Mountain” because they liked it, not knowing that the Bracken Preserve, which includes a nifty little climb, was the ridge that can be seen to the west above town.
The Tellmans, who fired the ovens for the first time in March 1995, brought European-style, organic artisanal bread-baking to Brevard. The couple had traveled in Europe in the 70s and 80s – Bill had lived there for awhile – and acquired a taste for good bread, which Bill baked for their restaurant in Charlotte.
Long-time Bracken baker Tim Lamb and his wife April took over the bakery in 2016 when Bill and Debbie retired at the end of 2015. Little has changed other than some fresh paint, dozens of framed sayings crowding the walls and a few new menu additions — all the much-loved crusty European breads, scones, brioche, cookies and Danish delight exactly the same.
Pet Friendly: Organic dog biscuits. Water bowl outside.
- Fast Food
- Wine Bar
- Gluten Free Options
- Vegetarian Friendly
- Vegan Options
Location: On Broad Street next to Rocky's Grill in the first block south of the intersection of Broad and Main streets.