This is a small bakery/coffee shop with a few tables inside and a couple tables/chairs outside. It's been here for a long time. It's plain inside and sometimes gets crowded when busy. The locals who hang out here are pretty loyal and have been coming here for years.
They sell soups, coffees, fresh baked breads, buns, baked goods like pies, cookies, pastries. The pastries are not heavy and not overly sweet.
The soups were quite good, inexpensive, and filling for a quick, casual bite.
I've taken boxes of cookies to family gatherings and casual dinners with friends. The kids like the cookies.
It was a lovely, sunny summer day. I went out for lunch with a dear friend. Afterwards we decided we needed to nourish a sweet toothed craving. Upon arrival at the Steveston Bakery (if you want to call it that at all), we noticed the poor lighting conditions and the unhappy employees that stood soul-lessly behind the counter. The display resembled an antique museum filled with old, dusty crumbling bits and pieces of baked goods. I gave the bakery the benefit of the doubt and took a few cookies to go. With which the girl at the counter replied "yeah, ok". My friend and I each took a bite of our cookies and both agreed that they were flavourless, dry, and poorly crafted. I, myself, am no baker, but I can assure even the toughest food critic that my homemade cookies would exceed those of the "cookies" we had from the bakery. A disappointment to Steveston. I do not recommend this place to anyone. Although, the soup may be delicious, the baked goods are just plain awful.