The Gingerbread Factory

Bakery • Cafe • Espresso • 828 Commercial St, Leavenworth, WA 98826, (509) 548-6592


We made for the river but got sidetracked when we realized we could get coffee and quiet outdoor seating on the lawn at The Gingerbread Factory. An iced latte and cinnamon roll never tasted so good. 


In 1988, The Gingerbread Factory opened its doors in a small Bavarian-themed Leavenworth, a perfect setting to craft traditional gingerbread cookies and houses. The store quickly gained a reputation for its cookies, desserts, and (of course) all things gingerbread. With its fun gingerbread house exterior, The Gingerbread Factory became a "must see" tourist destination in Leavenworth.

Unlike lots of spots that cater to tourists, the Gingerbread Factory has continued to evolve. Today, you'll find a full espresso bar, a variety of foods (including gluten free options), and a fun, relaxing atmosphere with free WiFi. New seating areas offer places to work on a laptop or sit with a good book. Beware, however: baking happens all day, and the smell of fresh-from-the-oven cookies will have you ordering more. At the outdoor seating, the aroma is more faint, but you're still distracted... by stunning views of the Cascades.