Blue Mountain Bakery: Just roll with it!
By Michelle Farnham
Sept. 14, 2021
BLUE MOUNTAIN BEACH – Locals and regular visitors alike who have enjoyed La Loba Bakery over the years are happy to hear the Blue Mountain Beach business is still turning out delectable eats, now known as Blue Mountain Bakery. Chef Kyle Swift and Dallin Harris purchased the eatery back in the summer of 2019, and have worked to expand its offerings.
“We hand-roll our cinnamon rolls every morning starting around 2 a.m. and are selling almost 200 every day!”
– Kyle Swift, co-owner
“Since rebranding, we have completely remodeled the storefront and added patio seating for an additional 48 seats,” explained Swift. All the recipes you know and love are still in use, but Chef has added new items and flavors to both the bakery and cafe menus as well.
Grab your breakfast or lunch to-go, or enjoy your fare at that revamped outdoor space.
Baked goods are available as a single item or by the dozen. Tempt your tastebuds with their famous cinnamon rolls, sticky buns, spinach quiche, or spinach tomato pie. An assortment of sweet and savory scones includes your choice of blueberry, ham and cheddar, orange or strawberry.
“We hand-roll our cinnamon rolls every morning starting around 2 a.m. and are selling almost 200 every day!” added Swift. “They are loaded with butter, cinnamon and Florida raw sugar. We top them with frosting and pecans.”
The breakfast menu includes burritos (which weigh in at nearly a pound apiece), yogurt granola bowls, avocado toast, or eggs and toast, with exactly the beverages you’d expect: coffees, teas and juices.
Speaking of the granola, it is still made in-house every day under the La Loba label. Swift uses the same recipe that made it famous, but has added a gluten-free, nut-free option. Bags are available in-store, online and they even serve multiple wholesale customers.
Lunch offers a selection of wraps, burritos and bowls. The kiddos have a choice of quesadilla or turkey cheddar roll up, both served with chips.
“Power Bowls are becoming one of our most popular lunch options,” Swift admitted. “They’re brown rice, smothered in pinto beans and our kale and collard greens. You can then add chicken or steak to that and we top it with cheddar, jalapeño, onion, pico de gallo and our cilantro lime dressing.”
Those who like to plan ahead will enjoy the convenience of online ordering, which makes feeding a large group that much easier – no minimum order, no fees required. You can even bypass the line when picking up your order.
In addition to making your morning easier, the quality of the product is superior to anything you might pick up off the grocery store shelf, and Swift encourages patrons to support local.
“With the pandemic still affecting businesses, it’s a great time to support family-owned businesses,” he acknowledged.
Business has been booming, causing BMB to temporarily pause its cake and cupcake program; however, they plan to have custom cake orders rolling again by mid-summer.
If the name Swift sounds familiar in the local culinary scene, sister business Swiftly Catered shares its commercial kitchen space just down the street from BMB. The catering menu is also available on the bakery’s website, and includes cinnamon rolls, frittatas, pies, muffins, quiche and more.
Blue Mountain Bakery is located at 2217 W. Co. Hwy. 30A, Suite E, in Santa Rosa Beach. Reach them online at www.bluemountainbakery.com or by phone at 850-267-0400. The kitchen is serving breakfast 7 to 10:59 a.m., and lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m, Monday to Saturday.