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Saltwater's Story

“How one mom’s search to help her daughter grew into a sweet new gluten-free bakery in Pacifica.

Tawnya Marsh, founder of Pacifica’s Saltwater Bakery, says the name is no coincidence— she’s poured a lot of sweat and tears into opening the bakery, which, on clear days, offers vistas of the ocean from its Palmetto Avenue storefront.

She also started her business in Pacifica because she noticed the dearth of gluten-free options in town, she says. For gluten-free families, she notes, visiting traditional bakeries isn’t much fun, since kids can usually only pick from one or two of the offerings.

“I think when you’re gluten-free, you seek stuff out,” she says, noting that she used to drive 45 minutes to a bakery to give her daughter the chance to pick from a full shelf of gluten-free pastry options.

At her bakery, she says, 'I get to see parents do that with their kids now.'"

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We make all of our pastries in house where everything we bake is gluten and dairy free. We serve a full menu of espresso, hand crafted tea and wellness latte’s. Our menu changes often so please follow our Instagram page to stay connected and see what’s happening at the bakeshop.

We carry locally roasted coffee by Proyecto Diaz, and handcrafted syrups and teas harvested from a farm co-op located in Sebastopol, CA by local herbal wizard Carla Madden. 

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