Seven Stars Bakery

About Seven Stars Bakery

Seven Stars Bakery, a Rhode Island family owned and operated business, was born out of a true passion for artisan bread and pastry baking and a strong desire to foster meaningful community. Lynn and Jim Williams, the founders, wanted to bake great stuff the old fashioned way, using the highest quality ingredients and craftsmanship, and then welcome customers like guests in their home – and we continue to do just that! They opened our first café in 2001 in a converted gas station on Hope Street on the East Side of Providence. Before long, their vision became a reality and Seven Stars Bakery was the hub of the neighborhood. In order to meet the demand for more seating in the café, they moved baking operations to a separate location in Pawtucket. In 2007, our second café was opened on Broadway on the West Side of Providence, followed by our third in 2009 on Newman Ave in the Rumford section of East Providence (in the former site of the Rumford Baking Powder factory!).

In 2018, Jim and Lynn, ready for a new life chapter, sold Seven Stars Bakery to a group of longtime customers and fans. Sarah Williams (no relation to Jim and Lynn), who had been with Seven Stars for 13 years and was running bakery operations, officially assumed the role of Head Baker. In 2019, we opened our fourth café on Reservoir Ave in Cranston and in 2021 our fifth on Point Street in the Jewelry District of Providence (in the former site of Olga’s Cup and Saucer).

Each Seven Stars Bakery café location is unique but all share that feeling of warmth and community and offer the same delicious breads, pastries, sandwiches, salads and coffee. We are still obsessed with quality: the quality of every item we bake, every coffee we pour and every interaction with our customers.

We are currently an amazing, dedicated, hard working team of over 150, consisting of bakers who work through the day and night, delivery drivers who make sure the bread rack is full each morning and baristas who make the best lattes around. All of us are passionate about what we do and truly enjoy working together.

Whether you are quickly grabbing a coffee on the go, chilling at a table enjoying a croissant and a book, or catching up with a friend over lunch – we want to be the best part of your day!



July 2017 Providence, RI
“I love my job. Flexible hours and schedule during the school year.”
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