The FAMILY Story

The FAMILY Bakery is a family owned and operated business in downtown Gate City, VA. Allan "Cotton" and Vickie Roberts are the head of the family and the business and their 3 children, daughter in-law and friends round out the employees giving a true "family" atmosphere.

Vickie has been cooking up delicious food for others for more than 2 decades. She ran a successful catering business until her role as a Mom to her 3 active and involved children became too hectic to do both. So she opted to put her family first and put her business on hold. After that she volunteered to cater church and school events and looked for any excuse to have family and friends over for a meal and home made desserts. Now that her kids are grown and she has become a grandmother, she is thrilled to have the opportunity to do what she loves as a business again.

Vickie and her husband Cotton spent nearly a year remodeling the building in downtown Gate City to become The FAMILY Bakery. They tore down a wall and discovered beautiful arches, exposed a huge rustic brick wall, salvaged original tin ceiling throughout the building that they restored and pieced together to make the gorgeous "icing on the cake" for the foyer. The result is a warm, relaxing place to come and enjoy a cup of coffee and your choice of sweets with friends or family.

They have also created a meeting space in the back filled with all things sports. Vickie's other hobby, sports photography, has allowed her to take many pictures of local high school and college teams and Cotton's personal collection of memorabilia and pictures from professional, college and local sports teams cover the walls... if you're from the area, you're sure to find a picture of someone you know on "the big table" in the back room!

We would love to meet you and your family - so stop by and visit OUR family anytime!!! We welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best personal service available.


101 E. Jackson Street

Suite 101

Gate City, VA 24251

276-690-BAKE (2253)


8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday -Friday*

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Saturday

Closed Sunday and Monday

Bakery can be reserved for parties on Mondays