A Great Falls coffee shop will soon close its doors after 14 years of business.
Five Loaves Coffee House & Bakery owner Jonathan Martin said he is ready to close up shop to spend time with his grandkids and pursue other adventures.
“I am 70 years old and I have 17 grandchildren, who I do not get to spend any time with,” Martin said.
Martin said when they first opened their doors, it was his three daughters and Leah Robinson, who now owns Crooked Tree Coffee and Cakes.
“We started out with a Christian flavor with Five Loaves. The name is from the miracle of the five loaves and the two fishes in the bible,” Martin said.
He said the goal of Five Loaves was not only to have good food, but to minister by their lives as well.
He is ready to move on to the next chapter in his life, but will miss the people.
“I really enjoy visiting with people. They’ll sit and visit for a while. I think I will miss that the most. I also enjoy making lattes and things like that too,” Martin said.
Five Loaves at 4117 2nd Avenue North, Five Loaves Too at 300 Smelter Avenue Northeast, and the two locations on Malmstrom Air Force Base will be open until the end of April.
As of Monday, February 11, they will no longer serve soup, sandwiches, salads, or wraps.