500 North Chestnut Street 284 Water Street

Chaska, MN 55318 Excelsior, MN 55331

Tuesday - Sunday 6am-2pm Tuesday - Sunday 7am-3pm

(952) 361-5509 (952) 474-5608



Red Bench Bakery is a family owned cafe in downtown Chaska and Excelsior, Minnesota specializing in classic American and French pastries, breads and other sweet treats. We are passionate about supporting local businesses and building community through food.

Red Bench Bakery Chaska is located in a historic district building that operated as a bakery from 1884 until closing in 2009. In 2017, with months of restoration, the bakery was brought back to life and reunited the Southwest Metro with fresh baked pastries, breads and artisan sandwiches.

Red Bench Bakery Excelsior is also located in a historic building that once housed a gas station, laundromat, and former bakery before being updated to our classic Chaska “look”. The Excelsior location is right on Water Street two blocks up from Lake Minnetonka. We have a relaxing patio that has over 20 seats for you to enjoy the bustling lake community.

Chef and owner Andy Mooney opened Red Bench Bakery after over 20 years of experience running kitchens and baking in hotels, restaurants, bakeries and local markets around Minnesota. He further refined his skills at the French Pastry school in Chicago graduating from the renowned L”Art de la Patisserie program in 2007.

Inspired by French technique and Midwestern hospitality, Mooney opened Red Bench Bakery in 2017 to provide the local community with a gathering place and exceptional pastries. Red Bench Bakery is owned and operated by Andy Mooney, wife Kjirsten, brother-in-law Andrew Aske and a team of exceptional local bakers and servers.

Join us for a delicious chocolate croissant, beverage and sandwich soon!

Along with turning out rustic rye sourdough loaves and crusty baguettes, Mooney has a well-practiced touch with buttery, flaky croissants.
— Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, February 14, 2018
The baguette was found to be an exemplary representation of the category, with a deeply browned exterior that gave a satisfyingly groaning crunch when we tore into it.
— Heavy Table, March 26, 2018
The pleasures here are more than simple. The coffee, which i opted for in a Red Bench mug was as perfect as the artisian treats which I sampled.
— Jen, Downtown Chaska.com, January 14, 2018
A Hidden Gem
The Owner is a french pastry chef, and his breads and pastries are outstanding - just what you would expect in a European bakery. Red Bench also has lovely soup/salad/sandwich combos at lunch time, and a comfortable, friendly atmosphere if you dine in.
— TripAdvisor, April 1, 2018

Watch Andy Mooney of Red Bench Bakery on Twin Cities Live, Channel 5 TV

  • Twin Cities Live, May 21, 2018

  • Twin Cities Live, October 5, 2018

Best Bakeries in the Southwest Twin Cities, MN finalist

Red Bench Bakery

  • Best Bakery 2018

  • Best Coffeehouse 2018

  • Best Lunch Spot 2018

  • Best Pizza Restaurant 2018

  • Best Sandwich Shop 2018

    - Southwest News Media, October 8, 2018



500 North Chestnut Street

Chaska, MN 55318

284 Water Street

Excelsior, MN 55331



Tue - Sun, 6am - 2pm Chaska

Tue - Sun, 7am - 3pm Excelsior

Closed Mondays



(952) 361-5509 Chaska

(952) 474-5608 Excelsior