500 Years of Baking Knowledge


“Something familiar with a twist” – That’s the motto we use to make and create.

Sehnert’s Bakery dates back to 1521 in Erfurt Germany.  Richard Sehnert brought the first Sehnert’s Bakery to the USA in the late 1800’s.  During the 1900’s ten Sehnert families had bakeries in the United States. The last Sehnert’s Bakery is run by Matt & Shelly Sehnert – the 4th USA generation right here in McCook, Nebraska.

Matt’s parents, Walt and Jean Sehnert started serving McCook and the southwest Nebraska Community in 1957.   A long-time pillar on the bricks of Norris Avenue, Sehnert’s Bakery is a gathering place for groups of friends, sweethearts, and business meetings.  We feature Free WIFI with music in the background as well as live music and storytelling. Sehnert’s has created a relaxing atmosphere to escape for a bit from the hectic pace of life.  From morning coffee, espresso and homemade donuts and pastries to fun and unique sandwiches, soups and salads; join us at Sehnert’s to feed your body…and soul.


Shelly and I met in ballroom dance class at the University of Nebraska.  After college, I attended the American Institute of Baking in Manhattan, Kansas.  My father and grandfather graduated from the same school when it was located in Chicago.  Three years were spent in the Denver, Colorado area where Shelly and I landed great jobs with full benefits and matching 401K programs.   Why did we leave Colorado for rural Nebraska?  LIFESTYLE.   We made a conscious choice to live out our lives in a place that shared our core priorities for living.

Shelly and I have backpacked through Europe, traveled many places and experienced many beautiful cultures.  Although we’ve enjoyed many places, we feel blessed to be able to earn a living, raise our family and create a fulfilling life right here on the Golden Plains.  Thanks for that.  ☺



At Sehnert’s, we believe that a strong community needs all of us to share our time, talents and treasure.  That is why we invest by supporting our community in many ways including serving on boards and committees that we enjoy.  Being mindful and intentional helps us create the community where we all want to live and the community that we hope to pass on to the next generations.  We want to make McCook and southwest Nebraska an even better place to live, work and play.

We are proud of Sehnert’s Bakery & Bieroc Café.  We appreciate our crew that works so hard while making it all fun.  We are thankful for our patrons who allow us to live, earn a living and raise our families right here on the Golden Plains.   Let’s keep it going!

Coffee • Donuts & More

Step back in time to a real family bakery and enjoy a little vacation in life. Come try our famous donuts during breakfast along with a coffee drink or many other options from our espresso shop. During lunch try our delicious sandwiches like The Apple Planter, The Jiffy Burger  and the Bieroc.   Add your favorite pastry and drink to make a delicious, unique, fun experience.