Organic, artisanal baked goods to take away or sit down.
Bake Bar doubles as a cafe and bakery, there’s always a mixture of crowds – some looking to sit down for brunch and others stocking up on their organic artisan bread and meals for the week.
A dedicated pastry chef spends all day churning out some delectable-looking tarts. The demand for takeaway savoury meals and cakes were so high in the past that now they’re available frozen. Simply select and take it to the counter for payment.
There is an incredible assortment of fresh bread baked daily which you can elect to have sliced there.
Having first been introduced to the wonderful combination of lamb and harissa by Bourke Street Bakery I’m interested in the version here at Bake Bar which definitely differs in the pastry – it’s not as flaky as BSB but lovely and golden nevertheless.
You can have either hollandaise or yoghurt basil pesto with your poached eggs, we sampled both and I didn’t think the tangy herbiness paired with the rich egg yolk so I preferred the hollandaise sauce. Other than that, my bacon was a little crispy and lightly fried, avocado was fresh and the bagel and sourdough excellent.
The overflowing half a plate of chips is a good indicator of value and I can confirm it is indeed a good burger, most importantly, the patty is juicy and the bun soft and yielding.
The passionfruit and lemon meringue tarts are spot on flavour-wise. I had my eyes on the chocolate salted caramel tart from the start of the lunch and the gooey caramel sitting in the bottom, held together in a cocoa pastry intensifies the chocolateyness further. Sweet tooths beware, you’ll need a moment alone with these tarts.
Regular sized cupcakes are $5 each but if you’re just after a little treat, the same cupcakes are available in mini versions which look very adorable when displayed next to their ‘grown up’ counterparts. They’re all so moist and scrumptious cakes that I’d just forego them and have a large slice with a cup of tea really.
MsBrulee dined as guests of Bake Bar. Opinions however are my own.