From crusty sourdoughs to sweet treats and tasty pies, Agenda visited Melbourne’s top five bakeries.
1. Baker D. Chirico || Shop 3-4. 149 Fitzroy St. St Kilda. Ph: (03) 9534 3777. bakerdchirico.com.au
Chirico’s sourdoughs are nothing short of amazing and some of the best in Melbourne. Treat yourself with an olive loaf or arguably the best chocolate nougat slices in town.
2. Pure Bread Bakery || 114 Union Rd. Surrey Hills. Ph: (03) 9836 3789.
At Pure Bread Bakery, you’ll not only get friendly service, but also find a great range of breads and cakes, from casalinga sourdoughs, to olive and fruit loaves, or delicious carrot cakes and pecan tarts.
3. Matisse Bread || 161 Chesterville Rd. Moorabbin. Ph: (03) 9532 6182.
Owner Matti Malchi and his team hand-make the bread at this wholesale bakery and shop. The three-grain or seed loaf, the gluten-free bread, francese rolls and panforte are well worth the detour.
4. Brioche by Phillip || 206 Commercial Rd. Prahran. Ph: (03) 9525 1966.
You can find Phillip Chaing’s brioches at David Jones Food Hall. While an expert in the art of baking the sweetened French bread, Phillip also makes a variety of tangy sourdoughs. Let yourself be tempted by the chocolate sourdough with cherries and hazelnuts.
Frank’s Elsternwick Bakery291 Glen Huntly Road. Ph: (03) 9528 2380.
To say that Frank Rieck masters European breads is an understatement. Try out the Bavarian pretzels, Vienna loves, onion rolls or 100% ryes with caraway, sunflower or sesame seeds.