I do love a little cafe tucked away and so my ears perked up when one of my friends raved about her local in a back street of Fitzroy. In fact her one woman public relations campaign worked both ways as she also sang my praises to the owners of the cafe so they invited
It’s on! Lune Croissants, crowned by the New York Times as having “the world’s best croissant” has a new competitor and from Paris itself. Superstar baker Gontran Cherrier has opened his first Australian store in Collingwood and it’s seriously slick. The warehouse like space has moody grey walls and polished concrete floors which put the
The Dandenongs, the suburb of afternoon teas and Puffing Billy, has suddenly become a little bit hip with the opening of Shannon Bennett’s Burnham Beeches. Bennett has grand plans for his newest project with a planned luxury hotel, brewery and steak house. He’s started cautiously with the opening of a bakery to service his Vue
I’m not usually a donut eating person. Perhaps that’s why the whole cronut phenomenon failed to really excite me. But I may just have been converted to a Homer Simpson like donut devotion by Matt Forbes at Cobb Lane in Yarraville. Cobb Lane opened up just before Christmas but there was some serious anticipation around
Have you heard of the cronut? It’s a cross between a croissant and a donut. The combination and term “cronut” was invented by New York baker Dominique Ansel. Ansel worked as an executive pastry chef for Daniel Boulud for six years and created queues down the road to his bakery after coming up with the cronut.
On a sunny Sunday afternoon I decided to take a road trip to Melbourne’s newest bakery. Windows down and tennis on the radio I headed across the Westgate Bridge and… stopped. There was no driving off into the sunset for me because Candied Bakery has opened up in Spotswood right at the very foot of