All posts tagged: Bakery

Mary Street Bakery… Again

Ah Mary Street, we seem to visiting your cafe rather a lot of late, to be fair though, photos have been plastered all over social media of the two dishes we went in to try… Again. Theres so many great dining locations in Mount Lawley and the fact that we continue to return to this one says a lot for serial foodies with a mile long to-visit list. Our coffees were perfect as always, both our first and second. Mary Street Bakery do Pound coffee proud with smooth and creamy blends which really bring out the flavour. Two thumbs up from us! The first of the much spoken about meals was the chicken buttermilk pancakes with egg, maple and chilli. This was one of those dishes that just works, and each bite is thrilling, not least because there’s a bit of a chilli hit. The chilli was definitely biting, but the sweetness of the pancake, chicken and maple balanced it out, and together, wow! This was a very filling dish and we didn’t manage to …

Sherbet Cafe and Bake Shop

On Whatley Crescent in Maylands you’ll find this cute little vintage cake shop. They’re always bustling with activity, and we can never resist examining their counter top exploding with yummy things. Sherbet is the favourite coffee spot of the locals, I’ve lost track of the amount of times I’ve popped in for a coffee or cupcake and found someone I know ordering coffee. They use Fiori beans and their brew is smooth and creamy, a good temperature with a satisfyingly rich flavour. We have yet to have a bad coffee at Sherbet, fingers crossed it continues. One of the beauties you’ll often see on their counter are salted caramel tarts. There’s not much better in this life then gooey caramel, crumbly pastry and a touch of salt. The tarts are usually dribbled liberally with dark and white chocolate and which can be a sweetness overload on the first bite. After that you’ll find yourself reaching for more before you’re aware of what you’re doing, the tarts are just so morish. What Sherbet is most well …

Mary Street Bakery Revisit

Yeah yeah, been there, done that right? Well in the case of Mary Street bakery, somewhere with a constantly updated menu and a stream of delicious pastries, a revisit is always necessary! Once again we were impressed by the vintage, predominately wooden decor and relaxed atmosphere of the venue. We were given menus and had our coffee orders taken promptly, though as we arrived on opening time it took a while to get our drinks. The coffee was fantastic, creamy and the perfect temperature from when it arrived at our table. The flavour was beautiful, strong without being bitter. Our second coffees were just as impressive, a real testament to the consistency of the baristas here. We ordered both a savoury and a sweeter dish to sample, the granola and the pig in a blanket. Our sweet dish this time was a gluten free granola, with coconut milk and mango. Now this is our kind of granola, extra crunchy, with lots of interesting textures throughout. The coconut milk added an extra flavour dimension to the …

Small Print Breakfast Revisit

Nestled underneath Print Hall in Brookfield place, you’ll find Small Print, the bakery and roastery wing of the fine dining complex. We had to come back for breakfast because we enjoyed their pastry and coffee so much previously. It was pretty much inevitable! We had previously been very impressed with the coffee and were really looking forward to it. The flavour was good and strong without being bitter, however the milk was a little bubbly, as you can see. We also tried the slow poached eggs with king brown mushroom and asparagus. The eggs were deliciously gooey, slow poached is all the rage at the moment, and gets you a well cooked egg with a soft, oozy texture, a bit confronting for some, but something we love. The mushroom was salty, and a good contrast to the well cooked (and skinned) asparagus, gooey egg and crunchy toast. For a vegetarian dish it was over $20, which is on the expensive side. Now these are pancakes. Perfect, perfect pancakes! Light and fluffy in the middle, still …

It’s in the SMALL PRINT (Bakery and Roastery)

Tucked away at the basement level of the print hall complex, it wouldn’t be surprising if you never noticed this place. Small Print is a bakery and roastery, serving wicked coffee and baked goods as well as having a limited breakfast menu. Today was a coffee and pastry kinda day though so we settled on a latte, some cold brew, a raspberry Danish and a chocolate scroll. Cold brew in a bottle, oh coffee and convenience gods to you we are forever grateful! We drank about half of it there and took the rest home to have with sparkling water. The cold brew really brings out the subtle flavours, and allows you to really savour your morning coffee. Bliss! Plus for $5, if you mix it with sparkling water you’re getting pretty awesome value for money. The latte was fantastic, full of flavour, strong and creamy. The temperature was perfect, it was designed to drink straight away, not after traveling to the office to let it cool. I love how many places roast their own …

Bread in Common Freo

Located in Packenham street in Fremantle, Bread in Common is a new tapas style restaurant which also includes a bakery. Outside the restaurant is a lovely garden area. While inside there are large communal style tables, and the whole place has a rustic feel befitting it’s former use as a warehouse.   There’s something Bread in Common has a lot of – Bread! We couldn’t get over the fresh bread and house churned butter, soft, a little bit of salt from the butter, just divine. Smoothies are fantastic at the best of times, but having a coconut cream, pineapple and orange smoothie in a mason jar makes it taste better (I can hear the cries of hipster from here, I like giant glass mugs with handles okay?). It’s a really interesting combination, and the coconut cream makes it indulgent without the heaviness of yogurt. The pineapple and orange were lovely and refreshing, a great summer late lunch drink. The venison sausage, chickpea and hommus dish was very nice. Venison is an unusual flavour, and the …

Oh Baked Goods How I Love Thee – Wild Bakery South Fremantle

We recently checked out Wild bakery in Fremantle, a cozy little bakery off South Terrace on Commercial St. The bakery has evolved from weekend farmers markets to their first actual store. They specialize in fermented sourdoughs but we weren’t there for that this time at least. We wanted to get our hands on the fabled ‘bronut’ a bit of a Perth urban legend of late as they seem to sell out so fast. It’s essentially a buttery brioche donut with a yummy filling. Why call it the bronut? I’m not sure, but damn it was delicious. The filling changes each week, when we came in it was a very Christmassy fruit mince pie inspired custard, spiced and with raisins. I’m not really a fruit minced pie fan and even I would go for another. The donut itself had a crisp outside coated in cinnamon sugar. The inside was soft and delicious, they’ve really got the bronut down to a fine art. I’ve heard tell of salted caramel or lemon cream filings other weeks so I’ll …

Back at Mary Street

Yeah, when we walked out after breakfast a few weeks ago and saw the pastries on display we knew we would be back at some point… We’ve tried a number of things since then and all have been to die for! If you’re going to have bakery in your name we’re going to expect a lot from you and Mary Street Bakery certainly delivered! This is their salted caramel tart. It was oozy, sugary, chocolate coated goodness. So rich but so tasty! What you can see now the circle of heaven, this is the hazelnut flavored though they offer others on any given day. In taste and texture it resembles a cronut with a creamy hazelnut centre. It’s crispy, creamy, flaky form of delicious all at once. Mary street bakery is known for their delicious donuts, we only tried a sugared donut, but it was everything a donut should be. Before donuts were mass produced supermarket fodder (and probably before my time) I am certain that this is what a donut should taste like! Last …

Mary Street Bakery

Mary Street Bakery is a new addition to the array of food options available on Beaufort Street Mount Lawley, it’s by the same guys that are behind  Cantina 663, Ace Pizza (another new venue I can’t wait to try) and El Publico.  They pride themselves on delicious baked goods and coffee. The best bit is that ‘bakery’ is not just a name, they actually have an artisan bakery out the back. As you enter there’s a retro vibe, wooden chairs, tiled walls and a huge counter covered in delicious morsels. We sat in a table by the window, sun streaming in and a great view of the hustle and bustle of the busy street outside. We started with a tasty Pound coffee (find them http://poundcoffeeroastery.com.au and on Facebook), which was smooth and flavoursome, better yet it was local. They even won some awards recently over East for their coffee. There were plenty of choices on the menu, and all of them sounded appealing, from baked goods to the more substantial meals. We selected the sweet pancakes …