Flour and Stone is a tiny outfit, seating about a dozen people in total, but this just adds to the feeling that this bakery is simply bursting with delightful treats. Boasting staff with perpetually sunny dispositions, as well as all manner of baked goods, you’d be hard-pressed to dislike this place. All the classics feature – lamingtons with a delicate sponge, dense blocks of brownies, prim and proper scones dressed with jam and cream – but things like beetroot and seed cake, or spelt carrot cake might win you over instead.
Savoury offerings stop you from filling up on all things sweet, with the leek and gruyere tart melting in your mouth in a way that savoury tarts rarely do. Sandwiches brimming with fillings will give you a good excuse to pick up some baked goods with your lunch. Alternatively, boiled eggs with soldiers might induce an early morning sugar fix.
With Rabbit Hole supplying organic teas and Coffee Alchemy – the altar at which many a coffee aficionado has worshipped – providing the beans, you have a divine complement to whatever meal you choose here.
A pastel rainbow of iced ginger breads – in an array of shapes, sizes and gift-boxed sets – might make a nice little token to give to others, just so no-one thinks you came here to indulge in cakes and pastries for yourself alone.