Cordelia Sourdough Bakehouse
This spacious cafe and bakery from the team behind Superthing and NYC Bagel Deli sits at the entrance of the Opera apartment building on Cordelia Street, with an industrial-inspired interior accentuated by pops of gold and plenty of natural light.
Cordelia’s menu includes filled bagels and loaded croissants from NYC Bagel Deli and Superthing, alongside some decadent toasties, served “really big, with plenty of cheese”, and burgers served on milk buns, including a classic bacon and egg number and a smoky rib one with a boneless glazed rib, apple coleslaw, cheddar and pickles.
Breads include white and seeded sourdough, light and dark rye, sourdough baguettes, and a caramelised onion and cracked pepper loaf. Various sourdough starters are used, each imparting a unique flavour profile. They include a seven-year-old bagel starter used at NYC Bagel Deli; a starter from San Francisco that the team had shipped to Brisbane; and a 40-year-old starter acquired from an old mentor in Sydney. There’s also a local starter made with Kakadu plum.
The pastry cabinet is full of sweet baked goods, including a cinnamon scroll, monkey bread, seasonal danishes, and classic croissants (pain au chocolat, plain and almond).
Rounding out the offering is a Basque cheesecake and a sourdough waffle. Daddy’s Girl, a light-medium roast by Padre Coffee.
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