Depot de Pain
George Christopoulos’s Depot de Pain (‘bread depot’) is named after an interesting French phenomenon. The French take their bread so seriously that every town is required by law to have a boulangerie (bakery). In the off-chance that a town or village is too remote, a depot de pain is allowed, where bread is made off-site and delivered fresh daily.
In much the same way, the Depot de Pain stores have fresh goods delivered daily. Contained within a fresh, white façade, the foong + sormann designed spaces are sleek and modern, with light wooden panelling and notable artwork.
Leading South Yarra bakery and parent company French Fantasies delivers twice daily to the cafes – or rather, to the one-stop shop for bread, patisserie delicacies and for the last minute (‘made it myself’) dinners. Breakfasts and cakes are on offer at the bread depot, alongside a selection of baguettes, tartines, croques, cheeses and sausages.