Depot de Pain

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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.

Updated: February 26th, 2020

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