Owned by chef Jacob Brown and his partner Sarah Bullock, Myrtle opened in late 2021. Named after Bullock’s grandmother (who she says was renowned for her baking), the lofty Kent Terrace space is just along from the famous Embassy Theatre and has a high ceiling and large windows.
In the generous kitchen out the back, loaves of bread, pastries and scones are crafted and baked by Brown and co-baker Zoe Paris.
Brown and Bullock also own top Miramar restaurant, The Larder. Known for pushing the envelope with his nose-to-tail menus, and for his love of foraging, Brown began his career in fine dining but says he had always wanted to open a bakery. Paris also started her cheffing journey at The Larder, and thanks to their combined talents Myrtle’s quality is impeccable and the flavours often inventive.
Along with buttery croissants and cinnamon rolls sprinkled with pistachio pieces, you'll find several types of bread – sourdough, ciabatta, baguettes and sandwich loaves. There are also original creations such as aged cheddar and thyme loaves, danishes topped with the likes of pineapple, rum and lime, along with sandwiches, doughnuts, cookies, and scones.
Sit at one of the low block seats out the front with a coffee, matcha, chai, or lemon honey ginger – or grab something to take away. Swipe a flower bouquet from the small selection for sale while you’re at it.
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