North Shore locals Judah McDonald, Tamara Tait and Laurence Woodhouse opened Rollers Bakery in early 2022 after spotting a gap in Northcote’s daytime food offering.
All three have worked in the food industry for many years, and the goal at Rollers Bakery is “good-quality, fast-paced food and service”. Community is important to all three co-founders, given they grew up in the area.
From doughs and pastries to stocks, sauces and condiments, almost every aspect of the food at Rollers Bakery is made from scratch. In the light and bright space, you can watch Woodhouse rolling dough or McDonald cooking up the latest pie filling while you wait for Tait to make your coffee. There’s also hot chocolate from West Coast Cocoa Merchants (including peppermint and chilli-spiked) and a selection of cold drinks.
The steak and cheese pie is a bestseller, along with doughnuts filled with custard, cream and house-made jam that incorporates fermented berries. Rotating vegetarian pie flavours are also worth tracking down, including the vegan butter (not) chicken or butter veg. There are loaves of sourdough and baguettes to take home, croissants, sandwiches and more.
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