Mary Street Bakery West Leederville
Mary Street Bakery in West Leederville has a deceptive name on two counts. It’s not on Mary Street. Also, the term bakery doesn’t do it justice.
Like its original – the cult bakery and eatery in Highgate – Mary Street Bakery 2.0 goes beyond baked bread and pastries, with an all-day breakfast menu inspired by old Americana. It’s kept the classics that deserve a place in the Instagram hall of fame, such as brioche doughnuts oozing salted caramel, and fried chicken with buttermilk pancakes.
But there are a few differences.
The new premises are large – a whopping 150 square metres. Much of the space is filled by a bustling bakehouse behind the shopfront, where the bread, sauces, and pastries for the two cafes are made from scratch.
There are also menu additions unique to the location, such as bourbon-glazed slab bacon with onion jam, and cured salmon pastrami with slow-cooked eggs and avocado.
And, though it doesn’t open nightly for dinner like the original, Mary Street Bakery West Leederville does host pop-up dinners once a month, collaborating with chefs from interstate.
The fit-out was designed by owners Paul Aron and Michael Ford. It has the feel of a 1950s bakery, with round tiles, retro neon signage and panelled walls, but with modern, masculine touches such as steel.