Brickfields Bakery and Cafe
Brickfields Bakery and Cafe has opened its doors on that unloved strip of Cleveland Street, making it the spot for bread, sweets and Mecca coffee in Chippendale.
“Paul Geshos [of Mecca coffee] was roasting coffee here for a number of years before Brickfields came about,” says chef Ben Abiad. “Simon Cancio [known for his work at Luxe Bakery], our head baker, and Paul got together one night and came up with the idea and then the whirlwind picked me up along the way.”
With warm and inviting interiors sporting hanging baskets of greenery, white cabinets reaching up to the roof, windows full of gorgeous, fresh loaves and a view through to the baking, it’s a grand edition to a sadly neglected area – with a name that nods to the local history.