Brickfields

This cafe and bakery is a favourite among locals seeking top-quality bread and melt-in-your-mouth pastries.

Don’t expect to waltz in and grab a table straight away. The space is just 35 square metres. Once you do nab a table, take note of the crisp, calming interiors, with hanging plants, tiled walls and plenty of natural light streaming through the large windows.

The blackboard menu is short, with a few options that rotate regularly. One item that hasn’t shifted is the bacon sandwich. It features manchego, pickles, lemon aioli and Simon’s favourite streaky bacon on a seeded ciabatta. For those with a sweet tooth, the fig and walnut toast with fresh ricotta, stone fruit and caraway will hit the spot. Beer and wine are available if you're in the mood. If you see a slice of quiche, go for it. Brickfield's version takes ham, spinach, rosemary and goat's cheese and wraps it all up in shatteringly flaky pastry.

Don’t leave without a loaf of the famous sourdough. The team works with a pre-industrial variety of whole wheat that uses the bran, endosperm and wheat germ to create a silkier dough and heavier loaf. Because the entire grain is involved, the bread’s shelf life is limited, but it’s sure to be devoured well before its use-by.

Updated: October 9th, 2020

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