Copetta and Bazaar Deli
Michael Cthurmer opened the Vaucluse branch of The Grumpy Baker in 2011, and it’s been busy ever since. Since he expanded into the two neighbouring shopfronts it’s become a hub.
One site houses a simple, old-fashioned ice-cream chest. Copetta (meaning “cup” in Italian) sells gelato made on-site using biodynamic milk. Seasonal sorbets could include watermelon and mint or pink grapefruit, while creamy flavours range from gingerbread to toasted marshmallow.
Next door to Copetta is Bazaar Deli. Out the back is a dedicated cheese and salumi room, with imported produce from France to Spain, as well as local heroes such as Pepe Saya butter and Holy Goat La Luna cheese. There’s house-made cold-pressed juices and coffee made with almond or coconut milk. There are daily changing salads and sandwiches served on The Grumpy Baker sourdough and baguettes.
The deli selection is small yet diverse – you’ll find kale chips in baskets beneath shelves that stock sparkly sugar, salt and mustard that has been tinted with gold leaf. Bazaar is by no means a one-stop-shop, but it can certainly provide a fine antipasto board and unusual additions to your pantry.