If you love finger buns (who doesn’t?) and live west of the CBD, or don’t mind travelling for waves of buttery pink icing atop bread, this sugar-coated news is for you.
It’s tiny but it’s mighty, a petite spot that fits just one patron at a time, right next to Abrahanowicz and Valore’s Continental Deli. The menu is dictated by what’s baked in Humble’s Holt Street headquarters each morning – think fat doughnuts filled with jam, nut croissants, berry danishes and savoury options such as spinach pie and loaves of bread. There are slices of cakes, tarts and cheesecakes, too, as well as whole ones you can pre-order for a special occasion. And, of course, those delightful finger buns that transport you to the summertime road trips of your childhood.
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In the words of Abrahanowicz, “It’s like torture going in there”. He’s not wrong.
While it’s food only at Humble Newtown, it’s metres from popular Australia Street cafe 212 Blu, where you can get your caffeine fix (the coffee’s by Loggerhead). “It’s fun being next door to those guys,” says Abrahanowicz. “It’s a good little hub.”
It’s only open on Saturdays and Sundays, from around 9am until everything sells out.
Make sure you get there before midday, and make sure you get there soon – it won’t be there forever. Abrahanowicz’s guess is “maybe until the end of the year, at most”.
210 Australia Street, Newtown