As bleak as lockdown can get, seeing our favourite cafes and restaurants run at the challenge head-on with inventive takeaway ideas is more than just a novelty – it’s inspiring.
But no pivot has been more novel or welcome than the lockdown bakery. Many of Sydney’s best restaurants and cafes, rather than trying to recreate classics within styrofoam containers and vac bags, are instead flipping the script entirely to become bakeries and smallgoods shops.
Some of the city’s most decorated chefs are currently turning their hands to the humble pursuit of baking, scoring sourdough and turning out turnovers by the tray-full. Taste the goods while you can, we say. Fingers crossed it’s the last chance we’ll get.