The “A.P” in AP Bakery stands for "all-purpose", but this rooftop bakery above Paramount House is no plain-flour operation.

The team behind it – which includes Ping Jin Ng (Golden Age Cinema & Bar, Paramount House Hotel), Russell Beard (Reuben Hills, Paramount Coffee Project) and Mat Lindsay (Poly, Ester) – are some of Sydney’s most respected hospitality figures. Then there’s head baker Dougal Muffet (ex-Ester and Moonacres Kitchen, Southern Highlands), who’s a major proponent for using heirloom Australian wheat varieties grown with sustainable farming practices.

Muffet and the team mill grains in Marrickville using a rustic, American-made stone mill, and the results speak for themselves here and at other AP locations in Newtown, Martin Place and the Carriageworks Farmers Markets. From baguettes to tartine country loaves and jerusalem bagels, A.P produces some of the best bread you’ll find in the city.

In addition to the rack of oil-slicked flatbreads, Aleppo pepper scrolls and buttermilk croissants, the rooftop offers a full cafe menu stacked with carby options. Past highlights include a crisp bacon sandwich smothered with curry leaf butter, and sesame bagels with seasonal fillings, and a cornucupia of things on toast. As you'd expect, coffee comes courtesy of Reuben Hills.

Littered with potted greenery, the 40-seat venue is an urban oasis with an unfettered view of the city high rises. Umbrellas and awnings are ready to be pulled out for all weather scenarios, making it tough to choose between here and Paramount Coffee Project downstairs for your weekend brunch.

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Updated: December 22nd, 2023

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