While it seems everyone is trying their hand at isolation baking right now, we would much rather leave it to the professionals. And why wouldn’t you? Brisbane is full of artisan bakeries and world-class bakers and pastry chefs. There’s so many in fact, that it was very difficult to narrow it down to just five, but we have…and you can thank us later!
Here’s five of the very best bakeries across Brisbane to get your takeaway baked goods.
1. MICA Brasserie – Newstead
Anyone familiar with King Street Bakery will be beside themselves to try their new concept bakery, MICA Brasserie. Located along The Promenade, in the Breakfast Creek Lifestyle Centre, they are serving up delectable artisan breads, gourmet pies, croissants, pies, sweets, savoury treats, and coffee for you to take away. Think: the perfect crusty baguette, impeccable eclair’s and everything in between. This is a must try for anyone in Brisbane.
2. Chouquette – New Farm
A mainstay in New Farm, Chouquette is a traditional French bakery and has earned a reputation as making one of the best croissants in Brisbane, among many other treats. Don’t worry, they don’t skimp on butter here, their traditional croissants are perfectly light and flaky, just like they should be. On top of that, their selection of classic tarts, danish, and namesake chouquettes are a must try.
3. Flour & Chocolate – Morningside & Northgate
Flour & Chocolate Morningside proved so popular that they opened a second location in Northgate to feed their adoring customers. Serving up a wide selection of patisserie, breads and savoury baked goods, mouthwatering treats like cinnabuns and gonuts, as well as their new DIY baking packs to try at home, there’s something for everyone at Flour & Chocolate.
4. Jocelyn’s Provisions – Albion, Camphill & Fortitude Valley
Ever since it opened in 1996, Jocelyn’s Provisions has established a nationwide reputation for their delicious fine cakes, bread, pastries and artisan provisions. They are almost a one-stop shop, serving daily a wide range of hand-made breads, freshly made sandwiches, cakes, pantry provisions and also delicious treats to take and bake at home. You can visit them in Albion, Camphill and James Street in Fortitude Valley.
5. Agnes Street Bakery Pop-Up – Fortitude Valley
Although a newcomer to the Brisbane bakery scene, Agnes Street Bakery (run by Agnes Restaurant) is already making a name for itself, and one hell of a morning queue! You’ll have to get there early to taste some of their dreamy creations, like choux pastry with milk chocolate, caramel and sesame, or lemon curd-filled doughnuts. They are also serving up savoury pizzas, pantry items like cheese and house-made smoked butter, and a standout selection of wines, all to takeaway.