76 Victoria Rd
|Open with specialty coffee on Sat & Sun|
Coffee: Excellent guest pop-ups on weekends
Also: Cakes, breads, meals
|Coolness: Creative food, coffee and community focused business model|
Bakery47 (5♥) is a top notch bakery and cafe that bakes a wide range of breads and cakes for their shop, as well as supplying other cafes. The unusually long description below is partly due to the sheer breadth of excellent culinary and community options available. It's also partly because Bakery47 is so very good!
Please scroll down to read more about Bakery47, but we'll focus on the coffee first (as you'd expect :)
Each weekend Bakery47 is joined behind the servery by a skilled and impressive coffee pop up that matches the quality of the bakery items. These are high-end baristas and small business owners that serve up their specialty coffee to Bakery47 customers to enjoy, alongside their exceptional baked goods and meals.
We're yet to get to Bakery47 to sample all the baristas, but very much intend to. They include 'Back to Black'. 'Fun in a cup' and 'It All Started Here'.
It All Started Here
Espresso-based drinks are Will's staple, but, depending on the weather or time of year, you may get to try coffee tonic, cold brew or iced latte. Keep an eye on It All Started Here's Facebook and Twitter stream to stay up to date with Will's pop ups.
On the food front, you can buy mouth-watering baked items between Wednesdays and Sundays each week. They're made on site by the people who take your order and you can pick up loaves and buns of many types as well as cakes, tarts, scones, traybakes, pastries and bakery items you hadn't realised existed. We know that there's many a cake connoisseur who knows a lot more than we do, but we can confidently say that Bakery47 is amongst the best around. You won't be disappointed, but to give you a sense: portuguese custard tarts, poppy chia bagels, rhubarb pastries, amarena cherry toasted pistachio brownies, peanut butter banana buns, wholewheat spelt cinnamon currant buns... and much, much more.
The cafe is quite large and customers are invited to place their order and pay at the counter (you place your order for coffee at the same time). There are plenty of customers picking up bakery items and leaving again, and plenty sitting in as well. The menu takes great advantage of their bread and cakes as well as high quality seasonal food, sourced from as nearby as feasible.
Supporting, and being active in, their community are at the heart of their approach to business. They regularly share their space with other like-minded individuals, from events to classes, workshops to popups. And on they have 'bread barter' days on the first Wednesday of every month - where the owners offer their bread in exchange for goods or services without using money.
Unless you're lucky enough to be able to pass by Bakery47 every day, the best way to stay up to speed with all the goings on is to watch their Facebook. The pictures of their baked items alone are worth it!