Coming to Melbourne, one of the first few things we wanted to do is find a bakery that sells some good bread that we like and was convenient to visit. First on the list to try was Brasserie Bread, a brand coming from Sydney. The place is not exactly in the most obvious of places, hidden in a row of big warehouses on a quiet street of South Melbourne.
It is also a pity they don't open on Sundays, the day we usually buy our bread.
So one Saturday while waiting for my car to be serviced which was just around the corner, I decided to drop by for a bite and a loaf to go.
Since I was going to sit for a while, I might as well start off with a latte. Decent but not the best in town.
Looking around the menu, I couldn't go pass a croque monsieur. A simple toasted ham and cheese sandwich which had no cheese on the top. Not as heart clogging as some versions, it allowed me to have a proper taste of the sourdough they used. Like how they plated it on a wooden board.
When it came to taking away a loaf of bread, it took me a while but I eventually settled on a sour cherry sourdough loaf, one of the better loaf of breads we have had. It took a lot of discipline to ignore those almond croissants and hot cross buns too as there looked mouth watering.
Although I still have a few places to try, I think Brasserie Bread is clearly an option for our weekly source of bread, if only they open on Sundays.
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Verdict: 4 stars out of 5 stars. The sandwich and coffee was alright but the star was the sour cherry sourdough loaf I bought back home.