Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Brasserie Bread @ South Melbourne

Back in Brisbane, there were two spots where we would buy our bread for the week; either at a French bakery that we walk past after our Sunday morning walk or at (surprise, surprise) another French bakery that was a 5 minute drive away. There were also one or two bakeries that I would occasionally visit too.

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.


Sean said...

gosh, that does look like the healthiest croque monsieur i've ever seen. but amazingly, it looks very appetizing too! thanks to the obviously top-notch bread :D

Michelle Chin said...

i usually buy bread from the deli at vic market. i love the irrewarra brand. :)

CUMI & CIKI said...

great photography! i can imagine the sandwiches are great;)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

c&c: can you imagine its from an iphone? hehe, theres alot of window in this place.

mchin: i actually havent visited vic market since we moved over..must go some day

sean: yeah i know right!

Baby Sumo said...

Wish there was someplace close (within 5 mins) of my place that does good bread. Can't be arsed driving 30 mins into town etc to get bread.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

babysumo: yeah taking things for granted..this is more like a 10 min drive away..but i got a bakery thats walking distance and another thats 5 min drive away...its awesome!