Breaking bread this Easter | Gourmand and Gourmet

Breaking bread this Easter

We. Love. Carbs.

To get you well and truly in the mood for Easter, we’ve rounded up our favourite bakeries from around Brissie to satisfy all your buttery needs!

Jocelyn’s Provisions | Various Locations 

Jocelyn’s Provisions is one of Brisbane’s most iconic makers of fine cakes, bread, pastries and provisions. Baked fresh using the nothing but finest ingredients and traditional recipes, their hand-made products proudly retain that old world charm. There’s something for everyone, from the signature bar cakes and flourless chocolate cakes, to chewy brownies and buttery tarts. 

Gerbino’s Bakery | Ashgrove 

This Northside stalwart is owned and operated by a Sicilian family and is very much a family affair! Gerbino’s serves up the usual bread, pies, sausages rolls that you’d expect, but where it’s really at is the Cannoli filled with vanilla custard. Anyone else literally drooling at the thought of them? 

King Street Bakery | Bowen Hills

The second you step foot onto King Street, you’ll be mesmerized by the sights, smells and flavours. King Street Bakery is waiting for you, ready to serve up some of the tastiest baked goods on offer in Brisbane – whipped up by an insanely talented team of internationally trained bakers. 

Flour and Chocolate | Morningside and Northgate

This iconic Brissy bakery is well known for its flaky croissants, crusty breads, and amazing cakes and eclairs. Any local will tell you to keep an eye out for their daily specials, and be sure to get there nice and early before the treats are snapped up!

Danny’s Bread | Teneriffe 

Owner Daniel Mikus is a master when it comes to baked goods, taking a scientific approach to baking, mixing organic flour from Gunnedah, salt from the Murray River basin and high-quality water before playing with the fermentation and natural bacteria to create his signature dough. Sounds sexy, doesn’t it? Trust us when we say Danny’s pain au chocolat is a must-try.

Choquette | New Farm and CBD

After making a name for itself in New Farm, Choquette opened a second boulangerie and patisserie on Edward Street, doubling the amount of freshly baked baguettes, buttery croissants and mille-feuille with Brisbane. Merci!

Crust & Co | Newmarket 

Sitting pretty in a back street of Newmarket is an historic red brick bakehouse, now home to this traditional artisan bakery with French and Italian flair. Owner Sebastien Pisasale draws upon his European heritage to deliver an array of tasty baked treats, like flaky croissants, crusty sourdoughs, family-sized quiches, and divine danishes.

Agnes | Fortitude Valley

We have all the tea on this brand-spanking-new Valley hotspot, and we cannot wait to spill. Former Gerard’s Bistro chef Ben Williamson and the team behind Same Same have opened the pop-up European wood-fired bakery to the delight of Valley locals, with wood-fired breads, pizzettas and baked sweet treats like doughnuts and basque cheesecake, plus handmade cheeses, cured meats, and more selling out daily!

The Bakeologists | New Farm

It’s all in the name, isn’t it? These guys know what they’re doing, adding a modern twist to the art of baking, with a fine selection of specialty breads, including ciabatta, pane Italiano, fruit loaf and sourdough, and a tasty range of pies. Their meal & grain sourdough is a pantry staple! 

Banneton | Woolloongabba 

We’re expecting hate mail from Gabba locals, but we can’t help but share the goodness of Banneton with the rest of Brisbane. This traditional bakery is ever producing wholesome baked goods, including a range of breads, viennoiseries, savouries and patisseries. We don’t need to say anything more – the food speaks for itself. 

 

So? Where are you getting your baked treats from this Easter?

Words by Elizabeth Markwell
- the gourmand who has a second stomach for pastries.