Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Bourke Street Bakery, Surry Hills

Yes I have finally stepped foot on the famous bakery that everyone has been raving on about  Bourke Street Bakery; an extremely tiny bakery that is tucked away in a quiet location in Surry Hills. The bakery is so small that it only has 3 tiny tiny tables for people to sit one and a handful on outdoor seating. The hoard of people however come in flocks, one after another throughout the whole morning.

We were quite lucky to come at a good time because a small group of people were leaving so we got a table and seat within minutes! The menu wasn't that wide as most items either involved bread or pastry as they didn't have your typical bacon and egg served with spinach on a plate. They also had sandwiches however they were all pre-made. Even though they were all freshly made in the morning, it felt a bit of a waste of a trip if we didn't get something a bit more exciting.

Regular Mocha - $4.50
Mushroom & Goats Cheese Quiche
Spinach, Ricotta & Corn Quiche
Beef Brisket Pie - $5.30
Their quiches were very soft and eggy and even the quiche with the goats cheese was nice as the cheese wasn't too strong and it didn't overpower any of the other main ingredients. The pie was however amazing - I was so grateful I ordered the pie instead of a quiche LOL! The pie was soooo good!! The pastry was so soft yet crunchy and light. The beef and the sauces were oozing out of the pie. Seriously, it was worth every single dollar.
Passion Fruit Meringue Tart - $5.00

Again, this was also one of my favourite dishes. I am always a sucker for meringues as well as passion fruit so if you put one and one together, it just creates perfection. The meringue was so light and fluffy and (along with the pastry) everything just melted in your mouth. It is a bit expensive for a tart but for the quality of that tart, you can understand why they charge extra!

Fig Barberry Sourdough - $5.50
How could I have left this bakery without buying a loaf of bread. Fig Sourdough it was. Freshly baked loaves of bread would obviously cost more than your average price of a loaf say from Woolies but can I say is that that loaf was actually surprisingly quite heavy. There were a lot of fig barberries in that loaf so it was definately worth the price.

So if you are in Surry Hills next time, stop by for some brunch or at least get some bread to take home - you wont have any regrets!

Bourke Street Bakery
- 633 Bourke St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Gotta go eat!!