1737 Botany Road Banksmeadow, New South Wales 20191300 966 845
|Opening hours||Mon-Fri 7am-3pm; Sat-Sun 8am-2pm|
|Prices||Cheap (mains under $20)|
|Payments||eftpos, Mastercard, Visa|
Cakes, pastries, artisan breads, coffee treats and other eats are all baked on the premises here and are some of the city’s best. The bustling artisan bakery, with its airy eating area, communal tables and post-industrial vibe, is hugely popular with locals: there are elderly couples perusing the weekend papers, parents with toddlers, and foodie couples who know a baguette from a batard. Here, the hero is the bread: think sourdough croque monsieur stuffed with leg ham, rocket and gruyere cheese, beef meatballs on sourdough, and a crunchy iceberg salad with golden croutons, parmesan and poached egg. Carb-loaders unite!