After consultation with the only Sydney-based food blogger I know, Laura suggested a whole heap of places that are ‘must see foodie spots’. High at the top of her list, was Bourke Street Bakery.
Started in 2004 by two amid chef/bakers, Bourke Street Bakery has now become an icon for pastries, breads and ‘honest food’ in Sydney. It reminded me a little of Brisbanes West End. Just a little. BSB is situated in the very beautiful streets of Surry Hills. Bourke St has this busy little hum about it. Krystal and I agreed, it was quite relaxing considering the massive weekend we had just had.
We were warned the day before, by multiple bloggers and foodies, that the line at this little bakery, can get extremely long. But we risked it. We live on the side of danger in the name of good pastries 😛
We had also arranged to meet up with one of our best friends who came to celebrate Krys’ birthday too.
First things first.. COFFEE!! Krystal and I were rocking a little bit of a hangover from the night befores shenanigans.
Plus a Ginger Brule Tart ($4.80) for Krystal
and a Passionfruit Meringue Tart ($4.80) me.
NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM
I cannot even begin to explain how amazing these two tarts were.. the only real words us girls could manage to get out were “ZOMG!! F*****G MIND BLOWING”
Do it! Get one!
Next was lunch..
Pork & Fennel Sausage Roll ($4.50)
Bacon & Gruyere Quiche ($4.50)
Mushroom & Goats Fetta Quiche
oh… and two homemade lemonades ($2.50ea)
We were both full, but we couldn’t help ourselves when we had seen a tart that reminded us fondly of our childhood.. We named it the ‘Wagonwheel Tart’. If you want sweetness overload.. go for this baby! It may be small, but boy, is it sweet..
Oh.. Meet Rhi!! Who joins us for a coffee. We also suggested that she get a passionfruit meringue tart.
To which she did.
While we were all enjoying another coffee, I spotted Michael, who I had met at the conference. Michael did a seminar on search engine optimization. And guess what ?! It actually made sense to me! Win!!
(P.S check out his new venture – Terroir.Me ~ a wine tour planning tool – it’s pretty rad!)
Michael, from memory, I think? ordered a Beef Brisket Pie ($5.00)
After our lunch, we departed Michael, and us girls headed back off to our hotel.
I can really tell that Bourke Street Bakery left a lasting impression. Krystal and I are always telling people about the orgasmic passionfruit meringue tart we ate in Sydney.
Would we go back??
Bloody Oath. It’s worth the wait if there is a line. Fantastic food, simple atmosphere, great suburb.
Check it out for yourself.
On a side note:- if anyone would like to buy me, or anyone else a gift, buy the Bourke Street Bakery Book (RRP $60.00) It looked divine.