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Banneton Bakery and Cafe, Woolloongabba

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by Jacqui Schneider (subscribe)
I'm a QBI (Queenslander born interstate) and like to write about things that inspire me in my adopted hometown. Living by choice in the inner southside of Brisbane.
Published April 22nd 2012
So what are we doing on a Saturday morning in an industrial/commercial part of Woolloongabba? Well, they do say if you have something people want, the people will come to you. And come here they do, in droves.
Personally, I come here for the bread. I am addicted to the Latvian Rye loaf which they only make on the weekend. But their Turkish loaf is pretty good, as is their range of sourdough loaves, which I get when I'm either too late and miss out on the Latvian Rye or don't manage to get there on the weekend.

Actually, I don't have to worry really because they have a stall at the Boggo Road Markets which are just down the road from me, but if I make it to the bakery on a Saturday then I have an excuse to sit at the café and enjoy one of their excellent coffees and check out the pastry window.

I can vouch for the pumpkin scones which I have to say, are better than Flo's.

I like calling in here because the place is always humming and it's fun to watch the diverse range of customers that come in to sit under the shady awnings and enjoy a coffee, indulge in one of the wickedly delicious pastries, or one of the more sensible but equally yummy savoury pastries or sandwiches.

I am so glad that Banneton Bakery has set up shop here (they have another bakery in Ashgrove) and along with another couple of true artisan bakers such as Levain Bakery in Morningside, who also have a stall at the West End markets and make an awesome Turkish loaf, they are revolutionising the bread scene in Brisbane. Once you've tried a really good loaf of artisan bread (or a pastry) like these bakeries produce, it's hard to go back to the mass-produced article.

You might pay a little more, but hell, it's worth it.
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Why? Authentic artisan wood-fired bread, delicious pastries and great coffee
When: Mon – Fri 7am to 3.30, Sat 7am to 3pm, Sun 7am to 2pm
Where: 25 Balaclava Street, Woolloongabba
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