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Published May 2nd 2012
Who would suspect a humble old roller door in an Albion car park is the after-hours facade for one of the best bakeries in Brisbane? If you haven't been to Brewbakers for brekkie yet – you're missing out! And if a queue which spills all the way out the door and into the car park on any given Saturday is anything to go by, the popularity of this place speaks for itself.
Dotted with rustic tables and the enticing aroma of freshly baked bread, this casual bakery cum café has a Parisian kinda feel. Fresh and homemade is no understatement as you step into this haven of baked goodness. There's a wide selection of sweet stuff and wheat staples, along with a selection of hot meals scribbled onto a chalkboard for those who prefer something savoury.
Whether you're keen to grab something on the run, or prefer to sit down and eat in, you need to line up at the front counter to place your order. The service is always friendly and reasonably quick in spite of the long queues. Sadly the table service isn't as fast, so you might wait a little while for your meals or coffee to come out. But as I discovered - it's well worth the wait.
I recommend ordering the sautéed mushrooms, haloumi, rocket and prosciutto on sourdough – which is simply divine. Or go the classic, avocado, tomato and bacon bruschetta. You can order a serving of each, plus an orange juice, bottled water and coffee for only $36.50.
If that hasn't tempted you, why not try the rye, raisin and walnut bread sticks $3.80, flaky palmiers $3.80, chocolate almond croissants $5, or cinnamon doughnuts $3.50. Although I'm not a coffee drinker, I have heard they make a decent coffee too.
So while I can't vouch for breakfast being the most important meal of the day, at Brewbakers it can certainly be the most delicious.