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Published August 18th 2017
Freshly baked bread and pastries in this cafe
The suburbs of Bayside, stretching from St.Kilda to Mentone, have more than their share of cafes and restaurants, yet it is still exciting when a new cafe opens its doors. The Hamptons Bakery has been open for over a year and according to Delicious Magazine (September 2016) "it is a little slice of heaven"...
And so it is, especially if you like fresh, yummy pastries, high-quality bread baked on premises or breakfast and lunch, stretching beyond pastries and sandwiches. There is, for example, the Hamptons Bircher, if looking for a healthy option, post-gym perhaps, or a more substantial breakfast offer of broccoli and potato roesti with a poached egg on top. Whatever size lunch you are seeking, you will find it here. There are sandwiches, salads, soup or more filling meals such as a slow-roasted lamb shoulder or miso-roast salmon fillet, both perfect for current wintry temperatures. Dinner on a Friday night is now also possible.
The coffee is good and the healthy smoothies and juices will give you an extra healthy boost for the day. If you would like a boost of another sort, the cafe now also serves alcohol. One of the best things about The Hamptons Bakery is of course, the choice of breads, pastries and cakes on offer. Your eyes will be bigger than your stomach when you see the freshly-baked breads, croissants, Danish pastries, tarts, muffins and you will be tempted to try them all.
The physical space of The Hamptons Bakery is large, bright, Scandinavian influenced and makes it a welcoming place for groups, couples or singles. But be warned, the smell of freshly baked bread as you enter is addictive!
Waiting patiently outside, wishing they could come in