over the hill and down the street we go


Bourke St bakery has been on my ‘to go’ list for a while and with me going back and forth from Sydney so much I figure I could squeeze in a little trip. Now with four locations there is no excuse for me not to get there. My friend picked me up and off we went to where the all the magic started, Bourke St in Surry Hills. 

Me peering through the shop window at all the gorgeous breads and pastries wondering what to get.

Then I went inside and realised there was more to choose from… Oh dear, I’m not great at making decisions especially when everything looks so good.

What I ended up choosing: pan au chocolat, lamb, harissa and almond sausage roll, apple galette, chocolate tart and fellow blogger Shimmy shimmy coconut grabbed a coffee with soy milk (at a bargain price of $3!).

I don’t know why I ordered a pan au chocolat, I don’t usually go out of my way to eat them, I think I just like saying it. I didn’t think there was anything special about it and I was started to wonder what all the hype about the bakery was all about, but all my disappointment was shattered when I started eating the lamb sausage roll. It was delicious! I don’t know if I could taste all the different ingredients but it was definitely nicer than a ‘normal’ sausage roll. 

I had saved the apple galette and chocolate tart for when I got back to Canberra and I’m surprised it survived the trip! I can easily say that the apple galette is easily one of THE most delicious pastries I’ve ever eaten. I wish I got more than one   The chocolate tart was also mouthwatering and it wasn’t overly sweet that I wanted to eat some ham or cheese afterwards (for people who know me, I do this often). They use milk chocolate rather than dark chocolate and it had a lovely velvety texture.


I loved the pastries so much that once I saw the book I knew I had to have it (after I checked that everything I ate was in  there of course). I bought it at Costco for $32.49- bargain!

Definitely check it out for a lazy weekend breakfast if you’re in the area. I would love to go back and try some breads, more pastries and of course more tarts!

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