Bakery bonanza! @Chifley


I love discussing food and after talking to some work colleagues about pastries, one of them mentioned delicious croissants and pastries at Chifley shops. I had no choice but to head out first thing Saturday morning to Chifley!

Wild Rye bakery is located within the supermarket at Chifley shops.

Croissants, breads and tarts – oh my! What to choose?

Okay, maybe I got a little over excited, but I don’t regret my choices:

(clockwise starting from top left)

cinnamon croissant – a subtle cinnamon taste inside a more ‘bready’ croissant

poppy seed croissant – oh my! When my work friend told this was her favourite, I thought it was an interesting concept: ‘poppy seeds were inside a croissant’. This was possibly my favourite bakery treat, the poppy seeds make a sweet nutty paste inside an almost hollow croissant. 

cheese and bacon croissant – I am a big fan of bacon and cheese anything, so I was surprised to find that this wasn’t my favourite bakery treat of the day. I much prefer bacon and cheese rolls.

cream cheese and sultana danish – a nice ‘not to sweet’ combination.

apple danish – this would have been more delicious if I warmed it with some ice cream!

and a custard puff  an awesome thick custard sandwiched between a delicious sugary pastry  

If you’re thinking about running to Chifley shops now to grab some croissants hold your horses, I hear the best day to go is Saturday, preferably in the morning to avoid disappointment.

You would think I would be content with all these bakery treats but I convinced Timmy to come with me on another bakery adventure as I heard there was something worth travelling to Curtain shops for.

Venue: Wild Rye bakery

Address:  Shop 20-22/ Eggleston Crs, Chifley ACT 2606

Phone: (02) 6282 9255 ‎

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Bon anniversaire


It was my good friend’s birthday and I was looking forward to surprising her with a pistachio cake  from Croissant D’or but when I got there it wasn’t ready yet so I stared into the cake display to choose an alternative. So many delicious choices, what to choose? (click on the pictures for a closer look)

Tuesday is 2 for 1 croissant day! I didn’t find it particularly nice pastry and it was a bit flat but I’m not usually the biggest fan of croissants.

Chocolate fudge mousse cake– This was a really delicious cake, I love the different textures between the mousse, the sponge cake layer and the piped chocolate. Surprisingly not too stupidly sweet.  

There were talks of Croissant D’or up for sale late last year but I can’t tell if the owners did change. All I know is that their cakes are good and I would love to go back and try a pie some time.

Venue: Croissant D’or

Address: 33 City Walk, Canberra, ACT 2601

Phone: (02) 6262 6850

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