Sunday, February 16, 2014

Brickfields Bakery and Café | Chippendale

Who likes the smell and taste of fresh bread? After a wet morning’s ride with the guys at Sydney Architecture Walks on Sunday, we stopped for a lunch break at Brickfields, a bakery and café located on the corner of Cleveland Street and a no-through road called Balfour Street in Chippendale.

It was crowded at lunchtime on a rainy Sunday and there was a bit of a wait for the food and coffee but it was worth it. The sight of windows full of freshly baked bread was a feast for the eyes and the smell of hot fresh bread once you walk in was tantalising. If you weren’t that hungry before, the smell will ensure your stomach grumbles once you step foot into this tiny but inviting establishment. The café was warm and rustic, decorated with an abundance of fresh loaves.


This is another place to get good coffee (they use Mecca Expresso), but the standout was their toasted sandwiches on sourdough. Although it was a little on the pricy end ($16), it is worth a try as it’s something different and tasty. I ordered for lunch the toasted sourdough, which seems to have some Middle Eastern influence, with soft boil egg, hommus, tomato and suquk (I think this is the chorizo like sausage) on sourdough. Maybe I was just feeling a bit peckish after a long morning's bike ride around Sydney, but the combination of these ingredients with freshly baked bread truly was delicious.

So if you are in area or nearby, drop by Brickfields for lunch (or breakfast). This is just another hidden café gem in Sydney that’s worth mentioning.

Where? 206 Cleveland St, Chippendale 2008

Opening?  Mon-Fri 7am-3pm; Sat-Sun 8am-4pm

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