18 Feb Loafer Bread: North Fitzroy’s Ultimate Bakery Deals in Cold Hard Treats.
Sure, North Fitzroy’s best bakery is punnily named after steamy loaves of organic bread, but you’ll be getting yourself out of bed for their sweets more than their sourdough.
Give us sweets
A Fitzroy North fave, this sweet little artisan bakery owned by baker Andrea Brabazon has residents raving about its decadent treats. You might stroll in with good intentions to buy a rustic and crusty loaf of bread for your lunch sandwich later, but the second that warm, nutty scent slaps you in the face, you’ll be asking them to sit you down with a coffee and a Bombolone– a flaky, sugared Italian Doughnut filled with Vanilla Bean Custard and Currants for good measure.
Then you’ll wipe your mouth, pat yourself on the back, and ask them to wrap up a few of the tarts and dinosaur bikkies presented on Nanna’s kitschiest china for later. Might as well.
Organic ingredients, made with love
The quality of the bread made on site is obvious; the goods are made with local organic, biodynamic and free-range ingredients – ‘The best you can get’ – and is something Andrea and her team push for, both admiring and motivating to tend to. Crafting these scrumptious loaves in the wee, dark hours of the morning is truly a labour of love, and Loafer Bread’s faithful customers demonstrate their appreciation by flowing in daily. The bakery also supplies their bread to Ceres Market and a number of clever cafés.
Relaxed, homely bakery
There is something that just puts you at ease about a bakery. Maybe it’s knowing that you will be fed, or maybe it’s just the smell. Either way, Loafer Bread encourages patrons to sip their coffee, eat their treat or inspired lunch baguette amid walls lined with magazines and jars of homemade jams. Or soak up the sun while you get your sugary fix in their quaint outdoor seating section. Above all, make Loafer Bread your new go-to café in North Fitzroy.
Word on the Street
Get in early so you’re not left with the crumbs – they sell out on the reg. Lamingtons are best reserved in advance.
146 Scotchmer St
Fitzroy North VIC 3068
03 9489 0766
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Words by Melanie Desa