The Bourke Street Bakery is an institution for good reason- it makes absolutely phenomenal baked-goods. I find I gravitate towards it whenever I’m in Sydney, even if it means catching three different forms of public transport to get there.
What’s so good about this place? Let’s check it out.
Below we went for:
- Beef Brisket, Red Wine & Mushroom Pie
- Pork & Fennel Sausage Roll
- Beef, Beer & Bacon Pie with Cheesy Mash
The filling in each of these was packed full of flavour in perfect pastry parcels. I particularly have a soft spot for the pork and fennel sausage roll which has an abundance of fennel seeds to give it a slight aniseed taste.
The beef brisket used in the beef and red wine pie just melted in your mouth, and you could really taste the beer in the beef and beer pie.
- Ginger Brulee Tart
- Lemon Curd Tart
The brulee tart is something everyone should try at least once in their life. The custard is packed with ginger and oozes out at first bite. The topping is crunchy and the pastry is flaky, meaning you have a bonanza of textures happening in this delicious little package.
The lemon curd tart is a delight as well, packed full of zingy lemon tastes which nicely offsets the curd's rich and creamy texture.
The Bourke Street Bakery isn't just known for its baked goods, it also has some pre-made iced drinks on offer that tend to fly out the door. Below we had:
- Iced Chai
- Iced Coffee
The iced chai was an absolute winner, made from milk, sugar, black tea, cardamon , cinnamon and cloves. It was aromatic and well balanced- I could have downed a liter of this stuff.
Being a bread-based shop, the Bourke Street Bakery also has a range of breads on offer including Rye & Caraway Sourdough, Fennel, Raisin & Cherry Sourdough, Chorizo, Thyme & Caramelised Onion Roll and Brioche Loaf.