Brickfields Bakery has been dubbed one of Sydneyís best, with their famous sourdough drawing in customers again and again.
Avocado, Chorizo and Lime Breakfast Plate.
I ordered one of the fabulous breakfast plates ($15) with avocado, chorizo and lime. Delicious. The bread was in fact well worth the wait. Fantastic avocado and chorizo to complement. If you think a breakfast plate like this will be too much for you, simply order avocado on toast. The options are endless, and the staff are willing to accommodate.
Be warned: the breakfast and lunch plates sell out very quickly. Itís best to get there early. I had a lovely afternoon at the bakery, chatting with my girlfriends, although the cafe closes shop at 3pm sharp on weekdays and at 4pm on weekends, so donít overstay your welcome.
A range of treats are lined up in the window, so if youíre feeling like a spot of after lunch dessert, then go ahead and try the chocolate, buckwheat and candied grapefruit layer cake ($6.50). This treat was just added to the menu earlier this week, as at the time of writing this.
The breads resting, as seen through the windows outside.
As you walk by along Cleveland Street to enter the bakery, youíll see all the lovely breads in the window. Itíll make you feel hungry in an instant. A lot of time goes into making the best bread for your meal.
The drinks are great. If you havenít worked it out by now, Iím not a coffee or tea drinker. I never liked either, so my go to is of course the hot chocolate ($5). It was really nice. And for my friends who had coffees, they quite enjoyed their beverages also.
Youíll see many office goers walking in, ordering a take away lunch, and casually walking back to the office with their brown paper bag in hand. The cafe has a very cool vibe. When you walk through the entrance you, can see straight through to the back where the baking goes down. Smells great.
Located at 206 Cleveland Street in Chippendale, itís a quick 10-minute walk down Gibbons Street from Redfern train station. It too is located at the end of a cul-de-sac, so you can drive to the bakery and park on Balfour Street. You wouldnít expect it to be where it is; in fact it kind of pops up out of nowhere, but thatís the beauty of it. The fact that itís somewhat hidden away means it builds its reputation through word of mouth.
A short walk from Redfern Station
The service was good. The young wait staff are helpful in taking away your plates once finished, as well as topping up your water. The only negative unfortunately is that seating is limited. With three bench like tables outside the bakery door, you may need to share with other customers. Inside itís a diner seating style, sitting beside one another in a counter like formation. My best advice is to arrive outside of peak hours, however the wait for a seat should be no more than 10-15 minutes, and there are two park benches just outside to wait.
Where: 206 Cleveland Street Chippendale NSW
Why: Fantastic bread
When: Breakfast or Lunch