Locked down and missing your breakfast sourdough and morning-coffee cinnamon scrolls? Thanks to home delivery, there’s no need to go without. Here’s a rundown of Melbourne’s top bakeries for home-delivered or take-home treats.
For home delivery
Artisan baker Rustica is another sourdough specialist, in business since 2012. Local produce features in loaves stuffed with whole cranberries and walnuts. And in the Aussie spiced fruit and the seedy whole-wheat loaf sweetened with a hint of honey. Breads from baguettes to batons can be home delivered. Along with bagels, croissants, cookies and pastries. But the cronut reigns supreme. The decadent croissant-doughnut crossover oozes with custard, with a citrus and meringue topping.
Malaysian desserts are the speciality at Raya and yes, they deliver. Order pandan chiffon for a Saturday delivery. Why stop at a slice when you can order a whole cake? Add a green spinach and olive oil sponge topped with yoghurt frosting. Or something more familiar, like a box of giant New York–style cookies. To experience the full range, the Raya at Home kit has a bit of everything.
No, these aren’t your everyday crumpets. They’re Holy Crumpets! Made from sustainable flour and fermented with naturally occurring wild yeast. Order a six-pack, and don’t forget the Gippsland Jersey butter and Hilltop Hives honey to make them smile. Orders resume from 17 August, so make sure you sign up to the wait list to be notified.
Woodfrog takes its sourdough seriously. Their open-crumb loaves are fermented for 28 hours. Then they’re hand-shaped to ensure that caramelised crust. Choose a dark sourdough or original-recipe pumpkin loaf. Throw in some challah rolls for burgers. And fruit-filled Danishes or chocolate croissants to crumble with coffee. Head online to arrange home delivery.
Usually you can find Pierrick Boyer’s Reverie cafe in the ELLA precinct, but for now home delivery is your key to flavourtown. From custard brioche doughnuts to flaky croissants, indulgent tiramisu and exquisite hand crafted cakes – the entire menu is a dessert lover’s dream. Can’t decide? Try the petit fours sampler, featuring nine generous single serves of PB’s personal best. Deliveries are available to the CBD, Prahran and Doncaster areas.
Lune’s legendary croissants can now be delivered to your door. Order online for choc chip cookie croissants, pain au chocolat, cheese and vegemite escargot and more. Or if you’re within 5km, grab a takeaway from their CBD store on your daily walk.
Earl Canteen has always been a lunchtime saviour, with great salads and sandwiches. Now you can make Earl’s sangers at home. Earl Support Packs come with all the fixings, including sliced bread and ham. Choose falafel balls if you’re vegetarian. And the bake at home range includes easy-to-make choc-chip cookies and friands. Got a cookie monster sized hunger? The cookie logs now come in gigantic 7-serve bundles. And they even throw in one for free – that’s over 8kg of cookie dough!
Mörk’s chocolate and pastries
And if you’d like more chocolate to go with your chocolate éclairs, head to Mörk. The hot chocolate pack includes cocoa powder, milk and marshmallows. But why stop there? You can also add biscuits, chocolate cake and cinnamon buns to your home delivery.
Wanting to rug up and have a picnic in the backyard? Put in your order at the Corner Larder. They’re one of many stalls offering home delivery from Queen Victoria Market. Fill baguettes with a choice of cheeses and charcuterie. Or build an antipasto platter. Dips, relishes, pâté. There’s everything you need for an al fresco feast.
To take away
Check if you’re within 5km of these local spots and get feasting.
Over in Drewery Lane, new kid on the block Bakemono has grabbed a prime position opposite its sibling cafe, Little Rogue. This tiny taste of Tokyo is the place to come for your shokupan fix. Fluffy milk bread, it’s pure heaven. Slice thickly, toast lightly and smother with butter and jam. And you can’t pass up their Danish pastries laden with berries or Nutella. Of course, Japanese baked goods and coffee are the perfect mix, so order home-delivered coffee beans from Little Rogue. Ethiopian, Kenyan, Colombian, Costa Rican. Take your pick.
Good things are happening in North Melbourne, where Bread Club is baking up a sourdough storm. The French bakery is also creating headlines with their zany pastries. Who could say no to a banana-split croissant? The vibe is fun, and the in-store soundtrack is crucial to the mix. Who else has a website with links to both Instagram and Soundcloud?
Baker D Chirico
Think artisan bakery and the name Baker D Chirico springs to mind. Their lush display cases are overflowing with sourdough loaves, pastries and fruit tarts. Plus lunchtime baguettes and custard-filled bombolone (that’s doughnuts to you and me). Drop into the Carlton or Domain Road stores to pick up some take-away goodies.
Metropolitan Melbourne is now in Stage 4 restrictions. Please note businesses may close or run out of stock at short notice: check with individual businesses. Make sure that you live within 5kms of the business before ordering for takeaway or click and collect. Observe the curfew from 8pm to 5am, and other restrictions. Please, be smart, be safe and follow directions from the Victorian Government.