21 November 2010

Bourke Street Bakery: Tarts and Sausage Rolls, Surry Hills (21 Nov 2010)

633 Bourke Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Timing is everything

Bourke Street Bakery is one of those bakeries where you'd be hard pressed not find something you'll love to eat which will also bring you back for more. Being so popular timing is everything to avoid long queues and chaotic ordering in the tiny shop — which seems never possible. Today I was very lucky with only a few seconds waiting as staff tried to be as efficient as possible. The Pork and fennel sausage roll ($4.50) with tomato sauce ($0.20) was warm, flavoursome and decently sized. It's a premium price for a sausage roll but was packed with flavour and you could actually see the ingredients used inside. Your fingers do get a bit greasy from the pastry when picking it up so a knife and fork will keep your digits clean. I'm a fan of the Rhubarb and almond tart ($4.40) which has a nice thin pasty base and lovely moist rhubarb on top cooked to sweet perfection. Again a premium price for a tart but it's a premium product too. For those in the city the sister company Central Baking Depot sells similar tarts but I've noticed there's not always the same variety available which is a shame.

It's easy to see why Bourke Street Bakery is currently one of the most 'liked' places in Sydney making it No. 1 on Urbanspoon's Best Cheap Eats in NSW and also No. 1 restaurant. Join the queues to find your next favourite morning or afternoon tea snack.

PROS: Tempting choices of tarts, pastries and bread, Quality rather than quantity, Other locations around town, Freshly made
CONS: Long waits in queues when busy, Some items can sell out early, Not the cheapest but I think still reasonably priced for the quality
MUST TRY: Rhubarb and almond tart, Pork and fennel sausage roll, Anything else that takes your fancy

Pork and fennel sausage roll ($4.50) with tomato sauce ($0.20)

Rhubarb and almond tart ($4.40)

Menu board

Outside seating — if you're lucky

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Bourke Street Bakery on Urbanspoon


doggybloggy said...

I want to be you.....

MelbaToast said...

Love the look of the Rhubard Tart...and the sausage roll. I'm going to go the shop in Marrickville soon - have you been there? I wonder if the menu is the same, and the queues shorter?

thang@noodlies said...

Pork and fennel.. that's gourmet territory!

leaf (the indolent cook) said...

I keep reading about this place in food blogs everywhere. Must try it next time I'm in Sydney!

Maria @ Scandi Foodie said...

The rhubarb and almond tart looks delicious! I just made rhubarb and almond muffins the other day, but these look so much better than mine!

Angie Lives to Eat (and Cook)! said...

I still havn't been to BSB, I'll get there eventually =)

Mona said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog :) I went to BSB once ... and I still wonder why people queue up, maybe I should find my favourite :)

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Simon Food Favourites said...

hi doggybloggy, i want to be me too ;-)

hi melbatoast, i haven't been to the marrickville one. i hope the range is good. they should have very similar products if not the same. i hope the queues are much shorter for you :-)

hi thang, it certainly is and it tastes pretty gourmet too. had lots of flavour and was quite moist.

hi leaf, you certainly will have to. hopefully you'll get to try it soon.

hi maria, i'm sure your muffins were just as good. i'd expect nothing less from you :-)

hi angie, OMG you're joking right? we'll get yourself down there soon and let me know what you think. put it in the diary now for the weekend.

hi mona, what did you try from BSB when you went? i've enjoyed quite a few of their tarts but haven't tried their bread.

hi mercedes-benz prices, thanks for dropping by and reading my blog. i hope to keep the posts great for your reading pleasure :-)

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