Carbs. I love them and I know I would categorically make the worst gluten intolerant diner ever. Pasta, pizza, bread, croissants… come at me.
So when I received an invitation to check out Baker St in Cottesloe, a bakery with a fierce reputation, I was keen to head in and give it a whirl. So with my eating partner Bryony in tow, we headed down for lunch one afternoon and a spot of shopping around Cottesloe Village.
The classic margarita pizza with tomato, cheese and basil was excellent. That alone made our trip there worthwhile.
Super thin base, punchy sauce and fresh herbs made for a tried and true combination. Good stuff and a bit unexpected! I had figured we’d be munching on rolls or pies – which they do have, but this was really yum.
Next up we peeked at fresh Easter hot cross buns in the oven before throwing ourselves in to some sweet treats. An almond croissant, custard tart and carrot cake cupcake.
All delicious. That almond croissant was particularly memorable, chocked full of the frangipane filling – it was probably the most generous one I’ve eaten. And I’m pretty partial to these thanks to my mum who is an almond croissant fiend.
The custard tart was also a good choice, with a soft filling and flaky pastry. I do like my pastry a touch flakier – more of the Portuguese style, but this was still a strong offering. The cupcake was pleasant, though I think I prefer standard carrot cake which retains so much moistness when baked in a larger tin.
Baker St is a little slice of baked heaven. Bright, airy and an open kitchen so you can see the bakers hard at work. I love the shelves stacked with loaves of their famous sourdough, baguettes and more. It’s the kind of place that’s worth stopping by to check out when you want something simple but tasty – and well priced.