I had to see what all the fuss was with Bourke Street Bakery with a number of friends recommending both the Surry Hills and Neutral Bay stores. I am hooked. From the warm ambience of freshly baked bread to the sweetly aroma of gourmet cakes and tarts, trust me you won't leave without a purchase. Surry Hills is their flagship store but with stores at Potts Point, Alexandria, Marrickville and now North Sydney; it seems these renowned baker chefs are clearly on to something good.
You will be overwhelmed with choice from the wide selection of cakes, tarts, flavoursome sourdough breads and loaves, pastries and much, much more. Everything is cooked from scratch with fresh ingredients daily and well worth the extra $$. I had planned a quick dash to purchase a raspberry and pear butter cake (highly recommended by same friend) for a family event but instead ended up leaving with said raspberry and pear butter cake, a chocolate tart for myself (hehe) and a could not stop myself, I had to also have the Pancetta & Cream Cheese Sourdough Loaf - amazing!
The service is amazing and handles the crowds very well. Sorry, I think I forgot to mention before, this venue is popular and does get very busy on Saturdays so if you have the time and ability to go during the week then go then. The prices are a little towards the higher end of the scale for baked goods but honestly well worth the treat.