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Bourke Street Bakery

Surry Hills, NSW
Open today - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm / 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bourke Street Bakery is an extremely popular bakery and with good reason, the breads and selection of savoury and sweet treats are without exception delicious. Whilst the long queues are for their bread, there are many other goodies on offer. Grab a gourmet sausage roll with lamb, harissa and almond, or a ginger creme brulee with pistachio. 

--TrueLocal description--
Sunday is the day people come to worship where the altar is an oven and the sausage rolls sacred objects. Join the line outside this artisan bakery where baked  goods have been elevated to works of art. Sourdough is the specialty but we love the quiche Lorraine, sweet tarts and of course, the famous pork and fennel sausage rolls. Once you?ve made it in the door, grab a copy of their first cookbook and one of every pastry for good measure. 
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Eat-in Take-Away Coffee


Pizza/Wood Fired Pizza Creperies Coffee Juice Vegetarian Pies




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Breakfast Lunch

Disabled Facilities

Wheel Chair Access



Cakes Sausage Rolls Pies Bread Loaves Scrolls Sourdough


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Reviews of Bourke Street Bakery

  • Anna9003 Cafe Crowd 68 reviews
    Pork sausage rolls are amazing and great coffee
  • Such a long queue to the bakery. But it was worth it. I look forward to eating many of sumptuous delights. The sweets were amazing - especially the chocolate mousse tart.
  • Tiaraaaaa Local Star 1,090 reviews
    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.
  • atan7 Local Star 1,300 reviews
    Everytime I come to this cute little corner bakery, I fall in love with it more and more. On a beautiful sunny day, you can see the local come to play, sitting on old milk crates, rusty metal stools, eating off old wooden tables, it's a pretty fun spot to people watch. Now, the food, it's pretty hard for me to order something other than the ginger brulee tart. If you ever get the chance, have it with a coffee, and like me, you'll find it difficult to ever order anything else. I had a bit of pie once, I quickly ate a bit when my husband went back in to get some bread for later, the pie was delicious too, and judging by my husband's reluctance to let me try some, I'm pretty sure he loved it too.
  • jojostuff Local Star 405 reviews
    Still great after all these years. Love the tarts - all of them - but I could eat the ginger brulee tart everyday. The lines are long but don't be put off; it moves pretty quickly.

    I don't love the sourdough (Iggy's all the way) but the croissants, especially the chocolate croissants, are pretty special.

    An old favourite, and I suspect it will be for many years.
  • 4chillis Local Star 712 reviews
    Don't let the line up out the door put you off - the selection is amazing - so much yummy bread. We split a sausage roll which was delicious and the sourdough that we ate later was great. Everything in the bakery looked great though.
  • Very nice bakery indeed! The coffee is awesome, nice and strong! Make sure you grab a ginger brle tart with it! Fab!
  • beanboy Local Star 305 reviews
    A Sydney icon, this place is crowded all throughout the weekend but its worth the wait and the ordering process is pretty quick. Try the choc and raspberry muffin, the carrot cake and the pavola lemon tart - all are delish. The coffee is good too. Its a little chilly in winter sitting outside, so there's a park to take your goodies too across the rd. There's another bakery (same name) at Rosebery and Potts Point
  • WeenieM Local Star 88 reviews
    Such a good little bakery. The muffins here are delicious and the fruit loaf is amazing. I rarely buy it though because once I almost ate half a loaf fresh in one day because it was sooo tasty I couldn't stop. Great coffee too. Only problem is that it is a tiny little store on the corner, usually with a line out the door. Worth the wait though. They have opened up a bigger one in Potts Point which I am yet to try but very excited about.
  • Penny C Cafe Crowd 57 reviews
    Ok so it's a little bit pricier than your average bakery selling soggy sausage rolls out of a pie-warmer, but the pies, tarts, pizzas, cakes and artisan breads at this place more than make up for it. The spicy lamb, almond and harissa sausage rolls are amazing, and so are the chocolate tarts and the strawberry and vanilla brulee tarts. Actually everything I've tried here is amazing. The line can get pretty long so I suggest avoiding it on a hangover when you're likely to be impatient and cranky, but otherwise it's not too bad it moves pretty fast and everyone in it is usually friendly and in high spirits. The staff, unfortunately, are not, and the attitude you could cop from any one of them on a busy day (which you can kind of understand but still) is pretty bad. Still worth it though it'd take a fair bit to get me and about a million others to stop coming here.
  • T Modra Cafe Crowd 51 reviews
    Bourke Street bakery is so famous that the crowd will be bigger than the shop. Dont let the long line deter you however, it moves very quickly and will have your hunger cravings satisfied before you can put sauce on your pie. A traditional French Boulangerie, they make all of their menu items by hand and with the best possible ingredients. A highlight of the bakery is the size of the menu, which will satisfy any taste bud or particular food craving. You can choose from the long line of pastries, such as a raspberry and Choc Mousse Tart, or a traditional ham and cheese croissant. If that is not to your liking you can also try the Beef Brisket, red Wine and Mushroom Pie or the lamb, almond and Harissa sausage roll. They also do sandwiches which include the Poached chicken which is amazing or the Pork Shoulder. Despite being small there are a couple of tables for two inside or you can take your meal with you to one of the nearby parks around picturesque Surry Hills. The choice is yours.
  • muyum 14 reviews

    Unique bakery. Cheap considering the quality and originality of the food.
    Really love the vegetarian option. great coffee..

    Only negative is on one day I came, albeit late in the day and my vegetarian roll was soooo dry and unpleasant..
  • Toto don't think we're in crappy bakeryville anymore. Yellow brick lead us to this culinary treasure trove and I refuse to tap my heels three times cos I'm already home!
  • Easternian Local Star 1,121 reviews
    This place is so good it is always busy and you always have to line up to be served! It is a nice little cafe with very limited seats so many people usually just go there for takeaways. I picked their Apple & Rhubab Crumble Pie and their Ginger Brulee Tart and as soon as I had them I knew I have found the best bakery in town! The taste of the pie and the tart were very unique and I think it goes without saying that the higher price you pay for the food are definitely money well spent.

    I was so happy with their food I visited them again the next day!
  • This has to be one of the bet places in Sydney to have coffee, pastry, cake, homemade muesli with stewed pears - fantastic. amazing. Always buzzy vibe. Even the queue is fun. The owners should keep an eye on the attitude of some of the staff. While most are great one staff member could not be ruder if they tried. They probably knows people will eat there no matter what. Don't miss this place.....wherever you live, it's worth the drive!!
  • You'll almost always have to stand in line outside this tiny bakery but it's worth the effort. It's a bit of a Surry Hills institution and you'll spot locals shuffel up in sunnies and last night's clothes, as well as more well to do types standing in line for their fresh sourdough or whatever the 'loaf of the day' may be. Personally, I love the lamb, harissa and almond sausage rolls. Oh and the pork and fennel ones. And the sandwiches are super-tasty, too. Sweet treats include smashing rhubard pastries and chocolate tarts. Yum.
  • HiFalutin' Cafe Crowd 35 reviews
    Thou shall consume pastry from this bakery each weekend. My waistline never forgives me for it - but, the taste buds cry "MORE!". For a non-sweet option, go for the potato bread - it's scrumptious taken home with some poached eggs on top.
  • Out About Cafe Crowd 233 reviews
    Best sausage rolls every! Yes, a big statement. I've lived in Surry Hills a few years and always scoff at the queue of people snaking down the road when driving past. We'll today there was no queue (first time ever I'm sure, but given its mothers days people were doing things with their mums) so stopped the car for some sausage rolls. But not just any old sausage roll, pork and fennel. Absolutely awesome. Now I get why people queue up. If you like a good sausage roll, with crispy pastry that taste too good to be true you'd better get in line.
  • Always an officious out of work actor/ staff member barking directions at customers and throwing food into bags. long waiting. Not dog friendly. Burnt Pastries. Flavourless pies. expensive bread and sandwhiches.
  • Ive been coming to this since it opened - before they had the bench tables outside. Breakfast in the mornings - praline twists and danish - and only a few people in and out of the cafe. Since it has become huge. But they have the same old amazing food. Strawberry at the bottom of a creme brulee - chocolate sour cherry cookies that are soft and crumbly. Last weekend - i had a yummy pizza and freshly squeezed orange juice. In the evenings they used to give out some of the bread for free to try. Fruity sourdoughs are very nice.

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