Rear 360 Lt Collins St, Melbourne (map)
Had a 10am appointment in Lt Collins St this morning, so decided to have a (for me) decadent sleep-in then breakfast at the six weeks old bakery in the CBD I've been hearing whispers about, Commercial Bakery. This gorgeous little bakery is nestled at the rear of 360 Lt Collins St and adjacent to a new building being gradually unveiled (The Foundry).
At 9:15am, the bakery cafe had a lovely atmosphere: the scent of freshly baked bread, the sprinkling of relaxed people at the polished concrete tables and Carla Bruni's new album crooning huskily in the background all softened and warmed the industrial decor of the interior.
As I'd walked in admiring the front window display, the almond and chocolate danish had caught my eye and the decision was made. The danish had a lovely consistency: soft and almost chewy, but with a nice degree of flakiness on the outside. It was filled with a smooth rich 'pain au chocolat' chocolate, and served with a voluptous dollop of cream for the truly wicked!
I hope to head back there for lunch sometime soon: the sourdough sandwich with goats curd, beetroot and onion jam sounds great. I'm intrigued also about the baguette with chicken, tuna dressing and capers: a poultry-inspired twist on vitello tonnato, perhaps?? Please let me know if you try either of these!