Rear 360 Lt Collins Street, Melbourne (map)
In late May I reviewed the newly-opened Commercial Bakery, tucked into the side of an alleyway off Lt Collins St. On that occasion I had an almond and chocolate danish, which I really liked, and I left with intentions to revisit the bakery one lunchtime and sample their savoury fare. Recently I did just that over lunch with a colleague of mine, M. We sat facing the bakery itself: they've now opened up the back room for patrons.
M and I shared two meals: one was the beetroot, caramelised onion and goats curd (and lettuce) sandwich that had caught my eye the previous time I'd perused the menu. It was delicious - great combination of flavours and the bread was (as you'd hope) extremely fresh and soft.
We also had the mushroom tartlet, which rather than being studded with mushrooms was a plain quiche hidden under a mountain of fleshy field mushrooms. It was accompanied by a little salad with a light vinaigrette. I proabably would've preferred the mushrooms to be embedded in it, but on the plus side the pastry was very tasty.
Please let me know of any dishes you've enjoyed there!