Goodwood Road is a long way from the Champs Elysées, but Boulangerie 113 does a mighty fine impersonation of a Parisian dough-den. It’s an open-fronted affair, with a scatter of footpath tables and a counter crammed with buttery croissants, elegantly stuffed sourdough baguettes and myriad tarts, pastries, loaves and buns. The coffee is good to go, too, and savvy marketing sees regular themed baked goods entering the fray, from ghoul biscuits at Halloween to star-shaped Christmas tarts.
Bakeries provide comfort and certainty in an increasingly hectic world. They know that if you mix flour, water, salt and yeast, you’ll get a loaf of goodness to carry you through the working week. Whether you’re looking for a sourdough loaf to make epic sandwiches or a cupcake to get you through the afternoon, these local bakers are there for you, always.