Baker Bleu is probably best known for supplying the likes of Attica, Cutler & Co. and the Carlton Wine Room with their bread, so you know it is outrageously good. Baker Bleu’s high-hydration, long-fermented and deeply caramelised loaves play such star roles that people sometimes forget about its excellent viennoiserie. Get in early, as they say they're open until 3pm, but it is not unusual for them to sell out before then.
The humble loaf has had a bad rap over the last few years. Atkins warriors and keto worshippers have tarnished the good name of the baguette and even influenced people to eat their avocados without the support of a delicious piece of toasted sourdough. Sacrilege. For those who don’t fear grains, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite bakeries around Melbourne. May we influence you to pick up an olive loaf, lay back with toastie, and even leave with a bag full of pastries.