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Trang Bakery and Café

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  • Collingwood
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  1. Photograph: Michael Pham
    Photograph: Michael Pham
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    Photograph: Michael Pham
  3. Photograph: Michael Pham
    Photograph: Michael Pham
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Time Out says

This Vietnamese bakery attracts meat-eaters and plant-based feeders alike for their bánh mì

This family-run Collingwood bakery has developed a bit of a cult reputation for their bánh mì.

Vegans flock here for the impressive range of plant-based options, from vegan roast duck and vegan chicken to eggplant tempura and lemongrass tofu. Meanwhile the roast pork roll contains roasted pork cubes with a balanced blend of fat and crackling.

Purists may not be so hot on the texture of the bread rolls – which is overly dense rather than light and crispy – or the less-than-traditional fillings including purple cabbage, capsicum, fried shallots and roasted peanuts that do little to cut through the richness of the pork and pâté. A better order is the soy-soaked vegan duck, meat-like in texture, drizzled with an unconventional peanut sauce. 

Trang Bakery also offers noodle salads, rice paper rolls and sweets, but it's the bánh mì that draws people here. 

Written by
Sonia Nair

Details

Address:
382 Smith Street
Collingwood
Melbourne
3066
Opening hours:
8.30am-5pm
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