Best of Canberra: Pastries

Canfan 9 September 2014 8

I remember camping in France about 7 years ago. It’s not as romantic as it sounds – we had set off for 10 days camping without checking the weather. What I do recall very fondly though was the honking horn of the boulanger delivering fresh bread and pastries to hungry campers. I loved the idea that it was OK to sleep on the ground in a tent, but there was no need to take the basics away like fresh bread and pastries for breakfast!

After a couple of trips to France, I have come to the conclusion that I couldn’t live there as I wouldn’t be able to resist the boulangerie with all its tasty goodies and would therefore be about the size of a tent myself.

But, on weekends when I have time, there is something to be said for the ritual of eating a fresh pastry with a nice big cup of coffee and the paper in a sunny window of home.

So, where to go for the best pastries in town? Hit me!

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8 Responses to Best of Canberra: Pastries
Beau Locks Beau Locks 10:32 am 10 Sep 14

Not sure there really is a best. There’s just different types of awesome.

Yup, Silo and Flute are solid. For me it’s silo for treats, Flute for savoury.

Da Rosario are wonderful, but I haven’t had anything involving pastry from them.

Bruno’s is truly fabulous, but more for the bread, IMHO, tho their pastry and apple thingies are pretty flash. (Try the milk bread. Yes yes, $7 or whatever it is for a small loaf of bread. But it’s so good. Then walk up to road to Tuto Continental, the best deli in C Town by a country mile, and get some cold cuts to have on it. Brilliant.)

Sausage roles from Dream Cuisine are seriously posh. As are their made to order sit-down-to-eat pies.

If you live northside and don’t want to travel too far, Knead at Belco Markets answers handsomely, but isn’t in the same league at the abovementioned outfits.

I’m not familiar with A Baker at newacton, but I’m hazarding a guess it might be worth including on this list, but I base that purely on what I’ve seen behind glass (and I may have had a few drinks by that stage, too), so might be way off the mark.

Amy Birchall Amy Birchall 4:05 pm 09 Sep 14

Dream Cuisine in Fyshwick! Their sausage rolls (technically pastry…) are some of the best in Canberra.

astrojax astrojax 3:39 pm 09 Sep 14

mama tossolini’s tiramisu is pretty good! and though some have had less than excellent experiences there, dream cuisine do some nice stuff, too.

Postalgeek Postalgeek 2:00 pm 09 Sep 14

Holden Caulfield said :

Flute v Silo.

The end.

Ah c’mon, you’re not being fair to Baker’s Delight.

James McMahon James McMahon 1:12 pm 09 Sep 14

Bean and Grain Fyswick Markets and also opening in Dickson.

Skip Skip 1:02 pm 09 Sep 14

Not the cheapest in town, but he’s good. Afterall, he’s Swiss

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 12:12 pm 09 Sep 14

Flute v Silo.

The end.

Madam Cholet Madam Cholet 11:35 am 09 Sep 14

Da Rosario on London Circuit has great Italian style sweets. Same people who own Mezzalira I believe.

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