Somewhere decent to get Sunday morning pastries on the Northside…

thingamy 14 September 2008 5

Finally Belconnen has a decent bakery and we don’t have to travel to Kingston. Knead Patisserie has been open in the Belconnen markets for a few weeks now. It’s owned by Thomas Moore – previously of Sage, but lately of Grazing in Gundaroo. I’m already partial to their almond croissants (I’m reluctant to tell people about these because they seemed to sell out well before lunch today, so obviously someone else has discovered them). Their sausage rolls are also pretty tasty too – surpising really; I’ve never really been a fan of sausage rolls. The beef and fennel (?) sausage roll has a very rich beef taste, I’d swear there may be some offal in there. No need for tomato sauce on this roll.

Yesterday I bought some of their bread for the first time. I got a rye loaf, which I was told only had 10% rye flour in it, so it was pretty light. It was very good, it had a slightly sweet taste, nice chewy texture and a very good crust. Perhaps a rival to Silo?

They have a good line up of sweet treats, but so far I haven’t got too far past the almond croissants (these cost $5 each – which is a little expensive, but not as pricey as the ones from Silo). The bizarre bit is the decorating of the place – chandeliers in the middle of Belconnen markets seem a little out of place. But otherwise, I’m pretty happy with this new arrival in Belconnen.


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5 Responses to Somewhere decent to get Sunday morning pastries on the Northside…
sepi sepi 11:19 am 15 Sep 08

Granny’s bakery at Dickson, (next to Thai Garden, opposite Zeffirellis) does fabulous french pastry scrolls, and really cheap.

Unfortunately they don’t get a lot of customers, and hardly cook any. They have now moved into making tomato sandwiches etc. So sad.

But give them a go if you’re in Dickson early on a Sat AM.

Granny Granny 10:44 am 15 Sep 08

I loved Coggans!

Every time I love something they stop making it though. So I am single-handedly responsible for the demise of Coggans, Tosca bars, Eskimo pies, Callard & Bowser nougats and recently even Vive Lites Wholemeal.

I could make a fortune having businesses sponsor me not to patronise them.

ant ant 9:56 am 15 Sep 08

Mention of that rye bread had me remembering (dunno why) the best brown bread ever. It was back in the old days (70s, I think), and I think it came from Coggans. It was quite soft brown bread, with a raised top, it came in a clear plastic bag with a painted-on label that was white with green writing. Anyone remember it? I’ve not tasted bread like it since. It was soft, and malty, and magic with butter.

Mr_Shab Mr_Shab 9:15 am 15 Sep 08

so…many…jokes about a roll with a tart…

Quite right G-Fresh – ‘taint cheap. But I reckon you get what you pay for. I’ll happily spend a tenner on a couple of pastries if they’re good enough; which in this case, they most certainly are. I’d rate it higher (and friendlier!) than Silo in Kingo and better than Cornucopia in Braddon. Both of those establishments charge similar sorts of prices.

Fellow northsiders, show Mr Moore your support, ’cause we don’t usually get this kind of quality North of Barry Drive.

G-Fresh G-Fresh 12:04 am 15 Sep 08

Went to this jab two weeks ago. Had one of their chocolate rolls and old mate got a fruit tart, we thought it’s good to encourage this sort of thing. A bit of culture in the capital!

Support hasn’t been repeated as of yet, $10 for a roll and a tart is fair steep

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