Everyone always talks about Autolyse in Braddon, and I don’t know why, but I just never went … I can’t believe I waited this long to check it out.
I walked in and was immediately in love with the décor. It is exactly how I imagine a bakery to look, bright and white, with an exposed kitchen, rustic bread bins and a beautiful brightly lit display cabinet of freshly baked treats and sandwiches.
Upon entering I was immediately greeted with the most amazing smell of fresh baking. There are so many options on the menu, but I just couldn’t go past the 4 egg French omelette (which came highly recommended from friends) with gruyere cheese and freshly baked sourdough toast. I also ordered some sneaky pastries; two croissants, one plain and one chocolate and an escargot (well I needed to try them all!).
As I waited for my breakfast I watched the bakers in action; from mixing cake batter, to putting cakes in and taking hot cakes out of the oven. Maybe it’s just me, but as someone who loves home baking, I really enjoyed the experience and didn’t even notice the wait for my breakfast.
The eggs and pastries came out served on two rustic wooden boards. I immediately dug into the omelette, and oh was it cheesy, perfectly moist and just ridiculously delicious! The sourdough was warm and riddled with poppy seeds, and the butter was the perfect consistency (there’s nothing worse than getting butter that is unspreadable). What a winning dish!
The pastries were just as incredible; the escargot was flakey and crispy on the outside and perfectly soft and doughy with just the right amount of raisins on the inside. Both croissants had the same amazing texture; flakey and crispy with a soft buttery inside. I especially enjoyed the chocolate croissant, with a warm, oozing, dark chocolate center.
It really was the perfect French breakfast … Is there anyway of having this as breakfast in bed on a lazy Sunday morning?!
As a side note for those who don’t like lines (me), get in early, because it gets really busy.