Artisans of food
Keepers of culture
The culture of food cultures.
The culture of food cultures
Artisans of Food
Keepers of Culture
La Cultura is a celebration of the food artisans that keep cultures alive. Cultures are the living and breathing fermentation starters used in bread-making. It is these cultures that create the richness and complexity of flavour in artisan baked bread that are lovingly crafted for our enjoyement. The dedication of these artisans is truly inspiring and La Cultura is a dedication to these keepers of culture.
We've got your local bakeries listed below as a start and we'll continue add them if and when they make the cut. We're also working on interviewing these artisans of food so stay tuned for their stories.
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In your neighbourhood
109 Scotchmer St
Dench have built up a loyal customer base that keep on coming back for the house stone loaf, a perennial favourite. Shop, cafe and sweet treats too - get in early for a canelle.
84 Bay St
Fifth-generation French baker David Menard creates extraordinary loaves: sourdoughs, baguettes, batards, pain au chocolats, macarons, croissants and their remarkable walnut bread.
809 Nicholson St
Baking beautiful loaves since 1984, this small, unassuming bakery is one of Melbourne’s oldest traditional sourdough bakeries focusing on yeast-free and organic sourdough.
2 Lygon St
You'll find all sorts of Italian treats like jam crostata, torta di ricotta, cornetti and of course their famous crusty loaves from a modest special little bakery made with a lot of love.
18 Milton St
Full of gracious goodness, these handmade loaves using generations-old culture, ciabattas and sweets have crunch, softness and character that make for edible simple goodness.
3 Tivoli Rd
Salted caramel doughnuts, loaves of rye and puffy golden croissants fill every cabinet and wooden rack in the shop. The pies are delicious. Find a seat if you can.
Tivoli Road Bakery
643 Sydney Rd
Lebanese pizzas and pies that are authentic, satisfying and a true gastronomic experience. Gems like zataar, spinach and cheese pies are bursting with irresistibly soft haloumi.
178 Faraday St
If you're lucky you might get a chance to taste the baked-fresh still-warm loaf mid-morning to take with you after you’ve devoured a raspberry frangipane tart and coffee.
Baker D. Chirico
1 Saint Helliers St
Old fashioned bread-making techniques using organic flour and artisan baking skills produce rustic, full-flavoured loaves while fair trade organic coffee is roasted inhouse.
228 Gertrude St
Fatto a Mano organic bakery is a northside institution offering an explosion of inhouse-baked loaves of bread, pizza, and sweets – all organic and many gluten-free.
Fatto a Mano
99 Queen St
This artisanal patisserie offers an extensive range of high-end French breads and pastries including award-winning sourdoughs an also serving up 5 Senses Coffee.
Brioche by Philip
318 Sydney Rd
Under the watchful gaze of head baker Nans Wojtczak, Choukette offers up some of the finest croissants, quiches, cakes and other pastry delights outside of Paris.
13 Anderson St
Matt Forbes of world-renowned restaurants like Le Manoir Aux Quat' Saisons, The Waterside Inn and Noma showcases his selection of doughnuts, Danish pastries and bread baked on the premises.
1 Saint Helliers Street
Old fashioned bread-making techniques using organic flour and artisan baking skills produce rustic, full-flavoured loaves while fair trade organic coffee is roasted on the premises.
By Con Christopoulos, the man who delivered restaurants and bars like Siglo, Syracuse and Journal Canteen, there’s no doubt that the pedigree is right in this tucked-away easily-missed gem.
“Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.”
“10,000 years later, and there's no better way to raise bread!”
Dr. Ed Wood