Gluten intolerants beware, this list is sure to be the worst type of torture you could encounter. But for all you bread lovers out there, we have compiled a list of the top loafs in Brisbane.
Each of these bakeries and patisseries put painstaking hours into creating the best bread in Brisbane, and we plan to personally thank each of them by going on a dough tour and stuffing our faces with handfuls of their toasty, fresh baked goods.
Here is where you'll find Brisbane's best bread:
Danny’s Bread is one of the best places in Brisbane to get a sourdough loaf. Danny himself spent a decade devoted to developing his craft, becoming the ultimate baker of artisan bread in Bris. As a result, each loaf is top of the line, crafted from the best quality ingredients, and handmade with the utmost care. If you are a sourdough fiend this one is definitely for you.
Brewbakers are all about that quality dough, and they apply it to pretty much everything you could ever ask for. Bagels, doughnuts, pizza, scones and, of course, plenty of bread! Brewbakers are known for experimenting, making sourdough scones and doughnuts, and constantly tweaking their bread recipe in an effort to achieve the holy grail of bread that rises above all others (pun intended).
Crust & Co. Artisan Bakery
Another artisan bakery to grace us with their heavenly presence is Crust & Co. This bakery takes their bread to the next level, setting the high-water mark for all loafs and toastables sold this side of Paris. Among their current seasonal offerings is a sweet fig, dark chocolate, and nut bread for you to indulge in over Christmas, and it is legit the best present we’ve ever gotten. Crust & Co. also happens to be the sister of New Farm's favourite patisserie, Chouquette, and provides them with all their bread, hence the widespread adoration.
Chester Street Bakery
We all know Chester Street Bakery for their beyond extra cakes and sweet treats, but you may not know that they also bake a killer loaf of bread. There is nothing more satisfying than the crunch of a fresh loaf from Chester Street — they have perfected the crust like no other bakery in the city. Their secret is the wood fired oven, which takes the flavour of the dough to another dimension.
Jocelyn’s is a Brisbane staple in the bakery scene, and if you haven’t checked out one of their stellar cakes yet you should really revaluate your life. Another must-try from the baked-good maven is their bread. Serving only four varieties Jocelyn’s keeps it simple so as not to sacrifice the pure, perfect taste of their delicious bread. You have to try their baguettes, the crust factor is out of this world.
La Vosh Patisserie
Tucked away in Red Hill is the delectable La Vosh Patisserie. On top of baking fresh New York-style bagels on the daily, they are also the only place in Brisbane where you can buy freshly-baked challah bread. This Jewish bread's dough is first left to rest for 24 hours before woven into the braided design that looks kind of like Seinfeld's marble rye. The resulting loaf has an impossibly fluffy texture and a sweetness that's unique for a savoury bread.
Miettes Boulangerie And Patisserie
Have a peek into Miettes and you will be welcomed in by the amazing smell of freshly baked bread in all shapes and sizes. This artisan-style bakery has every type of French bread you could ever want, as well as a large, ever-changing range of experimental sourdoughs. Our personal recommendation is the olive and rosemary sourdough. Just try not to eat the whole loaf in one sitting; we tried and failed magnificently.
Little Red Providore
To wrap up the list is another Red Hill gem, Little Red Providore. Hidden behind an adorable red door is one of Brisbane's best cafes, serving up delicious coffee, snacks and, of course, bread. The menu is well stocked with the best breads from bakeries all around Brisbane (including a couple from this list), gathering all your favourite loaves in one place. Relax with a cuppa and a tasty array of Brisbane's best breads, courtesy of Little Red.