[Sydney, Australia] It was a 20 minute or about 1 km plus walk up from the bottom of Surry Hills, but that did not deter our way to look for the must-visit Sydney’s Best Bakery – Bourke Street Bakery. (Read: 10 Cafes to try at Sydney’s Surry Hills)

There are few things I would describe as life-changing, and two items from the famed bakery would fit that bill – Ginger Brulée Tart and Pork & Fennel Sausage Roll.

A friend ‘ta-bao’ a few tarts at Hillsong Conference which I was attending. I took a bite, went “Oh wow!” and thought that could possibly be the most wonderful rustic tart I ever eaten.

Chef sum bakers Paul Allam and David McGuinness started this shop in 2004 and never looked back. Their artisanal breads, pastries and cakes have embezzled a cult following, also spinning off many recipes for their most recognised products.

The bakery café at Surry Hills is a small space, rather cramped on the inside, with a queue of 5-15pax all times around the corner.

We were blessed enough to get one of those outdoor tables, enjoyed the breeze with delicious treats.

Here are 5 of the items you should order
1. Ginger Brulée Tart (AUD$5.00)
2. Pork and Fennel Sausage Roll (AUD$4.50)
3. Beef Brisket, Red Wine and Mushroom Pie (AUD$5.50)
4. Lemon Curd Tart (AUD$5.00)
5. Carrot Cake (AUD$5.00)

Their legendary Ginger Brulée Tart had a firm tart shell, smooth and thick filling of subtle ginger twang that reminded me of Christmas, with a layer of crisp caramelised sugar topped with pistachio.

It was magic. It was unbelievably good.

My first Pork and Fennel Sausage Roll was eaten hours later and cold, yet I thought it was a god-sent, literally.

The minced pork filing pleasantly enhanced with funnel seas with buttery flaky pastry was utmostly delicious. Then, I went again to get my second.

“You know Daniel, I went to try almost all of your 11 Best Carrot Cake Dessert In Singapore, but sad to say, none is as good as this.” I had to agree with my friend Stephanie then.

The Beef Brisket Pie ($5.50), Lemon Curd Tart ($5.00 and Rhubard & Almond Tart ($5.00) each found a fan, with differing degrees of likes.

Though the other items we tried such as the Croissant ($3.50), Pain au Chocolat ($4.00) and muffins were thought to be closer to ordinary.

A visit not to be missed if you are Sydney’s Surry Hills, worth making a detour to.

Bourke Street Bakery
633 Bourke Street Surry Hills
Tel: +61 02 9699 1011 (To order for same day collection from the Surry Hills bakery, you can call +02 9699 1011.)
Opening Hours: 7:00am – 6:00pm (Mon – Fri), 7:00am – 5:00pm (Sat – Sun)

Other branches
Alexandria: 474 Gardeners Road
Marrickville: 2 Mitchell Street
Potts Point: 46a Macleay Street (entry via Crick Avenue)
North Sydney: 105 Miller St (entry via Mount Street mall)
Neutral Bay: Cnr Grosvenor & Young Lanes

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