There’s something very charming about the Organic Bread Bar. To sit and have a coffee just outside the bakery, with a view of delicious baked goods, in leafy Paddington, is a charming experience. Even though it’s on South Dowling Street, it somehow manages to feel tucked away in a quiet part.
From what I can tell, German-born baker, Andreas Rost, opened it up around 2012 (when all their press on the website dates to). There is a more recent cafe in Darlinghurst (Organic Bread Bar Darlinghurst) and there seems to be another Organic Bread Bar in Paddington on Boundary Road, though I’m not sure if it’s the same folks!
I had a large latte, which, as you can see, managed the shape of latte art but not much detail. It was perfectly fine in taste, a touch bitter, not in a bad way. I missed the little sign advertising sausage rolls so went with an almond, chocolate croissant.
It was more of a pastry really, with a sweet layer inside, and a sort of crunchy topping as well on top, and almonds, pressed down into a square shape, I suppose the traditional shape of a pain chocolat rather than the crescent-shaped croissant. It was nice enough.
I liked the experience more than the coffee and pastry, and will have to buy a loaf of bread next time to try it out … or perhaps drop by the Darlinghurst branch.