We firmly believe carbs are a food group all in themselves. Give us a piece of fresh, hot bread or a flaky pastry and there is not much else you need… except maybe a coffee. For some of us, we try to bake ourselves but unless you keep at it, it always seems to just fall short of the good stuff. But don’t fear until you master your own oven, you can indulge in Rye + Dough.
Nestled amongst the hustle of Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, Rye + Dough is home to a bounty of fresh made carb filled treats to be taken away and eaten on the way home or shared with friends if they are lucky enough.
Set just back from the street you might not see it at first but all you need to do is follow your nose and it will lead you right there. Walking in you are immediately hit with the scent of fresh baked bread and pastries just waiting to be eaten. From sausage rolls to jam-filled donuts, and of course perfectly made almond croissants you won’t be short of choice here. The only problem will be knowing when to stop.
What sets them apart from other bakeries you might ask? They have a simple mission, to create exceptional traditional European inspired breads and pastries. And they do this by only using the best Australian and European ingredients in all their creations and by making everything on site ensures the quality of what goes on their shelves.
So, what did we treat ourselves to one cold Melbourne morning? In short everything we could from jam and custard bombolone, almond croissants, choc brioche, baguettes, blueberry Danish, olive bread and casalinga just to name a few!
We warned you we were indulging in a few carbs on this particular outing.
To pick a favourite would be difficult in the best of situations, each having their own special something that makes you want to go back for more.
But we must make special mention of the bombolone – or for the uninitiated, donuts – these were soft and warm with just the right amount of sugar but inside is filled with a variety of flavours from jam to custard but unlike some places these are full of flavour, not just a little filling, but a whole lot meaning every bite was full of soft bombolone and whatever flavour you chose to indulge in that day.
Don’t worry if you don’t find yourself close by because the team at Rye + Dough offer a superb home delivery service bringing you their thoughtful and delicate crafted treats straight to your door. Perfect for those cold Melbourne days when you don’t want to leave the house.
Rye + Dough is a European inspired bakery that captures the rustic nature of the humble carb and truly brings out its flavour in all its forms. Whether you are looking for your morning coffee and a little something else or that perfect loaf to make that sandwich you’ve been day-dreaming of all day, to throwing you’re arms up in the air and getting yourself a feast of bakery treats all delivered to your door, Rye + Dough is definitely worth the trip or click to indulge!