71 Lygon Street
Brunswick East Vic 3057
Le Bakehouse, the latest venture from pastry chef extraordinaire Neil McKenzie (the man behind The French Quarter and Parisian Baker) is something of step away from his previous bakeries. Still present are the exceptional pastries, cakes and donuts but gone is the traditional French fit out. A modern space in comparison to its predecessors, it really encapsulates current interior design trends. Clean lines, gold trim, marble tables and counter, pastel pink artwork and grey occasional chairs that I’d love to see in my own dining room.
Popping in for a midweek lunch, it must be noted that this is not a cafe so there is no menu or hot food available for order, however there is a small selection of savoury brioches with fillings that include a classic Reuben and roast vegetables. Although good, these are definitely not the main reason for visiting. They’re more like a support act to the main event which are Neil’s signature pastries. Buttery, flaky croissants that melt in your mouth. Soft donuts with the most divine cream fillings. Chocolate Brioche that could be consumed until you exploded and of course the Mille Feuille that is amongst the best I’ve had in the world, period!
Located on the quieter Brunswick end of Lygon Street, parking is readily available out the front making this is a great spot to visit for a relaxing morning or afternoon tea, or just to pick up some amazing baked goods on the run.