Tucked away behind Ann St is Bakery Lane, a veritable treasure trove of boutique stores and sweet food outlets. We decided to rise to the occasion and give you our favourite reasons to venture off the beaten track and get lost in Bakery Lane. It was the yeast we could do.
- Brownies. Need I say more? Probs not, but I will. I Heart Brownies has been a Brisbane institution for a few years now and could be found dotted around the city at various market stalls. You no longer need to save your brownie fix for the weekend, however, with their shop in Bakery Lane. As you walk towards the shop, you can smell melting butter and chocolate, the smells that dreams are made of. Munch on flavours like salted caramel, jaffa and Turkish delight or bow down to the ever faithful original brownie. With a perfectly soft brownie mix and small chunks of chocolate to literally melt in your mouth, this is what every brownie aspires to be. Even better, they’re all gluten free with the main ingredients being Belgian black cocoa and couverture chocolate. Keep an eye out on their Insty page for when they make their PB+J or the cheesecake brownies.
- From dessert to drinks, let’s head to The Tree House. Situated at the back of The Lost Boys on Ann St, this bar continues the Peter Pan theme with a cocktail menu including delights such as Mr Smee, with blackberries and ginger beer or the Mermaid’s Lagoon with strawberry and basil. The decor is delightful, with tree logs topped with Astroturf and a ceiling adorned with netting, tree branches and a ticking clock. With a tapas menu of gluten free and organic produce, you’ll be feeling like the healthiest kids in Neverland.
- New kid on the lane is Mi and Mian, the second venture from the team behind Fat Dumpling. Focusing on North Chinese cuisine, from the Qingdao region where owner Janet Cao and her husband grew up, the food is heart-warmingly good. Top pick off the menu are the lu bao- pan fried buns filled with flavoursome chunks of pork and prawn. Mi and Mian does simple well. Easy, affordable meals that make you feel right at home. For proper comfort food, try their shredded chicken noodle soup. Whether you’re feeling sick or not, this soup exists to make you feel better.
- What’s a proper date night at Bakery lane without flowers? To make your date swoon or just because you’re #worthit, head to The botanist. With gorgeous blooms and whimsical gifts, it’s impossible to walk out of this shop empty handed.
- Knead another reason to head to Bakery Lane? Check out their Providore Markets on the first Saturday of every month. From 9am-1pm, the laneway comes alive with stalls stocking artisanal goodies from Queensland producers. Bee One Third Honey will have you buzzing whilst produce from Mapleton’s Falls farm will provide you with cooking inspiration for the week ahead.
We hope you appreciate the loaf we have for Bakery Lane. Not only dough we enjoy the pun possibilities but it really is a great corner of The Valley. Tucked away from the bustling crowds of Brunswick Street Mall yet with a vibing energy of its own, it offers something other than the ordinary. Whether it’s an after work cocktail, a weekend bouquet of flowers or a brownie at any hour of the day, Bakery Lane has got your back.
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