Tuesday, 28 July 2015

The Bakers Wife, Camberwell

Nutella, jam and custard oozing out of sugar coated balls of desire... Yes, I am talking about doughnuts and The Bakers Wife has them in spades. As well as tarts and muffins and anything else that your sweet heart lusts for. The Bakers Wife is named after owner and baker Beejan Degani’s wife Dora who is indeed the baker’s wife. All their baked goods are made fresh on the premises which you can either enjoy there with a cup of coffee or take them home. Why go home though when you have an open fire to cosy up to right here... The interior is massive but when we dined there it was absolutely packed with happy patrons. A central communal table is crowned by hanging greenery and the exposed brick walls are enhanced by wonderful murals by artist Mimby Jones Robinson.

·        The Eggsparagus – Asparagus, hash brown, poached eggs, hollandaise and truffle oil ($18.50) *gluten free
·        The Barramundi Roll – Crumbed barramundi fillet, brioche bun, fennel, apple and celery slaw, fried capers, dill aioli and chips ($19.00)
·        The Lamb – Crisp spiced lamb shoulder, pumpkin hummus, fried chickpeas, beetroot relish, paprika yoghurt, cucumber and mint salad ($22.50) *gluten free
·        The Bubble and Squeak – Bubble and squeak croquette, Italian sausage, roast tomato, fried egg, sourdough, house relish and house BBQ sauce ($21.50)
·        French Toast, ricotta, and maple syrup ($6.50) *kids menu

I chose a sandwich as they looked very tempting in the glass cabinet. The ‘Poached chicken, avocado, cheese and herb mayo ($11.00)’ was absolutely marvellous! The chicken was moist and the herb mayo was scrumptious. The bread was so fresh!

Chicken and Avocado Sandwich

My dining companion also opted for a sandwich. The ‘Poached chicken Waldorf , citrus, walnuts, celery and herb mayo ($11.00)’ was also delightful. The filling was tangy and crunchy.

Chicken Waldorf Sandwich

We bought a couple of danishes ($4.50) to take home for afternoon tea. We ordered an apricot and a cherry one but upon eating the cherry danish it appeared to be in fact a raspberry danish. The apricot danish was my favourite out of the two. The plump apricot was resting on a bed of silky and luscious custard. The pastry was nice and flaky. I’m definitely buying at least a dozen of the apricot danishes next time... Maybe some custard doughnuts as well...

Apricot and Raspberry Danishes

A glass of fresh juice ($8.00) may counteract the sugar from the pastries or maybe a pot of lemongrass tea ($4.00)... My latte ($3.80) made with Allpress Coffee tasted beautiful but was a tad cold.


The service at the Bakers Wife was fantastic even though the place was bustling with people eating in and purchasing take-away goodies.  

Address: 414-418 Burke Road, Camberwell, VIC

Phone: 03 9809 1133

Trading Hours:
Tues – Fri: 7. 00am – 3.00pm
Sat – Sun: 8.00am – 3.00pm

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P.S. Other eateries nearby are the Hidden Café and Bella Sistas Espresso...

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