Sydney-based bakery opens in The Junction
Those who frequent the family-friendly suburb of The Junction will not be surprised to hear there’s a new cafe that has opened up, but for those yet to make their way out to the area in recent weeks we’re here to tell you that Sydney-based bakery guru, The Grumpy Baker has opened up!
Moving into the old iconic Arrivederci corner space in The Junction, Grumpy Baker has given the space a fresh new face and is serving up some of the most delightful goods the local area has experienced.
Since its inception in 2002 at their Darlinghurst location, The Grumpy Baker at The Junction is the brand’s ninth venue to open up in NSW in their almost 20 years in business.
Owner-operator, Michael Cthurmer kicked off the brand wanting to find a niche in the market for good, old fashioned bread and before he knew it, he’d taken the Sydney bread world by storm.
Now, with locations in Vaucluse, Bellevue Hill, Coogee, Maroubra, Neutral Bay, Marrickville, Elizbeth St Bus Stop, and Bilpin, Newcastle was the latest spot in NSW to get their hands on the Grumpy Baker goods when they officially opened their doors on May 13th.
The rustic, handmade gourmet bread is known for its flavoursome and textured goods, all of which are free of preservatives and additives.
The bread repertoire now includes sourdough, kibble rye, wholemeal, soy linseed, carrot kibble rye, roast garlic & olive, potato & rosemary, Russian black rye, olive boule, boule, walnut & fig, and spelt, rye & malt, alongside a huge range of Middle Eastern-inspired dishes.
Our picks from the all-day menu? The Shakshuka Meatballs complete with Israeli-style meatballs, free-range eggs baked in tomato and capsicum sauce, feta, and zaatar bread. Or the Falafel Bowl with falafel, avocado, labneh, Israeli salad, roasted pumpkin, spiced chickpeas, house pickles, and two poached eggs.
In addition to all the baked goods and sit-down meals, the space will also be home to an offering of simple pantry goods including bakers’ flour, breadcrumbs, muesli, granola, and more!
As for the name, well, who wouldn’t be grumpy if they had to get up at the crack of dawn every day?
Get along to Newcastle’s newest bakery and try yourself some signature Grumpy Baker bread!