Home cooked, just like grandma used to make but healthy, that’s the sort of food you'll find in The Baker's Arms, newly opened in the top end of Logan Road, Woolloongabba, Brisbane.
Tucked away just off busy Ipswich Road and Stanley Street, this spot is a haven for great cafes and restaurants - think Pearl Cafe, Crosstown Eating House, Enoteca 1889 and Canvas.
The Bakers Arms fits well into the line-up with its excellent range of baked on the premises treats and its rustic industrial feel.
|Louise Cranston and Jesse Holt|
There are three partners in the business, Jesse Holt, Baker Louise Cranston and Eugene Phua of Campos coffee fame.
Jesse says the decor has a Vancouver Island theme and I can see what he means. Jesse hails from that part of the world and started out studying medicine until he decided running a cafe would make him happier.
Their mantra is simple - the food should all be delicious and some of it will just happen to be gluten free and vegan. The cabinet is certainly filled with food that looks delicious and the pumpkin slice and salad I sample lives up to the promise. The chocolate honeycomb cheesecake I share with the family at home for dessert just makes me want to rush back to the cafe and order more.
The coffee is of course Campos but the twist is that you can try one of Campos’ exclusive single origin blends premium pours for an extra 60 cents.
You'll see most of the things you would find in a bakery, like pies, sandwiches, tarts, muffins and salads, but this is not your average bakery. One bite will tell you that.
According to Jesse, the most popular item on the breakfast menu is the bacon, egg and gruyere sandwich which sells out every morning.
Bottom line: Well worth the journey - fabulous flavours - and try the cheese cake.
Best tip: There's plenty of parking but it can get busy - try just outside normal dining times and you won't have much of a problem.
The Baker's Arms
Disclaimer: This was an independent and unannounced paid meal.