Baguette Studios, North Melbourne

MELBOURNE | Down a North Melbourne side street, just around the corner from University of Melbourne, you’ll find Baguette Studios. It’s a bakery that opened in February this year, and I visited on behalf of What’s On Melbourne to see what it’s all about.

The bakery is a family affair, run by Aileen Seo, a pastry chef with over 12 years of experience working in some of the city’s top kitchens, her husband, a baker, and brother, a chef. The trio have a simple philosophy regarding what they want to achieve at Baguette Studios. To showcase fresh produce and provide customers with the highest quality service and experience, and to share their passion for incredible bread, pastries, sandwiches and coffee.

I was extremely impressed by what I saw when I walked in to the modern, welcoming space. Fresh bread displayed behind the coffee bar and cabinet full of delicious sounding pastries. It whets the appetite, and that’s before you take a look at the sandwich and ‘made to order’ menu.

What’s on offer is broadly continental European selection of goods, along with creations inspired by the family’s Korean heritage. I was very happy to see not just proper pretzels available, but also laugencroissants. The latter is a pretzel x croissant hybrid that I first tried and fell in love with in Switzerland in 2019. They’re few and far between in Melbourne, and the version at Baguette Studios is outstanding.

The white grape and cotton candy tart is outstanding, as is the Philadelphia meets Seoul beef bulgogi cheesesteak, or koagie as it’s sometimes called. The version at Baguette Studios features a soft, lightly toasted on the inside roll filled with beef bulgogi, melted cheese, pickled onions, and Jalepeño mayo. It’s brilliant.

Coffee, be it a simple back or white coffee, or a fancy sweet latte, is also top notch.

Baguette Studios

15-27 Wreckyn Street
North Melbourne
Victoria 3051

Telephone: n/a
E-mail: [email protected]

Mon – Sat: 7:00am to 3:00pm

Paul founded The City Lane back in 2009 as a place to share photos of his travels around Europe with friends and family. The City Lane might have changed quite a lot since those early days but one thing that’s remained constant is Paul’s passion for food, travel and culture, and a desire to photograph and write about his experiences. Paul has a strong inquisitive nature that drives him to look beneath the surface in order to discover what really makes a city and its people tick, and what better way to do this than over a good meal or drink, with a city’s locals, at places that people who live in that city actually frequent. Paul is also a co-host of The Brunswick Beer Collective, a podcast that may or may not actually be about beer.


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