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.
15-27 Wreckyn Street
Mon – Sat: 7:00am to 3:00pm