MELBOURNE | I popped into the city midweek to take some photos of Flywheel Bakery for What’s On Melbourne. I conveniently timed the shoot to coincide with my first day back at the office since before lockdown, before realising that I’d left my laptop at home.
If there’s was an adequate remedy for that faux pas, coffee and baked goods were it. I’d walked past the hole in the wall spot before, and always assumed it was a spot that made coffee to order and got in baked goods from somewhere else. I suppose the word ‘bakery’ should have hinted that this wasn’t the case.
I got chatting to pasty chef and baker Vikramaditya Sreeman, who took me out the back for an impromptu bakery tour and wow, there’s a legit full on bakery back there where all of Flywheels goodies are made daily. They also supply other spot around town, including Hector’s Deli.
Needless to say, the quality of product here is very good. There’s fresh loaves and rolls, croissants and danishes, pizzas, cookies, croque monsiers, and more. Traditional flavours, and a rotating selection of creative creations inspired by Melbourne’s diverse culinary scene, and native Australian ingredients.
I tried a few things, and loved it all. A particular highlight was the pastry pictured. It’s a Korean inspired sort of pie x croissant hybrid with a gochujang spice hit in each bite. This one plays with your taste buds in a very good way. I’ve popped a video up on my TikTok if you want to see some more.
Conveniently located directly across the road from Flinders Street Station, it’s definitely one to check out before work or on your lunch break. Just remember to bring your laptop.
12/276 Flinders Street
Mon – Fri: 7:00am to 3:00pm