Last month’s #BRUNCHCLUB was held at Bread & Butter Bakery and Cafe in Grey Lynn!
Owned and run by Isabel Pasch, Bread & Butter Bakery specialises in making traditional European and naturally leavened sourdough breads. All of their bread is certified organic and tastes delicious! You may have tried their bread before, especially because Bread & Butter generously donated their sourdough loaves, bagels and cinnamon brioche for our Pink Ribbon Carnival back in May of this year!
Bread & Butter have three bakeries in Auckland – Ponsonby Central, Milford and Grey Lynn. At the Grey Lynn branch, this is where all of their breads are baked onsite, and this is where we had our brunch. We were seated in their ‘Plate Room’, a private dining room, where the sun poured in (great for pictures!) and it had the most lovely feature wall (below).
At our brunch, Isabel spoke to us briefly about her background (she is a trained scientist and science journalist, but after moving to New Zealand with her family, could not find any good organic sourdough bread anywhere, so she started her own small bakery (Paris Berlin in Ellerslie), which became Bread & Butter Bakery later. She also spoke about her bakery’s ethos and her blog, Bread Politics, which was very interesting!
Prior to our brunch, their all-day menu had us salivating – with dishes such as Smashed Avocado & Edamame Luxe with marinated feta, poached egg, rocket, chili oil, pumpkin seeds, semi-dried tomato and red quinoa sourdough, Bread & Butter Pudding with slow cooked hot buttered rum, cashew crusted banana, poached fruits and roasted white chocolate and the Wagyu Beef Burger with bacon jam, smoked cheddar, gherkins, tomato, lettuce, aioli, Japanese milk bun, chips and herb salt! Check out the menu here.
Here are some of the dishes we enjoyed:
Bread and Butter Benedict with poached eggs, spinach and brown butter hollandaise on a sage and leek bread pudding with Manuka Smoked Bacon. Note: Bread pudding omitted for gluten free toast below.
Clafoutis – French Pancake style, served with mixed berries, raspberry mascarpone, gingerbread and a beautiful cardamom spiced crème anglaise
Smashed Avocado & Edamame Luxe with marinated feta, poached egg, rocket, chili oil, pumpkin seeds and semi-dried tomato on red quinoa sourdough
Super Grain Porridge with almond milk, fig jam, mulled wine braised plums, whipped cashews, puffed grains and seeds
Avocado Brekkie Salad with rocket, vine tomato, poached egg, crispy sourdough croutons, bacon, pecorino and citrus vinaigrette
Bread & Butter Pudding with hot buttered rum, cashew crusted banana, poached fruits and roasted white chocolate
At the end of the meal, Bread & Butter Bakery gave everyone a surprise gift – either a Mixed Grain Loaf, Rye or Walnut Loaf to take home, which was amazing!
Overall, it was a great morning out – delicious food, set up and most importantly, the lovely company! A huge thank you to Isabel and the team at Bread & Butter Bakery for your hospitality!
Check out the blogs and social pages of those who came along:
Bean There WBU
Chan Can Eat
September’s #BRUNCHCLUB at Bread & Butter Bakery and Cafe across social media and blogs:
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