Bourke Street Bakery, Surry Hills

Bourke Street Bakery is a Sydney insti­tu­tion. But I’d nev­er been until late 2015. They’d opened their Broadway loc­a­tion just as I star­ted at Sydney University, but I wasn’t inter­ested before I changed uni­ver­sit­ies and courses. And then when I returned to the area to work after fin­ish­ing uni­ver­sity, the Broadway loc­a­tion was long closed. I’d walked past their Parramatta loc­a­tion before, but it was so late in the after­noon that their shelves were empty.


I chanced upon their ori­gin­al loc­a­tion on Bourke Street in Surry Hills, and they’d still had some white chocol­ate, pas­sion­fruit & meringue tarts ($5.50) avail­able. As luck would have it, it’s prob­ably the item on their menu I’d most wanted to try.


Isn’t the tart just beau­ti­ful? The white chocol­ate and pas­sion­fruit curd was deli­ciously tangy and sweet and gen­er­ously filled to the top of the tart case, while the pastry was thin and crispy — none of the curd had made the pastry soggy nor had they lined the base with white chocol­ate to stop seep­age. The meringue top was blow torched to per­fec­tion, although not as marsh­mal­lowy as the one at Blacksmith Cafe & Bakery.

I must come back to Bourke Street Bakery to try their oth­er baked good­ies!

Bourke Street Bakery is loc­ated at 633 Bourke St, Surry Hills NSW 2010.