As a German I’m an avid bread fiend and over the years I’ve tried a lot of bread here in Melbourne. Today I want you to introduce you to one of my favorites, the Woodfrog. The Woodfrog Bakery opened its doors in 2012, in St Kilda and slowly became an institution over the time.
There are plenty of bakery’s around, selling supposed authentic sourdough and it’s when you go to a place like Woodfrog that you know you’re getting the real deal.
No wonder this gem is always a-buzz with a line of salivating customers, anguishing over their choice or enjoying a selection from the wholesome eat-in menu.
“At the Woodfrog we ferment our sourdoughs for 28 hours, resulting in the thin caramelised crust and an open moist crumb…”
Baskets lining the walls heave with generously sized loaves. Starting with a standard white sourdough loaf and ranging to favourites such as pumpkin, soir, olive and dark rye, the allseed bagels, the generous olive bread, the fruity fruit loaf ..mmm the fruit loaf. Favorites are the crusty, yet soft centered baguettes, the chewy ciabatta. And that’s just the bread. The pastries and blue berry muffins are outrageously heavenly too!
The interior of this place is lovely and cozy and with only a window separating the bakery from the café, you can enjoy your breakfast of sandwiches or mediterranean baked eggs while watching them doing their artisan craft.
On warmer days feel free to sit outside and watch the world go by on Barkly Street.
The Woodfrog Bakery
108 Barkly Street
St Kilda, VIC 3182
Tue to Sun 7:00 am – 4:00 pm