If not for the queue running out the door, Iggy's Down Under would be easy to miss.
If not for the queue running out the door, Iggy's Down Under would be easy to miss. But if the queue of ga-ga customers somehow fails to catch your attention, the wafting aroma of freshly baked bread certainly will. A tiny, hole-in-the-wall joint, Iggy's is not to be underestimated. Their homemade breads are hands-down regarded as the best in the area, more than worth the wait in line. So much so that we put them at the list of our favourite bakeries in Sydney.
Iggy's operates under the principle of honest quality, producing nothing short of delicious perfection. Once you navigate the line, the options may overwhelm. Don't worry your hungry head, however: at this bakery, you can't make a wrong decision.
Try the olive rolls for a twist on a classic dinner roll. Scrumptiously puffy and soft, these rolls are sprinkled with the salty, savoury flavour of green and kalamata olives. The olives add a subtle touch, but enough so that you can eat these rolls plain. I imagine they'd make a nice dinner companion as well, but mine are sure as hell not making it all the way back home.
As a crunchier option, I sample the French dough bread sticks. The bread sticks come in several versions: plain, parmesan, and multi-seed. All delicious (are you sensing a theme here yet?), I recommend the parmesan. The satisfying initial crunch upon first bite is backed up by a savoury parmesan and spicy chilli flake combination. Yum.
Iggy's has recently added a new location (145D Macpherson St, Bronte) to complement its Sydney area original at 49 Belgrave Street, just around the corner. Iggy's artisanal approach to breadmaking is difficult to come by; bread this good is even more difficult to find. Run, don't walk, and get yourself a loaf.
Published on April 19, 2012 by Anya Krenicki