Doughcraft Mary Street

The European bakery and deli has launched a second outpost in the Brisbane CBD — and it's also a wine bar.
Sarah Ward
February 28, 2024

Overview

If you've ever stopped by Doughcraft in Albion, where it slings pistachio praline croissants, truffle danishes, lemon meringue croissant tarts, chocolate and raspberry brioche, Vegemite sticks and more, and wished that you could add a cocktail over charcuterie to your visit, the bakery chain has you covered at its CBD outpost. Since early 2024, the European-style venture is indeed a chain now, with its second location open in Mary Street. Its second eatery is a panini-and-vino kind of place, too.

Doughcraft initially opened its debut location in 2022, joining Craft'd Grounds' inner-north dining precinct. Because there's no such thing as too much of its pastries and bread, hitting Brisbane's inner city has followed. The menu is different. This venue isn't just a bakery and deli, but a wine bar as well. And while it only operates on weekdays, it stays open till 7pm from Thursday–Friday for after-work sips.

Whether you sit by the window overlooking the street for a stint of people-watching, or you choose to get comfortable beneath the interior art — murals that take their cues from Keith Haring, plus a framed gallery that features pieces by Brisbane artists, with the work showcased set to rotate — you can feast your way through Doughcraft's French- and Italian-leaning bites. If you'll follow Doughcraft's croissants anywhere, the same delights made with Normandy butter remain one of the venue's pride and joys.

Expect to be tempted, by the croissants and other pastries. A wall of baked goods accompanies the counter, for snacking while you're settling in and for taking some sourdough home with you alike.

The all-day panini range features seven options, including a classic ham, cheese and mustard combination — and the vegetarian-friendly eggplant, artichoke, capsicum and feta. From the selection of boards, meat-only, cheese-only, a mix of of both, and olive and bread varieties are available, or you can make your own vegetarian or vegan styles.

Beverage-wise, morning patrons can begin with coffee. If you're after a cocktail, they're only on offer from 3pm Thursday–Friday. Three types of sparkling, five rosés, seven whites and nine red wines are on the vino list — plus a port — with some by the glass and others by the bottle. And those cocktails include three types of negroni, a trio of spritzes, a margarita, a mojito and a cosmopolitan.

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