Agnes Has Brought Back Its Super-Popular Pop-Up Bakery for Brisbane's Current Lockdown
The Agnes Street restaurant is serving up pastries each morning during the current lockdown, and will permanently set up shop in its own James Street location in the near future.
If you haven't yet made the trip to Agnes in Fortitude Valley for dinner or a drink, Brisbane's current lockdown obviously isn't the time to start. You can't anyway, as the city's restaurants are only presently allowed to open for takeaway and delivery orders. But, if you'd like to load up on baked goods — and you live within ten kilometres of the venue — you are still able to hit up the restaurant's pop-up bakery.
A lockdown favourite, after making appearances during previous stay-at-home stints, the eatery's bakery is back up and running between Wednesday, August 4–Sunday, August 8. You'll need to head along to 22 Agnes Street from 7am, and you'll likely want to get in early, as its tasty pastries — including danishes — are only available until stocks last each day.
Social distancing is in effect for those queuing up, so prepare to stand two metres apart from your fellow baked goods fans. Whether the pop-up will continue if Brisbane's lockdown is extended again is yet to be revealed.
In the near future, Brisbanites won't have to keep their eyes peeled for these lockdown pop-ups, with Agnes spinning out its bakery to its own site on the corner of James and Harcourt streets in Fortitude Valley. An opening date hasn't yet been announced; however, you'll be able to add it to your list of favourite — and permanent — bakeries sooner rather than later.
From the outside, 22 Agnes Street mightn't particularly stand out, but this old brick warehouse is run by the crew behind Same Same, Honto and Bianca, and boasts the talents of acclaimed chef Ben Williamson (ex-Gerard's Bistro, The Apo). The three-level venue includes the main dining room, a downstairs wine bar and a rooftop space — and, during this lockdown, the bakery pop-up.
Agnes' bakery pop-up is running from 7am until sold out every day from Wednesday, August 4–Sunday, August 8 at 22 Agnes Street, Fortitude Valley.
Published on August 04, 2021 by Sarah Ward