Agnes Bakery Is Opening Its Permanent Store in a Heritage-Listed James Street Cottage This Week
A pop-up hit during Brisbane's lockdown, this pastry offshoot from Fortitude Valley's Agnes restaurant is pairing baked goods with coffee five days a week.
When Fortitude Valley restaurant Agnes hosted bakery pop-ups during Brisbane's lockdowns, it quickly became one of the city's favourite pastry spots. The sole problem: it only served up its baked goods while we were all stuck at home. Yes, that's why there was often a line stretching around the block.
Making stay-at-home stints brighter — and tastier — is a worthy cause, which Agnes Bakery has championed multiple times now. Giving Brisbanites all the pastries they're hankering for all-year-round is just as great an aim, though. So, Agnes is now spinning out its bakery to its own site on the corner of James and Harcourt streets in Fortitude Valley, with the doors opening on Thursday, October 21.
Making its new home in a heritage-listed cottage, Agnes Bakery will serve up a range of different sourdoughs and other pastries, spanning both sweet and savoury options. And, while the full menu hasn't been revealed as yet, it's also bringing over a few dishes from Agnes restaurant — so diners can enjoy them in a far more casual setting.
Here, the Agnes team is keen is to keep exploring the art of cooking with fire — and how that specifically applies when you're working with grains.
Coffee from a yet-to-be-revealed local roster will also be on the menu, with Agnes Bakery operating from 7am–2pm Wednesday–Sunday.
Design-wise, Agnes Bakery's eye-catching home has been given an interior revamp by local architects Richards and Spence.
The pastry spot joins not only the OG Agnes — which is located in an old brick warehouse at 22 Agnes Street, hence the name — but also a growing list of venues by the same crew, with the team of Ben Williamson, Tyron Simon, Bianca Marchi and Frank Li also behind Same Same, Honto and Bianca.
Find Agnes Bakery at 85 James Street, New Farm, from Thursday, October 21 — open from 7am–2pm Wednesday–Sunday.
Published on October 20, 2021 by Sarah Ward