This riverside patisserie-cum-bistro is perfect for leisurely weekend brunches.
January 13, 2021
UPDATE — MAY 13, 2021: Mica is currently only open as a patisserie, with high tea service commencing on weekends from May 22. Dinner service will launch later in the year.
In 2020, despite the pandemic being in full swing, Shannon and Claire Kellam's French hospitality sphere expanded a little further. Mica, a patisserie, boulangerie and bistro was designed to complement its fine-dining counterpart, Montrachet, and expand on the vision for King Street Bakery.
Bringing new, carb-loaded life to the promenade of Breakfast Creek Lifestyle Centre, the waterside venue has deck chairs lining the breezy outdoor area where locals can sit and enjoy their decadent purchases. Carefully crafted croissants, cakes and sandwiches fill up the cabinet with freshly baked sourdough and baguettes available to take away.
Its close proximity to the Hamilton and Newstead river walks makes Mica a perfect post-walk, -run or -ride visit. However, if you're after something a bit more special, you'll be feeling just as at home in your best linen as you would in your lycra.
While the pastries are the most coveted things on the menu at the moment, breakfast and lunch are also served a la carte in the bright alfresco deck and light-filled dining room inside. French fine dining influences make breakfast and lunch here feel extra special and well worth a dine-in with dishes like smoked pork jowl eggs benedict and saffron risotto-stuffed zucchini flowers — best enjoyed with a crisp glass of white if you ask us.