Rise Bakery Portside Wharf

After proving a hit at Sanctuary Cove, this French-inspired pastry haven has opened its first Brisbane outpost.
Sarah Ward
July 26, 2023

Overview

Maybe you love croissants. Perhaps you can't go past a pain au chocolat. If it's a pastry and it has a French history, it could just get your tastebuds melting. If any of these apply and you've been in the vicinity of Sanctuary Cove since 2022, then you might've enjoyed Rise Bakery's wares. Now, Brisbanites can tuck in without the trip to the Gold Coast. Next stop: Portside Wharf.

After Rise's pastries quickly proved a hit on the coast, French-born chef pâtissier Adrien Marcinowski and fellow chef Maxime Bournazel have now done what plenty of popular eateries on the Glitter Strip did in the past: capitalised upon that success by expanding up to Brisbane.

This is the first Brissie outpost for the company, with customers able to pick up artisanal bread as well. At the moment, however, Rise's Portside venue is doing takeaways and serving just a limited in-store menu as it gears up for a full official opening in August.

Both now and in the future, the chain is serving up its bites in a space spanning across 75 square meters indoors, plus an extra 80 square metres over an al fresco terrace — to make the most of the waterfront location. Even better: Rise Bakery's Portside venue features a champagne bar for sips over croissants and cakes.

Marcinowski and Bournazel were drawn to Portside because it reminded them of the French Riviera, with the design and decor of Rise's new white- and pink-hued location nodding in the same direction.

Drinks-wise, as well as champagne, Portside visitors can sip Tavalon's tea, as well as locally roasted caffeinated brews from Bear Bones Coffee.

 

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