This celebrated Italian-style bakery boasts three stores (South Yarra and St Kilda) and an ever-growing fan base, famed for both its premium sourdough breads and the rows of tempting house treats beckoning from its pastry cabinets. Pop in for that loaf of crusty casalinga or to stock up on some panino, and we promise you'll find it hard not to leave without a creamy cannoli or fat bomboloni also in tow. That said, it's Baker D. Chirico's seasonal creations that really cause a stir — just check out the annual queues for its glazed hot cross buns or artisanal panettone and you'll know what we mean. Design-lovers will especially love the cosy Carlton shopfront, its striking timber waves the work of renowned March Studio.
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