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Self Raised Is South Sydney's Charming New Cafe and Bakery From the My Mother's Cousin Team

After mastering the art of pizza dough, this hospo team has moved on to baked goods with the goods.
By Ben Hansen
February 27, 2023
By Ben Hansen
February 27, 2023

The crew behind the beloved pizza shop My Mother's Cousin is carving out a claim to be the go-to hospitality group for anything dough-related in Sydney's south. Not content with running one of the area's best pizzerias, the team is back with another standout venue in the form of Self Raised Bread Shoppe.

Decked out in retro signage and awnings accompanied by a chequered lino floor and wood panelling, this welcoming cafe and bakery has just arrived on Jubilee Avenue in the Sydney suburb of Carlton. After perfecting the art of pizza dough at My Mother's Cousin, the team has brought their skills ten minutes further south to this bustling street just down from Jubilee Stadium.

On the counter, you'll find a sizeable glass cabinet with that day's baked wares for sale. Expect kouign-amanns, croissants, filled doughnuts, tarts and cinnamon buns all ready to satisfy your carb-centric morning cravings. Those with less of a sweet tooth can opt for focaccia topped with tomato and ricotta, sausage rolls or a selection from the made-to-order sandwich menu.

If you're heading in before 10.30am and on the hunt for something hot and hearty you have two choices. The first is the egg, cheese and potato hash on a milk bun with your choice of peppered ketchup or the specialty house sauce plus the optional addition of sausage — a perfect combo for a Sunday morning after a big night. The other option is your classic sourdough grilled cheese with mushroom as an optional added extra.

From 10.30am until close, the sandwich selection expands to include mortadella, turkey, ham, and salami hoagies; tuna sandwiches loaded with dill, onion, cheese and pickles; a vegetarian delight that loads up ciabatta with artichoke, onion, rocket, parmesan and mayo; or a classic panko-crumbed schnitzel sambo on white bread.

The final element of this hub for all things tasty is a four-door fridge and a set of shelves loaded up with deli good and refreshing drinks. Hot sauces, cold meats, sardines, olives, burrata, eggs, coffee beans and cans of iced tea — whatever you're on the hunt for, Self Raised is stocked up for your smallgoods needs.

Self Raised Bread Shoppe is located at 45 Jubilee Avenue, Carlton. It's open 7am-2.30pm Wednesday–Saturday and 8am–2pm Sunday.

Images: Melanie Colwell

Published on February 27, 2023 by Ben Hansen
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