In a city with a lot of great bakeries, it's the pastries that set Goose apart. Croissants that are somehow dense with butter, yet light and flaky. Try one of them spiked on top with toasted coconut for a flavour combo you will want to come back for. The golden danishes and brioche studded with fruit are also worthy partners to the bracing cups of coffee served here.
It will come as no surprise that the owners and bakers trained at Bourke Street Bakery — the cake counter and loaves of bread wordlessly attest to that. The only real shock is that this Forest Lodge gem doesn't yet have massive queues out the door, despite the incredible reasonably-priced breakfast menu.