A pastel pink beachside bakehouse with some of Sydney's best croissants.
January 18, 2023
Manly's cafe scene gained massive bragging rights back in 2018 when Bo Hinzack (of local coffee shop Showbox Coffee Brewers and Mosman's Penny Royal) and James Sideris (Butter Boy Bake) teamed up to bring Rollers Bakehouse to life, located along Rialto Lane, just steps from the beach.
While this is the duo's first collaboration, Sideris has been regularly supplying Hinzack's cafes with baked goods for years. If you've ever come across his giant cookies, brownie sandwiches and custard-filled muffins — they're regularly stocked at Showbox and Penny Royal, as well as cafes like Regiment, Skittle Lane and Bloodhound — you've probably been on a mission to track them down ever since. And now you know exactly where to head — Rollers.
The shop was five years in the making for Sideris, whose love of baking goes all the way back to high school. "The concept came from both our loves for places in the US, with just coffee and pastries done really well," he says.
Patrons can expect a mix of sweet and savoury items that changes daily. Some potentials include the mushroom and taleggio quiche ($10.50), iced vovo twice baked ($11) and mortadella danishes ($12). If you prefer a bit more certainty in your life, in-house signatures like sausage rolls ($12) and cinnamon scrolls ($8.50) are always on offer be on offer alongside the house granola ($17) and the bakery's specialty, croissants, which come in a wide variety of flavours but are always perfectly buttery and flaky.
There is also a range of coffee on offer, alongside teas, hot chocolate ($6) and house soda ($7.50). On the coffee side of things, they're using beans from pro-roaster Aaron Wood of Melbourne's Wood and Co. This means you can expect some serious batch brews, along with cold drip and coffee classics done really well.
The space emits poolside Palm Springs vibes, with breeze blocks, succulents and a courtyard and appropriate 90s music vibes — it's spring-ready in July.
Images: Kitti Gould.
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