Flour & Stone
I discovered Flour and Stone in Woolloomooloo while trying to decide where to go for an early weekend breakfast. I stumbled upon Flour & Stone’s website and glowing reviews so we decided to visit on a sunny Saturday morning with the intention of ignoring all forms of healthy breakfast things to try something very sweet.
We luckily grabbed the one outside table on the leafy quiet side street. Unfortunately for us, the cafe was very small inside and our baby in her pram wouldn’t fit beside any of the tables.
I really liked the interior featuring a glass counter full of cakes, pastries, a crate of bran muffins, large fruit flans, loaves of bread and tarts. Bags of ‘rustic cookies’ were displayed on several rows of equally rustic looking wooden shelves.
Despite a good selection of muffins, croissants and cinnamon buns, we were both really tempted by the leek and gruyere tarts and the lemon drizzle cake.
The tarts had a crunchy perfectly thin crust and rich filling but they were served cold. This didn’t seem to bring out the best flavour of the tart and the leek filling tasted a bitter. However, the lemon drizzle cake was exceptional, a melt in your mouth creamy sponge topped with a thick crisp white icing.
Days after our visit, I am still thinking about that lemon drizzle cake and I’m already working out when I’ll next have the time to buy more.
53 Riley St, Woolloomooloo NSW