Looking for something quick on the morning of the first All Blacks game on their European tour which I could take away and take back to our hotel. I decided to head down to Scratch Bakery which is located in the Works Depot around the corner from Al Brown’s Best Ugly Bagel store.
I arrive around 8.30am, expecting to see a cafe with people gorging on their breakfast. I was the only one there. There were limited food selection perhaps due to the fact that it was a Sunday morning, as opposed to a workday.
Scratch Bakery is a small outlet with one large communal table and several bean bags outside.
Looking at the range of options to choose from I stood there for some time deciding what to order. thinking whether I wanted something sweet or something savoury? I decided to go for both options.
Rabbit with White Wine and Thyme Pie – Wow is the only word that comes to mind. The pastry was light and flakey. at some places you tend to get pies that had been heated in a microwave, which meant the pastry was soft and not nice.
The filling was well season, fill of meat as opposed to a filler (ie gravy) and was still hot as I walked it back to the hotel in which we were staying at. I was fearing the worst that it would get cold on the way home. Each bite I took a nice aromatic thyme lingered in my mouth. This pie definitely is worth its cost.
Savoury Brioche – special of the day consisting roast chicken, chilli and feta. the chicken was most and full of flavour. I was skeptical at first as chicken usually is dry and no flavour. I was clearly mistaken. The brioche itself was very soft and light.
Chocolate Espresso Doughnut – I decided on this doughnut as it had an usual filling. I think I would have enjoyed the classic cream and jam doughnut instead. The filling was very sweet, with a clear espresso flavour to it as you would expect. The doughnut itself was nice and light and not too oily.
Will definitely be back to try other items.
Total cost of the three breakfast item was $19.