Well Bread & Pastry

Palm Beach’s Well Bread & Pastry has opened a second (smaller) spot at Miami One Shopping Centre. Taking over the former Zaraffas’s Coffee, the new outpost offers a slightly reduced selection of favourites. Aesthetically, the same olive green and timber creates a sense of familiarity, while breakfast bar-style seating underscores the expansive window, providing the perfect perch to indulge in a spot of people-watching over a pastry. There are a couple of small table settings along the footpath outside, but mostly it’s envisaged for the grab and go crowd. A cabinet brimming with Portuguese tarts, glazed-strawberry topped fruit danishes, croissants, scrolls and cookies takes pride of place on the front counter while those in the mood for something a little heartier can make their way over to the handmade sausage rolls and pies that are definitely not your servo variety. The bread is undoubtedly the hero here with a rotating selection of loaves ranging from spelt to dark rye lining the back shelves. Stefan uses traditional stoneground and roller mill methods to preserve the flavour and essential enzymes and nutrients of the wholegrain flour. The bread contains only four ingredients – flour, salt, water and a live culture – so there’s no chemicals or added preservatives whatsoever and undergoes a slow fermentation from 18 to 36 hours. The result is lighter and better for your gut than regular bread. What would baked goods be without coffee? Thankfully, you needn’t worry because the beans are supplied by the Gold Coast’s own Paradox Coffee Roasters.


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