Near the end of last year, a brand-new bakery landed in Perth. Cheerio Coffee is a one-man bakery that consists of a micro oven and a takeaway window, but its small size has absolutely no impact on its amazing output.
Owned by baker Courtney Gibb and his wife Simone, the tiny store has received a very warm welcome since it opened in December last year. Courtney
One of Cheerio Coffee’s specialties that appears to be making a splash is its bureks, large savoury pastries stuffed with different types of cheese and covered in spices and seeds. The bakery is also known for its amazing knotted cinnamon buns
Courtney is no stranger to the Perth hospitality scene, having previously worked at star Anise, Greenhouse, and, more recently, Mary Street Bakery—where he spent seven years and was made head baker.
This new venture comes two years after Courtney’s stint at Mary Street.
“I wanted a bricks-and-mortar space of my own where I could bake things that I enjoyed cooking and eating,” Courtney told Broadsheet.
But being Courtney’s own space isn’t the only thing that Cheerio Coffee offers. It also provides Courtney with a level of stillness that was a little hard to come by previously.
“At Mary Street, there used to be an hour when I’d be by myself in the bakery.
“I always enjoyed that kind of peace and quiet before the rush started and the cavalry came in,” he said.
This same kind of peace is what Courtney now has at Cheerio Coffee, which suits his life as a new father.