The Grumpy Baker hits
One of Sydney’s favourite purveyors of baked goods only continues to get bigger with the launch of its eighth Sydney location.
The Grumpy Baker hits has set up shop in Coogee, ready to churn out its famed coffee, freshly baked good such traditional pumpernickel, fig and walnut sourdough, organic carrot loaf, linseed soy and 3-grain, Turkish bread, baguettes, Ciabatta and more, alongside its Middle-Eastern inspired menu for lunch and breakfast.
Instead of The Grumpy Baker’s traditional rustic aesthetic, the new locale reflects the suburb’s beachy vibes with fresh, coastal tones.
Opened by Michael Cthurmer in 2002 in Oxford Street, Darlinghurst, The Grumpy Baker found a niche in the market for good, old-fashioned bread, particularly artisan sourdough that was more “cheesy” and less of a “vinegar” starter.
In the beginning all baking was carried out in the premise’s small kitchen, but within three years it had outgrown the space with its expansion into the wholesale market (with clients ranging from top restaurants, cruise ships, hotels, coffee shops and catering companies) and moved into a commercial factory in Leichhardt.
The Grumpy Baker’s range of rustic, handmade, gourmet bread free from preservatives and additives is now sold throughout its eight retail outlets as well as the Paddington Markets every Saturday.