Fan-favourite Melbourne bakery All Are Welcome recently announced the opening of a third location to add to its current locations in Northcote and Thornbury. The new store opened on 24 November and is located in Ivanhoe East.
All Are Welcome is the brainchild of baker Boris Portnoy, formerly of The Restaurant at Meadowood. The first All Are Welcome location in Northcote opened in 2017, and the bakery has been going from strength to strength since then.
It didn’t take long for Boris to want to expand, opening the Thornbury location in 2020.
That same year, Boris and winemaker Mitch Sokolin took over the Gray & Gray Barristers & Solicitors office space in Thornbury to establish a wine bar and restaurant—Gray and Gray Bread and Wine.
But Gray and Gray isn’t the only one of Boris’s establishments to be named in connection with its surroundings.
All Are Welcome takes its name from the former occupier of the original Northcote bakery. Prior to being converted into the Melbourne stalwart that it now is, the building was home to a Christian science reading room—and had been since the 50s. The lettering across the door to the reading room proclaimed ‘All Are Welcome’, and so the bakery had its name.
The news that the bakery was opening a third location was received favourably online, with All Are Welcome’s followers writing positive comments on the post with the news.
Boris is excited about the location, as it has the kind of neighbourly feel that he believes matches that of All Are Welcome.
Boris told Broadsheet, “It’s also very close to Northcote and Thornbury, so making a third kitchen to do some specialty items and move things between all three will work well for us.:
Known for its croissants, as well as its wide range of loaves and flatbreads, All Are Welcome will stock the same staples that customers love at its new location in Ivanhoe East.