Freshly baked sourdough bread holds clouds of homemade ricotta and assorted mushrooms. Accompanied by a pot of English breakfast tea, which is brewed to perfection. We enjoyed our country breakfast at The Berry Sourdough Café.
Nestled behind the township of Berry on the corner of Prince Alfred and Princess St situates the wood fire bakery. During the week you will find people lining up to buy a range of sourdough bread and organic produce such as free-range eggs. Their second shop “Milkwood Bakery” can also be found in the main strip of Berry, which supplies bread, cakes, pastries, hot beverages and house made goodies.
Shaved haloumi melted inside an omelette filled with textures of sweet corn and aromatic fresh basil is filling and delightful. A sprig of parsley or basil would have been a nice touch. A slice of toast soaks up the juices from the fennel and tomato salad and showcases the simplicity of local produce. A long black coffee with a dash of milk leaves a smooth lingering aftertaste.
The classic combination of poached eggs and house made baked beans along side two crunchy sticks of sourdough is a breakfast worth waking up for! Owner Jelle, his wife Freya Hilkemeijer and their chefs definitely live up to their reputation of “bringing out the natural flavours of seasonal, local produce”.
On our way out we grab a few loafs of bread consisting of olive and thyme, multigrain and fig and walnut, which we enjoy on a regular basis. Make sure to beat the rush in order to have your first pick of goodies and to see what the locals are on about!