I first visited this bakery when Loafer was owned and run by brothers Georg and Antoine von Baich and their family, two Canadians who were such a vital part of good baking in Melbourne during their years there.
Though they’ve now moved to Europe to pursue new ambitions, I understand that Loafer continues to produce some excellent bread and cakes, under its new owner, Andrea Brabazon, and it remains on my ‘must visit’ list whenever I’m in Melbourne. The shop has a wonderful sense of light and space, and it’s one of the stars of the “Good Bread Belt”.
146 Scotchmer Street
North Fitzroy 3068 VIC
Telephone: (03) 9489 0766