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    Best Pizza in London
  • tapcoffee Tap Coffee
    Coffee time in Warren St
  • exmouthespresso Bean Review
    Exmouth Espresso Blend
  • kurobuta Kurobuta
    Japanese Tapas
  • oddonos Oddono's
    Gelato in Chiswick
  • smokehouse Smokehouse
    Mouthwatering Burgers and BBQ
  • firehouse No 197 Fire Station
    Complete disaster
  • irisandjune Iris & June
    Independent Coffee Shop in Victoria
  • coffeeguide The Not Official London Coffee Guide
    Humble take on the independent scene
  • dumdum Dum Dum Donutterie
    They don't have Cronuts but they do Cros
  • bonanza Bean Review
    Bonanza's Espresso Blend
  • moo Moo Cantina
    Lomito Time
  • chorbizarre Chor Bizarre
    Restaurant with personality
  • squaremilebelen Bean Review
    Square Mile's Belen Espresso
  • ottolenghi Ottolenghi
    Not as good as usual!
  • quantus Quantus
    European cuisine in Chiswick
  • pearlliang Pearl Liang
    About Time for a Chinese

Hot Cross Buns for Easter [On The Road: Melbourne]

I'm not too familiar with Easter traditions this side of the pond and less in Australia, so I have to admit I just recently found out about Hot Cross Buns. These sweet buns with raisins are enjoyed toasted with butter.

Homemade buns brought to you by the Brewer family
Thanks to Broadsheet I found a list of the best bakeries in Melbourne to try these sweet treats, one of the places was Phillippa's best of all it is relatively close to the office. According to the article, these are the Rolls Royce of the buns you can find, old production baking style, golden top, shiny glaze, citrus tang, made with 6 different spices, candied orange peel, and lots of fruits.

The place
The flavour is quite nice, great flavour, the dried fruits quite nice, love the toasted touch, filled with melted butter, a nice guilty pleasure.

Ready to toast
Final product
The Bakery is lovely, I couldn't resist to try also a sandwich, if you’re wondering I ate the sandwich first. Nice variety for lunch, got a roast beef with salsa verde, courgette, and watercress. Pretty nice one. Coffee is also good and the chocolate truffles are awesome, dark bitter chocolate perfect to go with a cappuccino.

Take away bag
Sandwich time
Ready to roll
Coffee and chocolate truffles
If you’re nearby of any of their four locations I would recommend a pit stop to have a treat.

All these buns reminds me the Seinfeld episode “The Muffin Tops” when Elaine doesn't know what to do with all the muffin stumps from their new business venture.

Mr. Lippman: What is this guy again?
Elaine: They call him a Cleaner. He makes problems go away
Newman: Hello Elaine. Where are they?
Elaine: In the back
Newman: All right, I'm going to need a clean 8 ounce glass
Mr. Lippman: What is going on here?
Newman: If I'm curt, then I apologize. But as I understand it, we have a situation here and time is of the essence

T: +61 3 9671 4030
Approx Damage: AU$ 15pp
Area: CBD
Twitter: ilovephillippas
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