What an autumn we have had in Melbourne! It’s been the best in my five and a bit years over here. The reward for a 4km walk is breakfast at Tivoli’s!
There is something uniquely comforting in a bakery. Tivoli is where bakeries go to die. This heaven on earth for bakeries was originally the base for MoVida’s provision of breads and pastries for Frank Camora’s empire of eateries.
The reason for Tivoli being king isn’t solely related to being an incredibly good artisan baker. It offers good quality coffee, and a small but comfortable place to eat both inside and out.
We’ve been here for the great gourmet pies, to get our fill of hot cross buns over Easter, and for delicious cakes. Today I had croissants on my mind. We got lucky with the last couple of ham, cheese and tomato croissants, which completely offset the good work walking there, but that was the point!
Like another favourite, Chez Dre, Tivoli is worth an extended walk or drive. Put ordering the hot cross buns in your calendar for Easter next year!
Back at Tivoli today (Wednesday 12 November 2014), one of the several times since the above review, and there is a few new menu items to enjoy. Pictured is a delicious pork roll that has a bit of crackle to it, some coriander, kim chi, and plenty of other goodness. I didn’t photograph Catherine’s sausage roll but they have replaced the usual lamb with chicken, which is equally great!