Amano Bakery

Inside this Britomart bakery

I have this ice-breaker I use with people all the time. I ask them if they had to keep only one of the following categories of foods and give up the rest, for the rest of their lives, what would it be: Pasta, Rice, Potatoes or Bread?

Personally, this is a very difficult question for me to answer due to the fact that I grew up on rice, and I eat all of the things on the regular, but of the multitudes of people I have asked, the majority choose bread, and I get it. Bread is versatile, it's filling, it's delicious. It is hard to beat the smell and taste of a hot ciabatta loaf with a smear of butter. Bread is your pizza base. Bread is croutons. Bread is sandwiches and rolls and toast with toppings. 

So you can imagine my delight upon entering Amano, glancing past the impressive mother of pearl counter and seeing rows and rows of authentic, traditionally made loaves of bread. 

Amano is more than just a bakery. It's coffee made with macadamia nut milk (if that's how you like it), feathery croissants and steel cut oat porridge and hot toast with toppings (think house-made cultured butter, mushrooms, balsamic garlic, and soft egg). Smashed meatball and mozzarella or poached trevalley, fennel and salsa verde sandwiches, seasonal cold pressed juices and warmed in the oven pizza slices (the courgette, pancetta and stracciatella option I can vouch for); light, filled doughnuts, golden pastries, lemon tarts and all sorts of sweet delights that I cannot pronounce ("Dacquoise Gateaux" anyone?).

This place is perfect for city dwellers - and anyone else who's hungry. 

Inside Amano Bakery, Katherine Lowe.

Contact details

68 Tyler Street
Opening hours: 
Sun 6.30am-4.00pm
Mon 6.30am-4.00pm
Tue 6.30am-4.00pm
Wed 6.30am-4.00pm
Thu 6.30am-4.00pm
Fri 6.30am-4.00pm
Sat 6.30am-4.00pm