Hausfrau : 32 Ballarat St, Yarraville

April 1, 2013 at 11:09 am (Bakery, Breakfast/Brunch, European, Victoria, Yarraville)


Third stop on our Western food safari was our local European bakehouse, Hausfrau.  This bright, airy bakery is so wonderfully domestic; entrance marked by a cute blue apron, delicious aroma of baked bread and sweets permeating throughout the interior, the vinyl-floored dining area simply furnished with a retro feel, homely touches added by way of floral lampshades and beautiful hand-painted cups used for holding sachets of sugar, and even a touch Wonderland-esque whimsy courtesy of over-sized kitchen utensils adorning the main wall.

Hausfrau - Wall

Hausfrau - Decor

A range of Central European-inspired cakes and pastries are displayed in a glass cabinet for ordering take-away with your coffee or eating in, served on beautiful vintage plates.  There is also a good range of breakfast items and sandwiches for lunch, with bread baked fresh in-house of course.

Breakfast here is hearty and generous. Zipfer Bier rarebit on toast was richly flavoured, made with sharp cheddar, Austrian beer and a creamy bechamel; great value at $7.50.

Hausfrau - Rarebit

Or you can have your sourdough stacked with Hausfrau’s salmon gravlax; thinly sliced, melt-in-the-mouth, cured salmon, great with avocado.

Hausfrau - Gravlax

Coffee is quite consistent; a Genovese blend that works well with milk.

Hausfrau - Coffee

Over Easter, definitely stop by for some of their hot cross buns, which are dense and studded with juicy raisins and citrus peel.

Hausfrau - Hot Cross Buns

Hausfrau - Hot Cross Buns 2

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