For anyone that has visited either his Paris or Collingwood venues, Gontran Cherrier is a man who needs no introduction. As one of the world’s most successful bakers, he sure knows what makes a good baguette.
And now he has ventured south of the river and set up shop on the Hawthorn end of Glenferrie Road. “Glenferrie road has a real community feel to it, and we want to offer locals the best quality products,” he said. The fourth-generation baker has injected his years of wisdom into the venue and the results speak for themselves. The counter window overflows with contemporary spins on French favourites as well as a bunch of old-school classics that leave locals queuing out the door.
While it may not be the chic, art-lined streets of Paris, Glenferrie road has a tightknit community feel to it and Gontran is keen to strengthen this vibe with the everyday French experience of visiting your local boulangerie. And now, after being open for only a few weeks, the regulars are already starting to come out of the woodwork, gathering their daily dose of baked goods from Gontran Cherrier with a delicious St Ali coffee for the road.
Offering a classic array of French breads, pastries and delicacies as well as a concise breakfast and lunch menu, this is the perfect destination for any occasion. Whether you are keen to pop in for a quick croissant on the way to work, a lunchtime baguette on the go, or a lengthy catch up over a few coffees and a smoked ham and Gruyère croissant or pain au chocolat, these guys have got you covered.
Serving up all the Gontran Cherrier Smith street classics you have come to know and love – from his famous miso rye bread down to the croissants of your dreams. Every treat is made with ingredients as French as the Gontran Cherrier name itself, housed in a distinctly Melbourne location and washed down perfectly with a quick cup of Melbourne’s best, St Ali coffee.