Thursday, August 16, 2018

Day 3221 - New Sonoma bakery in Canberra

Stop press! Sonoma is in town.


Back when I was being the dutiful Mumager and we were taking day trips to Sydney on a regular basis, T and I would  often see the Sonoma vans driving up and down the M5.  I would spot the black vans instantly with their distinctive logo and wonder what the hell they were selling.

After much pondering (and a Google search) I discovered that Sonoma is a sourdough bread specialist that is stocking many Aussie cafes and restaurants with handcrafted woodfired delights.

Fast forward 18 months and I'm the "plus one" at the official opening of the Sonoma bakery right here in Canberra.




Last night the influencer daughter and I attended the opening of Sonoma Braddon.  Sonoma has been supplying Canberra eateries for years but they've never actually baked here before.  In fact, this is the first Sonoma cafe outside of Sydney.

The official launch of Sonoma Braddon







Founded in Bellata NSW, with their introduction to Sydney via the Paddington Markets, Sonoma is a family success story built from "blood, sweat and baking".

Named after the Californian city of Sonoma where Andrew Connole learned the art of baking naturally fermented sourdough bread, Sonoma has become one of Australia's most respected artisan sourdough bakeries.

Check out their incredible story here.



Sonoma Braddon doesn't just stock bread.  It is a "buzzing hotspot of good food, great coffee and happy people" with sandwiches, coffee and pastries on offer, and the added bonus of walking home with your weekly bread supply.  You can also grab some of their toasted mueslies and specialty coffee.


Sonoma Braddon can be found at 21 Lonsdale Street Braddon. For more information about Sonoma head to www.sonoma.com.au 

As I type this my stomach is working overtime in its requests for more bread.  Tell me yours isn't doing the same?

#Fortheloveofbread I give you this week's Lovin' Life Linky!

What are you lovin' about life this week?

Who else has a hankering for toasted sourdough with jam?

Any other artisan bread enthusiasts our there?



40 comments :

  1. Big fan of Somona. Loving your Plus 1 status. You're doing a lot of fun stuff with your daughter!

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    1. I am! I finally got my own invite the other day and she will now be MY plus 1. The tables have turned (temporarily)

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  2. I'm craving a slice of sourdough bread with smashed avocado for breakfast now!

    Ingrid
    https://www.fabulousandfunlife.com.au

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    1. I know right! I was wishing for avo. So I went and bought one, then my bread ran out. So still no smashed avo on sourdough for me.

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  3. There is little better in this world than good sourdough and jam. Just saying.

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  4. Freshly baked bread is irresistible.

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  5. Booo! No not really. I cannot eat anything like that bread but I sure do love it. Yum. And I know Bellata is too! Good on these people and their initiative. Denyse x

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    1. The centre is so soft and spongy that I think you could totally eat the middle. The outer is tough though. But the inner ... well ... dreamy!

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  6. Well I hope the blood and sweat isn't in the bread but apart from that it looks good!!

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  7. This place looks amazing. In fact, I better not show it to my hubby, because he may want to fly all the way out there just to go...LOL!! He hasn't met a bread he doesn't like!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. You could totally come to Australia for a bit of bread-hopping. I'll show you around!

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  8. Yes to superior carbs! I've coincidentally written about my favourite carb goodness this week too!

    SSG xxx

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    1. Superior indeed! Off to get a taste of your carbs now

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  9. Yummo! I really like good quality sour dough bread. I've never heard of this bakery so I must look out for it. You look gorgeous by the way.

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  10. Bread in all shapes and forms warms my heart - these loaves look lovely.

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    1. They specialise in a specific sourdough technique which includes a "caramelised crust" YUM

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  11. I love that you are a plus 1 and there is serious bread involved

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  12. Oh yum, what a fun and delicious event to attend!

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    1. Sure was! Although I had sworn off bread only 4 days prior. Oh well.

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  13. The bread looks delicious. I wonder if they are over in the West. Have a great week and thank you again for the link up.

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    1. Not out west yet. But I'm sure they will get there one day in the not-too-distant future. Their popularity is on the rise

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  14. The bread looks so yummy. I love sourdough bread. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.

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  15. I saw these pics and thought how glamorous you looked! Also heading to Katy Perry. Have style and body and lack-of-ageing envy! x

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    1. Thanks Deb. Well if the truth be known, I have "you've got the house to yourself and can keep it anyway you want" envy. LOL.

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  16. I had never heard of Sonoma but gee their bread looks so yummy! Lucky you being your daughter's plus one! :-) #TeamLovinLife

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    1. You'll come across Sonoma one day soon. Can guarantee it.

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  17. Nothing tastes better than freshly baked bread with butter, Leanne. I'm hungry just reading your post :)

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    1. Hahaha, Glad I could finally make someone else hungry for a change. Normally I'm the one drooling over other people's food posts.

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  18. Sourdough bread is one of my favourites. Freshly baked bread has a different flavour to it. Your post reminded me of my homemade bread days.

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    1. Sourdough is definitely the bomb. Thanks for stopping by Suzy

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