An exciting new bakery heaven is opening it’s doors on St Nicholas Street on Friday 31st – you will want to stop here for a slice of toast and coffeee. I will also be exhibiting some of my photography here – so you most definitely *must* visit!
We had heard rumours that a new bakery would be landing in the once desolate ghost town of St Nicholas Street but now I can whole heartedly confirm the rumours are true! George has been the talent and skill behind Everything Bagels which you may recognise from Whiteladies Road weekend market. Now she is extending out her expertise and offering the good people of Bristol a chance to bite into a sour dough like no other.
The Stock Exchange Bakery took it’s name, believe it or not, from the location. St Nicholas Street runs through the heart of the old city and has the most densely populated area of old banks (I found this fact out by going to the Arnolfini at the weekend and checking out the maps on exhibition at the moment). The Stock Exchange Bakery also accepts the Bristol pound.
The best thing about the Stock Exchange bakery is that George has kept it really really simple. The menu contains all of the basic but essential things you want to get out of a good eatery. What really captured my imagination was the way that George was saying breakfast is the best meal of the day – why restrict it to the morning time? You can pop into the bakery at any time of the day and have a piece of bread toasted with your cup of coffee which presents a simple and cheap snack at the weekend. I can only imagine how many times I’ll be popping down here on a Saturday morning armed with a newspaper. (I am well aware of how middle aged that sounded).
When I popped in, George happily showed me around describing in great detail how each bread was made and how she achieved all of these different results. This woman knows her stuff, make sure you look out for baking masterclasses early next year!
While I was here, Matt from Bristol Preservation Company was also popping in – I was lucky enough to sample some of the Marmajam (pictured below) accompanied with George’s rye bread. OH MY GOODNESS, this combination was a matchmade in heaven. Even thinking about this now. The Bristol Preservation Company are going to be huge, I sampled the tomato sauce which was also incredibly delicious – it brought out a whole new flavour of tomato which I am now slightly addicted to.
One of the bagels I have come to know and love from Everything Bagels!
Freshly delivered butter from France!
Find out more about the Stock Exchange Bakery on the website here
Follow George and her updates on Twitter here
Follow Matt and his Bristol Preservation adventures on Twitter here