I was minding my own business in Loafer Bread on Scotchmer St North Fitzroy on a Saturday morning recently, sipping a perfect macchiato and drooling over my walnut and cinnamon scroll, when a blond man walked in and ordered a coffee and a croissant. On being told they had already sold out of croissants he looked genuinely crestfallen and said ‘I had my whole life planned out, and it started with a croissant’.

loafer2 I had my whole life planned out, and it started with a croissant at Loafer Bread

This could be the opening line to the novel I am planning to write (or assemble really) from overheard conversations. I wanted to get up and give him a hug, but as I was in my motorcycle leathers on my way out and about running errands, that may have been a bit confronting for him. So I smiled at the room in general and returned to my scroll. As Joyce says, Loafer Bread is hot.

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Years ago, when I lived in North Fitzroy, Loafer Bread was strictly a bakery. It made divine bread, but it wasn’t fabulous like it is now. I’m not sure when it became a cafe and started baking naughty sweet things as well as earnest wholesome bread. I feel nostalgic whenever I head north and wonder why I don’t spend more time there.

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The blue of their outdoor chairs and tables exactly matches the blue stripe on my helmet – how cool is that?

loafer4 I had my whole life planned out, and it started with a croissant at Loafer Bread

I had my whole life planned out, and it started with a croissant at Loafer Bread

5 thoughts on “I had my whole life planned out, and it started with a croissant at Loafer Bread

  • 27 July 2009 at 10:43 am
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    The croissant line is awesome! That should definitely be the title of your novel.

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  • 27 July 2009 at 1:04 pm
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    Yep, def. classic, reckon you should’ve hugged him! ;-)

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  • 30 August 2009 at 7:47 pm
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    Andrea’s bakery is famous and her pastries are fabulous. We are proud of out little niece. :-)

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  • 7 August 2013 at 2:49 am
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    Quite addictive and possibly the best croissants, baguettes and lentil/mushroom pies I’ve tried ever…. the almond croissant doesn’t have almond essence or too much sugar – awesome!

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