Antoun Jabbour wanted to re-create the cafe that was run by his family in his home village in Lebanon that was the lifeblood of the community, and to him Erskineville in Sydney’s inner-west was the perfect location to replicate the cafe that was so crucial to the village he grew up in and we’re inclined to agree. So Bakerman was born. Starting out as a cafe serving the freshest of coffee that’s roasted on site ( they even serve cold press coffee during summer), and serving some of the most delicious looking cakes and pastries we’ve ever had the pleasure of looking at. Bakerman tries to keep it as community minded as possible – a place where the whole community can congregate and make use of the cafe. We really like how Jabbour’s vision of recreating the sense of community that he knows so well provided the inspiration for Bakerman – and he has achieved this well and truly. As of March this year, Bakerman extended it’s trading hours so it’s now morphed into not only a fantastic community cafe but now a bistro and bar. The bar, headed up by a dedicated sommelier serves European beers and wines. So now you could literally spend the whole day in their big courtyard. It has an incredibly civilised and European feel about it and is a nice alternative for Sydney’s dining and drinking scene.


Tempted to be part of the Bakerman community? Head over to their website to learn more info and to look at the menu or more importantly look at the photos of all the food they serve. Give them a like on Facebook to see lots of photos of specials and updates.


by Jaime MacMillan

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