Canberra Restaurants

A. Baker, Canberra

The vision of A. Baker is to be the heart of its local area, much in the same way that bakers were at the heart of their villages during the Middle Ages.

A Baker Canberra
A. Baker

Making its home in the New Acton Pavilion which was built in 1927 and ravaged by fire in 2011,  A. Baker brings together under its roof a bakery, bar and dining destination spaces under its roof.

A Baker Canberra
Charred Remains

DesignOffice were commissioned by A. Baker owners, the Molonglo Group, to define each area but with their own subtle individual traits with the use of lighting and furnishings. The ground floor bakery and dining has augmented the feel with bluestone, galvanised steel and leather. Natural light is plentiful which makes the space warm and relaxed.

A Baker Canberra
Industrial Lighting

With the interior combining history of the charred walls blended with modern materials   and tables outside for those fine days and evenings, A. Baker is abuzz with friends and family getting together to enjoy fresh, quality produce from the region and catch up.

A Baker CanberraFried local duck egg, Murrumbateman mushrooms, smoked ricotta, speck, cornbread

The Fried local duck egg, Murrumbateman mushrooms, smoked ricotta, speck and cornbread ($17.90) is a treat with the larger yolk of the duck egg with its smooth texture. The mushrooms are full of great earthy flavour which marries well with the speck.

A. Baker CanberraSlow cooked eggs, crispy smoked salmon, creme fraiche, corn, charred bread

Slow cooked eggs, crispy smoked salmon, creme fraiche, corn and charred bread ($19.90) burst with the flavour of the salmon with the crispiest ski around and the wonderful farm fresh eggs. This generous dish is of great value.

A Baker Canberra
Downstairs to the Bar

A. Baker wears many hats and wears them all well. It may be your daily loaf of artisanal bread.  Or it may be to have one of the main meals of the day or just to drop in at anytime when you are felling peckish. Not just food hats are worn by A. Baker. Descend the stairs to the bar to enjoy a cocktail or maybe a spirit from the back bar which houses a solid range of Australian spirits.

The service is quick, delivered by a friendly and helpful team delivering dishes of fresh, flavoursome regional produce to enjoy in a contemporary yet historical space. Yes, remember to go downstairs.

A. Baker
New Acton Pavilion
Unit 2, 15 Edinburgh Ave
Canberra ACT 2601

Gourmantic travelled to Canberra as guests of VisitCanberra.

About the author

Kevin Burke

Kevin Burke is the Co-Founder of Gourmantic. He was first carried onto a plane at 3 months old. He enjoyed it so much, most of his efforts have been to get back in them to travel. He has lived on 3 continents and in addition to his love of travel and food, he is passionate about wine, chocolate and music.

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