I recently paid a visit to the original 10 year old Australian Bakery and Cafe in Marietta Square, which heavily lays on the Australian shtick — inclusive with stuffed koala bears and other Australian-ish souvenirs for sale.
I used to have a thing for the curry chicken and variety of steak pies from the second location in East Atlanta Village. The meat pies are pre-made and are quickly reheated right after ordering, but due to lukewarm results I always ask to heat them longer. They are not a bad snack to get in a pinch, but the fillings tend to be more dry and gummy than I prefer.
On my lunch visit, my dining companion and I sampled a curry lamb pie, Burgundy beef pie and the bakery’s sausage rolls. Unfortunately these snacks tasted lackluster and stale. I also felt the Burgundy beef pie was too literal, as in all I can taste was bad vinegary red wine. As for the sausage rolls, they were bland and mealy and met a swift fate in the trash can.
This Aussie operation mass produces and ships its pies all over the country, but I’m wondering if quality is sacrificed as a result. Have you had a better experience? Are there items that stand out more than others?
48 South Park Square, Marietta. 678-797-6222.
- by Gene Lee, Food and More blog