Tucked away in Nelson Street, Annandale you come across Cherry Moon General Store.
The quant inner-west venue is a cafe, a woodfired bakery and a grocer, and is the creation of pastry chef (ex-Rockpool and Tetsuya) and woodfired aficionado Kimmy Gastmeier and former schoolteacher Aimee Graham.
The thing you notice when walk into Cherry Moon is the [oven] facade taken from an 1869 bakery in Ballarat. It produces the char and depth of flavour in the organic stone-ground flour sourdough. The signature loaf is a fig-leaf sourdough. All of the crunch and blistered custard in the lavender Portuguese tarts, and all of the rolls and focaccias.
Almost all the grocery goods are made in the kitchen, including the butter, creme fraiche, ricotta, tea blends, ferments, gelato and even magnesium oil. There’s a lot of nostalgia and that’s what we’re inspired by going back to how things used to be when I was 12.
Cherry Moon has had to add in extra safety during this time, right now they are only accepting card payments . At the entrance of Cherry Moon you find a large container of hand sanitizer along with alcohol wipes.
Please support local small business.
By SEAN STARK FOR CONTRAST MEDIA
PUBLISHED: 11:20 AEST, 21 April 2020 | UPDATED: 14.30 AEST, 21 April 2020