Bourke Street Bakery has opened its doors at 313 Amsterdam Avenue, between 74th and 75th streets – previously occupied by Piccolo Cafe. The new spot welcomed its first guests on Monday at 8am.
Piccolo Cafe first opened its doors in 2010, becoming a popular go-to spot for all day consumption – from morning espressos to evening cocktails and pasta plates. In 2017, Piccolo Cafe’s owners – Michele Casadei Massari, Alberto Ghezzi and Gianluca Capozzi – opened Lucciola, an Italian restaurant still running at 621 Amsterdam Ave at 90th Street.
Bourke Street Bakery describes itself as “Australia’s most beloved artisanal bakery-cafe.” Its original NYC location, at 15 East 28th Street, opened in 2019, and has since made Eater’s list of “15 Essential New York Bakeries” for its “rustic sourdough and pastries” as well as its “peanut butter-and-jelly croissants, shakshuka danishes, and its popular sausage roll.” The press section on Bourke Street’s website is pretty extensive, and the bakery has developed an impressive social following.
Bourke Street Bakery is currently open daily from 8am-7pm. To learn more, visit bourkestreetbakery.com.
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I’m sure the new bakery will be good, but the Piccolo Cafe was a little gem, and we miss it. Unfortunately, Lucciola has increased their prices so much that we rarely go there any more.
“but the Piccolo Cafe was a little gem, and we miss it.”
That little gem used powered eggs.
The coffee was fine.
Hoping my eyes deceive me but are the new bakery’s bread prices seriously $8.50 per loaf? Whole Foods overcharges at $6.00 for sourdough loaves…..now, these guys want $8.50? Each loaf better have a fractional share of Apple, NVIDIA or AMD inside
like a fortune in its cookie because we’re reaching stratospheric pricing here.