At Bread & Butter shops you will find a selection of traditional German sourdoughs, French crusty baguettes, wheat free sourdoughs, and seeded loaves. We have south-German pretzels and pretzel breads, naturally leavened, yeast-, dairy-, and gluten-free bread.
Early in the morning the air is laced with the scent of baking sweets. Cinnamon rolls, pain au raisin, madeleines, and almond croissants are being pulled out of the ovens. Later vanilla cream filled beesting cakes, and fresh fruit tartes along with a plethora of other sweets will start filling the shelves of the wide display cabinets.
Bread is all about flavour and crust. There is nothing like the crunch of a fresh out of the oven baguette, or the robust crust and moist crumb of a German rye. Each loaf needs time and care to develop its unique taste and texture. Time for sourdough microorganisms to predigest the flour, time to rise slowly, and time for the crust to develop while the breads are baking on stone tiles.
At Bread & Butter we created an environment that allows you to escape from the rush rush of everyday life. Start your day at Little Bread & Butter and watch the market coming to life around you while you are sipping your coffee and waiting for your toast to cook. Come for brunch on the weekends and enjoy the spacious main cafe, or retreat to the plateroom for a more intimate atmosphere.
Bread has always been and we believe should still be a healthy staple of our diet. We therefore bake our breads with certified organic ingredients. We use only unbleached flours, wholemeal flours, nuts and seeds that have not been chemically aged or heavily sprayed with insecticides or fertilisers. We do not use additives, premixes, stabilisers and other artificially altered ingredients.
From seed to first sip, the elements of Earth, Fire, Air and Water are integral to the make up of Five Elements Espresso. The fifth element is what makes us different. It is the passion, craft and experience of all those who contribute to that first moment of taste, from Bean Grower through to Barista.
In case you were ever wondering what happens with our unsold bread, the leftover pastries and sandwiches..... we donate everything to the Auckland City Mission - supporting families and people in need.