The Cronut (and my trip to Newtown)
The cronut has been the latest food craze and it's officially worldwide. It was trademarked by a baker in New York City and by the end of 2013 it was titled one of the best 25 inventions of the year by TIME magazine. I waited for the cronut trend to hit the west coast, but even by the time it arrived in San Francisco there was a long wait to get your hands on one. Literally. The bakery lines were reported to be out the door before opening hours and sold out within the first hour.
So, you can imagine my excitement when learning that there was a bakery a short train ride away from me here in Australia that served up three flavours of cronuts fresh daily!
And that is the story of how I ended up at Brewtown Cafe in Newtown. Biting into a flakey, doughy, pastry that is a hybrid between croissant and doughnut. I went for the classic glaze cronut, but lets just say I will be trying the other flavours in the near future.
After indulging myself with probably a week's worth of sugar I thought I would walk off some calories and explore the neighbourhood. Newtown is full of cafes, pubs, restaurants, bookstores, gift shops and plenty of street art. Here are some snaps I took while strolling up and down the main street:
How neat is this blind date with a book idea? With just a few keywords as hints you can't judge the book by its cover!
Keywords: Australia, Brewtown, Newtown, Sydney, books, croissant, cronut, donut, doughnut, food, foodie, pastry, read, sugar
OK! I want a cronut - immediately!
Also the blind date with a book idea is a great one... if only there was a way to do this with digital books
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