Closed tonight for a private function!
Late last year, we were invited to Brighton Jetty Bakery, a family owned bakery to sample their new premium ‘Blue Label‘ range, a range of delicious baked treats with locally sourced produce found in SA.
Blue Label menu
Don’t make the mistake that I almost made, I proceeded to Jetty Road Glenelg in search of the bakery when luckily, the stranger ignored my directions and proceeded to Brighton… yeah, we’ll just let that blonde moment past shall we… haha. The bakery is located on Jetty Road Brighton towards the end of the road with an awesome picturesque view and only a few steps away from the beach and jetty.
We arrived at the bakery and snagged ourselves a seat outside as well as getting ourselves a sticker to indicate that we were there for the private function. Do take note that the food sampled below are mini versions of what they actually sell in store, therefore the prices reflect the full size treats not the mini ones sampled.
Goodieson’s pale ale bread
Beer bread! When bread is made, generally yeast is added as a ‘leavening agent’ the thing that creates gas bubbles in the dough. In this case however, BJB used a bottle of Goodieson’s Pale Ale where the beer acted as the leavening agent. As a result, the bread had a tasty malt flavour and would be great paired with dips and/or olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
We started off sampling their tasty treats from the ‘First‘ section of the Blue Label.
Breakfast basket; $7.50
A sweet shortcrust shell filled with Alexandrina natural yoghurt, a swirl of Fleurieu Honey, ‘Thankyou‘ toasted muesli, and topped with fresh seasonal fruit. A texturally fun, light and sweet start for breakfast eaters with bursts of fresh juicy fruit to wake up ones palate.
Double baked almond croissant: all butter croissant filled with traditional frangipane (almond cream/butter) and lightly dusted with icing sugar; $4.50
I rubbed my hands together with glee once the “Second” tasty treats started making their rounds; fresh and straight out of the oven!
Roasted vegetable tart; $7.50
Seasonal vegetables roasted with sea salt, extra virgin olive oil, cracked pepper and fresh rosemary in a shortcrust case with crumbled Alexandrina Romano, pepato and fetta. Double thumbs up! So simple yet so incredibly flavourful. The roasted vegetables were soft with a nice char on the outside and the seasoning was subtle but enough to enhance the flavours. So deliciously good that we had seconds. Mmmm~
To keep things fresh and different for their customers, BJB have a “Pie of the month” on offer with a delectable gourmet filling.
Pie of the month (NOV 2013): chicken with lemongrass and coconut
Their POTM for November 2013 was the Thai inspired, chicken with lemongrass and coconut. They kept it on their menus through December due to its popularity and luckily for us, we got a chance to sample it. The pie had tender chunks of Fleurieu grown chicken from Brighton City Meats in a refreshing blend of lemongrass, coconut, fresh ginger, onion and a hint of chilli. A good squirt of Sriracha sauce to give it that extra kick and we’re all good to go. It was so flipping good (pardon my language)! I’m pretty sure we went back for thirds and fourths… Haha. The filling was incredibly fragrant and each bite packed a punch of flavour from the lemongrass, ginger and chilli. Too bad these pies are not on their menus anymore as I’d happily make the drive down to Brighton just to treat my taste buds to these but fear not, whilst we wait for its return, BJB have a new pie of the month for January 2014: Baja style fish taco pie: fish fillet marinated in fresh lemon juice and coriander, house made kidney bean, jalapeno, red onion and tomato salsa, traditional spices, finished with a mild chilli, garlic and lemon yoghurt sauce. Now that’s got me salivating… :)~
Pork and fennel sausage roll: locally sourced pork mince, fennel seeds, onion, carrot, celery and a touch of nutmeg in our trademark golden flaky pastry; $5.50
Onto our final round of sampling delights, we dived head first into their ‘Third‘ section of the Blue Label with all things sweet and chocolate.
Lemon curd/tart au citron: shortcrust tart shell filled with real lemon cued, with a dollop of Alexandrina creme fraiche and lemon rind; $4.90
Salted caramel ganache tart: chocolate sweetcrust shell filled with a gooey homemade salted caramel, topped with a smooth dark chocolate ganache; $4.90
Flourless chocolate cake: a rich dense chocolate cake made with finest Callebaut cocoa, almond meal and a hint of real espresso coffee; $4.90 (GF)
Needless to say, we were well fed for the evening. A huge thank you goes out to Dave for the invite as well as Jack and Grace (Dave’s parents), thank you for sparing a few minutes of your time to chat with us and for your hospitality and friendly service.
We were informed that they had many loyal customers, this little one being one of them!
Grace told us that when pooches and their owners came by, the pooches got little doggy treats complimentary from the bakery. The doggy treats must have been a winner cause now, every time the dogs and their owners walked by the bakery, the dogs would sit in front waiting for their treats!
Want to try a selection of treats from their Blue Label menu? Brighton Jetty Bakery have two experiences on offer.
Experience #1 at $14.95: breakfast basket or roast vegetable tart plus a choice from ‘Third‘ (lemon curd, salted caramel ganache tart or flourless chocolate cake) plus a beverage of coffee, tea, 600ml Thankyou water or 12oz Dal Mare cold drip single origin ice latte (+$1.00) or Two Bit Villains hand crafted soda ($2.00).
Experience #2 at $12.95: pork and fennel sausage roll or pie of the month plus a choice from ‘Third‘ plus a beverage of coffee, tea, 600ml Thankyou water or 12ox Dal Mare cold drip single origin ice latte (+$1.00) or Two Bit Villains hand crafted soda ($2.00).
Brighton Jetty Bakery have something for everyone, pies, pasties, other pastry goodies, cafe breakfast and lunch, breads, desserts, coffees and even a vegan menu. They bake their goodies fresh daily and if there are items left near the end of the day, they donate them to a couple of great organisations that help Adelaide’s homeless and hungry. Awesome work guys!!
Dave mentioned that he was thinking of opening late nights with a completely different menu, think pizza and beer during the warm summer nights. I’m totally sold on his idea if he plans to go ahead with it and if the pizzas are as good as the baked delights on offer, then I’m super duperly excited.
Brighton Jetty Bakery
83 Jetty Road
Brighton SA 5043
P 08 8358 0888
7 days 7.30am-5pm