Bourke Street Bakery officially opened its Jersey City location on December 3rd and The Hoboken Girl was ready. Since the signs were first posted under The Hendrix apartments, we’ve been anxiously waiting for this Australian bakery to open. Bourke Street Bakery lives up to the hype and we are so excited to bring this spot to your attention. Keep reading for our full review of the new Bourke Street Bakery and to discover what you can’t miss on the menu.
Bourke Street Bakery Overview
What started as a neighborhood cafe on the namesake Bourke Street in Sydney, Australia has since expanded to the Big Apple. The first Manhattan location opened in 2019 and has grown to five area locations including the newest in Jersey City. Despite being a relative newcomer, Eater already added Bourke Street to its list of 15 essential New York bakeries.
Located at 180 Morgan Street under the Hendrix Apartments, Bourke Street is known for its sourdough, sausage rolls, and flaky croissants. Expert baristas serve iconic Australian flat whites and other delicious espresso drinks. The Jersey City location looks a bit more modern than some of the other Bourke Street locations in Manhattan and Sydney. However, this location still retains the signature neighborhood-focused vibe and we think is a great addition to the Powerhouse Arts District.
Almost everything at Bourke Street is made by hand. Paul Allam, the bakery’s co-founder who relocated to New York to open the city’s first location, even mills flour and makes cheese for the menu. This attention to detail is apparent as soon as you see the pastry case. You’ll want to order one of everything but we recommend you start with a classic butter croissant. It’s buttery, flaky, and everything you’d want out of this incredible pastry. HG Pro Tip: return to Bourke Street for the Cacio e Pepe cheese twist and chocolate croissant. Yum all around.
Additional pastry offerings include:
- Everything Croissant
- Almond Croissant
- Shakshuka Danish
- Blueberry + Ricotta Muffin
- Dark Chocolate + Sour Cherry Cookie
Bourke Street also has a daily selection of bread:
- White Sourdough
- Whole Wheat Sourdough
- Seedy Sourdough
- Light Rye Sourdough
- Classic Baguette
- Sourdough Baguette
- Everything Ficelle
Bourke Street offers bread specials Thursday – Sunday:
- Thursday — Overnight Apple + Oat Sourdough
- Friday — Challah
- Saturday — Bacon + Cheese Loaf
- Sunday — Turmeric + Black Pepper Sourdough
The pastry and loaves of bread are accompanied by a selection of savory pies, sausage rolls, croissant sandwiches, and wraps.
Bourke Street even sells pantry staples and frozen foods — like Sourdough Short Rib Lasagna and Sausage Rolls — that you can take home for a cozy night in.
The coffee selection includes classic espresso drinks, drip coffee, cold brew, iced coffee, matcha and chai lattes, tea, and hot chocolate. Oat and almond milk are available for an additional charge.
As soon as we stepped into Bourke Street Bakery we were greeted with the smell of baking bread. The cafe is fairly spacious and features small tables and window seating. Everyone we encountered was very friendly and welcoming. If it’s not too crowded it could be a nice place to sit and read or get some work done but we love the idea of meeting up with friends here for a leisurely mid-week coffee break. It’s also close enough to the Grove Street PATH to make it a pre-commute stop.
After multiple visits to the new Jersey City Bourke Street Bakery (for research purposes, of course), we can confidently say you’ll love this spot. The pastries and coffee are consistently delicious, there’s a decent amount of seating, and the staff is very friendly and welcoming. Bourke Street Bakery is located at 180 Morgan Street under The Hendrix apartments and is open daily from 8AM-4PM.