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Oregano bakery might not ring a bell for most Sydney-siders but chances are, you’ve seen some of their delicious scrolls at shopping malls and pop up stores at festivals like the Smooth Festival of Chocolate. Their scrolls are so popular they’ve even expanded to Melbourne.
I mean just look at that box of pillowy soft sweet goodness. How can you resist?
The first time we went to Oregano Bakery was on a Sunday and we made the mistake of not actually checking to see if they were open first. Not a good look in this day and age of instant information at your fingertips.
But we got lucky the second time around. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it’s a cafe with a big community vibe. Rather than individual tables, the owners have placed a large communal table in the centre of the room. There are stacks of magazines on top, encouraging patrons to linger for a while (dangerous when there are scrolls in the room!) and a cup full of coloured pencils and markers for the young and young at heart.
Of course we couldn’t just have scrolls for lunch, so we opted for a zaatar wrap with roast lamb, yoghurt and mint to share. True to their Lebanese heritage, this wrap was divine – the zaatar spice mix was the perfect accompaniment to the roast lamb. At $12 for a sizeable wrap, this is definitely good cheap eats. Too bad we didn’t have room for more – the sujuc (spicy sausage) pizza with assorted cheese looked really yummy too.
Would I go again? Absolutely. Diet be damned.
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56 Connells Point Road
South Hurstville 2221
Open Tuesday to Saturday 7am to 4pm and Sunday 7am to noon. Closed on Mondays.
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