The Flour Factory, 16 Queen Street, Perth WA 6000, Phone 9485 1711.
Bakery and Butchery … Had heard good things about the Flour Factory so we decided to visit. Must say the building is really impressive and it is surrounded by impressive buildings. Queen Street architecture is actually really something. I haven’t walked down the street for a while and felt a renewed sense of old Perth.
The building itself has been extensively renovated inside and it’s looking fab. The space contains a lot of wood. Wooden bar, wooden tables, chairs and floors. Wooden staircase, wooden banisters, you would be forgiven for thinking there was a little too much wood. But there is grace and charm to the renovation.
It was a hellish hot day in Perth and we had walked from Newcastle Street back to Queen Street in the heat. By the time we arrived we felt in need of sustenance.
The friendly waitperson ushered us to a table and brought water and menus.
We ordered a Chihuahua Hot Dog and a Margherita Pizza. Together with a revitalising glass of Villa Sandi Prosecco for me. Xena was drinking water, gallons of it, because of our overheated walk.
Oh, and that Prosecco was excellent, crisp, cold and bubbly and $9.00 a glass.
To be honest I’d forgotten that the Flour Factory makes all their own bread. And, that they are a Butchery as well as a Bakery. But it became very evident when we tried the food that the Bread was house made. It was stand out in texture and taste.
The Chihuahua Hot Dog was all house made 3 Bean Chilli and oozy cheese. Spicy and delicious enclosed in bread to die for. Excellent value as well at $15.00.
We felt guilty for ordering the Margherita Pizza because we had had one the day before. But it hadn’t been great so we felt we had to try the Flour Factory’s version. From the moment we saw the pizza we knew it was going to be good. Love and thought had gone into it’s creation. It looked almost too good to eat but we managed. Blissful is a word that springs to mind. Crisp, crunchy, great sauce and fresh basil. And, terrific value at $16.00. Good grub. We’ll definitely be back for the food.
On the Butchery side of things the Flour Factory offer charcuterie plates of imported meats. But they Roast Beef, Chicken and Pork in house as their specialty.
The building is 3 levels with a Rooftop Bar called The Sherry. It was closed for the day when we were there. But that gives us something to look forward to on our next visit.
Constructed in 1930, 16 Queen Street, is a Heritage Listed building. Part of the Perth Precinct P15846. Great to see that these beautiful buildings in Queen Street will be around for a while longer.