Pigeon Whole Bakers is run by Emma and Jay Patey who used to own the Pigeon Hole café in West Hobart.
They are in the revitalised Mercury building in central Hobart where they have a retail presence. They produce great loaves of sourdough, wonderful fruit loaves, spelt bread, crusty baguettes or something sweet such as a bag of biscuits or a jam-filled doughnut.
Their retail shop is in front of the bakery where you can buy stunning pastries or an Eccles cake or one of the beautifully-made loaves of bread to take away.
We like the fact that apart from tasting delicious, their products are made using the best quality organic materials possible. This also applies to their recently introduced cultured butter.
We also often call in here for a cup of their excellent filter coffee and a light-as-a-feather croissant. As an aside, we find that filter coffee is the best style if you want to linger over a cup of coffee and enjoy the aromas and taste to the full, which we do here while catching up on the latest news via Facebook and Twitter.
The bread can also be bought during the week from Pigeon Hole, the Hill Street Grocer, the Wursthaus Kitchen and the Salad Bowl. On Saturday morning you can also buy their bread from the Harvest Feast stall outside the Salamanca Fruit Market.
They also have an outlet in the Hill Street complex in Devonport at 48-54 Oldaker St. Devonport.
Street: 32 Argyle St
Town/Suburb: Hobart, 7000
Phone number: +61 3 6380 9893
Opening hours: Daily until early afternoon