It’s not often you come across a cafe specialising in butter, but Launceston’s newest eatery is an exception.
Bread & Butter’s Cimitiere Street warehouse is the new home of well-known Launceston business Tasmanian Butter Co.
Alongside butter, the business boasts handcrafted pastries, sourdough bread, and filter and espresso coffee.
Bread & Butter owner and butter maker Olivia Morrison said they received their occupancy certificate at noon on Friday.
“We opened the doors straight away,” she said.
“We were planning on opening as soon as we could. We’ve been doing test bakes and things for a couple of weeks, so we were keen to get the doors open.”
The community’s reception to the business on Friday had been great, she said.
“Especially considering we just decided to open and just roll with it and see what happens, see what kinks we needed to iron out and things like that,” she said.
Ms Morrison said there were still a few finishing touches needed in the space, which was formally a warehouse occupied by Braap.
“We’ve got some plants, some outdoor seating, the bathrooms need to be finished off – just all those little things,” she said.
“We’ve got a huge amount of artwork as well that’s on loan to us that needs to go up.
“It’ll all come together.”
Ms Morrison said the move took place as Tasmanian Butter Co wanted to move out of Trevallyn and into a bigger space.
“Originally we wanted a space to move our butter manufacturing facility into, and a lot of the industrial areas had the same sort of rent as this place,” she said.
“We decided that Launceston needed good bread every day of the week, and a decent sized cafe.
“We’ll be using all of our butter in all of our pastry, and everything is going to be made onsite.”
For the moment Tasmanian Butter Co will still produce its product at Trevallyn, but will soon be relocated.
“Toward the end of the year, we’ll be putting our manufacturing in the back of the building,” Mrs Morrison said.
“You’ll be able to walk down and see it being made.
“So it’ll be straight from the butter factory, to the bakery, to the croissant.”
Ms Morrison said alongside bread, butter, and pastries they would be serving sandwich options and salads for lunch.
“Eventually I’ll hopefully be getting a licence as well, so people can have a bit of sparkling with a croissant,” she said.
Bread & Butter will be open seven days a week at 89 Cimitiere Street, Launceston.
- For more information, visit the Bread & Butter Facebook page or at breadandbuttertasmania.com.au.