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Pavement Whispers: former owners of Paddock announce a new Burleigh Heads bakery and cafe

Pavement Whispers: former owners of Paddock announce a new Burleigh Heads bakery and cafe

If 2020 still has you questioning everything you know, then here's some mouth-watering local news that'll perk you right up – the former owner-operators of Paddock Bakery are set to open a brand-new bakery and cafe in the heart of Burleigh Heads. With the anticipated new arrival just weeks away, owner Chloe Watts has shed some light on what's to come ...


Works are now in full swing on Tarte Bakery & Cafe, which has taken over the expansive corner site formerly occupied (for more than 20 years) by longstanding Italian restaurant Vecchia Roma. Currently a major construction site, the premises – nestled near the top of James Street, cornering the Gold Coast Highway – will be completely transformed into a 100-plus-seat cafe and fully operational bakery, with an opening pegged for early August.

The leafy corner site will boast a dreamy West Village New York-style frontage and Parisian-influenced internal fit-out, with the majority of the seating sprawling outside. Patrons and passersby will be able to see the bakers and pastry chefs in action through a glass viewing window as they craft Tarte’s daily offering of sweet and savoury baked goods, which we’re told will have a slight rustic-European lean. Along with top-notch Single O coffee, the cafe will offer a full breakfast, brunch and lunch menu focusing on nailing the daytime classics – expect simple food done well (the same ethos adopted by Chloe and the team during their Paddock rein). Get excited, folks – Tarte is due to open around mid-August. We’ll give you an inside look in just a few short weeks! Until then, take a peek at its Instagram and ogle at the fit-out progress.

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