Did you know that there is a new, European-inspired bakery called Kurtoshat at the West Village in West End?
If you’re wondering where the name came from, it’s from kürtőskalács, a Hungarian tube-shaped pastry popularly known as chimney cake.
At Kurtosh, the kürtőskalács are baked to sweet golden perfection and rolled in chopped nuts, chocolate or spices for added texture and flavour. They are a result of owner Ben Haikin’s travels to Europe, with an aim of mastering the 70-year-old recipe.
Burekas, a popular baked pastry in Sephardic Jewish cuisine and Israeli cuisine, are also served here. They come in a range of flavours — ricotta and feta, potato and mushroom, and sweet potato, rosemary and thyme.
They have chocolate brandy balls and biscotti, which make perfect accompaniment to your favourite cup of coffee or tea whilst babka loaves (sweet braided bread or cake hailing from Eastern Europe) are great as morning and afternoon tea treats. Most of their pastries are made on-site, to guarantee their freshness.
Another interesting find here is their slab cake, which you can buy by weight to satisfy your cake cravings because you can grab them in a variety of choices and serving sizes.
Besides a packed cabinet full of baked goods, they feature an impressive drinks menu which includes coffees, teas, chocolates and mochas, and juices. There are plenty of seats inside though there are also outdoor seating where an Instagram wall awaits for the perfect photo stop for your images.
It marks the brand’s first location in Brisbane, as it already have seven across NSW and Victoria. Two more will open soon, one at Elsternwick in Victoria and another one at South Eveleigh in NSW.
Kurtosh is now open at the Boundary Street precinct at West Village seven days a week, from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.