Sonoma are one of Sydney's premier sourdough bakeries. They use organic flour and supply many outlets accross Sydney.

Andrew Connole operates the sourdough bakery in Waterloo. Christian Connole looks after the cafe in Glebe, which holds an extensive range of Sonoma bread. Sonoma also have cafe and bread outlets in Paddington and Waterloo

Sonoma began with wood ovens and migrated to gas to keep up with demand. Wood-fired ovens are comparatively labour-intensive and have a slower recovery cycle than modern deck ovens.

A retarder is part of the process and accounts for the characteristic 'blistered crust'. This style of crust is now considered an asset by consumers who value the qualities of a cool-fermented loaf -see forum post.

There's a lot of good feedback on forums (including ours) about Sonoma bread...use the search facility to find out more.

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Contact details

    Waterloo, New South Wales, Australia. Sonoma Bakery Cafe

    Phone: 02 96902060


    Email: Email contact form

    Additional details:

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    Sonoma Bakery Cafe Paddington

    241 Glenmore Rd, 
    Opening hours 7-4 Mon-Sat 8-4 Sun 
    p 02 9331 3601 

    Sonoma Bakery Cafe Glebe

    215 Glebe Point Rd,
    Opening hours 8am - 4pm seven days
    p 02 9660 2116 

    Sonoma Bakery Cafe Waterloo

    2/9 Danks St,
    Opening hours 7am - 4pm seven days  
    p 02 9699 1920

Product Standards

Artisan Baker Association members are encouraged to list their products and their corresponding sourdough baking standards below. See the standards.

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