The Food of Life

The beauty of food. It’s in the ingredients, the recipes and the methods. But there’s more to it than just that. The famous Lebanese poet Kahlil Gibran wrote: “Bread baked without love is a bitter bread that feeds but half a man’s hunger.” At Cedar’s, we bake with love. No one leaves hungry!

Cedar’s is all about the authentic cuisine of Northern Lebanon. At the very heart of this cuisine is bread. The secret Cedar’s dough recipe has been in the family for years. It’s the reason our Lebanese pies and pizzas are so seriously delicious. Our bakery goods are famous across Melbourne.

We bake fresh daily using locally sourced ingredients and traditional Lebanese preparation methods. We’ve been doing this since 1998 when our founder Beshara Taouk fulfilled his dream of opening an authentic Lebanese bakery in Melbourne. It’s why our customers keep returning.

But there’s more to Cedar’s than bread alone. Our menu includes a range of traditional, home-style meals for breakfast and lunch, including Lebanese-style baked eggs with lamb, Fattouch Salad and Chicken Tawook. It’s full of the simple, nourishing fare you find in the north of Lebanon, but with a modern Aussie twist that includes a delicious range of vegetarian and vegan options, too. It’s fresh, wholesome and big on taste.

Our grocery store also stocks many of the ingredients we use in preparing our meals, including an impressive range of beans, spices and other delectables. So you can eat, browse, shop and cook up your own divine creations at home!

Along with food, we take coffee seriously at Cedar’s. Our coffee is made by expertly trained baristas with beans sourced from Melbourne’s best boutique roaster, Industry Beans, working on one of the best coffee machines around. The result: some of the best coffee you’ll have in Melbourne.

So the next time you’re looking to fill your belly with the finest, freshest Lebanese breads, pastries and meals, say hello to us at Cedar’s, where we bake with love!

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