358 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC, Australia
(03) 9416 0091
Babka means Grandmother in Russian, and you'd be forgiven judging by the smells of the bakery out the back upon entering that you'd stepped into a kitchen full of delicacies. Everyone has their favorite dish, from the delectable pastries straight from Eastern Europe to the mammoth sandwiches that provide excellent hamper options if picnicking in the nearby Edinburgh Gardens. The standout however has to be the corn beef option which is a weekly ritual to many. The exotic pies come out around lunchtime and sell out extremely fast so expect a line around midday. Not sure if it's on purpose and I'm sure it wouldn't hurt sales, but the mostly female staff seem to be young, slim and attractive. It's best to get takeaway on Sundays morning as locals ease their sore heads by the bucket load.