Olafs True European Artisan Bread Bakery and Cafe in Mt Eden Auckland

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Olaf’s proudly supplies bread to the following restaurants:

The Grill Depot Botswana Butchery Tin Soldier Cibo Chapel Bar & Bistro

True European Artisan Bread

Welcome to Olaf’s Artisan Bakery Café in Mount Eden Village. Our bakery and ovens are in full view of the café, so while you dine with us, you can experience how Olaf and his team make their European style breads from scratch.

Olaf is a German trained baker, pastry chef and chef, with over twenty years of baking experience in a wide range of establishments, from fine dining to first class catering, in Germany and New Zealand.

Olaf’s real passion is for artisan bread. We make a range of traditional European breads from French Pain au Levain to German Vollkorn using only traditional techniques and natural ingredients. Long fermentation and skilful handling at every stage is the way we produce loaves with authentic European flavour, texture and crust. We do not use any flavourings, additives, preservatives or “bread improvers”.

The result is a unique range of breads that are the equal of any you will find in the true artisan bakeries of Europe.

You can watch Olaf and his bakers work, just the other side of the glass wall, but if you want to ask any questions or take a closer look feel free to, they love talking about their bread and are happy to give you pointers if you are a keen baker yourself.

Special thanks go to Al Brown & Trish Miles, for their support during the photography of our breads and for allowing us to use their house and props.

Sandwiches

BLT

BLT

Reuben

Reuben

Roasted Chicken

Roasted Chicken

Egg Salad

Egg Salad

Pulled Lamb Shoulder

Pulled Lamb Shoulder

Ham & Cheese

Ham & Cheese

 

Salads

Caesar

Caesar

Puy Lentil

Puy Lentil

Roasted Vegetables

Roasted Vegetables

Beans & Broccoli

Beans & Broccoli

Cypriot Grain

Cypriot Grain

Tuna & Bean

Tuna & Bean

Chicken Pasta

Chicken Pasta

Deli Items

Piccalilli

Piccalilli

Feijoa Chilli Chutney

Feijoa Chilli Chutney

Biscotti

Biscotti

Crostini

Crostini

Cookies

Cookies

Fruit Preserves

Fruit Preserves

Olaf's new delivery van

Olaf's New Delivery Van

13/02/2013

Ever since Olaf’s Artisan Bakery Café opened its doors in June 2011, it was obvious that at some stage we would need a delivery van for our wholesale business.

Olaf and his business partner Robert knew from the beginning that there had to be a connection to the Artisan Theme of their business.

Olaf always had his eye on a particular type of van, which is not easy to source these days in good condition.

In January this year Olaf found the perfect van in Frankfurt Germany and bought it. At the moment, it is in Offenbach, near Frankfurt, with Veteranen Fischer, a company which specialises in restoring vintage cars.

In about two to three weeks’, this 1971 Citroen HY will find its way to New Zealand. In April or May you can look out for this unique icon of Olaf’s Artisan Bakery Café on Auckland’s streets.

We keep you updated!
Olaf & his Team.

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Taste

Taste

01/12/2012

The fridge, container of untold festive delights, sits in the middle of Olaf and Oranna Blanke’s kitchen, while the couple bustle between it, the stovetop, the oven, the sink and guests’ glasses. Eight friends have arrived at their home in Auckland’s Mt Eden to celebrate a traditional German Christmas feast.

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The Denizen

The Denizen

06/08/2012

Our sweet tooth was satisfied on a recent foray through Mount Eden, Auckland. In a recent interview for our latest issue of Denizen magazine, Sean Connolly, head chef at The Grill, mentioned that he sourced all of his bread from Olaf’s Artisan Bakery, so we went in search of this haven of baked goods to learn more. Manned by Olaf, a German trained baker and pastry chef, this bakery-cum-café has quickly developed a reputation for producing sensational European style breads and sweet pastry delights.

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Gather & Hunt

Gather & Hunt

01/06/2012

There are plenty of chairs lined up neatly outside Olaf's Artisan Bakery Cafe, even in winter. Upon each one sits a carefully rolled little blanket, to keep those willing to brave the weather nice and cosy while they sip on coffee and fresh air. The thing that struck me particularly about those blankets was that someone thought about them in the first place, because it suggests a care and attention to detail that I like a lot.

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The Garden

The Garden Editorial

01/05/2012

There's a rumour that Olaf Blanke, Eden Village's artisan baker, is a little, well, grumpy. It's even been suggested that his staff have special permission to remind him to be cheery! Leaving no stone unturned in its quest for the truth, The Garden joined Olaf for a day on the job, and discovered a handful of reasons why this rumour may have begun.

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Eats by Anna

Eats by Anna

06/12/2011

The lovely Mt Eden Village at the foot of Mt Eden – Maungawhau – certainly has its fair share of cafes lining the strip of heritage buildings. So far, so good. Except that for a long time, there really hasn’t been a cafe there that I’d fancy making a regular stop at , whether for just coffee and something sweet, breakfast or lunch. Sorry, they’ve all just been a bit bland for quite a while now, pulling in plenty of punters and not feeling the need to change anything on the menu ever, or anything at all about the decor.

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Sunday Star Times

Sunday Star Times

25/09/2011

After a stellar recommendation from my flatmate, I need to check out Olaf's to see what all the fuss is about. We arrive just before midday and the place is chocka. There's no line at the counter but there are only two outdoor tables available, which is fine because the sun is beaming down.

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Canvas

CANVAS - New Zealand Herald

13/09/2011

Herald Rating: 4/5. We came here because we used to live across the road when they were building this new development in Mt Eden Village, and wanted to check out the newest addition to the area's cafe scene.

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Wholesale

If you are interested in wholesale orders, please fill out the form below.


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Contact

Address

1 Stokes Road
Mt Eden
Auckland City

Phone

(09) 638 7593

Email

artisan@olafs.co.nz