Paddock Bakery could well be the best thing that’s ever happened to the Gold Coast. Next level sweet treats, dippy eggs and a farmhouse-style, garden wonderland are just a few of the delights that ensure lines out the door and squeals of joy when eyes alight upon the donut cabinet (love you Gaytime guy).
Excitingly, you now get to spend even more time at your favourite local destination thanks to the opening of The Loft – an event and wet weather dining space decked out with exactly as much perfection as you’d expect.
Ever wondered what could be found up those stairs in the second building onsite? Previously it was someone’s residence (imagine living next door to the donuts) and now, you guessed it, it’s The Loft. An intimate space filled with hand selected antique furniture and statement pieces bound to incite a hectic rush for event bookings.
Antique chairs were made in Hungary and shipped in from France, a set of alchemist drawers still holds labels from potions concocted long ago and a 19th century clock from a tower in rural France takes pride of place. Hand selected sheets of marble were cut specifically for each table and wide windows open to a thick canopy of trees within arms reach. It’s a little bit magical guys.
The Loft was dreamed up and brought into reality by Chloe Watts, sister of Paddock Bakery creators Ben and Ursula Watts. Chloe recently returned from London to take over from her siblings, who are now concentrating their absolutely ridiculous treat creation expertise on sister venue Bam Bam Bakehouse (and a little secret project they have in the works).
The Loft was years in the making with the family always intending to expand on the bakery by bringing the 1950s built factory building back to life.
In other news, a milk bar is set to open up in the garden area underneath The Loft, bringing you milkshakes and smoothies that you know are going to rival anything you’ve ever slurped before.
Thanksgiving has been and gone but let us all take a moment to be grateful for the happiness the Paddock Bakery crew have brought to our lives.
LOCATION: 20 Hibiscus Haven, Miami
HOURS: 6.30am to 3pm daily
Words and photos by Kirra Smith.