Operating as a Lebanese bakery we sell a variety of bread (khobz), pita, pies and Lebanese pizza. After opening in Sydney Road, Coburg in 1992 A1 experienced huge success in its first week. We aimed to fill a gap market, offering authentic Lebanese cuisine previously unavailable in Melbourne, while providing customers a warm and friendly space in which to gather.
Since opening the demand and appreciation for A1’s authentic Lebanese food has flourished due to our firm commitment to exceptionally high standards. By 1997, the demand had grown so much that A1 Bakery was able to open our own manufacturing plant, from where we continue to deliver authentic Lebanese breads all over Melbourne.
In 2002, A1 took the next step in their expansion, opening a large store in Dandenong that was run on the same family values as their Brunswick store. Combining an expanded range of quality products with the same friendly service A1 Dandenong was a great success, winning the Best Shop in Dandenong award in 2003.
Since 2004, A1 Lebanese Bakery has been franchising its brand name and style of operation, closely managing each new franchise to the same high standards. When a new store opens, extensive training is provided by the head management of A1 Bakery to ensure the same taste and management style remains consistent across the brand.
With 3 bakeries currently in operation throughout Melbourne, the future is looking bright for the brand. Despite our growth, A1 Bakery retains its passionate commitment to authenticity, quality and customer satisfaction, while our ongoing success allows us to continue expanding our range and reach.