Porto’s Bakery in Adelaide’s CBD has announced plans to open its first location in Melbourne, but it has yet to announce a menu.
The Adelaide-based bakery chain said in a statement it would start “serving Korean and Asian-inspired food in the new and refurbished bakery at Adelaide Street in February 2017”.
The news comes after a backlash against the Chinese-style bakery on social media after a customer posted photos of the kitchen and asked if there was any Korean or Taiwanese dishes on the menu.
“We are excited to announce that we will be opening up in Melbourne and will have Korean, Chinese, and Indian dishes on our menu,” the statement said.
The restaurant will be located at the Adelaide Street Shopping Centre.
A new Asian-style Asian bakery has opened in Adelaide Read more “This will be the first location of its kind in Australia.
It is a big part of our community and we hope to serve people in the future as well,” the bakery said.
“The concept of a new Asian bakery is something that we have always wanted to do and we have been working towards it for quite some time.
We want to take our passion and creativity to a new level.”
The news came after a social media backlash against Chinese-styled bakery on Facebook, which said customers were not getting what they paid for.
“This is the first Asian restaurant that we know of to be open in Adelaide,” one user wrote.
“It has been a long time coming, but we appreciate it.”
Porto said it was looking for a “clean, friendly, professional, well-lit and well-appointed space”.
It also said it would work with local landlords to find the right space and maintain the existing tenant’s lease.
“Our vision is to create a place where people can relax and have a good time, and where we can continue to support our community,” Porto added.
“As always, we will keep customers updated on the progress of the restaurant.”
Portos Bakery is currently open for lunch.
In a statement, the bakery noted it was one of the first Australian-style Korean restaurants to open.
“At Porto, we offer authentic Korean and Japanese cuisine to our patrons, as well as a diverse selection of Chinese and Taiwanese dishes,” the company said.
Porto opened its first bakery in Sydney in 2011.