After undergoing renovation, Village on Cloey rebrands to form Tuga x Village offering patrons the best of both worlds.
Diogo Ferreira, who also owns Tuga Pastries, felt that seven years since Village opened, the venue needs a makeover and a new identity to go along with it. And after undergoing a renovation, the rebooted version gave birth to Tuga x Village which now combines the concepts of both businesses.
The former Village on Cloey which has now joined forces with its sister venue will focus heavily on Portuguese-inspired pastries, breads and dishes. Many of the offerings will take inspiration from Ferreira’s trips to Portugal including one of his favourites, bolo de caco.
Ferreira discovered the tasty bread during one of his trips to Portugal and fell in love with it. It’s a sweet potato bread that he said looks like an English muffin and has a delicious texture that is great for sandwiches.
Apart from bolo de cacao, expect to find pastéis de nata, and traditional Portuguese bread Pão Alentejano and Torricado – made with slices of bread that are toasted over charcoal rubbed with garlic and olive oil before serving with toppings.
Peri peri chicken, almond croissant, and Portuguese doughnuts are also on offer as well as Village on Cloey’s crowd-favourite bacon and egg roll on house-baked Turkish bread.
But Diego is not done yet. He is also planning to open his flagship store and bakery in Marrickville which will supply pastries and breads to Tuga in Alexandria and Clovelly as well as the new Tuga x Village.