Filling up on delicious baked goods during a road trip is almost a rite of passage. Whether it’s stopping to grab a meat pie while filling the tank or picking up a vanilla slice to save for dessert, it’s got to be done. After all, it’s important to drive on a full stomach, right?
Ganmain Bakery – Nominated by Wendy
105 Ford Street, Ganmain, NSW
Ganmain bakery is home to the famous Ganmain pie. But there are plenty of other treats on offer, including made-to-order pizza with a sourdough base made in-house.
If you’re looking for something sweet, try their coffee cheesecake, French chocolate custard slice or a traditional doughnut packed with jam.
Wendy says: “Ganmain Bakery in Ganmain near Wagga. They are so important to just a tiny community. Bread is superb – and the meat pies even better!”
PN Bakery – Nominated by Janet
Where: 47 John Street, Salisbury, SA
As soon as you enter PN Bakery you’re greeted by glass counters full of tempting treats. The restaurant’s menu is suitable for vegetarians and offers a perfect breakfast to set you up for the day.
Janet says: “PN Bakery in Salisbury. They supply hot and cold baked goods to my local Mobil X Convenience service station. Everything I have tried has been delicious – pies, pasties, doughnuts, muffins, etc.”
Babinda Bakery – Nominated by Jo
35 Munro Street, Babinda, QLD
As well as all the typical bakery treats, Babinda also offers fresh, ready-made meals including lasagne, fried rice and potato bakes.
Jo says: “Best cream buns in the world and everything else is delicious.” Julie agrees: “My husband said the same, we bought two cream buns, had them, he told me to go back and get half a dozen, he ate them all – not in one sitting though!”
Dobinsons – Nominated by Sylvia
Benjamin Way, Belconnen, ACT
Dobinsons strives to offer the finest quality baked items, at affordable prices, with welcoming and friendly customer service every time.
Sylvia says: “Dobinsons, they use all fresh ingredients, from a huge range of meat pies to all sorts of sweet treats, they are delicious!”
Kytons Bakery – Nominated by Wendy
15 Lindsay Ave, Edwardstown, SA
Their slogan says all you need to know “Kytons Bakery: Award-winning, locally made, SA proud.”
Wendy says: “Kytons Bakery. Local, always fresh, cakes not overloaded with chocolate or coconut. Awesome sponge cake and they make many other yummy products.”
Sharps Bakery – Nominated by John
47 Cumming Ave, Birchip, VIC
This is where the vanilla slice magic happens. Owner Kevin Sharp has been crowned the ‘King of Custard’ multiple times and it’s sparked a vanilla slice boom in the area.
Read: Classic Vanilla Slice
John says: “Sharps Bakery. Great pies and very friendly staff. Cannot wait to return for more!”
Wudinna Bakery – Nominated by Christine
47 Ballantyne St, Wudinna, SA
Great people great food, wonderful service. Plenty of parking for travellers with caravans and trailers, so the perfect place to stop on a road trip.
Christine says: “Wudinna Bakery in South Australia, I can’t find a better apple turnover or buns anywhere.”
Murgon Bakery – Nominated by Kath
92 Lamb St, Murgon, QLD
A humble little bakery, cafe and coffee shop. Providing breakfast, lunch, snacks and every sweet treat you could imagine.
Kath says: “Murgon bakery. They have the best baked goods ever. Beautiful bread and lamingtons that taste like they used to. Good pies and apple slices too.”
Denmark Bakery – Nominated by Suzanne
Fig Tree Square, 27 Strickland St, Denmark, WA
The team at Denmark Bakery are certified national pie-making champions! They also make hot meals and beautifully decorated cakes for every event or holiday.
Suzanne says: “Denmark bakery. Best all-rounder. Award-winning pies, pasties and sausage rolls. The cakes are amazing and top it off with a great coffee, and friendly staff.”
Read: Spicy Lamb Sausage Rolls
Spreyton Bakery at the big apple – Nominated by Janne
73 Mersey Road, Spreyton, TAS
Their delicious feasts incorporate the best quality produce available from local suppliers.
Janne says: “The best vanilla slices and small apple cakes to be found.”
Richmond Bakery – Nominated by Barbara
6/50 Bridge St, Richmond, TAS
Richmond Bakery is well known for its pies. Including scallop, chicken and camembert, and vegetarian pies. The desserts and cakes on offer will surely make your mouth water so expect temptation when walking in the door.
Barbara says: “Richmond Bakery. It’s been a while since I was there, but I’m told it hasn’t changed! They have the biggest range of pies – the best I have tasted. Their cakes are delicious too.”
Creswick Country Bakery – Nominated by Kerry
61A Albert Street, Creswick, VIC
This bakery has been family owned and operated since 2006. Their delicious goods are freshly baked daily instore. The bakery has recently reintroduced very popular red velvet cupcakes.
Kerry says: “Creswick Bakery – best in Australia for service and yummy food!”
Which bakery do you want to add to the list? The answers for the Northern Territory were sparse, can you help us out? Leave your suggestions in the comments section below.
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