Bakery Binge – Mouthwatering Pies and Pastries

It’s the quintessential Aussie meal: a chunky steak pie with flaky, buttery pastry. Follow it up with a thick cut of creamy vanilla slice and you’re living the Australian dream. If it’s a top-notch feast full of baked goods you’re after, look no further than these Bunbury Geographe bakeries.

14 Taranto Rd, Myalup

It’s now even easier to enjoy one of Miami Bakehouse’s famous homemade pies with their newest Myalup Café.

Or you can stretch your legs at the free, outdoor art gallery featuring 16 life-sized kangaroos painted by local WA artists. With locally sourced ingredients and unique gourmet pie recipes like Garlic Prawn, Ginger Chilli Pork and all the Classic Steak combinations made with Stirling Ranges lean beef, it’s no wonder the team has won more than 900 baking awards.

Always baking things better, Miami has revolutionised the bakery experience on your BunGeo road trip by adding a drive through service at Myalup.

Forrest Hwy & Rigg Rd, Myalup

The Crooked Carrot owners, Sonia and Joe Castro, moved to Myalup as humble carrot farmers. With a lot of inspiration and ambition, they later expanded their business to take over the lease on the famous ‘emu pie’ stop in 2015. Now, as well as being a buzzing family friendly cafe, they’re serving up some of the region’s most scrumptious baked goods. Call in and pick up a chocolate scroll or jam and cream doughnut for the road, or take a seat and watch the kids run amok while you fill up on a delicious salad or one of four (yes, four) different parmi options.

13 Charlotte Street, Dardanup

Housed in a red tin shed adjoining a modest 1960’s brown brick home, the Dardanup Bakery is entirely unassuming. But, don’t let this tiny pie, cake, and pastry shop fool you; it’s legendary among Bunbury Geographe residents. If people aren’t driving out to the countryside for their rustic fruit Danishes and sticky cinnamon scrolls, they’re definitely heading out for the surprise daily pie – think chicken in a rich, Thai green curry sauce, sticky soy pork, or slow-braised lamb shank encased in an impossibly flaky pastry.

2 Forrest Rd, Capel

All of their baked goods are considered top-notch, but it’s Capel Bakery’s range of bread that have earned them quite the reputation. They bake all of the good old favourites – a white loaf, sourdough, and cob – as well as rave-worthy charcoal, beer, and jalapeno loaves. While you’re in and stocking up on bread, give their pastries and slices some attention. A nice cut of coconut slice is best enjoyed with a side serve of Yahava coffee and some sun in their cute garden courtyard.

23 South West Highway, Boyanup

Blink and you most definitely won’t miss the Old Boyanup Bakery Cafe as you’re coming through town. Taking up prime position on the main drag, this long-standing lunchtime favourite makes a statement on the street in all its vivid orange glory. Just like any good country town bakery, filling-packed homemade pies and sausage rolls abound. But, sweettooths will have the most fun at Old Boyanup Bakery Cafe as they’re known for their decadent cream doughnuts and thick slabs of vanilla slice topped with just the right amount of pink icing.

50 Spencer St, Bunbury 
Find Coffee and Flour Cafe on Spencer Street in Bunbury and you’ve discovered The Passionate Baker. Housed inside the popular plant-filled cafe, this bakery has been supplying Bunbury with quality baked goods for more than 30 years. Dine in for a scrumptious benedict breakfast served on bakery fresh bread, or just duck in to grab some fresh lemon and meringue tarts, cream profiteroles, or one of their famous cinnamon buns takeaway.

According to Richard Young at Harvey Visitor Centre, the Harper Street Bakery in Harvey is “absolutely amazing” and the building has a long history of hosting the town’s go-to bakery. Also the Brunswick Bakery, located in the IGA, is quite famous supplying many shops and cafes around the greater Bunbury region”.

Found Magazine Editor Gabi Mills also recommends Coffee + Flour in Bunbury – their carrot cake is ‘unmissable’, she says, as well as their pies.

Images: Bianca Turri. Words: Monique Ceccato