As the seasons change and a cold bite hits the air there is nothing better to stave off chills than a freshly baked temptation to go with your coffee of choice.
Life is what you bake it…just pop into your local bakery, café or even go online to score the best baked goods available in your area. Here are five we think you should give a try:
Bringing you fresh food and coffee with a friendly smile, The Sugar Mill
on Sales Street is the place to head in Orange for artisan bread, specialty cakes and much more. A warm welcome is assured as you peruse cabinets overflowing with temptations and the tantalising aromas of housemade sourdough waft in the air.
Chow down on gourmet pies such as lamb and rosemary, or beef and Shiraz, perhaps bite into a flaky ham and cheese croissant, then grab your loaf of wholegrain sourdough to take home.
Located at beautiful Lighthouse Beach, Bittersweet
on Watonga Street is a vibrant and welcoming café and patisserie renowned for its delicious food and friendly service. This family-owned and operated business has quickly become one of Port Macquarie’s favourite dining destinations, built on the humble philosophy of great coffee and great food served in an inviting atmosphere.
Whether you are after breaky or lunch, this is one café you will want to visit again to enjoy fresh bread and a mouth-watering variety of cakes and desserts – think fresh strawberry cheesecake, hummingbird cake, fig and walnut bread and much more!
Those seeking a new dining experience in a beachside town find Silver Spoon
on Biggs Avenue in Beachmere. This well-loved café is the spot to head after a surf to refuel and recharge, either alfresco watching the world pass by with a brew of choice, or head indoors where a lively buzz of conversation hangs in the air as friends and family catch up over inspired brunch dishes.
Make your choice of eggs your way, Benedict, Tijuana or XO scramble, served with sourdough or roti; while heartier appetites opt for the Silver Spoon sampler -bacon, eggs, sausages, mushrooms, greens, tomatoes, avocado and sourdough.
Those craving a seriously good cup of coffee in Pokolbin head down Broke Road to find Greg’s Espresso Bar
. This locally-loved coffee shop serves up a caffeine hit of Fish River Roasters brew along with a range of delicious toasties, brownies and sweet treats, best enjoyed alfresco on balmy days, or head indoors to join the lively buzz of conversation in a fun and funky vibe.
With a focus on simple grab-and-go fare for a pre-work breaky, lunchtime snack or sneaky muffin, devour options like the Reuben toastie with corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, Russian dressing and pickles.
Find award-winning pies, pasties and sweet treats at wholesale bakery Jo Jo’s Gluten Free Goodies
in Melbourne. This home-based business, operated by coeliac Joanne Krog, caters to a wide range of dietary requirements, selling direct to the public by appointment, wholesale in the Phillip Island area and at Yarra Glen and Mornington racecourse markets.
Winning best pastie overall at the 2019 and 2020 Australian Best Pie Competition, Joanne has also taken out best gluten-free pastie and pie a total of nine times; expect handmade pies like Wagyu beef, chilli and cheese, or chow down on a signature scallop pie.