18 of the best regional bakeries around Australia

30 October 2023

Time 10 mins Read



Comments (16)
  • John Morse says:

    Good story but you missed the best bakery on the North Coast of NSW.
    Hearthfire in Bellingen is regarded as up there with the renowned Bourke St
    Bakery in Sydney . No big deal but thought I’d mention it

  • Stephen Falkiner says:

    It is hard to imagine how Red Beard’s bakery in Trentham, Victoria would not be on this list?
    Many famous chefs, not just me, consider it the finest bakery in Australia, not just regional Australia. Pure organic ingredients, simply dealt with, nothing complicated, and baked in a wood-fired Scotch oven that is over 100 years old and they also run bread-making classes. There is no better bread in the world!

  • Bruce White says:

    For your bakeries supplement, you must include Althea in Mudgee. Stunning breads, sourdoughs, baguettes, and pattiserie. By far and away the best rural bakery i have tasted in Australia. Better than Ziggies in Bronte.

  • Robert Wilhelm says:

    The list should have included : The Bakehouse in Portarlington on the Bellarine in Victoria. Great bread, great coffee and the best vanilla almond croissants to be had anywhere. Just my humble opinion. Robert from Starhaven Retreat

  • Helen Newton says:

    I would like to add:
    Bertoldos, in Griffith
    Morrall’s in Bourke and
    The Jerilderie bakery,
    All to be found on the Kidman Way.

  • Errol Cherry says:

    Please reference the Goomeri Bakery Goomeri (South Burnett area)Queensland

  • Angela Ivanovici says:

    The Balranald Bakery does the best vanilla slice I have ever tasted! Should be on your list!

  • Kate Wholagan says:

    Love the team at Elmore Bakery.
    Now in Tassie will do a trip to Ross Bakery.

  • Steve platts says:

    Bridgetown bakery wa and David platts I’m on a tour out to the gold fields next week will make sure I encounter lots off them

  • eleanor bell bell bell says:

    very interesting thank you

  • Kiri says:

    Hayden’s Pies in Ulladulla definitely needed a mention, though the South Coast did already get a few mentions. They deserve to make this list though!

  • Rebecca Ward says:

    Zest is my all time favourite bakery. It’s actually hard to choose when you go in, everything is so mouth watering. The pastry is to die for!

  • Sue Hackett says:

    It would be lovely if bakeries stocked some Gluten Free options. Even if they are only bought in and frozen, if they can’t provide their own.
    Statistics say 1 in 100 people are affected by Coeliac Disease, requiring a Gluten Free diet, which, when you extend that to their families, is quite a number of people whose access to bakeries may be limited.
    It would be great to know who caters for this, particularly when traveling.

  • devos bernard says:

    our bakery in CONONDALE QLD, CRYSTAL WATERS SOURDOUGH BAKERY, ecovillage only sourdough bread and danishes, bake in a wood fire oven built by ALLAN SCOTT, only organic flour from KIALLA and WHOLEGRAIN MILLING. can be a place to visit, we are open on saturday morning and doing market all around interland area.. welcome to visit..

  • Lauren says:

    Another to add to your list – Baker D North, Townsville QLD

  • Sandra says:

    Another one to add to your Pie list is “Crofts pies” new england highway, ABERDEEN NSW
    they are the best!! you have trouble getting a park.