Bendigo’s Best Bakery Bake-Off

Sourdough bread from The Good Loaf – image courtesy of

Strathfieldsaye Bakery 5439 4647
Shop 4, 25-33 Blucher Street, Strathfieldsaye
Best Loaf   Traditional White Loaf
Best Pie   Steak, Cheese & Bacon
Best Cake/Pastry   Blueberry Muffin
Top Seller   Plain Pie

The Good Loaf Sourdough Bakery & Cafe 5444 2171
404 Hargreaves Street, Bendigo
Best Loaf   Roasted Pumpkin Semi-sourdough
Best Pie   Vegetable Calzone
Best Cake/Pastry   Indian Love Cake (with cardamom, pistachios & dried fruit)
Top Seller   Date Scones

Country Cakes 5442 3601
Cnr Breen & Russell Streets, Bendigo
Best Loaf   Cheese & Bacon Sausage Rolls
Best Pie   Egg & Bacon
Best Cake/Pastry   Jaffa Mousse Torte
Top Seller   Custard Tarts

Max Bakery Cafe 5442 2598
172 McIvor Road, Bendigo
Best Loaf   Wholemeal Multigrain
Best Pie   Chicken & Mushroom
Best Cake/Pastry   Raspberry & White Chocolate Cake
Top Seller   Pasties

Bath Lane Bakery 5443 0737
20 Bath Lane, Bendigo
Best Loaf   Knot Rolls (White, Wholemeal & Multigrain)
Best Pie   Steak
Best Cake/Pastry   Chocolate Chip Muffins
Top Seller   Apple Cakes

Eaglehawk Bakery 5446 9067
80 High Street, Eaglehawk
Best Loaf   Pumpkin Bread
Best Pie   Wagyu Beef
Best Cake/Pastry   Doughnuts
Top Sellers   Vanilla Slice & Steak Pies

Huntly Hot Bake 5448 8556
Huntly Shopping Centre
Best Loaf   Berry & Custard Scrolls
Best Pie   Chicken, Cheese & Honey Mustard
Best Cake/Pastry   Caramel Vanilla Slice
Top Seller   Curry Pie

Flora Hill Bakehouse 5442 7724
Shop 1, 13 Retreat Road, Flora Hill
Best Loaf   Traditional White Block Loaf
Best Pie   Plain Mince (Gold Pie – Award Winner)
Best Cake/Pastry   Vanilla Slice (Another Award Winner)
Top Seller   Steak, Kabana & Cheese Pie

Banjo’s Bakehouse 5442 3249
Shop 2, 307 Hargreaves Mall, Bendigo
Best Loaf   Pasta Dura
Best Pie   Steak & Cheese
Best Cake/Pastry   House Cakes (Ed: not sure exactly what these are)
Top Seller   Sausage Rolls

Garlands Café & Bakehouse 5447 7782
124 High Street, Kangaroo Flat
Best Loaf   Block Loaf
Best Pie   Steak & Kidney Pie
Best Cake/Pastry   Vanilla Slice
Top Seller   Plain Beef Pie

Gillies Pies – details removed after complaint from Gillies (ridiculous if you ask me)

Reproduced from The Bendigo Miner, Thursday 24 November 2011.

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4 Responses to Bendigo’s Best Bakery Bake-Off

  1. Pingback: The Good Loaf Sourdough Bakery & Cafe

  2. Kat R says:

    Time for an update to this! 🙂 I’m looking for information on the Harley Street Bakery and it’s quite hard to find.

    • Definitely Kat. Thanks for the prompt.
      (If you have any info you can pass on, please drop us a line). Cheers

      • Jim says:

        Harley st Bakery… Just off Butcher st in Strathdale. 1 block from the reseviour. Very good break. Try the Goji Berry loaf for something just a little bit different. Lots of lovely slices and excellent pies too.

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