Check out the lemon tart and the slide of Portugese custard tart I bought from Victoire!
Victoire lemon and custard tarts
Victoire makes lovely baked goods, a little on the expensive side (considering the size of some – look at that skinny little lemon tart!) but always delicious. Recommended.
Clarendon bakery cherry doughnut
Have to keep going back here… Revisit!
Orange Spot vegetarian pastie
Orange Spot is a popular bakery. It’s good, I’m not sure if it’s as good as it thinks it is (charging me crazy prices for food!)
The veggie pastie was more expensive than the normal pastie. This goes against everything I hold dear. I love meat, but I had it in pasties. Who do they think they are? On the other hand, it was a nice pastie. It’s a pity they don’t do cheese and veg, my ultimate flavour combination.
Orange Spot custard tart
Normal custard tart. I don’t buy them, myself. I find the shell is always too soft and rich, the eggy exterior is nice, but Portugese custard tarts have stolen my heart.
Orange Spot custard berliner
I love berliners. This is no exception. Yummy custard, oily yeasty sweet doughnut exterior, icing on top. No complaints, except that Pt Elliot Bakery’s berliner is bigger!
Orange Spot chocolate eclair
Spongey soft crispy eclair. I’m not sure how it managed all of those things at once. It did.
Check Orange Spot out. It’s a little busier than it deserves but it has some good, solid offerings in the baked goods department.
Pat a cake bakery peach and passionfruit sponge roll
I’ve been a fan of Pat-a-Cake bakery for years. They have some of the best baked goods that are obtainable without making a trip to the countryside. I was a little disappointed at this visit’s sponge roll – the cream was a little overwhipped. However, it’s usually a massive, soft sponge roll, filled with cream, and a few different flavours (I bought peach and passionfruit – it’s a fantastic flavour combination!)
This sponge roll is nothing like those hideous jammy, crunchy, slimy outsided monstrosities that you buy from the supermarket. The sponge is proper sponge, with proper fillings, and it’s only $7.95. This thing is huge, by the way! Another favourite are the bar cakes – especially carrot.
If you’re looking for individual meals, their pasties are great, as are the berliners, fruit flans and other desserts. I have always been a fan of cheese and vegetable pasties. The only downside here is that they baked the cheese to the outside. I prefer that my cheese a gooey mess in the middle.
If you’re around the area, drive down Duthy Street in Malvern and check these guys out!
Tutti Fruitti scones and tea
Tutti Fruitti had the most gorgeous garden setting, with tables set up, surrounded by rose bushes and, sadly, flies. I ended up with two in my tea.Luckily there was enough tea left in my pot for another cup! The scones were a little flat, but the house made Tutti Fruitti jam was perfect. If they had proper whipped cream, it would have been even better! Cream in a can is not appropriate for a cream tea.
Penny Four’s bakes a small range of cakes and pastries as well as sweets. The Leatherwood honeycomb was particularly good, served cold with a drizzle of milk chocolate coating the outside.
The rhubarb danish was nice, a little heavier and more chewy than some. The sticky bun was fantastic, honey flavoured with the light crunch of nuts.
Penny Four’s rhubarb danish, sticky bun, honeycomb
The prices are reasonable and the service was super friendly. Give them a try!
Cronuts are one of those crazes, like ramen burgers. I’m a little more drawn to cronuts than ramen burgers. They are croissant dough shaped like doughnuts, iced and filled (maybe closer to a berliner?)
Jenny’s gourmet bakery has a pretty solid rep for producing amazing cronuts, so I checked it out. They are busy, with some of the flavours already or close to selling out when I arrived on a weekday at around 1:00 pm.
Salted caramel cronut
I’m a little in love with salted caramel, so I happy went for this guy. It was pretty intense. The cronut itself is good, but I’m a little unsold by the flavours. More salt required – the caramel overpowers the senses. I ate half of this.
Next, I went for the lemon meringue.
Lemon meringue cronut
This guy was disappointing, more-so than the first. So much potential, with little realised. The lemon custard had no zing to refresh the tastebuds.
Overall, it’s a delightful execution lacking a bit of flavour. I’ll have to try From Scratch next time I’m in Adelaide!
Peach sponge roll
I’ve always hated those jam sponge rolls with crusty crystallised jam sugar and gritty sponge cake. This is nothing like them and it’s amazing and divine and ridiculously cheap and delicious. You need one of those in your life. The sponge is soft. The fruit is tasty. The cream is fresh.
They make pretty decent cheese and veg pasties. My only point of contention is that they baked some cheese on top. I don’t go for the crunchy cheese so much.
All in all, it’s a fantastic bakery. Check these guys out.
On the way to Mount Tomah Botanic Gardens (which is amazing!) we stopped off for delicious bakery lunch at Pie in the Sky, Bilpin/Kurrajong, on Bells Line of Road.
I love when milkshakes come with the extras in a silver cup! The milkshake tasted great and it was perfectly the perfect texture – not as thick as a thickshake, but still thicker than milk.
sausage roll, cheese bacon steak pie
The cheese bacon steak pie had nice thick gravy with generous chunks of steak. The pastry was nice, better than Robertson’s in my opinion, but the bacon was harder to notice.
Apple pie and ice-cream
Wow!! So we ordered an apple pie with icecream for dessert… The lovely lady behind the counter served it to us on two plates with some ice-cream each! I love Pie in the Sky!
It was lovely, great service, tasty food and generous portions… Definitely visit!
Papa’s is proof that there is good food for a good price in Sydney.
Assorted cakes and biscuits
This is just $23 worth of baked goods. The only real dud was the cocoa and icing powder coasted jam doughnut. Too much jam! There are three cannoli hiding under that almond and cherry tart!
Papa’s is amazing. It’s always bustling and busy but there always seems to be empty tables – lots of people grab their goods and go!
I sat down with a hot chocolate but can’t recommend them. Too sweet and nondescript.