Adelaide Hills

Meet Rise Artisan Bakery: The Adelaide Hills cosy church-turned-bakery

The gorgeous bakery serves sourdough breads, bespoke pastries, pies, sausage rolls, and pasties along with a daily selection of cakes, salads, and wraps.

Meet Rise, the church-turned-bakery in Nairne serving up delicious coffee and quick eats that are perfect for a wintry Adelaide Hills morning. 

The cosy, rustic oasis has been fuelling the heart of Nairne since November last year and the gorgeous bakery provides sourdough breads, bespoke pastries, pies, sausage rolls, and pasties along with a daily selection of cakes, salads, and wraps. 

The previously vacant building originally operated as the first licensed school in Nairne in 1851, but has since been transformed by local Adelaide Hills owners Katherine and James Katsarelias into the stunning venue that has now quickly become a Nairne favourite.

The antique feel of the original schoolhouse was never lost, as visitors first enter through a porch reminiscent of the rural town church it once was, to then be met with a large light-filled hall with walls donning the original school blackboards from many years ago. 

The hall is filled with wooden tables and chairs and their impressive assortment of decedent pastries and fresh artisan bread loaves are on display upon arrival.  

Rise Artisan Bakery also also has retail offerings of antique clothes, jams, knick-knacks, and flowers that visitors can potter around and look at while sipping on their warm coffee and enjoying the bakery’s lovely aroma. 

The bakery remained open during lockdown offering takeaway and phone order services, but they are now back open with indoor seating limited to 21 people at a time to comply with regulations; however they do also have outdoor seating if the weather permits. 

Rise Artisan Bakery currently trades from 8am each Thursday through Saturday and is the perfect reason to make a trip to the Adelaide Hills over the weekend. 

Find Rise Artisan Bakery at 54 Old Princes Highway, Nairne SA.

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