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South Australia is home to a huge list of iconic bakeries and legendary patisseries, all delivering fresh, delicious house-made baked goods for customers to devour.
With so many amazing bakehouses to choose from, we’ve put together a list of some of our must-visit spots to grab that perfect pastry.
Port Adelaide favourite Mayfair Bakery & Patisserie have been a firm favourite amongst locals and visitors alike for 150 years, serving up a selection of sweet and savoury treats, and building up a cult-following of gluten-free foodies with their iconic gluten-free baked cheesecakes.
Their iconic ‘kranksy of the month’ also gives their customers a tantalising new option throughout the year for a new flavour every time, like their apple-cider infused pork kransky – yum!
Find the Mayfair Bakery at 156 St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide, SA.
Originally established in Belair in the Adelaide Hills, Banana Boogie’s cult-like following has allowed it to expand recently to its second North Plympton store.
Their award-winning vanilla slices and gourmet pies have become a famous favourites, with locals and visitors also flocking to its stores to try one of their weekly ‘Friday-freak-on’ creations!
Find Banana Boogie Bakery at Shop 5, 41-55 Hawson Ave, North Plympton & Shop 4, 10 Main Rd Belair, SA.
St Peters Bake House & Coffee Shop has been offering up its locals a variety of home-made pastries, cakes and fresh rolls for many years, with its popularity ever-growing beyond its suburb.
Mouth-watering steak sandwiches, vegetarian pastries and an array of sweet treats take up their cabinets across there three store locations.
Find St. Peters Bakehouse at 3 locations: St. Peters, Thebarton & Ridgehaven
Known for their legendary ‘doughnut of the month’ plus their array of delicious pies, sweets, buns and biscuits, Port Elliot Bakery has come somewhat of an icon in South Australia.
Queues of people lining up to grab their dose of freshly baked goods are often seen as you pass through its coastal town. Its original owners from its establishment in 1989 still own and operate the bakery, with its original hundred year old wood-fire oven still holding its place in the store.
Find Port Elliot Bakery at 31 North Terrace Port Elliot, SA.
Serving up delicious mouth-watering pies, croissants, doughnuts, cupcakes, milkshakes and more, Cherry Darlings Bakehouse isn’t an ordinary pastry store. All of their products are 100% vegan and 100% delicious.
Described as ‘vegan junk food’ by creator Timothy Salmon, the quirky cafe maintains a focus on creating cruelty-free, sustainable and plant-based food that will tantalise the tastebuds of all. Yes, even you, meat-eaters.
Find Cherry Darlings at Shop 6, 200 Richmond Rd, Marleston SA.
Kytons has been baking in SA since 1938 and current owners Darren and Sharon have been the passionate owners of the business for the last 18 years.
When you see the name Kytons, you automatically think of their legendary lamingtons – so legendary in fact, that they have their own mascot, ‘Larry the Lamington’.
Kytons uses the best ingredients, traditional recipes, and great care to bake products that delight – that homemade style when you don’t have the time!
Find Kytons Bakery at 15-17 Lindsay Ave Adelaide, SA.
Bakery on O’Connell is something of an institution. Open 24/7, with over 200 products for punters to choose from, the bakehouse offers a selection including hot pastries, donuts, cocktails, toasted sandwiches, croissants, milkshakes, coffee and slices.
The bakery also prides itself on being a bit of a patron of the ‘cronut’, having stocked ‘cronut cannoli’ and ‘cronut cones’ in the past! With treats like these available all day every day of the year, there’s no excuse not to visit this much-loved store.
Find Bakery on O’Connell at 128 O’Connell St, North Adelaide.
This church-turned-bakery in Nairne serves up delicious coffee and quick eats that are perfect for a morning in the Adelaide Hills.
The cosy, rustic oasis has been fuelling the heart of Nairne for over a year with a gorgeous selection of sourdough breads, bespoke pastries, pies, sausage rolls, and pasties along with a daily offering of cakes, salads, and wraps.
Find Rise Artisan Bakery at 54 Old Princes Highway, Nairne SA.
Offering up an array of mouth-watering freshly baked treats, amazing cut sandwiches plus freshly brewed coffee to accompany your food, The Village Baker have been satisfying its customers across its two SA locations for many years.
Locally-sourced ingredients and a modern Australian approach to making delicious artisan products has been at the heart of this much-loved bakery, which has proved ever-popular amongst its patrons, both human and not!
Find The Village Baker at Shop 4 715 South Rd, Black Forest & at Burnside Village, Burnside SA.
The Yankalilla Bakery is located on the main street of Yankalilla, 65km South from Adelaide, and has been serving up South Aussies and visitors alike an array of freshly made baked goods and pastries for many years.
Their famed flavoured Berliner’s have been a long time favourite, with limited edition flavours like FruChoc, Aero, caramel cream and more!
Find Yankalilla Bakery at 104 Main South Rd, Yankalilla SA.
Lobethal Bakery is a favourite among Adelaide Hills residents, and it’s not hard to see why. With a huge range of fresh bread, sweet buns, and even all-day breakfast options, it truly has something for everyone. In fact, Lobethal Bakery is so popular that additional shopfronts are now located in Woodside, Mount Barker, Stirling and Balhannah!
Definitely one to visit next time you’re in the Hills.
Find the original Lobethal Bakery at 80 Main Street, Lobethal SA.
South of Adelaide, in Christie’s Beach, you’ll find CJ’s Bakery. We’ve heard you simply must try their vanilla slice, which won 1st place in the Royal Adelaide Show vanilla slice competition in 2018. If that’s not your style, CJ’s serves up a great range of other traditional bakery fare.
Find CJ’s Bakery at 39c Beach Road, Christies Beach SA.
Beck’s Bakehouse, with shopfronts in Port Noarlunga, Somerton Park and Melrose Park, has become a cult name in Adelaide’s bakery scene. A huge range of fresh-daily bread, sweet treats, pies and salad rolls is waiting for you at Beck’s.
For those with a sweet tooth, their loaded desserts are also a must-try, like this Nutella and Ferrero Rocher loaded brownie. Yum!!
Find Beck’s Bakehouse at 25 Clarke Street, Port Noarlunga, 21 Oaklands Road, Somerton Park, and 90H Winston Avenue, Melrose Park.
This Loxton bakery’s name is a perfect description of its character. A quintessential country bakery, The Country Bakehouse has won a plethora of accolades over the years, taking home silver and bronze medals in the Great Aussie Meat Pie Competitions across multiple years.
Next time you’re in the Riverland, make sure you stop in to try one of their famous pies, or stop in to grab a homemade strudel, which they are also known for.
Find Loxton Bakery at 32 East Terrace, Loxton SA.
Family-owned business, Jenny’s Gourmet Bakery is a favourite amongst Adelaideans. Their desserts need to be seen to be believed, with the sweets menu featuring some unfamiliar items such as a twice-baked coconut croissant, or passionfruit swirl eclairs.
If you’re not on top of the craze yet, their famous cronuts (croissant + donut) are also to die for.
Find Jenny’s Gourmet Bakery at 81 Glen Osmond Road, Eastwood SA.
Tasty treats are aplenty at Dulwich Bakery, with 12 locations now all over Adelaide. A South Australian icon, Dulwich Bakery is family owned and operated, with a large range of items, all baked fresh daily.
For the full list of Dulwich Bakery locations, visit their website.
Over on the west coast, Elliot’s Bakery & Cafe is certainly one to try. Located in Streaky Bay, Elliot’s is a go-to for locals and holidaymakers alike. They are also said to do a killer coffee! Definitely pop this one on the list to visit next time you head west.
Find Elliot’s Bakery & Cafe at 25 Alfred Terrace, Streaky Bay SA.
Family owned and operated for four generations, Apex Bakery is the Barossa’s original wood oven bakehouse. In the centre of Tanunda, Apex specialises in slow-ferment recipes, all of their doughs fermenting for at least 10 hours, so you’ll find some of the best true sourdough going around.
Find Apex Bakery at 1a Elizabeth Street, Tanunda SA.
North of Adelaide, The Fabulous Baker Boys Bakery is a family owned business which recently celebrated 25 years at its Pooraka location.
Featuring all the favourites, the Baker Boys is known for its great pies and sausage rolls, as well as their donuts, selling around 100 per day!
Recently, the family extended the bakery to add a sit-down breakfast area – and the new all-day menu looks scrumptious!
Find The Fabulous Baker Boys Bakery at 2 Montague Road, Pooraka SA.
Most Adelaide locals will have heard of this one. Orange Spot Bakery is tucked away on the Glenelg end of Anzac Highway, and is an icon in the bayside area. Its trademark orange branding, and typically a long line out the door makes it easy to spot when driving past.
A very full trophy cabinet inside the bakery is testament to the quality of Orange Spot’s products. Winning the prestigious title of ‘Home of Australia’s Best Plain Pasty’ five years in a row, you simply must try this menu item at Orange Spot.
Find Orange Spot Bakery at 752 Anzac Highway, Glenelg SA.
Meadows in the Adelaide Hills is home to Pik a Pie, which specialises in a vast variety of pie flavours. Their most popular include their cheeseburger pie, chicken parmigiana pie and salt and pepper squid pie. If these aren’t your thing, there are plenty of other bakery options for you to try.
Pik a Pie also has some great meal deals to get around. Any hot item, any cake and any drink or regular coffee for just $11! Delicious food and a bargain? Count us in!
Find Pik a Pie Bakery at 34 Mawson Road, Meadows SA.
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