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Bakeries at the local shops in Canberra?

By astrojax - 18 March 2013 99

Pies and sausage rolls.  everyone wants them, everyone loves them.  where do you get them?

is your local shops replete with a real bakery, or even a real pie shop?  is it any good?  what’s the best thing there?

and where is the town’s – or region’s – best bakery for pies and sausage rolls? we know about civic’s dobinson’s & croissant d’or, and kingston’s silo.  these are good, but where is the old bakery-style goods..?  this is serious business.  i need to know…

…for the record, dickson bakery (near the butchers) does primo rum balls!  the sausage rolls and chunky steak or cheese and bacon pies are also worth a pop in.  the gourmet pie place at dickson i don’t rate – for a start, no pastry base so you can’t eat it in your hands; and overpriced.

i also don’t mind the sausage rolls at the kingston bakery (especially for the price), to which i have turned on several occasions to supply work morning teas.  ainslie and lyneham have brumbies – overpriced average fare for mine…

What’s Your opinion?


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Bakeries at the local shops in Canberra?
KB1971 3:07 pm 18 Mar 13

poetix said :

Braidwood.

Meh

lostinbias 3:01 pm 18 Mar 13

aidan said :

The Kaleen Bakery (at Kaleen Plaza) does beautiful Saigon rolls and Panini. The Saigon Rolls have a great crunch and taste. The rest of the family likes the Panini. They are not at all like Italian bread, as they are soft, but they have a nice taste and good texture. The rest of their stuff is ok, nothing to write home about, but the rolls are fabulous.

They’re never nice to me, but damn their rolls are good.

Mess 2:24 pm 18 Mar 13

Chisholm Bakery for the best pies in Canberra. Sausage rolls are not bad either. They used to win every year at the Canberra Show, not sure if they still bother entering.

bundah 2:22 pm 18 Mar 13

poetix said :

Braidwood.

Oh yes i love the pies and especially the tarts!

aidan 2:09 pm 18 Mar 13

Can’t agree on the ANU bakery. Expensive. Pies are soggy. Sausage rolls are tasteless. Pretty ordinary IMO.

The Kaleen Bakery (at Kaleen Plaza) does beautiful Saigon rolls and Panini. The Saigon Rolls have a great crunch and taste. The rest of the family likes the Panini. They are not at all like Italian bread, as they are soft, but they have a nice taste and good texture. The rest of their stuff is ok, nothing to write home about, but the rolls are fabulous.

Bruno’s at Mawson does amazingly nice pastries. Don’t get there very often, but the layers of pastry soaked in yummo syrup but still crunchy … miraculous.

Watson 1:59 pm 18 Mar 13

poetix said :

Braidwood.

I stopped going there since they charged me extra because it was a public holiday. Greedy buggers. And the quality has gone downhill over the years too.

I once got a Mexican sausage roll from a little Vietnamese bakery in Bungendore. When I ordered I predicted that the Mexican flavour was probably only there to disguise its inferior quality. I was wrong. Best sausage roll I ever had.

460cixy 1:59 pm 18 Mar 13

The bakery in alltree court in Woden is good as the hawker bakery’s

switch 1:46 pm 18 Mar 13

poetix said :

Braidwood.

Nimmitabel.

poetix 1:43 pm 18 Mar 13

Braidwood.

astrojax 1:43 pm 18 Mar 13

Duffbowl said :

Not sure if it’s still there, seeing as it’s been a couple of years, but the little bakery at the ANU Union did very respectable sausage rolls.

I think the true test for a pie is the curry pie. So good when it’s done properly, and almost unexplainably difficult to find a decent one.

i always rekkun the true test is the sausage roll – but to each his/her own…

the blue lagoon bakery at katoomba many moons ago had sublime s/rs – but a devestating experience years ago when i went in expectantly and found changed management and [significant] quality detriment 🙁

i also remember the anu bakery fondly. and campbell shops was anothrer morning tea run favourite.

have heard excellent things of the nerds (love their bagels – choku bai jo-sourced) and need to make the long excursion south to try their fare in situ

more??

Duffbowl 1:26 pm 18 Mar 13

Not sure if it’s still there, seeing as it’s been a couple of years, but the little bakery at the ANU Union did very respectable sausage rolls.

I think the true test for a pie is the curry pie. So good when it’s done properly, and almost unexplainably difficult to find a decent one.

jett18 1:20 pm 18 Mar 13

Bakery Culture at Jamison Plaza.
Brilliant sausage rolls and pies, excellent breads and pastry– I believe it to be locally owned and run, but even if it’s not, the prices are good, the product great and there’s even service with a smile.

Madam Cholet 1:18 pm 18 Mar 13

The new bakery at Hume called Bread Nerds is a favourite – great pies, sausage rolls and fabulous sweet stuff. Apparently now open for saturday breaky to. I do also like the bakery at Fyshwick markets.

arescarti42 1:15 pm 18 Mar 13

The best pies I’ve ever had in Canberra were from the Butcher at the Griffith shops, really excellent.

The Bakery at Campbell shops is also pretty good.

Probably the worst thing about living in Gungahlin is the lack of traditional bakeries.

paganava 1:02 pm 18 Mar 13

The little bakery inside Kippax shopping centre isn’t bad. By no means is it gourmet but it’s not a bad spot to grab a pie or a lamington 🙂
It’s run by 2 lovely people who are there everyday , they are lovely!

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