Dobinson’s Canberra has announced it will close its Bunda St store on Sunday (31 January) after more than two decades serving the community, but the business will still have plenty of other outlets across the city where you can grab a tasty pie or pastry.
“After 21 years of your loyal patronage at the first Dobinson’s store on Bunda St, and eight years as Baker Bills in the City Market, we’d like to thank you, Canberra for all your support in keeping our family business alive,” Dobinson’s Canberra wrote on its social media page.
“It’s the community that has kept us going all these years.”
On social media, users lamented the loss of the Bunda St store, also stating they were glad the business’s other shops remained open.
“This is devastating,” one wrote.
“Sad to see you go. Been going there since my boys were little, almost 20 years ago when they used to share a sausage roll and a milkshake while I had a coffee. A real institution! Will miss you guys, all the best Sue and the team,” another said.
“When I worked in the city I loved your shop, I am so glad you are at Woden now,” a third wrote.
On its website, Dobinson’s attributed its success in Canberra to five generations of pastry chefs who all contributed to the family legacy of producing the finest quality and delicious pastries, starting in Northern NSW over 125 years ago with the first Dobinson’s bakery in Kyogle.
You can still find a Dobinson’s store in Westfield Belconnen, Westfield Woden, the Tuggeranong Hyperdome and there are plans to open a store in Gungahlin in the future.