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The smell of pies, cakes and bread wafting down the street of Victoria's villages has been unchanged for generations. Food fads come and go, and through it all, the humble loaf emerges unscathed. Sliced and white, artisanal and sour dough, seeded and studded, there's room in the breadbox for it all.

History on toast

Nowhere is the baked association with history more apparent than at Redbeard Historic Bakery in Trentham, where the wood-fired, nineteenth century masonry oven is as much an attraction as the artisan pies, bread and cakes. If you like your bread with extras, you can watch the bakers at work, tour the historic bakery, and take a bread-making workshop.

Located in a former piggery within the lush surrounds of the Sherbrooke Forest, Burnham Bakery takes pride in making bread as our foremothers and forefathers did. Their master bakers take the best local ingredients and apply biodynamic and sustainable practices and plenty of flavour.

The good folk at Milawa Cheese Factory and Bakery's long-ago epiphany meant that the bread became just as important as the cheese with which it was eaten, combining for a match made in High Country.

Passion for pies

Victorians harbour a passion for pies unmatched across the land. Whether it's the unassuming meat pie with sauce or glammed up versions eaten with a knife and fork, we'll take two, thanks. Or maybe even a baker's dozen if you're talking about the scrumptious scallop pies with a view at Apollo Bay Bakery on the Great Ocean Road, or any of the 15 or so flavours on offer at Rolling Pin Pies and Cakes, in Queenscliff. Crowned Australia's Best Pie Maker in 2013, Rolling Pin Pies is as close as we get to local royalty.

Home-baked hospitality

Nothing says welcome like a cake taken straight from the oven to the table, which is what Annie Smithers' Du Fermier is all about. The French farmhouse's daily bake is country hospitality in baked form, which is just about all you need.

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Victoria's best bakeries

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Du Fermier

Savour French farmhouse-style cooking at Annie Smithers' Du Fermier, winner of a star in the Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide.


Holbrook Bakery

The Holbrook Bakery has been baking in the same location since 1899. The business s locally owned and operated, and everything is baked on the...


Piggery Cafe & Burnham Bakery

Warm and rustic, the Piggery Café is unsurprisingly housed in a restored piggery and stables at Burnham Beeches, an Art Moderne mansion and estate in...


Apollo Bay Bakery

Appolo Bay Bakery on the Great Ocean Road is home of the famous Scallop Pie. Apollo Bay Bakery is the perfect stop for an early breakfast or a quick...

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Beechworth Bakery

Eating at the Beechworth Bakery is just like heading back in time to the good old days; with scrumptious cakes, pastries, pies, breads and rolls just...


Inverleigh Bakehouse

If you are in the mood for something a little indulgent then get yourself along to the Inverleigh Bakehouse. This 1868 Homestead converted into a...

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Rolling Pin Pies and Cakes Queenscliff

Officially judged Australia's Best Pie Maker 2013, Rolling Pin Pies and Cakes Queenscliff has taken the humble meat pie to new heights. The famous...


Dunkeld Old Bakery and Cafe

Historical Bakery circa 1887, one of a few in Victoria with fully operational wood fired scotch oven. The Bakery is located in a quiet area of...

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Piper Street Food Company

Piper Street Food Company specialises in charcuterie, the ancient French art of creating terrine, sausage, rillettes and pâtés. This little shop at...


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