By Lauren Hermon
Delicate pastries to melt your palate, sweets to give you a sugary fix, and some of the most inventive treats your tastebuds will meet. It’s like a work of art at the tip of your tongue – and it’s right here in South Australia.
If you’re not drooling yet, then here are seven of the State’s most mouth-watering bakeries to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Is it an ice-cream cone, croissant or doughnut? Guess again. You’re feasting your eyes on Bakery on O’Connell’s famous ‘Cronut Cone’. Combine the sugar hit of a cinnamon doughnut, the delicate pastry of a croissant, and the pretty swirl of soft-serve ice-cream and topping, and you have one of Adelaide’s most creative new desserts.
The pastries at Pirie Street’s bakery, Abbots and Kinney, almost look too good to eat. Sweet or savoury, the artistry that goes into shaping and decorating the delicious treats on display in this funky bakery, decked out with beautiful Tasmanian Oak, may be proudly located in South Australia – but it’s class and creativity is in a world of its own.
Baked daily with lots of love, passion and butter, Swedish Tarts Patisserie may be inspired by the ‘Swedish kitchen’, but it remains a true Adelaide western suburbs’ delight, with a seaside patisserie in Semaphore, a café in Henley Beach, and a Findon bakery.
With a ‘tagline’ like ‘Made for You’, Jenny’s Bakery is in the business of crafting amazing signature cakes and pastries to tickle your tastebuds. This personalised experience, when it comes to creating the ideal treat for you or a loved one on a special occasion, leaves an even sweeter taste in our mouths!
The philosophy at Red Door Bakery is simple: everything must be handmade using the best quality ingredients. With an impressive menu and friendly faces, it’s hard to resist the aroma of freshly baked pastries when you walk through the door at any one of the three Red Door Bakeries in South Australia.
Established in 1989 by the Gorman-Horrocks family, Port Elliot Bakery is one of South Australia’s longtime favourites. With more than 250 treats – both savoury and sweet – to tempt you, you’ll find yourself coming back for a taste-test time and time again.
What’s your favourite colour? Ours is orange – or maybe it’s got something to do with the Orange Spot Bakery! As the colder months approach, enjoy sitting by the fire eating a tasty pastry, or bask in the sunshine in summer in the open outdoor seating. They’ve also taken out numerous titles for best pasty over the years. Need we say more?