We love our bread, we love our butter, but most of all we love
eachother our bread.
That’s why we’ve mauled the best bakeries on the Sunshine Coast—to try all the loaves and rolls and sweet nothings, so that we could bring you a tight list of the best bready spots.
Because let’s face it, Sunday mornings can be ruined in a mouthful if your bacon and egg barbecue breakfast is served up on a dry, stodgy slice of bread.
With mouth-watering pies (the south-west chicken is amazing!), artisan loafs and assorted sweets, it’s worth a visit to the heritage-listed Kenilworth Bakery. Consistently serving up delicious baked goods, including vegan options for our meat/dairy-free friends, these guys popped onto our radar back in the day, thanks to the launch of their giant 1kg doughnut challenge. Loaded with cream, and your choice of jam, custard of Nutella, these sell-out sugary giants must be ordered the day before. The best bit? If you finish it in one sitting, on your own, you’ll get your money back and a plaque with your name on the bakery wall. How’s that for a bit of community spirit?!
Ricks Artisan Pies & Sourdough
Ricks Artisan Pies & Sourdough is a delightful bakery serving up all our faves with a very special and very French twist. Fancy a gourmet pie or specially baked sourdough? If you love treats like this, Ricks is most certainly the place for you. Favourites with the locals include angus in béarnaise pie with pan fried mushrooms and cheddar cheese and the BBQ Pulled Pork Pie. If you want something a little sweeter, look no further than the traditional Portuguese custard tarts, g-free orange bars with cream cheese, Belgium chocolate brownies, passionfruit curd tarts and French vanilla slice. Ricks Artisan Pies & Sourdough has something for everyone, including amazingly smooth All Press coffee.
Harvest Breads is the ultimate bakehouse meets cafe, in the heart of Maroochydore. While they pump out a delicious breakfast and lunch spread on the daily, it is their artisan sourdough breads, with just the right amount of chewiness, that really keep us coming back for more. Trust us when we say, these guys have nailed it. On top of their bread range, Harvest’s shelves are loaded with freshly baked cakes, pastries and some of our favourite local provisions. Grab a jar of their pineapple curry chutney or beetroot relish, and you’ll be whipping up some of the best homemade sandwiches around town.
Vans Wegens Continental Bakery
If Vans Wegens Continental Bakery is renowned for anything, it’s got to be for their cronuts and cruffins. Selling directly from their shopfront in Maroochydore—as well as supplying dozens of cafes across the Coast with their baked goods—these parcels of sweetness are a must-try if you’re cruising in Mooloolaba. P.s. These local favourites sell-out, so if cronuts are on your weekend food hit list, don’t leave it till late in the day.
Le Bon Delice
A little slice of France in Peregian Beach, Le Bon Delice is the northern end of the Coast’s go-to for incredible chocolate éclair, macaroons or any other sweet that Francophiles go weak for. They also serve up delicious brekkie plates including a to-die-for croque monsieur, which we’ve found goes down extra smoothly with a chocolate chai.
Tanglewood Sourdough Organic Bakery
It’s all in the name, and for Tanglewood Sourdough Organic Bakery, it could never be more true. Tucked away inside of Belmondo’s in the industrial area at Noosa, this is a bakery famed for it’s huge selection of sourdough made from organic fresh-milled flour. Mixed with activated nuts or ancient grains, you can grab loaves of white, sprouted quinoa and spelt sourdough to name a few. Then, just add butter.
Pacific Haven Bakery
Crunchy pies, cookies and cream doughnuts, Tim Tam cronuts, glazed danishes and of course, some of the best straight-out-of-the-oven bread we’ve bitten into, it’s not hard to taste why Pacific Haven Bakery deserves a spot among the best bakeries on the Sunshine Coast. Tucked down the southern end of the Coast, this is the perfect pre or post-beach stop to satisfy hungry stomachs.
Maleny Pie Guy
While it might not be a traditional bakery, Maleny Pie Guy has earned a special mention on this list of best Sunshine Coast bakeries. If the name hasn’t already given it away, this hinterland favourite specialises in pies of all sorts, shapes and sizes. And that kind of sole focus, has paid off—the pies here are next-level. It’s not uncommon for there to be a line of hungry revellers waiting to order, but don’t let that deter you, any wait will be worth it once you wrap your hands around these golden parcels of delicious. Using only the best ingredients, all of the beef options—including the Malaysian rendang or the classic, but super popular, traditional chunky steak pie—are made from grass fed Maleny Black Angus Beef. One mouthful and you’ll taste the difference.
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