Freelance writing. Out of the urban clutter of the East and now situated on the Pittwater.
Published April 18th 2011
Sasha smiles whilst working in the early morning.
I had never had a raspberry and white chocolate ganache muffin, nor a peach with custard muffin from a local bakery. Banjos in Main Street Mornington seems to have updated its pies and added some gourmet style bakery products that really add a touch of gourmet to the eating experience.
The staff have taken on a professional demeanour that creates a whole new experience. Add these small changes together and you have a really interesting outcome. You might say, they have not lost the common touch.
More sweet things and muffins with ganache.
You see, I wouldn't normally write about a local bakery. There are a couple of gourmet bakeries that I love, which are aimed at the gourmet market, yet this one is not generally aimed at that market and the improvements are really, really worth noting.
The pies are good, the pastries are good. There are well priced sandwiches and rolls too. The staff, smiling and friendly. The prices are bakery prices. Then you have those little extra gourmet products that add affordable luxury eating to the local bakery.
fresh sweet pastries
Banjos Tasmanian Bakery Cafe is the bakery's full name and is part of a bakery franchise that began in Tasmania and has 36 stores in Australia. The bakery's objective is to serve their wholesome food range "within a warm, authentic Tasmanian inspired environment," with each store still maintaining a local focus. They have managed to do this in Mornington well.
Peach with custard muffin, you say? That sure sounds like an interesting combination... I can't say I've had a muffin with either ingredient! Your articles are providing more and more reasons to visit Mornington - you are a good ambassador for the area, Jody.
If there's one thing I am a complete sucker for, it's baked goods - cakes, pies, breads, biscuits. And no more so than in winter! I will definitely have to pay this little bakery a visit on my next venture down the Mornington Peninsula.
By Lisa Williams - senior reviewer Saturday, 28th of May @ 10:23 pm
I think Banjos is a good work lunch spot. Its not quite the Flinders or Red Hill Bakery, but it does do weekday lunches well. And they do make a good soup.
By Jody Kimber - senior reviewer Sunday, 29th of May @ 12:50 am