If you find yourself on a day trip to the South-East of Perth, exploring the towns made famous by the wool and wheat trade of the 19th and 20th centuries, you may come across the Town of Narrogin and treat yourself to the satisfying pies made by the Fortune French Hot Bread Shop, found at 83 Federal Street, Narrogin 198km from Perth.
I'd like to think I am a self-proclaimed aficionado of the pie and would be hard pressed to find a specimen as fine as the pastry delight I have discovered at the Fortune Hot Bread Shop. It is hard to find a pie that uses actual steak as opposed to the mince used by many bakeries in the city. The filling along with the soft yet sturdy pastry allows for easy eating, even while on the move. A tasty meal at a reasonable price, it had me going back for more.
Their pies are not the only delicacy available at the Fortune Hot Bread Shop, they also have a vast range of sweets, ranging from large jam doughnuts to their amazing bee-sting, sending anyone with a sweet tooth begging for another. For special occasions there are cream-filled cakes and funny face biscuits or meringues for the kids.
And of course there is a large choice of breads available at the shop along with a large selection of freshly made sandwiches and rolls are also available, as well as a small choice of oriental meals, such as sushi or fried rice.
Popular with the teenagers is the option of having a slushy with their warm pizza buns during summer and a freshly brewed coffee with hot sausage rolls in winter.
Located just off the main street opposite Mackie Park, the Fortune Hot Bread Shop is an essential stop for travellers passing through or for locals to just pop in during the week for a loaf of bread or grabbing something to accompany a cuppa when guests are over.