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Published March 2nd 2021
Imbil Town & Country Bakery is an award-winning, locally owned and operated bakehouse and café which produces and bakes high- quality breads, cakes, pastries, hot pies, quiches and other mouthwatering foods to takeaway. The bakery also prepares a variety of awesome takeaway hot drinks with a different choice of milks, including lactose-free milk and it has cold drinks too.
People queue on the street looking forward to savoring the amazing pastries, pies and breads. The products are of exceptional quality, with generous portions and the prices are pretty good. Just to mention some examples, coffees start from $4.00, huge smokey dog $6.00, a perfect croissant to start the day is $2.70, tasty bread loafs $6.00 and a massive winning vanilla slice $5.00!
There is a big selection of savory pies starting from $5.50 for a plain mince pie and $6 for steak and mushrooms, chunky pepper steak, steak bacon and cheese, curry, chicken shepherd's pie, steak and kidney just to mention a few.
Imbil Town & Country Bakery sells coffees, pastries and breads directly to the customer, which is a great advantage because the products are guaranteed to be fresh and less expensive. The bakery has a big service counter and behind it, there are friendly and fast personnel to take the orders and prepare the hot drinks. The bakery opens directly on Yabba Street.
Imbil Town & Country Bakery is the highlight of the little town. Every day can be turned into a special day with fresh bread and pastries. The people are confident to buy high-quality food at a reasonable price.
Michael was eleven years old when he started to work in his father's bakery in Collie, Western Australia. Michael's dad used to chop the wood to fuel the oven and bake the fresh bread for the community. The bread was then loaded on a cart pulled by the horse and delivered in Collie, a coal-mining town.
Michael's childhood was shaped inside the bakery, learning all the facets of the art in making and baking flour-based food. Michael gained knowledge and experience, which applied every day in every single product he made.
Michael moved from Western Australia to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland and he realised there wasn't a bakery at Imbil. Quickly he looked for a suitable store and he created a business that grew stronger and stronger. Imbil Town & Country Bakery the won 'Business of the Year' prize the very first year since the opening of the bakery.
Michael starts to work at midnight, that is where all the magic comes from. Photo from Business Page
Michael channels all his passion, knowledge and skills in transforming ingredients like flour, sugar and eggs into bread, pies and pastries. The bakery's logo "Great things in life are made with love" comes from a deep inner conviction that working with passion, care and giving your all, bring positive results.
True to his motto, everything in the bakery is made with care and perfection. The vanilla slices are certainly a favorite of the fans of the bakehouse. Michael makes the vanilla slice with love and passion! He takes all the time and all the care necessary to make a thin, melt in mouth, crunchy pastry. The result of rolling techniques, time and patience produce an outstanding pastry that perfectly encases the vanilla custard.
Michael's successful and thriving bakehouse is expanding soon with new fantastic products. Big things are happening! Imbil Town & Country Bakery will soon offer a different variety of bakery products for different dietary requirements. Vegans, vegetarians and gluten-free people soon will be choosing from a big selection of specialties dietary food. Also, the menu will include more flavorsome gourmet sausage rolls, different types of Danish pastries, glorious Italian foods and sumptuous birthday cakes.
Stopping in the small country towns is a highlight of my trips. After camping in Amamoor National Park, on our way back to Brisbane, we stopped at Imbil. My friend Janise recommend Imbil Town & Country Bakery and it did not take long to spot the bakery in the rural township! People were lined up in front of the counter to grab the tempting and delicious food.
The display of pastries was a feast for the eyes! An incredible assortment of delectable food items with perfect shapes, colours, toppings and fillings. It seems a redeemed Witch of Hansel and Gretel have found a job at Imbil Town & Country Bakery, churning out incredible tempting foods for the joy of humans!
My partner and I bought a few different pastries to eat on the spot and to take home. The doughnuts were perfect - so light and delicious, the lavish meat pies burst with flavors, and the croissants were fragrant and exquisite.
The bakery takes orders too! Call 54845942 to place your orders. Surprise your family with rich flaky pastries, turn your professional meetings into a success with a great selection of perfect pastries, celebrate special moments with the amazing food from Imbil Town & Country Bakery.
The bakery is at 112 Yabba Rd, Imbil QLD 4570, next to the Railway Hotel.
Nearby there is Imbil Railway Bridge. A sign says:
"The Imbil Railway Bridge crosses the Yabba Creek near the town of Imbil on the Mary Valley branch line. The line was constructed between 1911 and 1915. The Imbil Railway Bridge is of significant importance as evidence of the economic importance of the Mary Valley to Queensland agriculture during the 20th Century. This half-through Pratt truss (or Pony truss) bridge, completed in January 1915 is one of only six remaining in Queensland.
The Bridge shows the progression in the development of steel railway bridges around the turn of the 20th century, especially the change to the through and half through Pratt trusses from 1908 which increased structural strength.
The Imbil Railway Bridge is a high-level steel and concrete bridge. This total length is 393 feet (11.8m) and its maximum span is 60 feet (18.3). The bridge has five steel eight-panel half through Pratt trusses and is supported by two concrete abutments and nine concrete piers. The bridge retains its rails and timber sleepers."
The railway line goes on the bridge. Looks an abandoned railway line. Photo by Author.
Drive to Imbil Lookout, Imbil Hills, Elizabeth Street, Imbil, QLD 4570 for almost 360 degrees views of the beautiful mountains of the Sunshine Coast, like Mount Cooroy, Mount Eerwah to the East.
A delicious article Cris. I'm a fussy eater, but I think I could devour every item in your photos, with the exception of the quiches. A good walk around the other attraction's my negate my indulgence at the Imbil bakery.
Believe it or not Cris - I was Greyhound coaching up to Hervey Bay and you can see the Imbil turn-off from the Bruce Highway - just before the roadhouse at Gympie, after Pomona - having read this article back when it first got published it was quite the giddy thrill to suddenly see the turn-off there and recall the article and photos of the bakery. As my coach was proceeding north, I couldn't take the turn-off but all the same - it reinforced my notion that your small places articles, are well worth the time. Well done on such a great article out the many great articles you've produced. T.A.