A freelance writer and bargain hunter with wanderlust, recently moved to Perth from Brisbane.
Published February 24th 2013
Do you like your bread colourful?
When I saw the colourful loaf of bread at Nina's Bakery, I just had to stop and buy it. White fresh bread with a unique swirl in pink and green, it was like bread from fairyland. I talked to David, the chief baker and he said it is a new creation of his, a distinguishing feature that has all his customers talking, some even mistaking a piece of bread as a table feature or a piece of sponge.
I had reservations that the bread was going to be filled with sugar but despite its interesting colour, the bread tastes like ordinary, healthy white bread. They sell for $3.80 for the loaf which is a reasonably priced party feature especially if you are having a themed kids' costume party or any party where you need to hold the wandering attention of little kids.
Situated within close proximity to an up-and-coming growth suburb Springfield Lakes, Nina's Bakery at 30-34 Commercial Drive, Springfield has been operating for four years, serving a daily array of freshly baked products, other than its famous rainbow bread.
The baker, David, spent 10 years in New Zealand working for bakeries, learning, honing his craft and perfecting his skills. I was passing by the neighbourhood when I had a sudden craving for fresh cream donuts, and discovering the unique rainbow bread was a delightful bonus.
The bakery is obviously a local favourite with regulars stopping by for a quick chat and a delicious pie after picking up their kids from the neighbouring school.
Famous for their steak and cheese pies as well as their steak, bacon and cheese pies, Nina's Bakery has had rave reviews from Kiwi expats in Springfield. True enough, they have a dedicated Facebook page for Kiwis missing a piece of home.
I tried their fresh cream donut ($2.40) and lamington ($1) and was not disappointed. Nina's Bakery makes for a great stopover for morning or afternoon tea if you are in the Springfield neighbourhood.
I agree with the previous comment - white bread and healthy do not go together in anyone's universe! Really much better for everyone if we switch to whole grains (sorry to preach, but I just cannot get over someone thinking white bread is healthy for their children.) My daughter used to refuse to eat anything but white when she was little, and when I complained, she said "well, you'r e the one buying it." Clever little girl. I never bought it again. And now she eats nothing but wholemeal!