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Portarlington Bakehouse

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by Lorraine A (subscribe)
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Published September 1st 2013
A favourite with the children, a must for the adults
Portarlington Bakehouse


A rustic little weatherboard building in the main street of Portarlington is home to the bakehouse, perfectly situated across from the beach.

Visiting the bakery is like stepping back in time. An original 1800's wood fired oven cooks the crusty bread to perfection.

Almond croissant


As you enter the waft of freshly made bread and coffee lingers in the air, display cabinets are full with delectable sweet treats and hot almond croissants just out of the oven are resting above the counter and testing willpower. Even the strongest of willpowers will not escape this bakehouse's pulling powers of temptation.

The bakehouse does a great all day breakfast with the "big breakfast" of bacon, eggs, toast and tomato for only $10.50.

Dining area


The dining area is rustic with comfortable timber chairs and an open fire place to sit and soak up the atmosphere. Outside under the veranda is a popular spot to sit and while away some time whist watching the happenings of Portarlington.

At the rear of the building is where the children want to be, with playground and trees to hide behind, tables and chairs for mum and dad to relax and watch on whilst sampling some of the bakehouse's treats.

Down the side to the playground



Portarlington Bakehouse comes highly awarded, with recent Golden Plate Awards in four categories including finalists in
Best unlicensed cafe
Best coffee
Best Barista
Highly commended - Best value for money.

Golden Plate Awards


The atmosphere along with the food makes this place a clear winner in my opinion, it's family friendly, has cosy tables for two in front of the fire, is very reasonably priced and across from the beach.

View to the beach


So next time you're in the area and looking for a great spot for breakfast or lunch, the bakehouse offers a warm, inviting spot with generous country style meals.

I will be back.
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Why? Great ambience and wood fired baked goods
When: 7 days a week
Phone: 03 52592274
Where: 48 Newcombe Street Portarlington
Your Comment
ergh, the food is terrible, the service is lousy, the place is dirty and um...
OK, I'll confess, it is as good as this review and more. In fact, I am surprised this eatery has not won more awards. I just dont want everyone going to my fav bakery because then I will miss out on my favourite treats and I will have to queue for a table.
by alesl (score: 2|147) 2261 days ago
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