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Red Mill Bakehouse

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by Jonathan Phoon (subscribe)
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Published May 1st 2018
Established in 2006, the Red Mill Bakehouse in Ethelton is a great place to enjoy a wide range of pastries and cakes. The place is very popular with the locals, with a large crowd present during lunchtime, so it is advisable to arrive early as the cafe does not accept bookings.

Their Filo Pastries are one of the most popular items available as they were sold out until the café was able to get out a new batch. The pastry of the Chicken & Mushroom Filo Pastry that I chose was light and flaky with the chicken in the filling cooked just right and the mushrooms providing a bit of an earthy flavour.

Red Mill Bakehouse, Chicken & Mushroom Filo Pastry, Adelaide
Chicken & Mushroom Filo Pastry (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


As you would expect, Red Mill Bakehouse offers a good selection of the Aussie favourite - meat pies. In contrast to their Filo Pastries, the pastry used in their meat pies had a firmer texture with the amount of buttery flavour we liked. The pastry of the Chunky Pepper Steak Pie that my mother chose was not too thick and the filling had the degree of peppery flavour to make eating the pie enjoyable.

Red Mill Bakehouse, Chunky Pepper Steak Pie, Adelaide
Chunky Pepper Steak Pie (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


The size of the Bacon Cornish Pastry was generous and there was a good quantity of bacon to give the pastry a bit of a smoky taste. Accompanying the pastry was some barbeque sauce to enhance the smoky taste of the filling.

Red Mill Bakehouse, Bacon Cornish Pastry, Adelaide
Bacon Cornish Pastry (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


One of the options for vegetarians, the generous amount of pumpkin in their Pumpkin & Feta Filo Pastry gave this dish its distinctive slightly sweet flavour. Customers who are not fans of cheese need not worry about the feta in the pastry as it did not make the pastry taste too cheesy.

Red Mill Bakehouse, Pumpkin & Feta Pastry, Adelaide
Pumpkin & Feta Pastry (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Another item that you can expect to see at an Aussie café, the pastry of their Sausage Roll was crispy and had a nice buttery taste and the sausage filling had a nice savoury flavour. We thought it was a bit dry for our tastes however. If you wish, you can have the pastry accompanied with tomato sauce to balance out the dryness.

Red Mill Bakehouse, Sausage Roll, Adelaide
Sausage Roll (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


To complete your meal, you can choose from among their selection of cakes and sweet pastries. The choux pastry that forms the key part of their Eclair was cooked to perfection and there was enough cream to ensure that it was not too dry. The chocolate icing can make it a bit too sweet for some taste buds however.

Red Mill Bakehouse, Éclair, Adelaide
Éclair (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Another of the yummy desserts that we tasted was their Chocolate Raspberry Brownie. The brownie had a delectable chocolatey taste which was tempered by the slightly sour raspberry puree streaked throughout the brownie. There was also what tasted like crushed pieces of cookies in the brownie to provide a bit of crunch.

Red Mill Bakehouse, Choc Raspberry Brownie, Adelaide
Choc Raspberry Brownie (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Red Mill Bakehouse prides themselves on serving up the perfect cup of coffee and we are happy to concur. Their cappuccino and long black were perfect accompaniments to their delicious pastries and desserts.

Red Mill Bakehouse, Long Black Coffee, Adelaide
Long Black Coffee (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Red Mill Bakehouse, Cappuccino, Adelaide
Cappuccino (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


The décor of the café gave it a cosy and rustic feel. You have a choice of dining within the café itself or at the outdoor area at the back of the café. Off-street parking is available at the back of the bakehouse. Red Mill Bakehouse is only about 5 minutes' drive from Semaphore Beach, making it an ideal stop before or after your beach activities.

Red Mill Bakehouse, Adelaide
(Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Red Mill Bakehouse, Adelaide
(Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Red Mill Bakehouse, Adelaide
(Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
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When: Mon-Fri: 6.15am - 5pm, Sat, Sun and Public Holidays: 6.15am-4pm
Phone: 08 8449 8173
Where: 139 Bower Road, Ethelton, SA
Cost: About $5 per pastry
Your Comment
I can see why the filo pastries are the most popular; they look and sound fab.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|11805) 19 days ago
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