Set and Costume Designer, Theatre Creator, creative crafty type.....
Published November 20th 2012
Oh, the deliciousness, plus impressive decor
St Peters Bakehouse and Coffee Shop, located in picturesque St Peters, is one of the best bakeries I have been to in a long time.
Comfy outdoor seating on a tree lined street.
The bakery is beautifully decorated in a brown, gold and black theme with a nod to the building's history. The black crystal chandeliers are stunning and the feature wall complements the guilded frames of the menus. I was so impressed by the decor I momentarily forgot about the food.
But when I did look in the display cases there was so much deliciousness. Such a wide variety of individual sweets and savouries plus family sized pies and quiches, and cakes suitable for every occasion. It got my mind ticking over as to what celebrations were coming up so I could indulge.
We were, however, there for a quick lunch so my attention was drawn back to the menus. They offer a range of sandwiches, wraps and baguettes as well as hot pies, pasties and quiches. I decided on a Pizza Pie and my partner went with a Chunky Potato Pie.
Pizza Pie up front with a Chunky Potato Pie in the background, both were delicious.
As you can see from the picture both were decent sized and looked appealing. They were also delicious. The pizza pie had a nice crust and the cheese was browned to perfection. The topping was rich and tasty with good amounts of onion and capsicum. The pie filling had nice coarse mince and wasn't too sloppy. I didn't get a taste of my partners Potato Pie (which is a compliment in itself) but it seemed to have the right mix of potato topping and pie filling with plenty of meaty chunks.
It was lunchtime when we got there and there was quite a line up but the line kept flowing, the staff were friendly and there was someone constantly clearing tables. Management needs to be complimented on getting their staffing levels right, it is frustrating to go to a cafe and have to wait in line for a seemingly long time and then sit at a dirty table. No troubles here. Plenty of seating inside and out. The tree lined street creates such a nice atmosphere and plenty of shade that it would still be quite comfortable on a warmer summer's day.
There really isn't anything to complain about with this Bakehouse. The car park at the back is a little tight but manageable. It does seem to be quite popular with cyclists but there is plenty of space to keep bikes out of anyone's way. Any gluten free items on the menu didn't jump out at me (and I wasn't really looking either) but their website does mention that they supply some gluten free products. I didn't notice a wheelchair entrance but with only a couple of steps it is manageable with prams, walkers, etc.
St Peter's Bakehouse offers the best pies I have ever tasted! They are only a few minutes away from my work, which is absolutely awesome! Any of the range of their chunky steak pies are to die for - the chunks are so tender and the gravy is spot on. Their sandwiches/rolls are also really good, fresh ingredients and made while you wait with your choice of toppings. I highly recommend this place for anyone who hasn't already tried them :)