[ADVERT]This bakery and coffee shop is a welcome stop on the way to Semaphore on Bower rd. Popular with cyclists, this old renovated building has a funky feel with its timber floors, exposed brickwork and colourful artworks.
Always well staffed, the bakery seats 35 inside on a selection of stools, church pews, chairs or ottomans, whilst there is undercover seating outside for around 16.
They have a wide selection of pies all reasonably priced at $4-$4.20, as well as a range of sausage rolls, filos and pasties. I noticed on my recent trip that they do a Kangaroo pie now which I'll have to try on my next visit. I always find it difficult to choose between the delicious range of pastries, cakes & slices. They may not have quite the choices of the larger bakeries, but what they do, they certainly do well.
The hearty cornish pasty has thick, glazed pastry. The blueberry slice is sweet and soft with small chunks of fruit.
Larger cakes and a range of breads are also available to take away, and there are plenty of gluten free options. If you're up early the breakfast menu is very appealing, or if you're just after lunch they have an excellent range of foccacias, paninis or rolls with delicious gourmet fillings.
Parking is no problem, with a designated carpark out the back, also street parking is available on quiet Carlisle street. Breakfast, lunch or just a caffeine hit, the Mill bakehouse is a welcome break along an otherwise uneventful Bower rd.