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Published February 4th 2016
I think I'm in love with a bakery - It's getting serious
It never ceases to amaze me; the eastern suburbs have a knack for providing residents with hard to beat and undeniably good eateries. Magill has done it once again. The Rolling Pin Bakery and Patisserie is a small and quaint bakery that serves up some seriously delicious dishes that never fail to impress and satisfy.
From crispy flavorsome pastries such as the classic meat pie and sausage roll, to innovative items like the cheeseburger pie, vegan kransky roll and curry vegan pasty, you'll be sure to find something to suit.
I have visited this place numerous times and so far I have not one complaint. Often I'm so consumed with my food that I forget to snap a few shots for a well earned review, however this time I made it a priority.
The Rolling Pin is located in a small complex that is easy to reach on St. Bernards Road, not too far from UniSA Magill Campus. A cosy space for a coffee, catch up or quick bite to eat, this bakery also offers outdoor dining options. The interior is simple, offering contemporary bar style seating options overlooking the window. An embellished wall piece of rolling pins hangs along the far left wall; a nice and artistic feature capturing the metaphorical essence of "The Rolling Pin".
I've literally tasted a majority of the pastries from the Rolling Pin and my favourite has to be the steak and mushroom pie, however it wasn't available on this occasion so I opted for something different, the organic spinach and feta parcel. I was tempted to order a vegan chocolate iced doughnut as well, but I resisted. The newly added menu items consist of vegan pastries and desserts, a great addition to an already extensive and appetizing menu. The delectable vegan items are drool-worthy, even for the biggest meat eater. My cousin is vegan and settled for the vegan kransky roll and vegan curry pasty. From what I gathered, she certainly enjoyed both.
The spinach and feta parcel is a delightful combination infused with a hint of tomato and tasty herbs. A crumbly and crispy texture with a thick and firm base, it's a fine example of what a quality pastry should be. I'm most definitely a critic of baked goods, yet I'll be likely to try this again. Additionally, my macchiato was nice and strong. There's nothing a hit of coffee can't fix.
The staff at The Rolling Pin deserve a mention, as they're friendly, accommodating and easy going, which always adds to the positive experience. They're knowledgeable on the food and are willing to suggest what items are worth a try.
In all honesty, I believe The Rolling Pin Bakery and Patisserie is the best bakery on the east side and I've visited quite a few whilst living in the area. If you reside in the western suburbs don't fret, as you can find the sister store located on Semaphore Road.