One of the joys of living in Adelaide is the increasing number of bakeries, cafes and eateries that are cropping up all over the suburbs. A personal favourite of mine is The Rolling Pin. While there are two locations, this review will be limited to their Magill store. (Note: I am, unfortunately, yet to visit their other store, so I am unable to offer an opinion there - I have no doubt it meets the same standards I am about to write about!)
Located among a small group of shops along St. Bernards Road, The Rolling Pin is unassuming in its appearance, most easily located by the presence of the dough and - you guessed it - rolling pin logo. Walking up to the entrance, you will notice a number of small wooden tables outside, which are perfect when wanting to stop for lunch or a coffee and bite to eat. It is worth adding that The Rolling Pin also has shades that prevent the wilder weather from affecting your food stop.
Meanwhile, when inside you will first be greeted by a cabinet and warmer, which are home to a number of sweets and hot food items, respectively. There are a selection of pies available, ranging from the more traditional options to other, more adventurous fare. Having lunched at The Rolling Pin on a number of occasions, I can confirm that you're highly likely to be satisfied with whatever option you choose.
However, what those with a sweet tooth among us will notice are the array of delectable desserts on offer. With a mixture of bakery staples such as doughnuts and custard tarts to more outlandish offerings, there is something to please just about everyone. One example is the Rolling Pin's take on the custard tart, which contains a creamy yet delicate custard within a crisp base that has just the right texture when you take a bite.
Naturally, The Rolling Pin also serves coffee and a range of other hot drinks. While I can only claim to have tried their coffee, I can say that I have opted to have their coffee on a number of occasions, and been left with absolutely no reason to vary from my choice when visiting. Adding to this, their service is always friendly and efficient - the best of both worlds.
Overall, this is a bakery I can easily recommend. With stellar service and an excellent range to choose from, if you have not already - pay The Rolling Pin a visit.