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Published January 11th 2019
A slice of heaven in the Walpole wilderness
Located close to the Tree Top Walk and with easy access off South Coast Highway, a stop at Tingles Bakehouse is a must. After working up an appetite adventuring in the forests and beaches nearby, a stop here is like a little slice of heaven.
During peak season, you may want to get there earlier in the day if you're after hot goodies as they go quick! It's easy to see why. The sausage rolls are tasty and filled with real meat, not your average salty over-manufactured meat. Pies on offer vary from day to day but may include:
braised steak, stout and onion
free range chicken and vegetable
slow cooked lamb shank with vegetables and rosemary
coq au vin
beef, mushroom and bacon
pumpkin and feta with caramelised onion and thyme
jarrah smoked beef rib with roasted potato, capsicum & onion
vegetable curry (Indian style korma with fresh herbs)
The array of sweet goods is dazzling and oh-so-beautifully presented. It was an agonising choice but we tried the white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake and it was a delight - not sickly sweet and the perfect portion size. There are also raw treats on offer.
The store also offers a range of items such as a bead gallery, Lumi Studio drawings and products (created by Hedi who runs the bakehouse with her partner Jack), as well as lip balms and preserves. A few of these proved to be the perfect mementoes and gifts to take home.
To top it off the surrounding garden area is just gorgeous, with an abundance of shade and plants and plenty of seating to enjoy the local wrens. The lawn area is also dog-friendly. It's the perfect setting to unwind with a great coffee and recuperate before hitting the road.
Tingles Bakehouse is open seasonally from November to May and closed Tuesdays. For up to date hours and more information, visit their website.