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10 Top Bakeries in McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Coast

10 Top Bakeries in McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Coast

Everyone loves a good bakery. 

And from the sparkling shores of Christies Beach to the leafy green streets of Clarendon, McLaren Vale & Fleurieu Coast is home to so many waiting to be enjoyed.

So whether you’re staying a while or simply day tripping down south, here’s a selection of the very best bakeries sure to satisfy your taste buds (or sweet tooth)!

Let’s go!

Home Grain Bakery

13 Old Coach Road, Aldinga

A mainstay of the Aldinga township, Home Grain Bakery is a favourite for locals and visitors alike, where a vibrant atmosphere is accompanied by delicious fare that’s made onsite daily. 

With a real community-vibe and focus on fresh, locally sourced ingredients, this popular bakery serves up buttery croissants alongside barista-made coffee, plus the kids will be kept happy too with a classic smiley face cookie and creamy chocolate milk from the Fleurieu Milk Company.

A must-try: The sourdough hot cross buns. With an almost cult-like following, At Easter time of each year the it just wouldn’t be the same without them! The rest of the year? Their rye sourdough truly is something else.

Home Grain Bakery Aldinga

The Bakehouse Aldinga

Aldinga Central Shopping Centre, Aldinga Beach Road, Aldinga

While baked goods sit at the heart of this traditional country bakery, the Aldinga Bakehouse offers so much more.

In addition to their great selection of pies, pasties and sausage rolls, visitors can dine in on delicious, café-style meals too, like succulent salt ‘n’ pepper squid, crunchy spring rolls, fish & chips or even a schnitzel!

And for a little afternoon delight? You can’t go past the jam filled doughnuts and creamy custard tarts.

A must-try: Their freshly baked bread rolls stuffed with delicious fillings from their salad bar

The ESPY Bakehouse

Unit 4/50 Esplanade, Christies Beach

Delicious baked goods? Tick. Incredible ocean views? Tick. Friendly staff, barista-made coffee and gelati bar? Tick, tick, tick!

As close to the coast as it gets, The Espy Bakehouse truly does have it all. 

Where else can you sit and indulge in a pulled pork pie, fluffy croissant or zesty citrus tart while gazing across the turquoise waters of the coast, or grab something to go and stroll along the Esplanade as you snack?

A must-try: Anything from their range of delicately sugar-dusted strudel buns, packed full of fruit!

Espy Bakehouse Christies Beach

CJ’s Bakery

39C Beach Road, Christies Beach

A traditional bakery with an award-winning product list as long as your arm, there’s quite literally nothing you won’t love about CJ’s Bakery in Christies Beach.

From delectable jam donuts and baked-to-perfection pies, to fluffy cakes and hot cross buns so darn good they auction them off for charity, you’ll find all your favourites in one place. 

And if that’s not enough, their wild and wacky ‘donut of the month’ will definitely have you coming back for more!

A must-try: Their traditional chocolate glazed donut - awarded Australia’s best!

Clarendon Bakery

81 Grants Gully Road, Clarendon

After some good ol’ fashioned fare? The Clarendon bakery, nestled along the picturesque main street, is certainly worth the drive.

With aromas of home wafting through its doors, why not grab a chunky beef pie or cheese kransky for lunch and enjoy it at the park nearby, while the kids snack on a sausage roll and sauce.

Just don’t forget to grab a sweet treat for later. Kitchener bun with freshly whipped cream anyone?

A must-try: Their filled-to-bursting Cornish pasties.

The Cottage Bakery

196 Main Road, McLaren Vale

From breakfast to lunch, you can’t go past the Cottage Bakery in McLaren Vale.

Whether it’s a quick coffee stop you’re after, or something more substantial, this family-owned bakery has the lot. 

With it’s warm and welcoming atmosphere, you’re sure to be tempted to stay awhile and relax outside as you enjoy some yummy food. 

And if you’ve got the kids in tow? Round the back you’ll find a lovely lawned yard where the kids can play happily while you enjoy your cake and coffee.

A must-try: A slice of their creamy, dreamy vanilla slice

McLaren Vale Bakery Café

McLaren Vale Central Shopping Centre

130 Main Road, McLaren Vale

Want to try an award-winning pie? If the answer’s yes, then a stop at the McLaren Vale Bakery Café has to be on your list of things to do.

Of course, when you get there, it’ll be hard to choose just one.

Their colourful macaroon box will certainly catch your eye, and if you’re in a hurry? Why not ring ahead and have a fresh cut salad roll made to order - and ready to go - when you get there.

And don’t forget to pick up a fresh loaf of bread to take home!

A must-try: The very Aussie, very delicious bushman’s pie

Pik A Pie 

98 Main Road, McLaren Vale

If variety is the spice of life, Pik A Pie Bakery in McLaren Vale has it in spades!

Far from your typical bakery, inside you’ll find a HUGE range of homemade pies in a variety of ‘out there’ flavours designed to tempt your tastebuds.

From chicken parmy and tuna mornay, to Hawaiian pizza, butter chicken and bangers & mash - plus all the classics too - the hardest part is choosing! 

And when it comes to value? Trust us, you’ll love their daily deals.

A must-try: The garlic prawn pie - delish!

Beck’s Bakehouse

25 Clarke Street, Port Noarlunga

One of Port Noarlunga’s most popular institutions, Beck’s Bakehouse is simply impossible to pass by without stopping.

A bakery lover's paradise that serves up everything from fresh-out-the-oven homemade scones and crusty bread loaves, to golden pies, flaky pasties and pizza slabs, even the fussiest family member is sure to find something they love.

Plus, if you’re staying nearby or just can’t be bothered cooking, they’ve got a great selection of family-friendly takeaway meal options too - so make things easy when friends pop in with a freshly baked quiche, slice or pie!

Oh, and did we mention the gelati bar?!

A must-try: Their heavenly bee-sting, chocolate éclairs or a fresh grab-and-go salad wrap

Willunga Bakery

16 High Street, Willunga

A stalwart along High Street, the Willunga Bakery is the place to go when you want fresh, homecooked fare that’s been baked with love.

With homely décor reminiscent of your grandma’s kitchen, fresh, flaky pastries adorning the cabinet and a range of sweets that are a delicious treat any time of day, this traditional bakery is sure to fill your belly and your heart.

Grab something to go as you wander the historic streets of Willunga, or simply sit with a coffee and watch the world go by - either way, your day is made.

A must-try: The seriously mouth-watering steak and pepper pie

Now, if the talk of all those bakeries has made you just a little bit hungry, why not go ahead and get tasting!


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