Love all things sweet with a side of sourdough? Here’s where to line up.
First, Grain Bakery (19 Lathlain Pl, Lathlain), which continues its form with everything sweet, savoury and bready. Miller + Baker (236b Lake St, Perth) and beachside Knead (1a Luna Maxi Mart, 241 West Coast Hwy, Scarborough) sit alongside at the top, while Hyde Park’s Chu Bakery (498 William St, Highgate) draws crowds for precise pastries.
Goods Bakery (11 Oxford Cl, West Leederville) is Modus Coffee’s hub for all its bread and pastries. The North Street Store now also runs Big Loaf Bakery (7 Zeta Crescent, O’Connor) and Little Loaf (2/390 South Tce, South Fremantle), both with great fare. Top Dup (topdup.com) makes Perth’s best doughnuts. And Butter Crumbs (Shop 1/669 Beaufort St, Mount Lawley) kicks goals with cakes and pies.
Swan Valley market stall Keller’s Farm (104 Victoria Rd, Dayton) offers a killer chilli-oil baguette, while smaller players Hunter Bread (Shop 14, 258 Canning Hwy, Bicton), Everyday Bread (73 Leach Hwy, Willagee) and The Woodfired Baker (194 Whatley Cr, Maylands) are worth tapping for artisan sourdough. Croff (131 Barrack St, Perth; and Rain Square) is WA’s croissant king, while Forklore’s (Shop 11-12, City West Centre, 102 Railway St, West Perth) Asian-inspired pastries are hard to resist.
In Fremantle? Try Wild Bakery (346 South Tce, South Fremantle) for proper sourdough made with stoneground flour.
Pie lovers can rely on Pinjarra Bakery (Shop 6, 2 Peel St, Pinjarra; and others) and the excellent Swan Cafe (1 Fauntleroy Ave, Ascot). Regionally, Mount Barker Country Bakery (95 Lowood Rd, Mount Barker) is a must. Or try Toodyay Bakery (123 Stirling Tce, Tooday), Bindoon Bakehaus (27c, Binda Pl, Bindoon) and Baker’s Hill Pie Shop (4617 Great Eastern Hwy, Bakers Hill) up north.
Hit Margaret River Bakery (89 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River) and Egberts (2/124 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River) in the South West, and Alberta’s (3/55 Queen St, Busselton) for next-level sweets. Further south, Albany’s Bred Co (1/15 Albany Hwy, Albany) is a must visit.