Nothing rounds out a day on the South Coast quite like a decadent pastry, a sweet slice of cake, or a crispy hot pie.
Eurobodalla is bursting with boutique bakehouses and patisseries featuring homemade delicacies packed with local ingredients.
Whether you’re craving a creamy vanilla slice or cheesecake, or want to devour a fresh pie or sausage roll, there are countless places to find them across the region.
From Batemans Bay to Tilba Tilba, here are 10 favourite local bakeries and cakeries you absolutely have to try for yourself…
1. Amber’s Creative Cakes, Batemans Bay
Amber’s Creative Cakes in Connells Arcade is the go-to local cakery for specialty celebration cakes which are perfect for weddings, birthdays, parties and events.
If you’re after something bite-sized, stop by and check out their decadent range of cupcakes – with options to suit paleo, gluten-free, and vegan dietary requirements.
2. AJ’s Hotbake, Batemans Bay
Located on Orient Street, AJ’s Hotbake is a popular Batemans Bay bakery that has been serving the local community for more than 30 years.
On the menu are lots of yummy classics like finger buns, apple turnovers and their hugely popular black forest cake, as well as a scrumptious selection of house made pies.
3. Batehaven Bakehouse, Batehaven
With an elevated outdoor seating area and all the sweet and savoury baked goods you could hope for in a traditional bakehouse, Batehaven Bakehouse is a must-try next time you’re down the coast.
From honeycomb cheesecake to cherry and apple strudels and savoury Ned Kelly pies featuring meat, bacon, egg and cheese, you’ll be guaranteed to return again and again just to try something new every time.
4. Mogo Pies, Mogo
Made fresh in house every day with the best local produce, Mogo Pies has an extensive range of mouth-watering pies to suit all tastes including a vegetarian selection and flaky, meaty sausage rolls.
Mogo Pies’ French vanilla slice is also a much-loved local favourite with a light chocolate top layer, crumbly pastry, and smooth cream and custard filling.
5. Gundary Bakers, Moruya
If you want to experience Bodalla Bakery’s favourites while staying in Moruya, Gundary Bakers on Campbell Street receive a fresh selection from their mothership every day.
Indulge in delicious custard and cream filled doughnuts, lemon meringue tarts and friands, with a large selection of fresh salads and light meals to eat in or takeaway.
6. Les Gourmandises, Moruya
Located in Moruya’s shopping hub, Les Gourmandises is an authentic French bakery packed with traditional French boulangerie and patisserie.
Prepared fresh onsite with the best quality ingredients including French flour and pure French butter, you won’t be able to resist their decadent eclairs, macaroons, croissants, fruit tarts, brioche, baguettes and French bourguignon pies.
7. Bodalla Bakery, Bodalla
There’s not a sweet spot you won’t hit when you visit Bodalla Bakery on the Princes Highway in Bodalla.
Open Monday to Saturday and situated in a lovely heritage building, the bakery specialises in celebration cakes and has a large variety of baked goods to choose from – including cupcakes that are literally an edible work of art.
Stop by for a coffee and a cake, call ahead to order a picnic basket or book a high tea, and be sure to browse their beautiful selection of teapots, teacups and homewares.
8. Narooma Icecreamery, Narooma
Minutes’ walk from the waterfront on the corner of Field Street and the Princes Highway in Narooma is the very tasty Narooma Icecreamery.
In addition to fresh meals, juices and an impressive icecream selection, you’ll find delicious homemade doughnuts, slices and other baked goodies.
9. Rolf’s Patisserie, Narooma
Of all the best activities to do in Narooma, you won’t want to miss a trip to Rolf’s Patisserie on Hopkins Place.
Rolf’s store is tucked away in the industrial area and also pops up at the Narooma markets held on the fourth Sunday of every month behind the Visitors’ Centre. Rolf is well known and respected for his culinary talents as a skilled Swiss-trained pastry chef and makes beautiful pies, pastries and pretzels which are adored by his loyal local clientele.
10. La Galette, Tilba Tilba
Rounding out our list of must-visit bakeries and cakeries on the coast is La Galette – a French style crêperie on Corkhill Drive in tranquil Tilba Tilba.
Visiting La Galette is like taking a mini trip to France when you see, smell and taste their heavenly French-inspired cakes, pastries, crepes, soups, and even homemade French jam.
From croissants to sweet tarts and slices, you’ll find something on the menu to suit everyone in the family.
For a full list of cafes, bakeries and patisseries to visit on the South Coast, head to Explore Eurobodalla.