Hawkesbury's country style bakeries

Counter windowBakeries like when you were a kid

Call me old fashioned but I love a real-deal country style bakery.

The ones that you remember as a kid - going in trying to decide what you'd spend your 80 cents on.  Where pink icing was king and nothing was gluten free, fair trade or activated!

Not a tumeric coffee, rice milk mochachino or clafoutis in sight.  Yep I like my doughnuts with chocolate icing and couloured sprinkles on top not matcha.

So many traditional bakeries in Sydney have changed or simply closed over the years - chain bakeries have taken hold, people use supermarket options or businesses have changed into something more artisan, up-market or specific to dietary demands.

Image  Credit: The Humble Bakehouse

outside view of The Grumpy BakerWe are extremely lucky in the Hawkesbury to still have some great genuine country style bakeries.  Ones that still bake on the premises and many open really early for locals and visitors alike.  

If you are visiting for the day, doing a roadtrip up Bells Line or Putty Road or staying overnight make sure you drop into one of our local bakeries for a trip down memory lane.  

You'll be guaranteed to find a bag of freshly baked rolls, sticky pink fingerbuns, bee stings, vanilla slices, scrumptious tea cakes and even rock cakes like Gran used to make.  Of course it's not only the sweet delights that make these bakeries special, its also the savory options like  pies (oh, the pies!) , breads, and many offer freshmade sandwiches too.

So whether you grab a bite and go or  fill up that picnic basket there's plenty of  traditional style bakery's  throughout  the Hawkesbury with lots of tasty options on offer. 

Image Credit:  The Grumpy Baker

slicesWorth dropping in on your next roadtrip

There are plenty of bakeries to choose from but here a few that are great to drop into...

Australia's Outback Bakehouse, George Street Mall, Windsor (opens 8.30am)

The Grumpy Baker, Bells Line of Road, Bilpin (opens 6.30am)

Kurrajong Bakehouse, Old Bells Line of Road, Kurrajong (open 7am)

50Three Cafe & Patisserie,  79 Old Bells Line of Road, Kurrajong. (Open from 6:30am weekdays, 7am weekends).

Buns and Beans Bakery, North Richmond, Bells Line of Road, North Richmond (opens 5am weekdays & 6am Saturday, closed Sunday)

Buns and Beans Bakery, Putty Road, Wilberforce (opens  5am weekdays, 7am Saturday, closed Sunday)

The Humble Bakehouse, Colonial Drive, Bligh Park (opens 6am, 6:30am Sunday)

Valley Way Cafe, Hawkesbury Valley Way, Richmond (next to the Visitor Information Centre) opens 8am

Hawkesbury Country Bakehouse , King Road Wilberforce  (open 6am weekdays, 6:30 weekends, closed Mondays)

Image Credit: Valley Way Cafe