Source: Mary Street Bakery

Perth’s Best Bakeries: The Upper Crust of Perth

Bread is a staple in many cuisines and is one of the oldest human-made foods, playing an essential role in both religious rituals and cultures. While traditionally made from flour, water and yeast, many have taken to improving the recipe and adding personal touches such as olives, cheese and spices.

Here at The Market Herald Fancy, we have handpicked some of the best bakeries in Perth that offer a wide range of bread and tasty treats.

Strange Grains

Located in Shenton Park, Strange Grains is a dedicated gluten-free bakery. All their loaves are hand-made and don’t include preservatives, dairy, corn, sugar and stabilisers. The bread is made from a blend of whole pseudo-grains, weed seeds and roots and they are a regular blue-ribbon recipient against traditional wheat bread in the open categories at the Perth Royal Show.

Strange Grains also has something for the sweet tooth with cookies, brownies, muffins, cakes and slices available with all gluten, dairy, soy and nut-free.

Miller and Baker

In a first of its kind for Western Australia, Miller and Baker use a New American Stone Mill to grind WA wheat into flour. This wheat is sourced from the Haggerty’s farm near Mollerin and is then run through its stone mill to produce incredibly fine and fresh flour. Water is then added and the flour sits for 27 hours to create a wild yeast found naturally in flour. Customers can buy a range of bread, sweets and store ground flour.

Chu Bakery

Taking over the spot of an old deli lies Chu Bakery and while there is no indoor seating available Hyde Park is right across the road and many take this opportunity to enjoy their baked good outside. The locals are known to frequent the place early in the morning so you may have to set an alarm if you want to get there before everything is gone.

Owners Ryan and Seren are self-taught bakers and pastry chefs and all products are handmade and consist of éclairs, tarts, brioche doughnuts, baguettes, croissants and sourdough.

Mary Street Bakery

Known for its mouth-watering doughnuts and a vast selection of baked goods, Mary Street Bakery offers breakfast, brunch and coffee items. They even offer a doughnut of the month flavour which is not part of their normal menu. The first store opened in 2013 on the corner of Beaufort and Mary streets and there are now stores in Perth City, City Beach, Highgate, Claremont and West Leederville.

The Woodfired Baker

The Woodfired Baker prides itself on simplicity – using only flour, water, salt and yeast to create its loaves. The bread is baked in a restored 100-year-old woodfired oven that was last in operation in 1967. The staff begin the bread-making process at 8 pm and use its own special sourdough culture, named The Baby, to get perfect fluffy bread every time. The bread is then baked at 4 am and cooled before the shop doors open at 6:30 am.

Bittersweet Bake

Located in Mosman Park, Bittersweet Bake offers a range of beautiful sweets that look like they jumped out of a magazine. Cakes can be made to order for big occasions but they also have taken away options if you pop in on a whim. Everything is made from scratch using primarily seasonal produce from locally grown food to support local businesses wherever possible.

Harvest Boulangerie

Described as Scarborough’s best-kept secret, Harvest Boulangerie offers mouthwatering French pastries that are baked fresh every day – so fresh in fact the staff note the time when everything comes out of the oven. Products often sell out which is a testament to how good the food is. As it is takeaway only, you can sip your coffee – which comes with a small baked treat – while walking along with one of Perth’s most popular coastlines.

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