Review: Kyneton Bakehouse

by duncan on September 28, 2010

in Cafe,Modern Australian

Kyneton Bakehouse

52 Piper St Kyneton 3444
(03) 5422 3600

This sleepy little town has an extra reason to visit: great pies.


Long bypassed by the Calder Freeway, Kyneton is a sleepy country town with a variety of shops and eating establishments. Standing among them is the Kyneton Bakehouse.

If you’ve never really been into the pie eating scene, there’s a national competition for pies in Australia with only the best outlets winning medals, and that’s what drew us into the Kyneton Bakehouse: a sign on the window saying they’d won two silvers and two bronze medals.

The good news is they were deserved.

While the variety of pie tastes on offer is somewhat limited compared to some serious pie shops I’ve visited, there’s no complaining about the food.

The curry pie (pictured above) came with light pastry that was neither to dry not moist. The meat was tender and the curry base spicy enough without being over the top.

The Sheppards Pie was also a treat with the right balance.

The best pies in Australia are arguably at the Miami Bakehouse south of Perth (and they win a pile of medals) but I can honestly say that these were the nicest pies I’ve tasted since leaving Western Australia

4 stars out of 5

For: really good pies
Against: you’ve got to drive to Kyneton to eat them

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