The last day of our holiday. We drove home from Albany to Perth via Albany Highway. We turned off Albany Highway when we reached the town of Mount Barker, in search of a local bakery for breakfast. I had pies on my mind and was very excited to see the Mt Barker Country Bakery, with “National award winning pies” proudly emblazoned across the front window.
We each chose a pie. The sausage rolls looked delicious and I couldn’t resist – I convinced Jac to share one with me.
I chose a chicken and vegetable pie.
The chicken and vegetable pie had a very tasty gravy and was loaded with chunky vegetables, but I reckon there could’ve been more chicken in it.
Jac chose steak and kidney.
The pie was full of beef mince and kidney pieces in a rich brown gravy.
We shared a cheese and bacon sausage roll – it had crusty golden-brown melted cheese all over the top and all along the bottom.
It was great – even better than my pie, filled with seasoned sausage mince visibly studded with bacon bits. The crunchy layer of melted cheese was the most delicious part.
We sat at one of the tables outside to eat. There are tables inside the bakery too.
If I ever find myself in Mount Barker again, I will have to make another stop at Mt Barker Country Bakery. Next time, I must try their curry beef pie.
Mt Barker Country Bakery
18 Mondurup Street
Mt Barker WA 6324
Telephone/fax: (08) 9851 1000
Not just pies and sausage rolls, they have freshly baked bread, cakes and other pastries all baked on the premises.
Open 7 days, 5am-6pm
We made a couple more stops along the journey home: Kojonup Bakery in Kojonup, where we bought a loaf of freshly baked beautifully soft white bread that I enjoyed for days afterwards, and Williams, where we grabbed a box of takeaway fried chicken and chips to share for lunch.
More Albany posts
This post is part of my series about our trip to Albany in January 2011.
See the full list of Albany posts.
If you visit Albany for the first time be sure to drop by the Albany Visitor Centre at the Old Railway Station on Proudlove Parade, open everyday from 9am to 5pm (closed only on Christmas day) – there, you can get all kinds of free information and brochures about everything there is to do in Albany. The best things we picked up from the Visitor Centre were an excellent map of Albany and surrounding areas – we used it everyday – and a very useful Dining Out Guide booklet, which lists descriptions, contact details and opening hours of restaurants, cafes and at least half a dozen fish and chip shops, including the awesome Squid Shack.