Young is the sort of place you pass through, maybe stopping for a pit stop at a bakery en route to elsewhere. Bigger than Ben Hur, bakery fans will love Wilders Bakery. The business has been baking since the 1950s and over the years has expanded to the vast cafe it is today. From the outside it reminds me of a modernised wild west pub with the second story verandah, but clearly it’s just my imagination as it’s definitely 2016 all the way through from the furnishings to the colour of the decor. Seating moves between cosy corners dotted with armchairs to outdoor seating on the verandah or by the entrance on the footpath. The building is cavernous and it feels as though the bakery counter and clusters of seating rattles around in the place. Orders are taken at the bakery counter and when they eventually find you (it’s a big place), are delivered to your table. Plain and date scones are available, and I stick with the traditional, which is better than average when it comes to bakery scones. The chilled whipped cream is slightly sweet and saves this DT, why spoil it with sachet jam? If you are a bakery person then Wilders Bakery is a must. The upstairs light shades are made from old flourmill sacks and are impressive.
Tea: The usual variety of Lipton tea bags served in a small pot.
Overall: A mother of a bakery that has been serving Young for generations.