If you can tear yourself away from the Dog on the Tuckerbox and the roadside fast food outlets that surround it, motor on in to the main drag of Gundagai and check out some of the town’s history. After checking out the old bridge and generally wandering down the main street, stop at the historic Gundagai Bakehouse. It’s been around since 1864 when a German immigrant and baker, William Bibo, built and opened the bakery. The history books say it is the oldest working bakery in Australia – so they must be doing something right! You have to remember this is a bakery and the scones, jam and cream reflect this. The scones are good; fresh, although a little overcooked on top. The jam is a weird syrupy concoction, which I guess is used in bakery cakes like cream buns etc. The cream too is the typical bakery kind: but I like it. It’s firm and chilled (although has a glutinous texture), and is better than the featherlight ones served in many cafes. There are a few simple tables indoors, but try the ones on the footpath out the front.
Tea: A basic choice of Sir Thomas Lipton teabags served in a small teapot.
Overall: A simple country bakery on the main drag of Gundagai.
Location: Ph: 02 6944 1192
Reviewed September 2019