Monthly Archives: November 2011

Weekend Getaway – Beechworth Bakery

Hello everyone,

Before I get on with today’s post, I just wanted to say a BIG BIG THANK YOU to Cat, Maya, Michele, Emma, I-Hua and Lorraine! Who have all either emailed/commented and subscribed to this blog!!!

I don’t know  how to thank you all for the encouragement and support you have all given me! I never in a million years would I have the courage to start a food blog and move from a ‘silent reader’ to a content generating AUTHOR wow lol 🙂

Today, I wanted to give you guys a review of the Beechworth Bakery that I visited last week when my friends and I decided to drive up to Beechworth for the weekend. I’ve been waiting to go back to Beechworth for more than 10 years!!! Hahhaa I remember the last time I was in Beechworth…it was with my primary school for the Grade 5 camp…gosh I feel old…that was MORE than 10 years ago!

For those who aren’t familiar with Beechworth, it’s a small town about 3 hours away  from Melbourne in the High Country region. Nice place to go for the weekend and go back in time with the historical buildings and museums all around.

The Beechworth Bakery is a chain of bakeries in regional Victoria, created by Tom O’Toole in 1984, even though they all used the same name ‘Beechworth Bakery’ this is the original one. I just HAD to go and try hehe bread is one of my guilty pleasures…I try to do the right thing and ‘stay away’ from all the ‘white starchy’ breads…but it’s just TOO hard to resist 🙂

Look at all the different types of CAKES :) It took me a good minute to take everything in hahaha I simply couldn’t choose what I wanted! I was tossing in between a pie or a quiche or maybe I should just omit the savoury and have all sweets lol I was taking so long that Mr. Bao ordered first without me!
How rude! I ended up asking the nice lady behind the counter for some advice and here’s what we got:

Mini Quiche

Ned Kelly Pie

I convinced myself that 2 mini quiches were less ‘fattening’ than one big pie, I’m pretty sure it’s not true…but doesn’t matter it made me feel better that it has the word ‘mini’ on the label. The quiches’ were alright…nothing special really…and even though I liked the filling, I thought the pastry case was too thick. Mr. Bao got the infamous Ned Kelly Pie which has a filling of egg. bacon and potato on top really rich but he seemed to enjoy it 🙂

Now to the SWEETS:

Vanilla Slice

Beesting so nice!

I quickly scoffed down the quiches and rushed back to the counter to get all the sweet things I wanted to try 🙂 the nice lady came back to me and suggested that I get the vanilla slice and their famous beesting! I was a little skeptical of the beesting at first…but boy I was SO wrong it was soooooooooo NICE! For those who don’t know the beesting is a sweet bun cut in half, sandwiched with vanilla custard in between topped with toasted flaked almonds and icing sugar! SIMPLY DIVINE!!!

Now looking back, it was a little silly to get the vanilla slice because it’s quite similar to the beesting… and it wasn’t as good, the pastry was once again too thick…I still think The French Lettuce has the best vanilla slice in Melbourne! Will hopefully write a post about that next time I visit 🙂

I highly recommend anyone going to Beechworth to stop by at the Beechworth Bakery! It’s not a patisserie so they don’t have really fancy things but DEFINITELY go try the beesting!

Overall, it was a great weekend away with friends after our exams, it was a little bittersweet because most of my friends are leaving Melbourne for good in the next couple of months. Glad we were able to spend some time together before we go our separate ways.

Thanks again for all the comments and support!

Much appreciated!



First Post – Auction Room, North Melbourne

Hello Everyone,

For my first post I decided to give you guys a quick review of my visit to the Auction Room in North Melbourne.

It’s the first time since I can remember that I’ve ventured into the area of North Melbourne. I live in the East side of Melbourne so I rarely go beyond Melbourne CBD so when a friend suggested that I try the Auction Room it was at first a bit hesitate. But the foodie in me was just itching to go try it out especially after reading the positive reviews of it on Urbanspoon.

So on a sunny spring day last week, my boyfriend and I decided to check it out!

Ice Coffee


I started off with an ice-coffee and my boyfriend had his typical latte…hmmm mine was just too bitter…and it was obvious that they simply poured some cold milk over an espresso shot… while his latte was average too…

Smoked Salmon with poached egg and black pudding

Mr. Ba0 enjoyed his smoke salmon with the black pudding; however, portions were small so he was tempted to ordering something else…

Banana & Walnut Bread with Maple Syrup

My banana bread was alright… but it wasn’t as delicious as I expected it to be. Maybe it’s because I’m a baker and have made banana bread before…I found their one to be very bland…and I could barely taste the banana flavour and I had to ask twice for more maple syrup as it was simple too dry without it…

Overall, my experience at the Auction Rooms was a bit of a disappointment…I expected more from such a highly rated café on Urbanspoon…not sure if I’d return again because it is out of my way…but for those who in that area I say it’s a decent place to catch up with friends.
Thank you very much for reading my first post!

Please leave a comment! Would love to hear from you 🙂
Until next time!


Auction Rooms
103-107 Errol Street
North Melbourne
Victoria 3051
(03) 9326 7749


Auction Rooms on Urbanspoon

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