A LOCAL BAKER
A LOCAL BAKER
SIMPLE, HEALTHY, NATURAL - BREAD THE WAY IT IS MEANT TO BE
A Local Baker - St Andrews and A Local Baker On High (Preston) are small, family-owned artisan bakeries that produce and sell organic sourdough breads and a range of handmade cakes and savouries, all lovingly baked in our woodfired oven which dates all the way back to 1850.
The oven was originally housed in Port Melbourne where the first St Andrews baker discovered and saved it by bringing it out to St Andrews, brick by brick, and lovingly restoring it. We are proud to bake all of our breads, cakes and savouries following traditional methods in our woodfired oven. Baking in a woodfired oven imparts a unique texture and flavour and a true artisan product.
A traditional handmade organic sourdough bread is also healthy and different because of its simple ingredients - water, flour and salt - and its traditional process. The process includes resting the dough for a minimum of 6 hours from mixing to baking. This resting time also gives the bread a unique flavour and texture, and it is easy to digest because the gluten has already been broken down for you in the resting process. This is bread made the way it’s been made for thousands of years.
Where to find us
IN THE HEART OF ST ANDREWS AND PRESTON
In St Andrews, we are located at 83 Burns Street - we share a carpark and are surrounded by three other St Andrews icons: A Boy Named Sue, Punch Wine Room and the St Andrews Hotel. We are also across the road from the popular St Andrews Market which takes place each Saturday morning.
In Preston, our new shopfront is located at 181 High St.
Locals of St Andrews, Hurstbridge, Preston and surrounds as well as other lovers of artisan bakeries and artisanal sourdough are our regulars - people who appreciate high quality organic products and understand the natural variation that is part of an artisanal product.