Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Eating in Robe and Kingston

Carrot cake slice (Robe Bakery)

I took a short little break to visit a few lovely beach towns off the south eastern coast of my state. While both Robe and Kingston may be known for their gorgeous sandy beaches and increasingly magnificent holiday homes I think their marketing people have got it wrong. Robe and Kingston should be known for their amazing bakeries.

Donut (Robe Bakery)
Vanilla slice (Robe Bakery)

Mr High Heels did not grow up touring from one South Australian bakery to another under the guise of a 'family holiday' so he still doesn't understand why we can't just drive past a bakery. Or why we have to buy several cakes, both a pie and a pasty and numerous loaves of bread. What he really struggles with is comprehending my obsession with the vanilla slice (which I inherited from my father).

Fresh finger bun with currents, vanilla icing and spread with butter (Kingston Bakery)

Two thirds of my all-time favourite junk food meal, hotdog and orange soft drink.

Lobster for tea, I now love seafood.

Plain meat pie (Kingston Bakery)

Vanilla slice (Kingston Bakery)

Cheese cake slice (Robe Bakery)


Cookie baker Lynn said...

Lobster for tea? Yes!! With extra yes on the side if it includes those yummy pastries.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Hehe I too have a vanilla slice obsession. One year I bought 20 of them and made up a cake of them. People said it was the ugliest cake but it tasted great!

Cakelaw said...

Go the vanilla slices - they look magnificent!

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Velva said...

Oh my! This looks fabulous!! Very nice.

Velva said...

Wow! The bakery delights look really good. I can see why you would have an obsession with vanilla slice. That is screaming my name too. Lobster for tea? Fabulous too. The hot dog and the Sunkist orange soda it's like you are on a beach in the U.S.
Enjoyed your blog post!

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