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HOT: Dench Bakers, 109 Scotchmer St, Fitzroy North

Midday at family-owned Dench Bakers, and their fruit loaf was already sold out! Undeterred, I decided to taste-test one of the fruit buns instead and it was the kind of sticky-glazed bun pressed with buttons of fruit that I’d imagine featuring in an Enid Blyton book. Personally I thought it was nice but not particularly memorable.

Too much bread doesn’t usually make my tummy very happy, and as I’d also read that their spelt bread ($6.70) was worth a try, I took home a loaf to have later. It was a little bit too sour for my taste, and no tilsit cheese, pea and ham soup or praline spread could hide it.

Update: In my humble opinion, Dench Bakers produces the best mince pies in Melbourne. Granted, I haven’t eaten every mince pie in Melbourne, but I’ve eaten enough in my search for the perfect mince pies.

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5 comments for “HOT: Dench Bakers, 109 Scotchmer St, Fitzroy North”

  1. Their coffee is always good. Sandwiches also good, except the lamb one.

    Posted by jackie | April 1, 2011, 9:23 pm
  2. Hi there. I’m from South Africa and visit Melbourne from time to time (business). Just returned from a recent visit. Let me tell you this: I just love Dench Bakers. They make a “little fortune” out of me every time I go to Australia. I simply cannot resist their mince pies! I’m rather old-fashioned and stick to what I like, so I’ll be going back to Dench Bakers time and again!

    Posted by Jamie Roux@Blouberg Beachfront Accommodation | May 11, 2011, 1:16 am
  3. Just checked out the Dench Bakers website. Have to say I think it might be a little touch of heaven. The pictures of all the sweets has my salivating. I love pastries. A few years ago my sweet tooth for two doughnuts a day had my 34 inch waist up to a 38.

    Posted by sean | July 30, 2011, 8:01 am
  4. I don’t know…the sticky-glazed buns sound pretty good to me. Thanks for the heads up about Dench Bakers. Next time I’m in Melbourne, I’ll have to give them a visit.

    Posted by Steve | January 23, 2012, 3:09 pm

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