Saturday, 5 January 2013

Ingleside Bakery Cafe, Evandale

Firstly, the picturesque township of Evandale located 18km south of Launceston on the C416 off the B41, rivals the likes of places such as Richmond with its historic village buildings and English country-side quaintness.  As you walk down the main street on a milky summers day, there is no shortage of stores to peruse and cafes to indulge.  The Ingleside Bakery is situated on the main drag, and the beautifully converted council chambers provides a unique space for enjoying the locally baked goods.  The bakery is full of locally made art and crafts as well as Tasmanian produce, including a nice selection of Tasmanian wines which feature on their menu - that's right its licensed! There is an outside courtyard for enjoying whatever takes your fancy, which has had extensive attention, filled with beautiful plants, herbs and garden art.  I was particularly taken with a spreading viola and a huge growth of mint forming part of the lush green surroundings.  Service here is swift and friendly adding to the intimate character of the place, and there is an array of bakery goods to choose from, savoury and sweet.  I have to say I have not had a Cornish pasty as good as the one I had at Ingleside in a long time!  The pastry was a flaky golden delight, and chock full of delicious filling.  The meat was perfectly spiced with a traditional flavour and perfectly cooked without dryness or oiliness.  My partner, sadly to say, was less impressed, having a steak and mushroom pie and a coffee, in which he stated was so so. I anyway, highly recommend stopping in, to soak up the atmosphere and discover what you can.

Here is a link on Evandale for those who want more info:

© Tasmaniasfeast 2013.

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