This Bakehouse In Regional Victoria Is Home To Australia’s Best Vanilla Slice

Nicole de Souza Nicole de Souza - Staff Writer

This Bakehouse In Regional Victoria Is Home To Australia’s Best Vanilla Slice
We all love a good vanilla slice. It’s a classic sweet treat that goes down well on any given day. And now, it’s official — a Victorian bakery is home to Australia’s best vanilla slice. In their 2021 Uniquely Aussie Awards, Wotif gave Bridgewater Bakehouse the ultimate nod. Find Bridgewater Bakehouse and their top-tier vanilla slice at their bakeries in Bridgewater on Loddon and in Bendigo.

Bridgewater Bakehouse – vanilla slice champions

The vanilla slice at Bridgewater Bakehouse is no stranger to victory. In addition to the Uniquely Aussie Awards, this little snack has also won prestigious titles like the Great Australian Vanilla Slice Triumph.

According to Wotif, this vanilla slice contains “melt-in-your-mouth goodness” with the “perfect ratio” of custard and pastry. The vanilla custard is both creamy, fluffy and silky-smooth while the pastry is biscuit-like and, most importantly, never soggy. Their shiny fondant icing is best described as a layer of “can’t help yourself”.

Out of twelve finalists for the best vanilla slice award, five were from Victoria.

They are:
  • Vanilla Slice Café in Sorrento
  • The French Lettuce in Carlton
  • Flinders Vanilla Slice in Cheltenham
  • Cafe Bear & Scoobs in Geelong
  • Bourkie’s Bakehouse in Woodend

Uniquely Aussie Awards 2021

Apart from the vanilla slice, there were other categories in the Uniquely Aussie Awards. Here are the winner and the Victorian finalists for each category.

Best Jaffle

Winner: Miss Jaffles, Cronulla, NSW

Victorian Finalists:

  • TINY of Beechworth in Beechworth
  • Union Kiosk in Melbourne
  • Bad Frankie in Fitzroy

Best Country Pub

Winner: Beechwood Hotel, Beechwood, NSW

Victorian Finalists:

  • Noojee Hotel in Noojee

Best Hot Chips

Winner: Chicken Chef Blair Athol, Blair Athol, SA


Victorian Finalists:

  • Parkdale Free Range Charcoal Chicken in Parkdale

Best Hotel Pool

Winner: JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa, Gold Coast, QLD

Victorian Finalists:

  • Art Series – The Chen in Box Hill

Best National Park

Winner: Kakadu National Park, Jabiru, NT

Victorian Finalists:

  • Grampians National Park
  • Wilsons Promontory National Park

The results were based on public nominations. See the full list and discover finalists from other states here.

Find Bridgewater Bakehouse at 6 Main St, Bridgewater on Loddon VIC 3516 or 9/20 Bath Ln, Bendigo VIC 3550.

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