How the locals like it

Jodie Pantaleo,
Pinjarra Bakery

Pinjarra Bakery was established by my parents over 20 years ago. They had a supermarket in Pinjarra and started selling freshly made bread, cakes and pies.

Photo Credit: Ben Steiger Photography

Soon that part of the business became so successful they built a stand-alone bakery and the rest, as they say, is history. Now, we have three retail stores and a distribution centre. Mum and Dad still work in the business as do I and my two brothers. 

We are very grateful we get to do what we do together with our team. Our customers include everyone from hipsters to grannies, corporates to tradies. Families are also an integral part of our customer base, particularly on the weekends with road trippers heading south for the day. 

We are all about the experience; not only our delicious products but providing a beautiful space to sit and enjoy them. We have room for the whole family here; there is a lot of joy to be gained when food is enjoyed together. The local region is perfect for families.

We love to take our kids into Mandurah for fish and chips and they just love the foreshore. There’s always lots happening with markets, pony rides and face painting. 

Our kids’ favourite place is Adventurescape Playground in South Yunderup and we go as often as we can.

One of the things I love about this region is that it’s still relatively untouched and has kept its country feel. 

The Murray River kids’ playground and suspension bridge in Pinjarra is still a favourite as is Dwellingup with its wineries and fruit stalls and Lake Navarino in Waroona. 

I loved growing up here and I’m so glad I get to share that with my kids. The open space, fresh air, trees and just being surrounded by nature. There is always a good sense of community.

JODIE’S FAVOURITES AT PINJARRA BAKERY

  • Kung Fu Fighter (satay chicken and vegetable pie)
  • Vanilla slice (the biggest sellers)
  • Classic beef mince pie
  • Sausage roll

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