“If the sine qua non of a food ­destination is quality bread, then Kyneton, a thriving little town in central Victoria, has hit the big time.”

FOUR of Australia’s best bakeries – from Bondi to Subiaco.

2. Piper Street Food Co, Kyneton, Victoria. If the sine qua non of a food ­destination is quality bread, then Kyneton, a thriving little town in central Victoria, has hit the big time. In September, village hub Piper Street Food Co opened a seven-day-a-week bakery and cafe, an expansion to its three-year-old charcuterie business. “Well, you can’t have good rillettes without good bread,” reasons owner Damian Sandercock. So he hired gun baker Philip Bottomley, sourced organic biodynamic flours from Laucke and Powlett Hill flour mills and focused on 100 per cent sourdough from natural leavens; the baguette is a semi-sourdough and contains a ­little fresh yeast. There’s standard white; the 1.8kg whopper, Miche; a 100 per cent rye; a light rye with caraway; a fruit ficelle: all very fine. Address: 898 Piper Street, Kyneton, Victoria, (03) 5422 3553; Piperstfoodco.com

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