1. Zest Pastries, Southern Downs and Granite Belt
It’s not often you come across a pastry so good you’d consider driving three hours from Brisbane for a bite. But you haven’t met Zest Pastries in Stanthorpe, yet.
Head pastry chef and owner of Zest, Stephen Lambert, was trained by Swiss pastry chefs so you know every baked good at Zest is made to precisely perfect conditions.
Everything from the room temperature to the way the ingredients are weighed out are as precise as a Swiss watch and the proof is in their pudding (or should we say, pastries).
Made with only the freshest, locally-sourced ingredients, the hardest decision you’ll make at Zest is choosing which of the artisan-crafted pastries to try first – will it be the twice-baked almond croissants, custard eclairs or fruit danishes?
If savoury pastries are more your thing, make your way to the hot cabinet to discover Zest’s range of gourmet savoury pies, sausage rolls and quiches – think local organic lamb pie with the flakiest buttery pastry.
If lockdown increased your interest in baked goodies, follow their Facebook page for information about their instore pastry and bread making classes where the pastry team teach you the tricks of the trade.
A: 54 Maryland St, Stanthorpe QLD 4380
P: 07 4681 4320