The Emerald Bakery

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Emerald is one of the Dandenong Ranges oldest towns.  Many may assume that it was named after the gem called the “emerald”.  In actual fact the town was named after a prospector by the name of Jack Emerald.  He was murdered in 1858.  Emerald is a town which was born from gold.  Gold diggings were part of Emerald’s history.  Which lead to the development of a narrow-gauge railway was built between Belgrave to Gembrook in 1900.  This was later to became the Puffing Billy scenic railway.

Today Emerald is one of the Dandenong Ranges most popular tourist towns.  It brims with country charm, and has great Cafes & shopping.  Many tourists flock to the Emerald Lake Park (Lake Treganowan) for a picnic or to ride the Puffing Billy express.

One of my favourite places in this quaint little town is The Emerald Bakery & Cafe.  Which just happens to be one of the Dandenong Ranges most popular bakeries.  Many cyclists plan their rides around paying a visit to this iconic place.  No mater which path you take to get there, you’re guaranteed to work up a sweat.  A visit to the Emerald Bakery is just another excuse for cyclists to work up an appetite.  Not that we need it.

The biggest fault I’ve always found is that there are too many options to choose from.  You always leave wishing you had tried more food.

I wanted to pay homage to a place which is a haven for many cyclists with a selection of photos of their great products.




The Emerald Bakery

  • 8/9 Kilvington Drive, Emerald
  • Telepone: (03) 5968 4310
  • Opens 6:00 am daily

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5 thoughts on “The Emerald Bakery

    carolynswriting said:
    July 5, 2015 at 11:34 am

    I would almost – ALMOST! – ride there just to eat that food 😉

    Brendan responded:
    July 5, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    The good news is you can drive there…….
    You won’t regret it 🙂

    Chris Balis said:
    October 26, 2015 at 4:02 am

    Great place…great food…and always great to chat with other cyclists!!

      Brendan responded:
      October 26, 2015 at 9:37 am

      It’s only problem is there is just too many options 🙂

    Sherpa for a team of Spartan’s « The Dandenong Ranges said:
    December 12, 2015 at 11:54 am

    […] the foot off the accelerator and all I could think about was food.  We opted to head towards the Emerald Bakery, and I tried to keep a steady pace that allowed us to recover.  We discussed options & Geert […]

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