Waters Burra Bakery – Burra SA

Waters Burra Bakery

Our time on the Yorke Peninsula was something else, but sadly it was time to leave and find a new place to explore. The Yorke and Eyre Peninsula’s are totally different and both more than exceeded our expectations. In total we spend nearly 7 weeks on the Eyre and 6 on the Yorke and we only just scratched the surface.

After leaving Ardrossan we started making our way back to Adelaide but we needed to find a place to stay for 1 night before we could get into our caravan park at Brighton Beach. We decided to take a quick trip up to the old mining area of Burra. I was also tipped this great little bakery in the township of Burra called Waters Burra Bakery, so I was pretty keen to sus this bakery out.

After checking out all this town as to offer and trust me it’s a lot, i decided to pop into the bakery and introduce myself to the owners. That’s where I met one of the owners Chris. This bakery has a incredible family history dating back to 1949. The bakery has been in the family name for almost 75 and over this time the baking baton has been handed over to 3 family generations of bakers.

The bakery is located in the centre of town and the best way to describe this place is “Old School” it’s chock a block full of old school favourites. The cabinets are full with a huge variety of pies, pasties, and cakes. Plus there is plenty of seating in side and out to sit and relax. The best part about this bakery is, it’s open 7 days a week from 7.30am to 5pm so you won’t have any excuses not to pop in. Chris was massively under the pump up my arrival, so after our brief chat, I went out the front to the 🥧 warmer and starting looking for a 🥧 to review.

The 🥧 menu had over 11 different 🥧’s to choose from and they all looked terrific. After much debate I ended up choosing the “Curry 🥧” I’m a massive fan of the curry flavoured 🥧’s and this one looked and smelt amazing.


1. Value for Money – $5.80 was magnificent value for this oval shaped 🥧. Size and depth were more than acceptable. Any 🥧 under $6 particuarly one of this quality is super value. 9/10

2. Meat Ratio – This one was totall full, zero room left in the 🥧. Great value. 10/10

3. Flavour – Mince, corn, peas, capsicum, curry powder and hot ish vindaloo paste. The flavor was excellent and beware it had a little bit of extra kick in it. The veggies were also fresh which is always a bonus. Overall the bakers have done a great job with this one. 9/10

4. Pastry – Shape, color and shrinkage were ok. The bottom bake was a little thick and needed a fraction more time in the oven. The stability of the pasty was a little bit “how’s your father” The 🥧 did hold firm to the last bite, but it was a little tricky. The flavor of the pastry was clearly evident. Overall not bad just a few little things to tweak. 7/10

5. Serving Temperature – No issues here. The serving temp was perfect 10/10

Overall Rating
🥧🥧 46/50 🥧🥧

This 🥧 was a little beauty and one I would have again in a heartbeat. The added veggies and vindaloo paste was something different but thoroughly enjoyable. The 🥧 was cheap and totally full which was a huge bonus. The pastry and stability was a little soft but but nothing to worry about or something that can be easily tweaked. If you love your curry flavoured 🥧’s this one is 100% worth a try.

A massive thanks to Chris and his team for their hospitality. I didn’t get to meet Chris’s brother Scott but don’t worry we will be back to this town and bakery again. This is your classic small town bakery and one you need to add to you travel plans. Like a lot of bakeries the families story and history behind the 🥧’s is incredible and I’m so privileged to be able to share it with you guys.

Although only brief our stay around Burra was really good. We ended up at the Farrell Flat Hotel. This was a terrific pub and the publican was an absolute champion. Plus don’t miss the Silo Art across the road from the pub it’s a beauty.