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Kenilworth Bakery's Closest Outpost to Brisbane Is Opening on Bribie Island Just in Time for Holiday Day Trips

The Sunshine Coast favourite will be serving its famed coffee- and hot chocolate-filled doughnuts at Kenilworth Island Bakery from Friday, December 15.
By Sarah Ward
December 12, 2023
By Sarah Ward
December 12, 2023

Is heading to Bribie Island to see if you can devour a one-kilogram doughnut on your to-do list this festive season? Will this jolly time of year feel all the more merry if you can enjoy a coffee- or hot chocolate-filled doughnut? Are you just a fan of giant baked goods and sweet treats-turned-beverage containers all year round? Get excited about Kenilworth Island Bakery's big opening on Friday, December 15, then.

As announced earlier in 2023, the Kenilworth Bakery chain is launching its third outpost — and the Sunshine Coast favourite's closest to Brisbane. This one sees brother-and-sister pair Nathan and Jenna Sanders set up shop at a beachfront store near the Bribie Island jetty, adding to the brand's OG spot in its namesake hinterland town and its coastal store at The Wharf in Mooloolaba

"Our bakeries aren't just a place to grab a pie or sausage roll; they're a destination in their own right — a place people actually have on their southeast Queensland bucket list to visit, said Jenna.

"It's a place where kids spend forever debating which flavour (or two) of doughnut they want; where adults savour that first bite into a crispy, chunky meat pie; and where caffeine lovers sip from our unique coffee doughnuts. With this in mind, it made perfect sense to look to Bribie for our latest store, given its popular appeal as a holiday and day-trip location."

"It's also moving that little bit closer to Brisbane, where we have a dedicated fan base," Jenna continued.

Everyone should love country bakeries for a pie, sausage roll, finger bun or lamington on any road trip, but Kenilworth Bakery isn't any old spot for a bite. If you're new to the bakery, it's particularly famous for its special menu item, which does indeed involve pouring coffee or hot chocolate into a doughnut.

Ordering a cuppa and a round orb of dough separately is a thing of the past here, then. Instead, the doughnuts are hollowed out so they can be filled with your choice of beverage (an espresso shot and milk if you go for the caffeinated option).

Also a highlight: one-kilogram bites both savoury and sweet. Cue chocolate-covered doughnuts, strawberry-iced doughnuts, jam- and cream-filled doughnuts, Nutella and cream doughnuts, Gaytime-flavoured versions and sausage rolls all on offer at that weight. If your tastebuds are tempted, you can take the challenge, which spans ordering one online in advance, finding it waiting when you arrive, eating it in-store, and then getting your money back and a plate on the bakery's wall of fame if you finish it all.

The Bribie Island menu will feature dogaccinnos, doggie biscuits and doggie donuts, too, as well as sourdough bread baked onsite.

Hit up Kenilworth Island Bakery from 8am on its launch day and you'll also score a free doughnut — while stocks last.

Kenilworth Bakery's new opening comes just shy of the brand's 100th anniversary, with the OG site operating since 1924. Its Kenilworth venue sits in a heritage-listed building, unsurprisingly — which makes it still worth a trip even when the Bribie Island outpost opens.

Kenilworth Island Bakery opens at 3 First Avenue, Bongaree on Friday, December 15, operating from 8am–3pm Wednesday–Sunday — head the chain's website and social media for further details.

Published on December 12, 2023 by Sarah Ward
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