The perfect pit-stop for your weekend getaway!
A bad-boy-of-a Cheeseburger and the best I’ve ever had, cakes and bakes to die for and bloody good coffee (if we don’t say so ourselves!) are all on offer at this quaint little pit-stop when journeying to the great southern or south west.
Kirup locals describe owner and pastry chef, Lynlee Rutter, as a ‘cake artist’. Her baked creations are imaginative stacks of macarons, chocolate slabs, nibs and glitter and finished with flowers from her garden.
Kirup is a small town on the South West Highway as you head to Bridgetown. It’s about 40 minutes east of Bunbury and 15 minutes south of Donnybrook. If you blink you could miss it and that would be a tragedy.
As soon as you see the cottage façade and the welcoming smiles of staff, you know you’ve come to a special place. The décor is rustic, charming and homely with a contemporary edge. A hole in the wall exposing part of the kitchen and bakery makes you feel like part of the action.
Lady Marmalade Bakes offers a mouth-watering breakfast which is complemented by Grouch & Co’s Sparky Blend. For a lunch stop, they have the Bad Boy Cheeseburger, slow cooked meat pies, sausage rolls and bagels. Everything is made in-house with love and care and you can certainly taste the difference.
And of course you can’t go by the cakes. The outdoor deck offers the perfect setting for a high-tea or afternoon coffee and cake where you can sit, relax, and watch the world go by.
A Lady Marmalade Bakes is a compulsory adventure. My biggest tip is – go hungry and be prepared to order everything.