About Us.

We only bake real, naturally leavened sourdough here at Cannibal Creek Bakehouse.

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Our Daily Bread.

Creating Natural Bread Baked Daily

Pure Natural Ingredients

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All of our bread is created the same way it was a century ago, and it takes over a day to create each batch from start to finish.

Meet The Team: Kane, David, Kanny and Matt

The team at Cannibal Creek bakery are passionate about baking sourdough bread using old fashioned techniques.

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Kane

Kane is our head baker. His area of expertise is creating tasty blends of ingredients for the range of sour dough breads.

He works his magic where fragrant loaves of fresh sourdough bread are baked in the old Scotch Oven which is 129 years old.

David

David

David is the friendly face and  passionate barista calling out a cheery Hello from behind the coffee machine.

He can make you any type of coffee from your normal cappuccino, to an almond milk charcoal latte or a wet spiced chai.

Kanny

Kanny

Kanny’s creative genius in the kitchen brings you beautiful food which not only looks a visual feast, it tastes amazing too.

She uses local produce to create her daily feasts which customers enjoy from far and wide.

Matt

Matt

Matt has recently joined our team as our passionate and talented apprentice.

He keeps the fire well stoked and is mastering the art of baking in our wonderful old Scotch Oven

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What People Are Saying

  • Lynette Spooner Avatar

    Lovely staff and fabulous food. Specialising in sour dough products they also have home made cakes that are really yummy. I particularly love the chocchip muffins- heated a little are... read more

    Lynette Spooner 16/08/2021
    Gordon Walker Avatar

    Amazed at this wonderful place. Funny efficient and knowledgeable staff. Owners who have comprehensively "nailed" the concept. If there were Unicorn 6 Stars, would give them in a heartbeat.

    Gordon Walker 03/08/2021
  • Jessie Massey Avatar

    The food is top notch and the artisan drinking chocolate range is divine! I love coming here and watching the master Batista at work. The staff are also super friendly.... read more

    Jessie Massey 28/06/2021
    Pappy Tombo Avatar

    Good service, had our coffee delivered to the car by the girl working on the morning. Food was good and would happily go back again

    Pappy Tombo 23/05/2021
  • Michelle Mclaren Avatar

    I normally rite long reviews and these guys deserve one because they are amazing.

    Unfortunately there is nothing negative to say..... just go there because it’s easily the best cafe this...
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    Michelle Mclaren 16/05/2021
    Deb Higgins Avatar

    We had lunch here on Saturday and what an amazing place, so friendly and made to feel so welcome, all the staff were lovely in particular Matt( not 100% sure... read more

    Deb Higgins 02/05/2021
  • james grove Avatar

    The staff were welcoming and so friendly! The food was beautiful, they took dietary attention definitely worth a visit. We brought a loaf of jalapeño & cheddar baked in a... read more

    james grove 21/04/2021
    Reenu Johnson Avatar

    Stopped by for breakfast with friends after our walk at Mt. Cannibal Flora and Fauna Reserve. Its a small cosy cafe but very inviting. I had the prawn... read more

    Reenu Johnson 10/04/2021
  • Raeoni Davies Avatar

    Incredible service and food. I’ve been visiting for years and will always make a stop in! Their fruit loaf is the best, their hot crossed buns if you’re around that... read more

    Raeoni Davies 05/03/2021
    alizaalhaq raza Avatar

    Beutiful brunch at lovely cannibal creek, Super friendly staff, great coffee, delicious food.

    alizaalhaq raza 01/03/2021
  • Wade Oldham Avatar

    Awesome food, great atmosphere, friendly staff. Great selection of breads and cakes on the way out.

    Wade Oldham 27/02/2021
    Gemma Plate Avatar

    Delicious fresh food, great coffee and bread. Serving sizes are very generous and the staff are very friendly.
    One of my favourite places for breakfast.

    Gemma Plate 16/01/2021
  • wingsau chan Avatar

    A fantastic cafe at a lovely town, Garfield. Worth to stop by to have a cup of coffee, with a delicious plate of food. You can totally taste the... read more

    wingsau chan 13/01/2021
    Gordon Walker Avatar

    Diana, from Vladivostok, and Gordon from Main Beach, Qld were equally amazed at this wonderful place. Funny efficient and knowledgeable staff. Owners who have comprehensively "nailed" the concept.... read more

    Gordon Walker 21/11/2020

A few words about us

Organic Stoneground Flour

We choose Organic stoneground flour for our bakery. Stone milling is important as it is gentler on the wheat and thus retains more of the nutrients and enzymes that are lost in the modern roller milling process.

Living Cultures

These nutrients are not just good for us but also for the live cultures present in the sourdough starter, where the beneficial bacteria get a chance to multiply.

Gut Friendly

Out of some 3500 different bacteria in sourdough, Lactic Acid Bacteria are of great interest, as they are known to break down the gluten structure that can cause problems for some people.

Up to 90% of the gluten structure can be broken down before the bread even goes into the oven.

And although our bread is not gluten free, there are some coeliac customers who can tolerate our bread.

It is also much easier to digest even for people with gluten sensitivity (different to coeliac) as much of the “digestion” has been done in the fermentation stage of the bread.

And although our bread is made simply with only flour, water, and salt, (with added fruit or seeds etc) it is full of a flavour unknown to supermarket “sourdough” which is burdened with so many other chemical preservatives and so called bread improvers.

We are lucky enough to use a 125 year old scotch oven (wood fired) for baking all our bread. This adds its own character to each loaf, which is impossible to mimic by other means. The immense heat stored in the masonry oven bakes our bread much quicker than a gas or electric oven, thereby changing the crust, crumb, and flavour of our loaves.

Our Food Policy

We choose to use locally sourced produce from the freshest vegetables from our Suppliers.

The Bean Alliance, Cheffields Country Style Meats, Garfield Fresh Harvest, Gippsland Cheese, Gippsland Jersey, Glorious Googies, Laucke Flour, Mt Zero, Ozone Organics, Little Bertha, Nan’s Pantry, Sharon’s Home Of Patisserie

Our Core Values

We welcome everyone here at our Garfield Cafe and Bakery situated in the heart of Garfield. 

We recycle, reuse left over food scraps to the local Community Garden and to local farmers.

 

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