There’s nothing quite like hitting the road with your friends and family en-route to your next holiday destination in Australia’s South West. And with travel restrictions now being relaxed for Perth, Peel & the Wheatbelt regions as part of Phase 2 of the government’s careful easing of COVID-19 restrictions, now is the time to escape! Let’s face it, we all love a break and our region has some of the best opportunities to getaway for some serious down-time; something we all need now more than ever.
West Aussies will know that getting to the South West from Perth, you head south towards Bunbury on the Forrest Highway. Depending on your destination, it can be a 2hr + road trip, so it’s important to plan regular breaks from driving to rest, stretch your legs and get some fresh air.
And there’s no better excuse to take a pit-stop than to pick up delicious food on the way and really get you in the holiday mood – because let’s be honest, the road trip food-stop is half the fun!
On your way to the South West, you’ll notice two new Caltex services on the Forrest Highway, with a Miami Bakehouse on both sides. One Southbound and the other Northbound– so you can enjoy your favourite treats on your way south AND on your way home. Both locations have wide-open dining spaces inside and outside plus outdoor picnic tables, as well as dedicated dog-rest areas and caravan parking.
But the most exciting of all is the new Miami Bakehouse location in Myalup, just 30 minutes from Bunbury. This brand new purpose-built rest stop is reminiscent of the old Miami Bakehouse pit-stop on the Forrest Highway and has plenty of outdoor picnic tables, kids play areas, toilet and baby changing facilities, caravan and trailer parking, as well as a dog rest to make the stop easy and accessible for all. There’s also a drive-thru, so you can grab food on-the-go if your itinerary is tight.
However if you are looking for somewhere to stop for lunch and take your time, there is a fantastic grassed picnic area amongst the KangaART installation, making it the perfect place to stretch your legs and fuel up on some yummy fresh salads, award-winning pies and delicious baked treats for your road trip getaway.
So now that you’ve got the Miami Bakehouse cafe locations in your itinerary - and with travel restrictions lifting and the school holidays on the way - here are six reasons you should stop at a Miami Bakehouse on your next South West road trip!
1. To get your coffee fix.
Each of the Miami Bakehouse locations serve excellent barista-made coffee and have plenty of social distancing space available, or you can simply take-away or drive-thru.
2. Get the season's food for your occasion.
Every season Miami Bakehouse make award-winning food, freshly baked in their WA bakery, from delicious hot cross buns over Easter, to Christmas fruit mince pies, to special birthday cakes, as well as a huge selection of savoury foods. Utilising the abundance of amazing fresh, local West Australian ingredients, from Vegetarian Pasties to Stirling Ranges Angus Beef Pies Miami Bakehouse make many seasonal food options available throughout the year. Each week Miami launches a new unique Pie Flavour of the Week, showcasing seasonal produce in unique flavours. For the ultimate road-trip lunch, finish with one of their classic vanilla slices or seasonal treats.
3. Grab an award-winning bakery treat for your morning or afternoon tea.
Whether you’re starting your journey early in the morning on your way to work, or on your weekend road trip to the South West, your journey wouldn’t be complete without an indulgent treat. So why not stretch your legs and enjoy a fresh doughnut with West Australian cream, a gourmet West Australian Angus beef pie or award-winning sausage roll to keep you satisfied for the adventure ahead? Can’t decide? A Miami Bites box, a selection of Miami’s treats are great to indulge on in the car, or save for when you arrive at your destination.
4. Choose a delicious cake for any occasion.
Travelling south for a special occasion, birthday or celebration? At Miami Bakehouse you can plan ahead and order the perfect cake or choose one from the ready-to-go cake selection. So, whether it’s a wedding or a holiday with the whole family, a weekend birthday celebration with the girls, or a surfing or fishing getaway, let Miami delight your crowd with delicious cakes for you to pick up on the way. (Note: You will need to order ahead giving 48 hours’ notice for special orders so please contact your local Miami Bakehouse team who will be able to assist you).
5. Take your selfie with the cool KangaART for your Instagram highlights reel.
Delicious gourmet food and fabulous coffee aren’t the only reason you should pop into Miami Bakehouse in Myalup – there’s also an amazing open-air outdoor art installation with sixteen life-sized Kangaroos, beautifully painted by local West Australian artists and celebrity collaborations! The Kangaroos are displayed in an outdoor gallery for visitors to the South West to enjoy. KangaART is a truly unique art project in Western Australia -combining two quintessential Aussie Icons, the Aussie Meat Pie and the Kangaroo, this tourist attraction is a 'must-see' on your travels around WA and the South West.
6. Food you can trust.
Miami Bakehouse have been serving travellers and local West Australians with delicious food to eat-on-the-go for over 20 years and are the leaders in food safety and hygiene, so you can be reassured that your safety and well-being is their top priority. Plus, with many WA Suppliers, Miami Bakehouse makes their food using high quality, local West Australian ingredients so you can support local too.
So, what are you waiting for? Start your road trip adventure and visit Miami Bakehouse on your journey.
This post was brought to you by Australia’s South West and Miami Bakehouse.
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