Made with Love Bakery brings primo plant-based pastries to Southport
Made with Love Bakery brings primo plant-based pastries to Southport
Made with Love Bakery brings primo plant-based pastries to Southport
Made with Love Bakery brings primo plant-based pastries to Southport
Made with Love Bakery brings primo plant-based pastries to Southport
Made with Love Bakery brings primo plant-based pastries to Southport
Made with Love Bakery brings primo plant-based pastries to Southport
Made with Love Bakery brings primo plant-based pastries to Southport
Made with Love Bakery brings primo plant-based pastries to Southport
Made with Love Bakery brings primo plant-based pastries to Southport
Made with Love Bakery brings primo plant-based pastries to Southport

Made with Love Bakery brings primo plant-based pastries to Southport

Hold on to your hats, vegans, plant-based pals and oat-milk aficionados! There’s a new vegan bakery in town and its long lines on the weekends prove it’s well worth your patronage. Aptly named Made with Love Bakery, this family-owned-and-operated baked goods spot is slinging plant-based goodies like Nutella doughnuts, sausage rolls and some of the meatiest vegan pies you’ll ever try.

Made with Love Bakery is a first-time hospitality venture for husband-and-wife duo Alana and Brady Borg. “My husband and I always wanted to do something in the hospitality sector,” Alana says. After coming off maternity leave with their child Olive, their long-held ‘pipe dream’ started to slowly come to fruition. “We had all these grand ideas for a vegan hospitality business … we knew there was a hole in the market for a vegan bakery on the Gold Coast.” After finding the perfect space on Alicia Street in Southport (across from the dog-friendly Ron Short Park), they met with the bakery’s manager Kieran and got started on creating all of the recipes from scratch. “We built everything from the bottom up.” Alana says. The baked goods cabinet is lined with vegan sweet and savoury delights that will have your mouth watering on site. You’ll find quiches, salad rolls, pizzas and ham-and-cheese croissants. The pies are undoubtedly the most popular product so far, with the potato pie and the pepper pie proving to be crowd favourites. The pies are modelled after the traditional Aussie meat pie, and the texture of the vegetable protein (rehydrated soybean) tastes so much like a meat pie that Alana says it’s causing quarrels between pastry-loving partners who don’t believe there’s no meat.

On the sweet side, the cinnamon scroll is a surefire quick-seller, as well as the custard tarts, vanilla slices and jam-filled doughnuts. Instead of dairy, plant milks like oat and soy, alongside coconut cream and vegan butter are used in the baking process. Everything is made from scratch including the pastry folds, ‘sausage’ roll filling and the Nutella-esque spread in the filled doughnuts. Bakery-goers can pair their pastry of choice with a Merlo brew, which you can have with your choice of plant-based milk like oat, almond, soy, macadamia and coconut (there’s no dairy here, folks!). As all of the baked goods are made fresh daily, Made with Love Bakery has teamed up with local Southport charity Set Free Care to donate the leftover goodies at the end of each day to people in need. Giving back to the community and growing Made with Love Bakery is the plan and Alana hopes that one day the plant-based business will expand into wholesale operations. “The goal would be walking down the street and seeing a ‘Made with Love pie sold here’ sign on another bakery,” Alana says. She adds that having vegan options and inclusivity everywhere “would be fantastic”, especially on the northern Gold Coast. “Because, really, there is nowhere else on the Gold Coast that you can get a nice, meaty vegan pie.”

If you pop into Made with Love Bakery, be sure to say hi to Alana and her partner Brady. You might even catch Olive in her little baker’s uniform helping her parents out. Peep our Stumble Guide for opening hours. 

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