Inverleigh Bakehouse


I must confess that if I have ever passed through Inverleigh before, I must have done just that – passed through Inverleigh, a small settlement located (unsurprisingly) on the banks of the Leigh River. Located on the Hamilton Highway (known locally as High Street – original!), the township only boasts a few small businesses including the Inverleigh Bakehouse.

The Inverleigh Bakehouse is located in an old cottage-like building immediately adjacent to the pub. Stepping inside the bakehouse and ordering the coffee, it is hard to imagine that you are only 20km from Geelong and that the year is 2016. It really is very rural and very old-school. But that’s the charm of the establishment!

Food options were plentiful – think country bakery and you’ve pretty much got the menu. I think I was the only one in the shop that wasn’t addressed by name (there goes my anonymity!). But, at the end of the day, this is a coffee review site and that’s what I want to tell you about.

Good coffee. Really good coffee. Better than I expected, to be honest. Whilst I have certainly had better coffee elsewhere, this is certainly up in four-star territory. Is it worth the drive from Geelong out to Inverleigh for the sake of the coffee? Probably not, but with the addition of a steak and mushroom pie or a vanilla slice, it’s a no-brainer – out past the ring road on the Hamilton Highway (Aberdeen Street) and keep driving till you cross the river. You’ll find it next to the pub on the left.

See you there!


Address: High Street
Suburb: Inverleigh 3321
Web Site:
Telephone: 03 5265 1555
Open: Seven days per week
Price: $3.80
Coffee Suppliers: Unknown
Headline: Great coffee. Great bakery items. Lovely setting. What is there not to like at the Inverleigh Bakehouse?
Coffee Rating: Four stars