Just off the Hume Highway between Sydney and Melbourne is the charming little town of Holbrook. Also known as the Submarine Town, Holbrook was named after Norman Douglas Holbrook, who became the first submariner to receive the prestigious Victoria Cross medal.
And there’s something else this town is famous for — its bakery! The Holbrook Bakery is one of the oldest in the country, having been in operation–in the same location–since 1899! It’s as popular today as it ever was, with a fine selection of sweet and savoury treats, including their famous spaghetti bolognaise meat pie, fresh-cut sandwiches and sourdough bread. And no visit would be complete without trying one of the bakery’s giant wagon wheels.
Just next door to the bakery is the Ten Mile eatery, bringing a whole new level of casual dining to Holbrook. Owner-chef Sara brings her substantial experience to a menu that has many influences, from modern Australian to pan-Asian. Housed in a converted old mechanic shop, the Ten Mile has many fabulous and interesting dishes: from Korean tacos to their signature Ten Mile Burger with house-made beetroot relish. There is also a homewares shop connected to the eatery, featuring ceramics and glassware made by artisans, plus many food and other locally made products.