Food and Drink


We love Candied

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Adding to the growing strip that is Hudsons Rd in Spotswood comes Candied – a bakery from uber-experienced duo Toula Ploumidis and Orlando Artivilla, formerly of much revered Sugardough in East Brunswick. Candied isn’t your ‘long roll’ and a Neenish tart style bakery, and if you’re a looking for a repackaged Sugardough then keep looking.

Candied takes a traditional Aussie bakery and sprinkles a little USA and Europe on top.

After moving on from Sugardough last year, Toula and Ollie headed off to the States for a well-earned break but with the intention of researching the takeaway food outlets of the east and west coasts.

The ideas gained from the corner stores, diners and food trucks of San Francisco and New York City have been weaved into the offerings at Candied; you can’t get more American than a sugary jammed filled doughnut and Apple Pie Shake – a slice of apple pie whizzed up with top notch milk, or a condensed milk flavoured soft serve.

But before you think Spotswood has turned all Yankee Doodle, the Australian classics have been added as well – remember Ollie’s meat pie from Sugardough? It’s here but better than ever, while Nutella filled croissants make an appearance too.

There are also big, bouncy lamingtons and this weekend will see the introduction of the family sized ‘slab’ foccacia; if they are reminiscent of the filled rolls that grace the counter on opening day then these will be a massive hit with the Spotswood weekend crowd.

A big tick for most will be the use of almost solely sourced Victorian produce, grass fed beef and free range pork from South Gippsland, organic fair trade coffee from Espresso Syndicate in Melbourne.

It’s of paramount importance to Toula and Ollie to use organic ingredients and products at every turn and if these come from Victoria, then they are most definitely on the list.

81a Hudsons Rd, Spotswood
9391 1335
Wed to Sat 7.30am–5pm
Sun 8am–4pm



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