In South Australia you don’t have to search hard to stumble upon a bakery. Wander into any shopping centre and there will likely be a bakery wafting yeasty smells in your direction. Go for a journey and there is bound to be a sign saying “Bakery Open” along your way. Then there are the little cafes which also sell bakery goods from larger suppliers. I’m not referring to the avocado-brioche-and-almond-chai-latte kind of cafes; I refer to the normal, everyday, tradies-stopping-in-for-a-sanga kind of cafes – those with an instant coffee machine and Formica tables.
The Perfect Blend is one of these. On a Thursday lunchtime, the cafe was heaving. It sits on the edge of a parking lot, adjacent to a Big W and Woolworths. The attendees to the cafe included a range of patrons from tradies to old ladies, to young parents trying to reign in their children.
Heading up to the counter I noted one donut remaining, a couple of pies in a warmer and a selection of salads and meats for sandwiches. Clearly, the cafe didn’t make their own donuts or baked goods, so as the serving lady bagged the donut I asked where their goods came from.
“Krompass Bakery”, she said with confidence, spelling it out for me.
Now, I have come home and in vain I have tried to seek out this elusive “Krompass” bakery. As far as I can tell it doesn’t exist. I thought perhaps she meant Kyton’s Bakery (well known for their Lamingtons) – but a look on their website indicates they don’t do donuts. I’ve looked high and low for bakeries in Adelaide beginning with K and even those beginning with C, and none seem to fit.
So, it’s a mystery where this particular donut originated. However, should you wish, you can find them at The Perfect Blend Cafe, on the corner of Goodwood and Cross Road.
<em>Edit: Clearly, this blogger did not look hard enough online to find the original donut baker! Within hours of posting the blog I had several reliable sources inform me it was Kronpuss Cakes rather than Krompass. Very close, I don’t know how I missed it in my Google search! Thanks to our valued readers for the information. – THG</em>