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    An article by Clare Ryan. All photos by Shot By Thom.

    Hail the almighty vanilla slice! This classic sweet treat, with its layers of pastry and delicious custard and cream, has a strong foodie following that is gaining momentum. Dig into Perth’s best vanilla slices from these hot spots.

    North Street Store

    It’s no surprise that North Street Store in Cottesloe make a drool-worthy vanilla slice. Their slices are the perfect balance of crunchy pastry and fluffy custard. Each slice has a generous amount of vanilla patisserie crème and whipped cream filling, which gives the slice some serious height and adds to the challenge of eating it without making a mess.

    16 North St, Cottesloe


     Bunbury Farmers Market

    You can’t drive past the Bunbury Farmers Market without popping in for one of their vanilla slices. Everything about this vanilla slice is mouth-watering from the sticky icing to the soft pastry and light filling. It’s so addictive that you’ll buy the double pack and return for slab. All their desserts are made from scratch and the vanilla slice shelves are always full in the dessert section of the market, so you won’t miss out.

    2 Vittoria Road, Glen Iris


    Dejaxo Artisan Bakery & Café

    These traditional vanilla slices are baked fresh every day out in the bakery’s Malaga premises and then distributed to the four Dejaxo Artisan Bakery & Café locations. Vanilla slice fanatic and photographer, Shot By Thom, jumped at the opportunity to take some snaps of vanilla slices for this article – he loves this particular vanilla slice for it’s no fuss style with traditional white icing and custard. Add it to your list.

    Duncraig, Churchlands, Mount Hawthorn and Carine Central


    Sherbert Café & Bake Shop

    Hello icing! If you love a decent serve of icing with your vanilla slice, then head to this sweet tooth mecca in Maylands. This vanilla slice is two-tiers of soft creamy goodness with the traditional chocolate zig zag style icing.

    206B Whatley Cres, Maylands


    Rottnest Bakery

    The vanilla slice at the Rottnest Bakery is one of their biggest sellers! Maybe it’s the fondant icing or maybe it’s the buttery pastry that makes it taste so good? Either way, it’s delicious and although it’s not as popular as their jam donut, it’s worth trying one when you’re next on the island.

    Maley St, Rottnest Island



    Chez Jean-Claude Patisserie

    Vanilla slices are made fresh daily at Jean-Claude’s. Their custard packages of goodness are popular and known for selling out each day. Next time you’re there picking up your favourite bread or baguette, be sure to look for them in the display cabinet.

    West Leederville and Subiaco


    French Resistance Patisserie

    Not a fan of icing? Then head to this Northbridge patisserie for a double layered no vanilla slice filled with a double layer of vanilla custard and lightly dusted with icing sugar. This vanilla slice is for the true custard enthusiast.

    271 Newcastle St, Northbridge


    Tas’s Bakery

    You can’t go past the classic Dunsborough bakery and Tas’s Bakery is known for serving fresh vanilla slices that boast pink icing. This vanilla slice is another favourite of photographer Shot By Thom, who loves it for its firm custard, which he describes as being almost like jelly, with a little wobble.

    18/34 Dunn Bay Road, Dunsborough


    Honey’s Bakehouse

    Have you tried deep fried vanilla slice? This Roleystone bakery is known for making traditional vanilla slices and even deep frying them, because, why not? This family owned bakery is also known for rolling out vegan treats, so keep an eye on their social media to see what they’re whipping up daily.

    5/21 Jarrah Rd, Roleystone


    Bitter Sweet Bake

    They may not always be sitting in their display cabinet, but when Bitter Sweet Bake have their vanilla slices on offer, they’re unbeatable. Their fresh vanilla slices are made in-house, like all their cakes, slices and yummy delectable. Careful, you’ll walk away with a whole box of cakes, tarts and slices.

    Shop 2/130 Wellington Street, Mosman Park

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