About Us

The story of Connell’s Bakery starts with Barry and Robyn Connell who have owned Bakeries throughout Gippsland and Melbourne since the 1970’s. Some of the locations of their previous stores were Camberwell, Longwarry, Garfield, Korumburra, and Mirboo North. In the 1993 Connell’s Bakery Wonthaggi was opened by Robyn and Barry and later, in the year 2000, sold to their son Brad Connell. Brad operated this store with the help of his sister Kathy Connell for a number of years and from 2004, with his wife Dee Connell.

In 2005 Connell’s Bakery in Wonthaggi introduced a Coffee machine and more of a gourmet menu which saw our store get busier and busier, during this time we were also approached to supply the desalination plant which employed at times thousands of workers in the construction period. Because of these two changes to the business we saw an opportunity to expand our store by increasing our Bakehouse and the number of seats in our dining area from 20, to over 100 as well as the inclusion of an outdoor seating area that seats an extra 25 people.

In December 2012 the Desalination plant was completed and we found we were able to produce more product than we were able to sell in our one store in Wonthaggi and started looking to open a second site. In December 2014 we opened our second store located inside the Bass Service centre on the Bass Highway in Bass.

This store was opened looking to provide fresh food options for locals as well as travellers on the highway passing through, and to expand the Connell’s Bakery brand to a wider range of people in South Gippsland.

 Since opening our second store in Bass We have won multiple awards at the great Aussie pie competition and we are very proud to have received the people’s choice award for Retail store in the Bass coast Business awards voted by our customers.

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Connells Bakery Loyalty Program


Connell’s Bakery loyalty program members gain credit for every purchase at a Connell’s Bakery store.
These credits can be redeemed for Connell’s Bakery Products in any of our stores. (T&C Apply)

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