One of Mandurah’s top bakehouses, Samudera, is expected to close its doors indefinitely as of Wednesday.
The family-owned and operated artisan food and bakehouse announced the shock closure of both cafes, including their recently opened Perth CBD site, in a social media post about 8pm on Tuesday.
The post said the closure was due to difficulties and uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It is with great sadness that we have decided to close Samudera indefinitely,” Samudera wrote.
“..due to the massive impact that the current mandates have had and the unknown impacts of Covid in the community, we have made the difficult decision to close both our Mandurah and Perth stores for the time being.
“We wanted to provide beautiful real produce, service and food to the community and we hope that we achieved that for all of you.”
Samudera, Indonesian for ‘ocean’, has risen to popularity with their homemade bread, locally sourced spray-free produce and focus on artisan dishes since opening in 2018.
After hearing stories about it from locals, owners Angela and Nat Loaring were inspired to bring the old Mandurah Bakery back to life with a new outlook.
The duo achieved just that and have thanked the community for their ongoing support.
“We want to thank all of our wonderful customers, hardworking staff and our beautiful children and family that we have had support us over this time. You have made it all worth it and helped us turn Samudera into what it is today,” the Samudra post wrote.
“Although this door may be closing, for now, it is not goodbye to Samudera forever.”