From bread to bagels, croissants and tarts, let your tastebuds run wild at some of the best bakeries in Sydney!

We love our bread and we love our butter. But most of all, we love what Sydney can deliver.

If Instagrammable cafes, Portuguese tarts, delectable sausage rolls and, freshly baked loaves of delicious has you intrigued, read on through because we’ve found and curated a foodies guide to Sydney’s best bakeries of 2024!

<strong>Bourke Street Bakery</strong>
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Bourke Street Bakery

From Alexandria to Balmain, Barangaroo, Marrickville, Newtown and Parramatta – wherever you are, you are sure to find Bourke Street Bakery, one of Sydney’s best bakeries. Starting out in 2004, Bourke Street’s Paul Allam and David McGuinness were chefs turned bakers. Following a dream of opening a cafe bakery that highlights their appreciation of all things handmade, now, Bourke Street Bakery has caught the attention of carb lovers worldwide. If you’re needing a bite-and-go experience, you can’t go wrong with their famous Pork and Fennel Sausage Roll.

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<strong>Flour and Stone</strong>
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Flour and Stone

In search of a premium bakery in Sydney? Woolloomooloo’s Flour and Stone should be your go-to. With cakes, pies, sausage rolls, sandwiches, tarts and slices; you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to this bakehouse. Titled as the best bakery in Sydney’s CBD, after one visit to Flour and Stone, you’ll soon realise why. A haven where buttery goods are praised, Flour and Stone offers more than just a good croissant or two. Keep an eye out for their Christmas collection or, if you can’t wait to visit in-store, purchase their cookbook to get creative at home.

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43 Riley St, Woolloomooloo, NSW 2011
<strong>The Grumpy Baker</strong>
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The Grumpy Baker

There’s Sydney’s best bakeries, and then there’s The Grumpy Baker – a must-try for any lover of fresh bread and pastries. With nine locations across New South Wales, here you can find homemade, artisan bread, sweet treats and so much more. With traditional sourdough taking centre stage, The Grumpy Baker isn’t afraid to heat things up with savoury and sweet mix-ins. Think roasted garlic and olive sourdough and, our personal favourite, the fig and walnut loaf. Founded in 2002, 22 years on, they are now titled as the best bakeries in Sydney.

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<strong>Humble Bakery</strong>
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Humble Bakery

Orange Blossom Cake with Honey Labneh, are you intrigued? Well, you should be! Nestled in the heart of Surry Hills is Humble Bakery. Offering all of the traditional bakehouse classics like baguettes, croissants, sourdough, finger buns and more, Humble Bakery is renowned for their exquisite pastries and treats. With their Basque Cheesecake, Earl Grey Custard Tart, macadamia nut filled Chocolate Brownie, Baklava Croissant and Passionfruit Cake highlighting their menu, choosing just one thing will be the hardest part!

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50 Holt St, Surry Hills, NSW 2010
<strong>Malika Bakehouse</strong>
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Malika Bakehouse

Brought to us by Sydney’s favourite Middle Eastern eatery, Above Par, the team have now kneaded together their newest venture – an authentic Turkish bakery, Malika Bakehouse. Located in the heart of Botany, Sydney’s newest bakery serves a selection of modern and traditional goods. Think borek, baklava, corek, pogaca and even acma – a Turkish bagel. Open seven days a week, pop in for a coffee and baked good to-go or, stay around for their set menu breakfast or brunch.

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1631 Botany Rd, Botany, NSW 2019
<strong>Oregano Bakery</strong>
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Oregano Bakery

From a Lebanese pizza shop to now one of Sydney’s best bakeries – Oregano’s story is a swirl of events. A family-owned business that started back in 2010, 14 years on they’ve been hailed as the kings of sweets. More than a classic cinnamon scroll, their menu features both old and new from Oregano’s history. Think zaatar pizzas, acai bowls, pides, savoury scrolls and, of course, the iconic scroll that led the Oregano name to fame. But it doesn’t stop at cinnamon – the menu includes the likes of Banoffee, Fairy Bread and our personal favourite, Mocha.

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<strong>Rollers Bakehouse</strong>
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Rollers Bakehouse

Located in the heart of Manly, Rollers Bakehouse is considered as somewhat of a newcomer to Sydney’s scene. The craze of gourmet and beautifully decadent pastries has well and truly struck and Rollers has done well to solidify their place as one of the best bakeries in Sydney. For your visit we recommend the Cinnamon Scroll, a Sausage Scroll and one of their specials which can be anything from a Rhubarb & Pear Clafouti Tart to a Chorizo Quiche.

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19 Rialto Lane, Manly, NSW 2095
<strong>Sonoma Bakery</strong>
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Sonoma Bakery

With eight bakeries in New South Wales, Sonoma is one name to get familiar with. Their story, a little different to others, started back in the 1940s when Kerry Connole would watch over his grandparents knead together perfection. After mastering the skill himself, Kerry continued the family name with his children which then led to Sonoma’s fame. Today, the story lives on through their iconic range of bread, pastries and other delectable treats. One of Sydney’s best bakeries, this is a family name to get familiar with!

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<strong>Sweet Belem Cake Boutique</strong>
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Sweet Belem Cake Boutique

Olá from Sweet Belem Cake Boutique! Located in the heart of Petersham, this little boutique bakery offers a sweet taste of Portugal. Forget the flight to Europe, Sweet Belem offers an authentic taste of Portuguese cuisine as if you wear sitting street-side in Lisbon or Porto. Renowned for their iconic custard tarts, Sweet Belem also offers a range of classic baked goods including palmiers, croissants, doughnuts and even cakes. Be sure to get in early – they’re just as busy as New Canterbury Road!

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35B New Canterbury Rd, Petersham, NSW 2049

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This article was first published on November 08 2021. It was updated and edited by Hunter and Bligh on April 19 2024.