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.
Featuring Instagrammable cakes, Sydney’s best Portuguese tarts, a Turkish bakery and even the venue with the most delectable sausage roll in town (in our opinion), we certainly know how to turn up the heat. So before you make yet another failed attempt at sourdough bread, be sure to read through our list of the 10 best bakeries in Sydney of 2021!
Sydney, let us greet with our favourite Greek bakery – Alevri. With three locations across Sydney, Alevri promises to deliver an authentic, globally-inspired Greek experience. With glass cabinets adorned with sweet and savoury treats, your tastebuds will be treated with the likes of kreatopita, bagels, dessert cups, baklava and even zabonotiropita – golden pastry filled with ham, cheese and tomato salsa. Come for breakfast and stick around for a coffee that is sure to kick you out of your afternoon slump.
Black Star Pastry
If the name Black Star Pastry doesn’t ring a bell, maybe the world’s most Instagrammed cake – the Strawberry Watermelon Cake – will. Leaders when it comes to layering, Black Star Pastry proves that unlikely contenders do work. Think dragonfruit and pineapple, orange and fig and, of course, strawberry with watermelon and cream. Who knew! Considered a national treasure, we just think that Black Star Pastry is by far one of the best bakeries in Sydney. Thank us later!
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. Offering masterclasses to the public, if you’re needing a bite-and-go experience, you can’t go wrong with their Pork and Fennel Sausage Roll.
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 upcoming Christmas collection or, if you can’t wait to visit in-store, purchase their cookbook to get creative at home.
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, 19 years on, they are now titled as the best bakeries in Sydney.
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 that take centre stage. 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!
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.
From a Lebanese pizza shop to now one of Sydney’s best bakeries – Oregano story is a swirl of events. A family owned business that started back in 2010, just 11 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.
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 sweet treats. One of Sydney’s best bakeries, this is a family name to get familiar with!
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!
Ready to visit some of Sydney’s best cafes? Take your pick from our list of the 8 Best Brunch Spots on the Northern Beaches. Staying in? Try making this Cinnamon and Blueberry Bagel Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe.