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26 Best Bakeries in Sydney

Bread is a staple of most of our diets and Sydney surely provides a plethora of bakeries that offer some of the best bread and baked goods in the country. Whether you’re in the mood for a fresh cob loaf or you’re craving a sneaky afternoon pastry, then Sydney is the right city to be in. So, next time you find yourself in need of carb-full delights, these are the best bakeries in Sydney that will be sure to curb those cravings.

Best Bakery in Sydney at a Glance

Highlights from our list include the following options:

Now we’ve had a look at our favourites, let’s check out the complete list.

AP Bakery countertop pastry display
AP Bakery | Image: AP Bakery

1. AP Bakery

Known for: flatbreads, buttermilk croissants, baguettes

With various locations scattered across Sydney, AP Bakery is bound to deliver the goods no matter where you are. You may have seen these guys on your weekly stroll through Carraigeworks Farmers Markets, and if you’ve been unable to resist temptation from the sweet, doughy wafts then you will know that they have some of the best bread in the city. In addition to their classic offerings, their tartine country loaves, Jerusalem bagels and Aleppo pepper scrolls, their cafes also offer a full cafe menu – perfect for carb-loading alongside your morning coffee.

Address: 9 Barrack St, Sydney NSW 2000
Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am-3pm

Located in: Paramount Recreation Club
Address: L2/80 Commonwealth St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Hours: Mon-Sun 7:30am-3pm

Address: 1a Bucknell St, Newtown NSW 2042
Hours: Mon-Sat 7am-2:30pm, Sun 7:30am-2:30pm

Fabbrica Bread Shop countertop pastry display
Fabbrica Bread Shop | Image: Fabbrica Bread Shop

2. Fabbrica Bread Shop

Known for: sourdough, focaccia, cheesecake, cookies

Nestled inside the biggest Maloneys Grocer in Rozelle, this Sydney bakery is an institution in the inner-west Rozelle locale. We love heading to Fabbrica Bread Shop for the daily-baked sandwiches and ever-changing assortment of sweet and savoury pastries alongside coffee by The Little Marionette from neighbouring Balmain. Don’t leave without trying the focaccia and basque cheesecake – both are life-changing. They also serve up a brekky menu and a compact list of wine, beer and spritzes _ say no more.

Address: 733 Darling St, Rozelle NSW 2039
Hours: Mon-Sun 6:30 am–3 pm
Phone: 0487 262 106

Loulou countertop pastry display
Loulou | Image: Loulou

3. Loulou

Known for: croissants, croque monsieur, Pain au levain (sourdough)

A taste of France in Sydney, Loulou is serving up carby goodness from breakfast right through to dinner. We like embracing the full French experience when we come here, we’re talking proper French croissants, classic baguettes, miche loaves and kouign-amanns. The best bit is that they churn out the goods all day long and serve the finest Champagne and breakfast cocktails, so you can even grab fresh bread on the way home from work after a glass of something sweet, just like the French do.

Address: 61 Lavender St, Milsons Point NSW 2061
Hours: Mon-Sun 7am-4pm

Lode Pies & Pastries Surry Hills exterior
Lode Pies & Pastries Surry Hills | Image: Ang Sarap

4. Lode Pies & Pastries Surry Hills

Known for: savoury pies, cruffins, tarts

Not just another Surry Hills bakery, Lode Pies & Pastries is all about getting creative when it comes to baked goods, making it one of the best bakeries in Sydney when it comes to innovative and delectable sweet and savoury treats. They take a creative approach to the aesthetic of Viennoiserie and the art of layering butter and dough, delivering exciting twists on all-time classics. Our favourite? The Iberico Jamon is mouth-wateringly delicious, and the veggie pie with spinach, roasted corn and A.O.P Gruyère.

Address: 487 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Hours: Mon-Sun 8am-3pm

Malika Bakehouse exterior
Malika Bakehouse | Image: Malika Bakehouse

5. Malika Bakehouse Surry Hills

Known for: kunefe, baklava, borek

A delightful merging of traditional Turkich tea house and Sydney cafe culture, Malika Bakehouse offers coffee, brunch and of course, baked goods. You can expect to indulge in all the Turkish delicacies you know and love, including baklava, borek, corek – a salty-buttery muffin, or a soft Turkish bagel called acma. They also serve up a Turkish-style set menu for breakfast and brunch.

Address: 515 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Hours: Mon-Fri 6am-3pm, Sat 7am-3pm, Sun 8am-3pm

6. Shadow Baking

Known for: loaded tarts, custard danishes, chocolate croissants

The love child of three Messina head chefs, Tom Mitchell, Florian Fritsch and Remi Talbot, Shadow Baking is one of the best bakeries in Sydney if you want tasty and innovative in equal measure. The bakery gathered a following at its original outpost serving up hungry marketgoers at The Cannery Markets, and now that they’ve gone permanent, we couldn’t be happier. This means tasty treats that blend French fare and old-school Aussie classics every day of the week. Plus, its location next door to Messina means you can expect some Messina-inspired options too. The Custard Tart Danish is our go-to.

Address: 243 Victoria St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Hours: Fri-Sun 8am-2pm

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Lucien Baked Goods | Image: Lucien Baked Goods

7. Lucien Baked Goods

Known for: cakes, canelés, custard tarts

Lucien baked Goods is a bakery and cafe hybrid from the award-winning team at Circa Espresso in Parramatta, yet another addition to the thriving Parramatta foodie scene. Under the helm of pastry chef Adeline Ribis and head chef Tom Clunie, Lucien is all about indulgence. Their display houses cakes, croissants, canelés and decadent custard tarts. They also serve up a delicious food menu and house-roasted coffee in beautiful ceramic mugs.

Address: 111 Phillip St, Parramatta NSW 2150
Hours: Mon-Fri 6:30 am–2 pm, Sat-Sun 7:30am-12pm

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8. Tenacious Bakehouse

Known for: Portuguese tarts, croissants, tarts

Intimate yet packed with options, Tenacious Bakehouse is just that – tenacious – and one of the best bakeries in Sydney. The Oxford Street institution serves innovative creations combining Korean and European fare. We love their daily Portugese tart creations, croissants (which are fermented with sourdough) as well as their pandoro with matcha cream and white bean filling.

Address: 101 Oxford St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Hours: Mon-Sun 8am-4pm

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Humble Bakery | Image: Humble Bakery

9. Humble Bakery

Known for: sourdough, toasties, cakes

With an open kitchen, Humble Bakery is genuine, approachable and one of our favourite bakeries in Sydney. The menu is full of classics – we love grabbing fresh bread, a finger bun and a baked bean toastie for the ultimate nostalgic pick-me-up. They also serve sandwiches, avo toast and have an endless selection of goodies including jam doughnuts, danishes and tarts, just to name a few. Our top pick? Their ‘humble’ version of spanish torrijas cinnamon deep fried brioche filled with dulce de leche.

Address: 50 Holt St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-3pm, Sat-Sun 8am-2pm
Phone: (02) 9435 0801

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Bourke Street Bakery | Image: Bourke Street Bakery

10. Bourke Street Bakery Surry Hills

Known for: pork fennel sausage rolls, ginger brulee tart, chocolate tart

One of the best bakeries Sydney has to offer is none other than the highly popular foodie icon Bourke Street Bakery. Sweet treats, savoury bites and some of the best sourdough you can wrap your mouth around are just some of the delights you’ll find at the Bourke Street Bakery.

Address: 633 Bourke St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-6pm, Sat-Sun 7am-5pm
Phone: (02) 9699 1011

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Iggy’s Bread | Image: Iggy’s Bread

11. Iggy’s Bread

Known for: croissants, sourdough, bagels

In the beachside suburb of Bronte, Iggy’s Bread is often littered with hungry customers patiently waiting for a turn to get their daily bread, and the wait is certainly worth it. Iggy’s uses old school methods, i.e. the best methods, to make their bread with naturally leavened simple ingredients that are hearth baked and delicious.

Address: 145d Macpherson Street, Bronte NSW 2024
Hours: Mon-Thur 7am-4pm, Fri-Sun 8am until sold out
Phone: (02) 9386 1370

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Flour and Stone | Image: Flour and Stone

12. Flour and Stone

Known for: lemon drizzle cake, lamington, panna cotta

The hugely popular Flour and Stone Bakery in Woolloomooloo is known for its dreamy baked goods and warm inviting atmosphere. Try the renowned lamington, a vanilla sponge soaked in panna cotta with a berry compote centre and dark chocolate or the famous lemon drizzle cake, a rich moist lemon almond cake with lemon drizzle icing.

Address: 43 Riley Street, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-4pm, Sat 8am-4pm
Phone: (02) 8068 8818

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Berkelo | Image: Anna Kucera

13. Berkelo

Known for: croissants, butter bun, banana bread

Berkelo’s motto is ‘simple food is the best food’ and that’s exactly why it’s one of the best bakeries in Sydney, because it does simple so well. Try their long fermented signature white sourdough or the banana cake for a sweet treat. Want to learn to bake yourself? You can take a class and learn the art of the humble sourdough.

Address: 8 William St, Brookvale NSW 2100
Hours: Mon-Sat 7am-2pm, Sun 7am-1pm
Phone: (02) 9905 3455

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Sonoma Bakery Glebe | Image: Sonoma Bakery Glebe

14. Sonoma Bakery Glebe

Known for: baby sourdough rolls, ricotta hotcakes

Sonoma Bakery uses only the very best ingredients of freshly milled flour, filtered water and sea salt, you’re sure to fall in love with their simple but perfectly executed breads. For something sweet try their signature treat, a croissant pastry scroll sprinkled with cinnamon or a deliciously gooey hazelnut brownie with Belgian chocolate.

Address: 215a Glebe Point Road, Glebe NSW 2037
Hours: Mon-Sun 7am-2pm
Phone: (02) 96602116

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Rollers Bakehouse | Image: Rollers Bakehouse

15. Rollers Bakehouse

Known for: ham and cheese croissants, sausage rolls, choc croissant

Rollers Bakehouse is the place to be if you have a hankering for anything baked that comes in rolled form i.e. croissants, sausage rolls, or in other words, all the best things about baked goods. Get in early as everything is rolled and baked daily and once it’s gone, it’s gone.

Address: 19 Rialto Ln, Manly NSW 2095
Hours: Mon-Sat 7am-3pm, Sun 7.30am-2pm
Phone: 0439 489 433

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Brickfields | Image: Brickfields

16. Brickfields

Known for: bacon sandwich, sourdough, salted caramel chocolate cake.

A local favourite supplying Sydney with premium sourdoughs, cakes and pastries all from the Brickfields Marrickville shop. Try a chocolate croissant, berry danish, or take home a delicious Danish rye or fig, raisin and walnut sourdough. Got a sweet tooth? Try the salted caramel chocolate cake.

Address: 2 Sydney St, Marrickville NSW 2204
Hours: Mon-Sun 9am-4pm
Phone: 0420 966 368

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Breadfern Bakery | Image: Breadfern Bakery

17. Breadfern Bakery

Known for: sourdough, almond croissant

At Breadfern Bakery you’ll find the very best of local ingredients lovingly made into some of the finest artisan breads and sweetest pastry treats you can get in Sydney. Step inside and enjoy a tasty breakfast croissant or grab a loaf of tasty sourdough to take home for lunch – whatever you grab you won’t be disappointed.

Address: 306-308 Chalmers St, Redfern NSW 2016
Hours: Mon-Sun 6am-3pm
Phone: (02) 8065 3959

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Oregano Bakery | Image: Oregano Bakery

18. Oregano Bakery

Known for: cinnamon scrolls, savoury scrolls, zaatar

Oregano Bakery is one of the best bakery shops in Sydney and for good reason, their selection of tasty sweet scrolls. Cinnamon, cookies and cream, red velvet, fig and almond, tahini and pistachio and chocolate with raspberry and coconut are just some of the delicious flavour combinations you can expect.

Address:  56 Connells Point Rd, South Hurstville NSW 2221
Hours: Mon 6am-3pm, Tue-Sat 6am-4pm, Sun 6am-12pm
Phone: (02) 9546 3666

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Staple Bakery | Image: Staple Bakery

19. Staple Bakery

Known for: oregano croissant, sourdough, pain au chocolate

Staple Bakery in Seaforth is one of the best bakery shops in Sydney – Northern Beaches locals and city-slickers alike can’t go past their wholesome and oh-so-tasty award-winning sourdough. It is the perfect place to get your ‘staple’ bread for the week and to treat yourself to pain au chocolat or the popular cheese and oregano croissant.

Address: 1/20-28 Montauban Ave, Seaforth NSW 2092
Hours: Wed-Sun 7am-2pm
Phone: 0414 525 151

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Goose Bakery | Image: Goose Bakery

20. Goose Bakery

Known for: Danish, charcoal macaroons, shortbread

Goose Bakery is not only good for your weekly bread shop, the cakes and baked treats are to die for. Buttery, flaky croissants, crunchy baguettes and deliciously dense chocolate tart await. Add in a Five Senses coffee with a side of shortbread and you’re in baked treat heaven and a perfect morning.

Address: 38 Ross St, Forest Lodge NSW 2037
Hours: Tues-Fri 7am-3.30pm, Sat 7.30am-2.30pm
Phone: 0416 306 508

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François Artisan Baker | Image: François Artisan Baker

21. François Artisan Baker

Known for: almond croissant, goats cheese tart, vanilla slice

Francois Artisan Baker pumps out the most delicious savoury and sweet baked goods on a daily basis and they’re all hand made with a whole lot of love, a love you can taste with every bite. Grab your daily loaf, pop in for a flaky, buttery morning croissant and coffee or grab an extra special sweet cake for dessert.

Address: 91 Bondi Rd, Bondi NSW 2026
Hours: Tues-Sun 7am-5pm
Phone: (02) 8403 4014

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Wild Cockatoo Bakery | Image: Wild Cockatoo Bakery

22. Wild Cockatoo Bakery

Known for: Croissants, pies, sourdough

A favourite among locals looking for top quality bread and tasty pastries, Wild Cockatoo Bakery is one of the best bakeries in Sydney, hands down. There’s so much on offer, from croissants and pies to a wholesome sourdough and every type of bread you could possibly dream of. The perfect stop if you’re craving sandwiches that week.

Address: 30 Botany Rd, Waterloo NSW 2017
Hours: Tues-Fri 7.30am-5.30pm, Sat 7am-4.30pm, Sun 7am-3.30pm

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Tuga Pastries | Image: Tuga Pastries

23. Tuga Pastries

Known for: Portuguese custard tart, rum and raisin doughnut

Tuga Pastries offers up a whole range of delicious pastries and bread, but the real star of this café is the Pastel de Nata or Portuguese custard tarts. The family recipe has been passed down for generations and is handmade and hand-pressed daily, so be sure to grab one on your next visit.

Address: Shop 6/231 Clovelly Rd, Clovelly NSW 2031
Hours: Thur-Mon 7am-3pm
Phone: 0412 664 165

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Sweet Belem Cake Boutique | Image: Sweet Belem Cake Boutique

24. Sweet Belem Cake Boutique

Known for: Portuguese custard tart, Portuguese doughnut

Another purveyor of Portuguese tarts and equally worth checking out is Sweet Belem Cake Boutique. Made with free range eggs and quality ingredients, you’ll never be disappointed with your choice at Sweet Belem. We also can’t go past their Portuguese doughnuts filled with free range egg jam. Simply delicious.

Address: 35B New Canterbury Rd, Petersham NSW 2049
Hours: Mon-Sat 8.30am-5pm, Sun 9am-4pm
Phone: (02) 9572 6685

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Baked by Keiran | Image: Baked by Keiran

25. Baked by Keiran

Known for: sourdough, lamington, caneles

With over 20 years of baking, owner Keiran of Baked by Keiran knows what he’s talking about when it comes to bread. If you’re after a good, simple loaf of bread then Keiran’s sourdough or plain white is the way to go. Alternatively, for something sweet, try one of the danishes with fruit and custard.

Address: 455 Marrickville Rd, Dulwich Hill NSW 2203
Hours: Mon-Sat 6.30am-2pm

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Pioik Bakery | Image: Pioik Bakery

26. Pioik Bakery

Known for: almond croissant, chocolate sourdough, egg sandwich

Pioik Bakery (pronounced pee-oyk) in Sydney’s Pyrmont is a little family-run bakery that offers big flavour. Everything is made from scratch using the best market-fresh ingredients with zero preservatives. Try the Epooro “The King” signature bread, a blend of whole wheat and rye and weighing in at a hefty 2kg.

Address: 176-178 Harris St, Pyrmont NSW 2009
 Thur-Sun 7am-11am
Phone: (02) 9660 0343

Key Things to Consider for Sydney Bakeries

The key factors to keep in mind when deciding where to go:

  • Price – Bakeries can range in terms of cost, so keep in mind how much you’re willing to spend on your baked goods, whether it be a loaf of bread, a meal or a special treat.
  • Variation – Some bakeries pride themselves on variety, while others like sticking to a specialised selection. If you like mixing it up, make sure you’re going to places that have plenty of options and are able to make changes to the menu or recipe when needed.
  • Location – Consider whether you feel like being in the centre of all the action, on bustling Oxford Street, for example, or if you’re in the mood for somewhere a bit more quaint and quiet. Sydney has plenty of options when it comes to both vibes.
  • Service – As always, quality service makes the experience at a restaurant that much more enjoyable. Have a look at reviews or talk to your mates who have visited in the past to know what to expect.

Alternatives to Sydney Bakeries

If you’re looking for other things to do in and around Sydney, we’ve got you covered with some of the options listed below. You can also check out our list of fun things to do in Sydney. If you’re looking for a more specific cuisine, check out our list of burgers or ramen restaurants. If you’re full, we can also help you with your search for the best rooftop bars or show you the best Sydney museums.

Why You Should Trust Our List

With an editorial team full of foodies, Man of Many has had the unique opportunity to directly sample and experience the baked goods of the best spots in Sydney. It is also based on our experience, in-depth research and customer reviews of bakeries in Sydney. As expert journalists who guide people between competing products and services, we have provided our independent opinion in formulating our selections. Our editors have taken into account food, service and atmosphere while also making a concerted effort to highlight a few spots outside of the CBD. You can review our editorial policy here surrounding how we maintain our independence in our editorial reviews.

Bakeries in Sydney FAQs

Where is the best bakery in Sydney?

Some of the best bakeries in Sydney are Bourke Street Bakery, Flour and Stone and Iggy’s Bread.

Where can I get sourdough bread in Sydney?

Sourdough is available at many bakeries across Sydney but the best place for a solid sourdough is Iggy's Bread.

Where is the best bakery near Marrickville?

Brickfield in Marrickville is a great Bakery to sample tasty baked treats and grab a sourdough loaf for home.