There’s nothing quite like a freshly baked slice of sourdough or delicate croissant to kick start your day. From artisan sourdoughs to French patisseries and moreish cinnamon scrolls, we’ve selected our top 10 bakeries across Sydney that deserve a visit when you’re out and about this weekend.
Baking some of the best sourdough loaves around. Sonoma is a family-run empire and they have been baking and delivering delicious, crusty breads to cafes and restaurants across Sydney since 2001. Branching out to pastries, biscuits, tarts, mueslis, and their own chain of cafes, the Sonoma name is synonymous with wholesome and delectable sweet and savoury treats.
Alexandria, Bondi, Glebe, Paddington, Rose Bay, Waterloo, Woollahra
A shrine to all things bread, Breadfern is run by the team behind Tapeo, Redfern’s beloved gluten-free bakery. Breadfern’s products though are quite the opposite. Pies, pastries, and five types of bread are on the menu at this carb-loaded cafe. Everything is made fresh daily, from their sourdough to their olive and fruit loaves, flaky croissants, scrumptious tarts, and pizza rolls.
308 Chalmers Street, Redfern
Packing an impressive amount of flair and flavour for such a petite cafe, Flour and Stone is your patisserie pitstop in Woolloomooloo. Delectable Coffee Alchemy is the bean of choice, and the menu is a mingling of timeless favourites (lamingtons, brownies and scones with jam and cream) and modern pastries (beetroot and seed cake, leek and gruyere tart, and pumpkin and goats curd danish).
53 Riley Street, Woolloomooloo
Sydneysiders are travelling from all over the city to get a taste of Oregano Bakery’s cinnamon scrolls. An authentic masterpiece, cafes across the city over clambering to stock scrolls with the Oregano Bakery stamp. This Lebanese bakery also serves savoury wraps and Lebanese sweets, so take it from us, your visit will be well-rewarded.
56 Connells Point Road, South Hurstville
Another contender for the best sourdough in Sydney, Berkelo serves up mouth-watering sourdough with their house-churned butter and heirloom honey from their hole-in-the-wall cafe. Their menu is wholesome and honest – no refined sugars, artificial sweeteners, bleached or commercial flours. Sourdough aside, their crowd pleasers are the almond croissant and Berkelo choux.
8 William Street, Brookvale
2/557 Military Road, Mosman
We couldn’t run off a list of Sydney’s best bakeries and not include the much-loved Bourke Street Bakery. A Sydney institution, Bourke Street Bakery serves up the bready decadence and sweet treats we didn’t know we needed. The perfect corner cafe to indulge your sweet tooth or satisfy those carb cravings. Order the hazelnut and raisin sourdough or the rhubarb Danish, you won’t be disappointed.
Alexandria, Banksmeadow, Barangaroo, Kirrawee, Marrickville, Neutral Bay, North Sydney, Parramatta, Potts Point, Surry Hills
Pairing organic ingredients and sustainable produce with their outstanding knack for producing savoury snacks. Bake Bar’s success in Randwick has been followed by the opening of two new stores in Double Bay and Alexandria. Designed as an open bakery, kids will be entertained by the latest batch of brownies being whipped up while you enjoy a coffee and zingy lemon tart.
Randwick, Alexandria, Double Bay
Bondi’s Organic Republic Bakery is all about conscious eating. Challenging the immortal offering, ‘let them eat cake’, Organic Republic’s creed is ‘let the bread speak’, ensuring there are no hidden nasties behind their natural and local ingredients. Organic loaves, quinoa breads, pizzas, scones, muffins, cakes and more are baked fresh daily and provide the perfect wind-down after a day at the beach.
98-100 Glenayr Avenue, Bondi
This popular Bronte bakery is about wholesome breads – nothing more, nothing less. You won’t find any pastries or sweet treat on Iggy’s menu; instead, you’ll find a daily serving of handmade crusty-topped, soft-centred breads that usually sell out before midday. Artisan olive loaves, French baguettes, and decadent cheese sticks are also on the menu.
49 Belgrave Street and 145d Macpherson Street, Bronte
Adorned with Parisian prints and serving up a traditional selection of cakes, baguettes, Croque-monsieur and of course pain-au-chocolat. St Honouré Bakery menu serves up every baguette, loaf and roll you can think of, along with scrumptious cakes, robust coffee and escargot to boot. Baked fresh daily, the humble bakery is c’est magnifique to say the least.
3/547-555 Military Road, Mosman