Top 10 Bakeries & Patisseries in Sydney

Tempting treats from Flour and Stone
Tempting treats from Flour and Stone

Tempting treats from Flour and Stone

Sydney’s best Bakeries

It’s hard not to love a baked good, right?  Sure those following the Atkins diet may have a different opinion, but we think deep down even they too love baked goods.  It’s so hard to resist that crispy on the outside, soft in the middle loaf of artisnal sourdough or that deliciously flaky and buttery croissant, or that perfectly short shortcrust pastry with its sweet filling (or savoury for that matter) .  Indulging in baked goods has the power to make us feel warm on the inside and just that little bit naughty!

But just where can you find the best bakeries and patisseries in Sydney?  After all we want to make those calories count.  If we are going to blow our weekly calorie quota on a few mouthfuls – we need to make it worth it.

Never fear – here is our list of Sydney’s 10 best Bakeries and Patisseries (in no particular order).

Go forth and may you eat guilt free.  There is always the gym tomorrow…

  1. BOURKE STREET BAKERY
    One of Sydney’s most famous bakeries, the original Surry Hills location has expanded to reach more Sydney suburbs.  Specialties are the pork and fennel sausage rolls and the Ginger Brûlée Tart.  But honestly it’s all good!
    Read our review of Bourke Street Bakery
    Surry Hills, Potts Point, Alexandria, Marrickville, Neutral Bay
  2. IGGY’S BREAD
    It’s hard to find a restaurant menu that doesn’t offer Iggy’s Bread.  A Sydney staple with good reason.
    Iggy’s Bread website
    Various locations in Sydney
  3. BLACK STAR PASTRY
    Black Star Pastry started in Newtown and has expanded.  No colours or dyes are used in their products – they like the natural flavours to shine through.
    Black Star Pastry website
    CBD, Newtown, Rosebery
  4. ADRIANO ZUMBO
    Adriano Zumbo first found fame through Masterchef.  Now he is one of the most highly regarded pastry chefs in Sydney and his pastries and cakes have gained a cult following.
    Adriano Zumbo’s website
    Balmain, QVB, Chatswood, Macquarie Centre
  5. SONOMA BAKERY
    Sonoma handmake some of the best breads in Sydney and they also have cafes attached so you can enjoy a cup of coffee and breakfast or lunch while you’re there picking up your bread.  We particularly love their Miche loaf (insider tip – you can ask to buy just a half or quarter if you won’t eat the whole thing!)
    Sonoma Bakery website
    Alexandria, Bondi, Glebe, Paddington, Rose Bay, Waterloo, Woollahra
  6. FLOUR AND STONE
    Flour and Stone pride themselves on their personal touch.  Everything comes out of the kitchen with love!
    Flour and Stone website
    53 Riley Street, Woolloomooloo
  7. BRASSERIE BREAD
    Brasserie Bread has quickly gained a reputation in Sydney for quality sourdough breads.  They have a cafe at Banksmeadow.
    Brasserie Bread website
    Cafe – 1737 Botany Road, Banksmeadow
  8. TEXTBOOK BOULANGERIE PATISSERIE
    This newcomer boasts French style sweet and savoury pastries and breads, plus you can dine in for breakfast or lunch.
    Textbook Boulangerie Patisserie website
    274 Botany Road, Alexandria
  9. BREADFERN BAKERY
    Offering artisan breads, pastries, pies and more with a focus on organic ingredients.  You can eat in too!
    Breadfern Bakery website
    308 Chalmers Street, Redfern
  10. BRICKFIELDS
    Bakery and cafe serving delicious breads, pastries and coffee.
    Brickfields website
    206 Cleveland Street, Chippendale

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