Our top 5 picks for the best bakeries in Sydney

Savour melt-in-the-mouth chocolate croissants, enjoy a heart Egyptian breakfast with coffee or sink your teeth into a leavened lunch pizza. Hungry yet? Sydney has earned accolades for its culinary scene, and definitely applies to its fine establishment of bakeries. It’s time to follow the aroma of freshly baked delights, where tradition meets innovation and artisanal flavours tantalise the tastebuds. Get ready to take a bite into our best bakeries in Sydney list!

A.P Bakery, Surry Hills

Pastry + coffee + best combo. Image from A.P Bakery.

Housed above the popular retro Golden Age Cinema in Paramount House, with the stand-alone A.P Bakery Newtown and CBD venues also building out an emporium, the increasingly popular A.P Bakery serves everything from rustic country loaves to Macadamia, Honey and Thyme pastries and pizzas. And don’t forget to grab a buttered AP baguette or all-day crispy bacon burger! A.P has fast become the perfect go-to when exploring Sydney’s thriving inner-city cafe scene. 

Pioik Bakery, Pyrmont 

Epooro “The King”. Image from PiOik Bakery.

Baking its market-fresh goodies in a heritage terrace house, the family-run Pioik Bakery is renowned for exceptional sourdough, some of the best croissants in Sydney and signature delights such as breakfast pizza and Egyptian breakfast. Of course, you won’t be able to go past the melt-in-your-mouth chocolate biscuits or the timeless appeal of an Egyptian semolina cake. Make sure you visit this establishment next time you are near Darling Harbour or enjoying a short walk from the CBD.

Bourke Street Bakery

Bourke Street Bakery, Est 2004. Image from Bourke Street Bakery.

A Sydney icon, Bourke Street Bakery is famous for some of the best pastries in Sydney, as well as delicious muffins, cookies and tarts. This bakery also cooks up and serves hearty meat and vegetarian sliders with lashings of good, strong coffee. Since it was established in 2004, this Sydney institution has been delivering some of the best bread in Sydney. Check out the huge range of exceptional organic sourdough, where the creative flavours range from fig and cranberry to fennel, raisin and sour cherry.  

Rollers Bakehouse, Manly 

Next time you’re in Manly, stop by Rollers Bakehouse. Image from Rollers Bakehouse.

Located in Manly’s iconic Corso, Rollers Bakehouse is a go-to destination for beachgoers and locals alike. This bakery’s range of gourmet sandwiches, artisanal bread and sweet treats – make sure to grab a cinnamon roll – make it a perfect spot for breakfast or lunch. The laid-back beach vibes also create an ideal setting to savour a great coffee with Spanish patatas bravas after enjoying a harbourside walk or ocean swim.

Humble Bakery, Surry Hills 

The iconic Finger Bun Cake from Humble Bakery. Image from Rollers Bakery.

Recently hitting the baker’s spotlight for the creation of some of the best cakes in Sydney, Humble Bakery in Surry Hills has also turned sandwich and bread making into an art form, with focaccia, baguettes, and ciabatta Their handcrafted bread and pastries showcase a perfect balance of traditional techniques and innovative flair. The warm and welcoming ambience adds to the overall experience, making it a cherished spot for locals seeking authentic, flavourful treats.

Where to stay

From heritage-listed Art Deco hotels to modern apartments centrally located in the heart of the vibrant CBD, Sydney is filled with great accommodation options close to city highlights and attractions. Not to mention close to some of the top bakeries in Sydney!

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