Nothing compares to the glorious assault on your senses when you step inside a true artisan bakery. The smell of baking bread, the sight of rows and rows of brightly coloured fruit tarts, the sense of icing sugar that seems to hang in the air… We think that you deserve a sweet treat and that’s why we’re proud to present our pick of Sydney’s best sweet bakeries!
Best Place for Monet Cakes
A peaceful hideaway in the touristy Rocks area, La Renaissance is an utterly exquisite French bakery. You’ll never hear a bad word about this place (and not just because the head chef is a kickboxing champ), and it’s the first patisserie in the southern hemisphere to join the prestigious Relais Desserts organisation. With credential like that, it’s not surprise La Renaissance is considered one of the best bakeries around and its multi-layered Monet cake is its crowning glory!
“First place that comes in mind when I want desserts or some macaroons when at work. Their Opera Cake is amazing as are the macaroons. It’s my go to place when buying something small as a surprise treat for my husband.” – Bare Essentials
Best Place for Watermelon Cakes
We have three words for you. Strawberry. Watermelon. Cake. This heavenly joy is two layers of almond dacquoise, rose cream, watermelon, strawberries, pistachios and dried rose petals, and Black Star Pastry is legendary for it. This is one of Sydney’s absolute must-try desserts, and you’ll find yourself returning again and again for another sweet fix.
“My all time favourite watermelon cake!!” – Jetyew
Best Place for Cookies
Some unions are simply meant to be, and bringing together two of the city’s most beloved dessert titans could only ever result in something great. MADE is an adorable little grass-floored boutique showcasing the very best of MakMak and Bakedown Cakery, and the famous 36-Hour Choc Chip Cookies are a steal at just $4 a pop. These sea salt-sprinkled beauties are what all cookies should aspire to be!
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Best Place for Lemon Drizzle Cakes
Flour and Stone may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts. Beneath their humble appearance lies one of Sydney’s finest bakeries, excelling in everything from pastries and pies to cakes, donuts, and tarts. It’s incredibly hard to single out any one item from the drool-worthy menu, but the fluffy, buttery Lemon Dream Cake makes a very strong case for itself.
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Best Place for Tarts
Bourke Street Bakery rounds off our list in delectable style, having blossomed into a true Sydney icon over the last decade. The hype is very much real here, and the fennel sausage rolls deserve every scrap of praise they get. But the sweets are where it’s at. Their Ginger Brulee Starts have pretty much reach cult status in Sydney, and it’s no surprise why. The tart is a glorious construction of flaky pastry and chai-spiced custard that’s made over two days. Put it all together and you’ve got yourself a ticket to dessert heaven.