Top 5 Bakeries in Sydney

by Jessica Polak

Image credit: Brasserie Bread

Image credit: Brasserie Bread

Sydney-siders love their carbs. But with thousands of cafes and bakeries scattered across the city, the hardest part is deciding where to actually go. First world problems right?

We’re even happy to get out of bed at the break of dawn and queue outside for those fresh sourdough loaves, croissants oozing with chocolate, sandwiches brimming with all your favourite toppings and an array of other baked favourites. But worry not, we’ve done all the hard work for you. Whether you’re looking for a treat that will satisfy those cronut cravings or you just want to try some savoury goods, these bakeries are our top picks to satisfy every gluttony need.

The Dough Collective

Image Credit: The Dough Collective

Image Credit: The Dough Collective

The Dough Collective aren’t strangers to distinctive flavours. They’ve got a range of menu items unbeknownst to many Sydney-siders including the Gangnam crown – made with Korean kimchi, condensed cheese, and condensed milk, a worthy investment for those looking for something original, while their choc-orange ring is the perfect balance of zesty orange flavour and sweet Belgian chocolate galore. Scone enthusiasts may even want to try a cheese and shallot scone or stick to the classic chocolate or raisin varieties.

The bakers at The Dough Collective always aim to provide high-quality goods by creating the dough from scratch with the yeast fermenting over nine days, making for a unique tasting experience. There are over 60 types of bread items that you can try before you zero in on one. The quirky bread inspired tiles and rolling pin table legs only add to the charm of the space.

Where: 500 Oxford St, Bondi Junction | 614 George St, Sydney
When: Bondi: Monday – Wednesday 7:30am – 9:30pm | Thursday – Friday 7:30am – 10pm | Saturday 8:30am – 10pm | Sunday 8:30am – 9pm
Sydney: Monday – Wednesday 9am – 6:30pm | Thursday 9am – 8:30pm | Friday – Sunday 9:30am – 6:30pm


Image Credit: Kurtosh

Image Credit: Kürtősh

With a name that comes from a traditional Hungarian pastry known as Kürtőskalács (chimney cake in English), it’s not surprising that Kurtosh brings to the table a series of unique treats not often found around Sydney. Their namesake creations will immediately capture your eye – and later, your taste buds – with their coil of pastry which is coated with different flavours including chocolate, hazelnut and cinnamon. If you’re looking for something new, these chimney cakes are not to be missed.

The rest of their menu is worth trying with cheesecakes, chocolate slices and fruity sponges all up on offer. And if you’re worried about taste-testing on uncharted territory, there are plenty of samples for you to try before you buy and cakes are sold by weight so you can have all the variety minus the hole in your wallet.

Where: 604 – 606 Crown St, Surry Hills | 316 Victoria St, Darlinghurst | 20B – 20C St Paul’s St, Randwick
Monday – Friday 7am – 10pm | Saturday – Sunday 8am – 10pm

Fujipan Japanese Bakery

Image Credit: Fujipan Japanese Bakery

Image Credit: Fujipan Japanese Bakery

Looking for authentic Japanese baking in the heart of Sydney? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Fujipan is the place to go if you want to try delicious bread brimming with beef curry, red bean jam or mouthwatering custard. The melon pan, smothered with cookie crust, is for those looking to satisfy their sugar cravings while the spicy cavier are for the foodies who don’t mind their dishes coming in with a little bit of heat.

For all you Studio Ghibli lovers out there, Fujipan offers edible Totoro’s filled with custard – definitely a picture worth taking for Instagram – so make sure you look out for him on your next visit. With low prices and delicious treats, Fujipan will leave you with a full stomach and happy heart!

Where: 605 George St, Sydney
Monday – Sunday 9am – 10pm

Brasserie Bread

Image Credit: Brasserie Bread

Image Credit: Brasserie Bread

When you visit Brasserie Bread, you’ll find it hard to ignore the sheer amount of options in front of you. Slow-poached fruit tarts, coconut teacakes, almond croissants and their endless list of sandwich rolls are just a few of the treats you can expect to see when you walk through that shop-front.

If you become overwhelmed with choice and don’t mind dining in, the best option is to stick with one of Brasserie Bread’s signature dishes. The sourdough pancakes will surely impress with their stewed berries and honeycomb cream, although a chocolate ganache and a passionfruit mix variation are also offered. Their croquet monsieur grilled sandwich is another popular dish for any time of day and features hot ham and cheese – not unheard of in Sydney, but hey, there’s nothing wrong with a classic.

Where: 1737 Botany Rd, Banksmeadow
Monday – Friday 7am – 3pm | Saturday – Sunday 8am – 2pm

The Cook and Baker

Image Credit: The Cook and Baker

Image Credit: The Cook and Baker

Step back Krispy Kreme’s, there’s a new doughnut master in town. The Cook and Baker have managed to create irresistible doughnuts such as their signature jam and vanilla version, as well as the mouthwatering “bro nuts” – a delicious mixture of chocolate and salted caramel. If you’re not a doughnut fan, there are still plenty of other baked goodies to choose from including seasonal tarts, frittatas and a range of holiday-inspired treats such as Anzac biscuits, hot cross buns and those unforgettable Bundt cakes.

All their menu items are made from the freshest ingredients to ensure that every bite is an explosion of flavour that will keep you coming back for more. With an assortment of cakes, croissants, and sandwiches all freshly baked every day, The Cook and Baker make it hard to resist these culinary delights.

Where: 238 Oxford St, Bondi Junction
Tuesday – Sunday 7am – 4pm



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