The Guide to Brisbane’s Best Bakeries
Let’s be honest: Is there anything as wonderful and pure as a loaf of freshly baked bread or a buttery, flaky croissant?
Luckily, Brisbane is home to numerous amazing bakeries, all of which are filled with delectable treats. Bakery goods must be infused with tradition, affection, and butter. Lots and lots of butter! We’ve put together the best thing since sliced bread—a round-up of Brisbane’s best bakeries—to help you avoid being let down by a soggy sausage roll, a stale loaf, or an unimpressive éclair. Do you want to know our favourite bakeries in the city? Read on.
The 24 Best Bakeries in Brisbane
Lune Croissanterie – South Brisbane
The Melbourne-born institution made it’s long-awaited Brisbane debut in 2021 by opening an incredible space at the end of Fish Lane. Anyone who has travelled to one of Lune’s locations in Melbourne is likely familiar with the company’s distinctive croissants, which range from the standard kind (insofar as anything at Lune can be described as standard) to the more unique. Their classic pastry line-up is completed by a range of interesting specials which change constantly. At the time of writing these include a PBJ cruffin, Cherry ripe pain au chocolat and Cheese and Vegemite escargot pastry! Make sure to arrive early because there are always line-ups and things tend to sell out quickly. It’s most definitely worth the wait.
Christian Jacques Artisan Boulanger – Kangaroo Point
Pastry aficionados will definitely need to add this boulangerie in Kangaroo Point to their list. Christian Jacques was raised in the south of France, where he developed a love of baking from an early age. And it really shows. The croissants are made the traditional French way and are slow fermented over two days using premium French butter to produce one of the flakiest croissants this side of the equator. While it’s hard to look past their incredible croissants, be sure to take away a millefeuille for later!
Darvella Patisserie – Bulimba
The Bulimba-based Darvella Patisserie offers hand-crafted cakes, pastries, and hand-picked deli items that are modelled after Europe’s historic patisseries. From it’s beginnings as a lockdown pivot, it developed into a full-fledged patisserie in 2021. It’s a terrific place to indulge in delectable pastries while enjoying a good cup of coffee and a chat. The bakery’s menu features classic croissants, doughnuts, breads, savoury foods, a variety of speciality baby cakes, and delights made with Swiss chocolate. Despite the big outside space, there is very little seating, so you’d be lucky to find a spot in the mornings. Additionally, there is very little street parking available, so plan on walking.
Danny’s Bread – Teneriffe
If you’re familiar with Brisbane’s café scene, you’ve probably noticed that many of the city’s top eateries carry Danny’s Bread. For good reason. There are many options in New Farm/Teneriffe, but we think this one is the best. They make minimal fuss with their storefront, putting all of their effort into creating a top-notch product. By combining organic flour from Gunnedah, salt from the Murray River region, and premium water, Danny’s Bread creates its famous sourdough bread that is pretty close to perfect. The result is a rustic and authentic real sourdough; smoky, cripsy, soft and chewy all at once.
Flour & Chocolate – Morningside and Northgate
Every devoted fan of baked goods rejoiced when Flour & Chocolate established a second (much larger) location in Northgate because a line of pastry seekers frequently snakes out of the patisserie’s Morningside location. People can now get their dose of the artisan breads, cakes, tarts, slices, brownies, sausage rolls, and more from this renowned business. They run out around noon so arrive early.
Le Caprice Patisserie – Bulimba
It’s challenging to top Bulimba’s Le Caprice for a relaxed bakery brimming with European flair. This charming patisserie is stocked to the brim with sweet pastries, baguettes filled with flavourful contents, delicious hot pies, and some really alluring desserts. You can even ask the crew here to whip up a croquembouche for you if you have an upcoming event where you want to make a good impression. They also do an outstanding pizza. The choices are outstanding and the fabulous service is a stand out!
Chouquette – New Farm, Brisbane City and Graceville
For everything from buttery croissants and freshly baked baguettes to delectable coffee, Brisbane residents and visitors frequent this long-standing French bakery and patisserie. Some even come from the opposite side of town. You’ll undoubtedly fall head over heels with Chouquette’s macarons, almond croissants, mille-feuille, eclairs, and bostocks if you’re looking for delights in the Parisian style. The flan is amazing, and the canelés are outstanding.
Jocelyn’s Provisions – Fortitude Valley, Camp Hill and Brisbane City
One of Brisbane’s most recognisable bakeries, Jocelyn’s Provisions is known for its rich cakes and flawless pastries. It uses premium ingredients and time-tested recipes to produce its renowned (and wildly popular) line of goods. There ‘s something for everyone’s tastebuds here, from the iconic bar cakes and flourless chocolate cakes to its chewy brownies, delicious roulades, and buttery tarts. They make ideal take-home treats that are expertly crafted, flavourful, and with zesty icing. There are both sweet and savoury alternatives in this tiny shop, which delivers a powerful punch. It’s also a great option to order birthday cakes; always tasty, never dry, never overly sweet, excellent for online ordering as well as last-minute phone orders.
Albion Provisions – Albion
Albion Provisions, a branch store that manages the majority of the chain’s baking activities, is another member of the Jocelyn’s Provisions empire. From baguettes and ciabatta to croissants, Turkish loaves, and seeded sourdoughs, the dough is worked, moulded, and baked here. Of course, there is also a sizable accompaniment of tempting treats! Along with other pastries and snacks, you should also try their sandwiches. For those looking for premium cakes, we highly recommended.
I Heart Brownies – Bowen Hills and Brisbane City
Sometimes, having a speciality is preferable to being a jack of all trades. This is the guiding principle of the I Heart Brownies team, who have spent many hours searching for the ideal brownie and they may very well be the best brownies in town. Flavours include peanut butter, salted caramel, raspberry, Turkish delight, and double chocolate. Try them all to find your favourite.
King Street Bakery – Bowen Hills
The chefs at Montrachet produce some of Brisbane’s greatest French food. So, it makes perfect sense that any attempt at French-style baking would provide equally fantastic results. The King Street Bakery by Montrachet produces gourmet breads, hand-crafted breakfast pastries, tartlets, and cakes that will make you squeal with joyful ecstasy. Fear not for those who don’t have a sweet tooth; the savoury items are also delicious. In addition to gourmet pies and sausage rolls, King Street Bakery offers freshly baked sandwiches using its own breads.
Brewbakers – Albion
A sourdough purist’s delight! The staff at this location creates a variety of high-quality breads, bagels, pastries, cakes, and other baked goods using organic flour from the nearby Kialla Mills and time-honored artisanal techniques (natural leavening/fermenting, poaching, and more). Brewbakers’ starters date back to the 1990s and this team has been perfecting its craft for more than 20 years. And it shows.
Banneton Bakery – Woolloongabba, Camp Hill and Ashgrove
Banneton is anotherbakery that employs traditional methods for baking and other processes, and its enduring values enable it to create some of the most delicious goods around. Without the use of artificial improvers or additives, healthy ingredients are transformed into breads, pastries, savouries, and delicacies at Banneton’s three brick-and-mortar locations and two market pop-ups. If you’re looking for a hassle-free croissant or guilt-free galettes, look for one of these establishments.
Banjo’s Bakery – Darra
In 2020, this well-known Tasmanian bakery opened a full-service café and drive-through bakery in Darra to much acclaim. Signature dishes including the famous Tasmanian scallop pie, double-cheeseburger pie, and chicken parmigiana pie are among the extensive menu’s offerings. There are also sausage rolls, sandwiches, custard scrolls, scones, cakes, slices, danishes, muffins, and bread. So if you need baked goods quickly, this is the ideal choice for delicious grab-and-go food.
Sprout Artisan Bakery – Fortitude Valley
Sprout is now a local favourite after first launching as a pop up on Jame Street in 2020. It provides a variety of sweet and savoury treats, including custard tarts, fluffy croissants, bostocks, savoury breakfast danishes, cinnamon buns, and a croissant toastie that sounds delectable. For everyone who like sweets and pastries, you should definitely head out this way. There is a wide selection to please any butter-loving, pastry-crunching gourmand. Rich and indulgent sweets, substantial savoury danishes, and golden flaky pastries. Sprout has everything.
Gerbino’s – Ashgrove
One of just a few family-run Italian bakeries in Brisbane, Gerbino’s Italian Bakery has been in business since 2003. In order to provide its entire variety, Gerbino’s delves deeply into Italy’s outstanding baking legacy in addition to serving exquisite coffee and a selection of familiar bakery classics. The abundance of cannolis, flavoured biscotti, tortes, croquembouche, and eye-popping cakes in Gerbino’s cabinets makes it worthwhile to make the trip the next time you have a sweet tooth.
Miettes Boulangerie Patisserie – Graceville
This lovely bakery in Graceville is well known for its amazing range of sweet and savoury foods. It is located over the river producing numerous artisanal breads including traditional white sourdough and ciabatta loaves, haloumi and mint sourdough, triple-seeded rye, and cornbread. Additionally, there are limited-edition themed goods and quantities of freshly baked croissants, breakfast brioche, and doughnuts on the shelves.
The Whisk Fine Patisserie – Mount Gravatt
The Whisk ranks up there in the top pastry shops in Brisbane, headed by international award-winning chef Justin Yu. Every week, Justin produces hundreds of pastries by himself. Fresh blueberry, strawberry, and passionfruit almond tarts, macadamia brownies, macarons, and croissants baked with premium Belgian butter and French flour. It’s worth waking up early for we promise!
La Bouche – Cleveland
Cleveland-based small-batch bakery La Bouche specialises in croissants, sourdoughs, and savoury pastries. Jams, chutneys, pickles, and pates are just a few of the seasonal products that are also made on the premises. La Bouche creates a mouth-watering array of goods, including sourdough breads, seasonal danishes, cruffins, Cornish pasties, gourmet pies, and more, using French butter, Australian flour, and vegetables from nearby Redland City farms. You’ll find yourself leaving a 5-star review after you visit.
Crust & Co – Newmarket
One of Brisbane’s best-kept secrets, Crust & Co., is tucked away in the back alleyways of Newmarket bringing joy and happiness to the welcome mouths of Brisbane bakery lovers. Crust & Co. offer sourdoughs, ryes, savoury tarts, flavoured croissants, and special weekend treats with a passion for quality and a respect for history. After just one visit, their perfectly baked pastries will lure you at the counter, and you’ll be leaving with more than just a baguette.
Agnes Street Bakery – Fortitude Valley
Agnes Street’s Bakery must be doing something right because lines gather around the block every morning before opening. You can get pastries that are rich and flaky, sugar-dusted doughnuts that are filled with butterscotch custard, charred Basque cheesecakes, and pizzettes that are topped with a variety of toppings, including smoked potato, raclette cheese, and onion. You’ll be astounded by the high quality of the goods and services received, which matches the pastries on offer. Do not hesitate to visit this establishment if you are nearby or in the area!
The Baker’s Arms – Woolloongabba
The Baker’s Arms provides Brisbane residents with the best of both worlds by operating as both a gourmet bake house and café. The Baker’s Arms has both breakfast and lunch menus, as well as a cabinet and countertop selection, so be sure to swing by on an empty stomach. Everything is cooked fresh every day and offered throughout the morning. You’ll love their meals, with a variety of vegetarian and vegan options available. The enormous beef sausage roll is a must-try; you’ll appreciate that a complementary salad and delectable homemade tomato relish are included with every sausage roll – highly recommended!
Veganyumm – Everton Park
You don’t have to forgo delectable baked goods just because you’re vegan. Veganyumm offers a wide selection of mouthwatering sweets, some of which are gluten-free, that would turn any head. Warm pasties, pies, and sausage rolls that have just been produced are available in the cabinet for a quick and delectable meal that is best enjoyed with a milkshake. When you have a sweet tooth desire, stop in or place an order for a cake for your upcoming special event (Veganyumm are open until 10pm, perfect for the late-night snack attacks).
Superthing – West End
The pink-hued croissanterie Superthing on Montague Road in West End opened in the early months of 2020, setting the bar for visually stunning decor and delectable delicacies. This is one bakery to make sure you take your phone to. Your ‘gram grid will thank you for it. It’s brought to you by the team behind NYC Bagel Deli (also worth a visit!) who have created a cafe that looks as good as their sweet treats taste. Which is pretty darn good. Pro tip: their much instagrammed strawberry croissant is worth the hype. Take one (or three) home today.
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