12 of the best bakeries in Cape Town

Winona Griggs

12 of the finest bakeries in Cape Town

Hello there! Are you a fan of freshly baked goods? Well, you’re in for a treat because I’m about to share with you some of the best bakeries in Cape Town. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, these bakeries are sure to satisfy your cravings and leave you wanting more. So, grab a cup of coffee, get comfortable, and let’s dive into the delicious world of Cape Town’s bakeries!

1. Bread and Butter

If you’re looking for a classic bakery experience, look no further than Bread and Butter. This charming bakery offers a wide selection of freshly baked bread, pastries, and cakes. From their signature sourdough to their decadent chocolate croissants, every bite is a delight. And with their warm and friendly atmosphere, you’ll feel right at home.

2. The Rolling Pin

Are you a pastry lover? Then The Rolling Pin is the place for you. This bakery is known for its wide variety of delicious pastries. From flaky croissants to creamy eclairs, their creations are simply irresistible. And if you’re feeling adventurous, try one of their unique flavor combinations like lavender and honey. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed!

3. Crumbs and Cream

If ice cream is your weakness, then Crumbs and Cream is a must-visit. This bakery specializes in ice cream sandwiches made with freshly baked cookies. You can mix and match your favorite cookie and ice cream flavors to create your own personalized treat. It’s the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth on a hot summer day.

4. Charly’s Bakery

When it comes to celebration cakes, Charly’s Bakery is a true gem. This family-owned bakery is famous for its extravagant and creative cake designs. From whimsical unicorns to lifelike replicas, their cakes are a work of art. And with a wide range of flavors and fillings to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect cake for any occasion.

5. Birds Boutique Cafe

Looking for a cozy spot to enjoy a cup of coffee and a pastry? Birds Boutique Cafe is the place to be. This charming bakery and cafe offer a peaceful ambiance and a delectable selection of baked goods. From their freshly baked muffins to their flaky pies, everything is made with love and care.

6. Jason Bakery

If you’re a fan of artisanal bread, Jason Bakery is a must-visit. This trendy bakery specializes in unique and flavorful bread creations. From their famous bacon croissants to their mouthwatering rye loaves, every bite is an explosion of taste. And with their trendy vibe and hip location, you’ll feel like you’re part of the Cape Town foodie scene.

7. The Creamery

Are you an ice cream enthusiast? Look no further than The Creamery. This artisanal ice cream parlor offers a wide range of unique and delicious flavors. From classic vanilla to adventurous combinations like rooibos tea and honeycomb, there’s something for everyone. And with their commitment to using only the finest ingredients, every scoop is a pure delight.

8. The Sweetest Thing

If you have a sweet tooth, The Sweetest Thing is your paradise. This bakery is known for its mouthwatering selection of cakes, cupcakes, and cookies. From their decadent chocolate cake to their perfectly frosted cupcakes, every bite is a heavenly indulgence. And with their attention to detail and beautiful presentation, these treats are as delightful to look at as they are to eat.

9. La Petite Tarte

Are you a fan of French pastries? Then La Petite Tarte is a must-visit. This charming bakery specializes in authentic French delicacies. From their flaky croissants to their buttery tartlets, their pastries are a true taste of France. And with their cozy setting and friendly staff, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to a Parisian cafe.

10. Four & Twenty

If you’re looking for a bakery with a twist, Four & Twenty is the place for you. This quirky bakery offers a unique fusion of South African and European flavors. From their biltong and blue cheese croissant to their Malva pudding cupcakes, their creations are full of surprises. And with their playful atmosphere and creative menu, every visit is an adventure.

11. Jarryds Espresso Bar + Eatery

Looking for a bakery that serves delicious breakfast and brunch options? Look no further than Jarryds Espresso Bar + Eatery. This trendy eatery offers a mouthwatering selection of freshly baked goods. From their fluffy pancakes to their savory croissants, everything is made with love and attention to detail. And with their stylish decor and friendly service, you’ll want to come back again and again.

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12. The Haas Collective

Last but certainly not least, The Haas Collective is a must-visit for coffee and art lovers. This unique bakery and art gallery offers a perfect blend of delicious baked goods and inspiring artwork. From their aromatic coffee to their homemade pastries, every sip and bite is a treat for your senses. And with their eclectic mix of art and design, you’ll find yourself immersed in creativity.

Well, there you have it! These are just twelve of the many amazing bakeries Cape Town has to offer. Whether you’re a bread lover, a pastry enthusiast, or an ice cream addict, these bakeries are sure to satisfy your cravings and leave you with a smile. So, what are you waiting for? Grab a friend, hop in your car, and embark on a delicious bakery adventure in Cape Town!

12 of the best bakeries in Cape Town

When it comes to exploring a city, sometimes all I need is a mission. And let me tell you, finding the best bakeries in Cape Town is a mission that I am more than happy to embark on. It’s a delicious adventure that promises to satisfy my sweet tooth and tantalize my taste buds.

Whether I’m a local or just visiting Cape Town, these sweet and savory treats are worth going out of my way to try. Not only do I get to enjoy a delectable treat, but I also get to burn off the calories by exploring the city. It’s a win-win situation!

If I’m not able to go on a bakery expedition right away, I can always make a note to visit these incredible bakeries next time I’m in the area. And lucky for me, Getaway has compiled a list of some of the best bakeries in Cape Town. So without further ado, here are my top picks:

1. Jason’s Bakery

12 of the best bakeries in Cape Town

Hey there! Let me tell you about Jason’s Bakery – they’re famous for their unique twist on classic pastries. Every Saturday, they come up with a brand new creation called a doughssant, which is a combination of a croissant and a donut. It’s always a surprise, and that’s why people keep coming back for more!

If you’re looking for a cool place to hang out, Jason’s Bakery has outdoor seating. It’s a great spot to meet up with friends or simply enjoy your pastry. And if you’re in a hurry, you can also get your order to go at the counter.

I have to say, everyone in my office agrees that this bakery is absolutely fantastic. The pastries are just too good to resist!

Contact: You can find more information about Jason’s Bakery on their website at jasonbakery.com, or give them a call at 0214245644.
When to go: If you plan to visit on Monday or Tuesday, they’re open from 9 am to 3:30 pm. On Wednesdays, they close a bit later, at 10 pm. And on Saturdays, they’re open from 9 am to 5 pm. Just keep in mind that they’re closed on Sundays and public holidays. So plan your visit accordingly!

2. New York Bagels

12 of the best bakeries in Cape Town

Welcome to New York Bagels, the only Bagelry in Africa that specializes in traditional boiled and baked New York-style bagels. We offer a variety of 13 different types to satisfy everyone’s tastes. Our family-run deli is famous for its authentic Jewish delicacies, including chopped herring, blintzes, babkas, and baked cheesecake. Everything we serve, from our bakery and confectionery items to our smoked salmon, brisket, and pastrami, is made right here on-site.

If you want to get in touch with us, you can find us at 44 Harrington Street, or you can reach us by phone at 021 820 4359 or via email at [email protected] We also have a Facebook page called New York Bagels Cape Town.

When you’re planning your visit, keep in mind that we open bright and early at 7 am, and we close at 4 pm. So, whether you’re craving a savory bagel sandwich or a sweet treat, make sure to swing by New York Bagels and indulge in the flavors of the Big Apple right here in Cape Town.

3. The Velvet Cake Company

12 of the best bakeries in Cape Town

I have been running The Velvet Cake Co since January 2012, where I strive to create unique and delicious cakes for the people of South Africa who crave something different. Whether it’s a special occasion cake or a sweet treat on the go, I promise to provide you with an extraordinary and magical cake experience. Visit our website at thevelvetcakeco.com or give us a call at 0219140482 for more information. Our shop is open from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday, 9am to 1pm on Saturdays, and closed on Sundays. You can find us at 16 Loop Street in CBD and also at 10 Bella Rosa in Rosenpark.

12 of the best bakeries in Cape Town

Welcome to Queen of Tarts! We don’t just serve delicious meals and snacks, we also have a great selection of sweet and savory treats that you can take home. Whether you’re in the mood for a tart, cheese platter, sandwich platter, pavlova, meringue, cake, cupcake, or brownie, we’ve got you covered.

Our savory tarts are a customer favorite. Served with a fresh green salad, they’re the perfect choice for a light lunch or dinner. Priced at just R70, our tarts come with a daily changing filling, and we always have a vegetarian option available.

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Looking to improve your baking skills? We offer baking classes for anyone interested in creating beautiful and delicious treats. Give us a call to find out more about our class availability.

When it comes to visiting Queen of Tarts, here’s what you need to know. We’re open Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm, Saturday from 8am to 2pm, and closed on Sundays. You can find us at 213 Lower Main Road in Observatory.

For any questions or inquiries, feel free to contact us at 0214482420 or visit our website at queenoftarts.co.za.

5. Knead Bakery

12 of the best bakeries in Cape Town

I absolutely love Knead Bakery! They offer an amazing selection of food and bread that will satisfy any craving. What makes them really stand out are their rye bread options, especially their delicious buttermilk rye bread. If you’re following a Banting diet, you’ll be thrilled with the variety they have to offer. Not only is their food top-notch, but the bakery itself is also a great place to hang out. It has a fantastic atmosphere, perfect for meeting up with friends or catching up with an old buddy. And let me tell you, the staff is incredibly friendly, which just adds to the whole experience. The best part? The prices are totally affordable, so you don’t have to break the bank to enjoy a fantastic meal.
Contact: If you’re interested, you can find various branches of Knead Bakery on kneadbakery.co.za. But I highly recommend checking out the Knead Bakery Cafe on Kloof, it’s definitely worth a visit.
When to go: They’re open from Monday to Sunday, so you have plenty of options. You can enjoy their delicious food from 7.30am to 6pm every day. Now that’s what I call convenience!

6. The Sweetest Thing Patisserie

When I heard about Loaves on Long, I couldn’t resist making the trek to Simon’s Town, despite the distance. Let me tell you, it was worth every mile. Their cakes are absolutely delicious, and I can never resist calling them for special occasions. From their mouthwatering custard fruit tart to their delectable cheesecake and red velvet cupcakes, they have a variety of treats that cater to every sweet tooth.

Now, if sitting in the cafe isn’t your thing, don’t worry. Simon’s Town offers plenty of attractions, so you can simply order your treats to-go and enjoy them with a breathtaking sea view.

Here’s how you can get in touch with them: Give them a call at 0217864200, or shoot them an email at [email protected]

Worried about when to go? Don’t be. Loaves on Long is open every day from Monday to Sunday, starting at 8am and going until 5pm. You’ll find them conveniently located on 82 St George’s Street.

7. Loaves on Long

12 of the best bakeries in Cape Town

Imagine strolling through a bustling metropolis, surrounded by towering skyscrapers. In the midst of this urban chaos, you stumble upon a hidden gem – a charming little bakery known as Loaves on Long. Stepping inside, your senses are immediately enchanted by the irresistible aroma of freshly baked breads and delectable pastries. And there, in the back, you catch a glimpse of the open baking area, where the talented baker works his magic. Bathed in natural light, this welcoming space instantly puts you at ease.

Loaves on Long offers a concise menu that guarantees to satisfy your cravings. Whether you’re in the mood for a hearty sandwich or a flaky croissant, you’ll find something to tickle your taste buds. Plus, the friendly staff is always ready to assist and guide you through their mouthwatering offerings. It’s a delightful experience that leaves you craving for more.

If you’re intrigued and eager to visit, you can find Loaves on Long at 33 Long Street in Cape Town. They’re open from Monday to Friday, starting at 6:30 in the morning until 6 in the evening. On Saturdays, they open their doors at 8 in the morning and close at 4 in the afternoon. Please note that Loaves on Long is closed on Sundays.

To get in touch with Loaves on Long, you can contact them at 021 422 3353 or visit their website at loavesonlong.co.za. So why wait? Indulge in the delightful delicacies at Loaves on Long and treat yourself to a truly unforgettable culinary experience.

8. Dinkel Germany Bakery

Welcome to Dinkel, a traditional German bakery where you can find a delightful assortment of freshly baked breads, cakes, and cookies. Our cozy coffee shop is the perfect place to enjoy a German breakfast or choose from our daily lunch options. In addition to our bread and pies, we offer a tempting selection of German treats and local favorites, all made according to traditional recipes. We take pride in our specialty wheat-free products, which are made from rye or spelt flour. These options are perfect for those who can’t enjoy regular store-bought bread or prefer a lower gluten diet. Contact us: If you have any questions or would like to place an order, please call us at 0214243217 or email us at [email protected] Operating hours: We are open from 8am to 5pm on weekdays, 8am to 1pm on Saturdays, and closed on Sundays. You can find us at 91 Kloofnek Road 8001 Tamboerskloof. We look forward to serving you!

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9. Coimbra

12 of the best bakeries in Cape Town

Hey, I’ve got a fantastic place to tell you about. It’s called Coimbra Bakery, and let me tell you, their pecan nut pie is absolutely off the charts! Our Copy Editor, Michelle Hardie, is a huge fan and swears by their pie. According to her, they really know how to load it up with those mouthwatering pecan nuts!

But that’s not all they have to offer. Coimbra Bakery also bakes all sorts of other goodies like organic artisanal bread, Banting bread, cheesecakes, gluten-free bread, cronuts, and a whole lot more. They’ve got something to satisfy everyone’s taste buds!

If you want to get in touch with them, you can give them a call at 0216833083. Or you can check out their Facebook page, Coimbra Bakery, for more info.

When should you go, you ask? Well, they’re open from Monday to Friday, starting bright and early at 7am and closing up at 5pm. On weekends, including Sundays, they open at 7am as well but wrap things up a little earlier at 3pm. You’ll find them at 152 Imam Haron Road in Claremont, so swing by and treat yourself to some delicious baked goods!

10. Tessa’s Bakery

12 of the best bakeries in Cape Town

If you’re on the hunt for mouthwatering desserts, look no further than Tessa’s Bakery. They’ve taken classic favorites like red velvet cheesecake, chocolate cake, and carrot cake and turned them into unforgettable treats. But that’s not all – Tessa’s also offers a fabulous selection of Over the Top cheesecakes and cupcakes, all custom-made to satisfy your sweet tooth.

When it comes to variety, Tessa’s bakery knows no bounds. They have a cake for every occasion, whether it’s a birthday, wedding, or just a special treat for yourself. And the best part is, you can order these delectable delights right from their website – just visit tessasbakery.co.za or give them a call at 0215516107 to place your order.

Now, let’s talk about when you should pay Tessa’s a visit. They’re open Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm, making it easy for you to swing by on your lunch break or after work. And if you’re busy during the week, no worries – Tessa’s is also open on Saturdays from 8am to 2pm. Just make sure to plan your visit accordingly, as they’re closed on Sundays.

So where can you find Tessa’s Bakery? They’re conveniently located at Unit 5, The Gables, Prime Park on Printers Way in Montague Gardens. That means you won’t have to go out of your way to get your hands on their scrumptious treats.

Are you ready to indulge your taste buds? Tessa’s Bakery is waiting to delight you with their irresistible cakes and desserts. Don’t miss out on these mouthwatering creations – visit them today!

11. Rosa’s

Welcome to Rosa’s, a charming bakery that not only serves delicious, fresh treats, but also provides exceptional customer service. Our bakery specializes in German cuisine, offering a wide range of croissants, breads, and other delectable specialties.

Our menu caters to all occasions, whether you’re looking for a satisfying breakfast, a tasty lunch, or just a sweet snack to satisfy your cravings. In addition to our daily offerings, we create beautiful cakes and platters that are perfect for any celebration or gathering.

If you’re in the area, we’d love for you to stop by and indulge in our delightful baked goods. You can find us at 70a Shortmarket Street. We are open from 7am to 5pm Monday to Friday, and from 7am to 2pm on Saturdays. Please note that we are closed on Sundays.

For any inquiries or orders, you can reach us at 0214244467 or via email at [email protected]

Additionally, you can also find us at the Flea Market in Milnerton on Saturdays and Sundays. We look forward to serving you!

12. Hoghouse

Hey there! I’ve got an awesome spot to share with you that I think you’ll love. It’s a little off the beaten path and focuses on beer, barbeque, and bread. But here’s the twist – their pasteis de nata is out of this world! Trust me, it’s worth traveling to this place.

Now, let’s talk location. Ndabeni may not have a lot going on when it comes to activities and restaurants, but this spot brings some much-needed life to the area. I mean, who wouldn’t want that, right?

If the industrial vibe isn’t your thing, don’t worry. You can head to their other branch at Spier wine farm in Stellenbosch. Not only will you get the same mouth-watering menu, but you’ll also have the stunning view of vineyards as your backdrop. It’s a win-win situation!

Here are the deets: you can contact them at hhbc.co.za or give them a call at 0218104545. They are open from 5pm to 9pm Monday to Saturday, so plan your visit accordingly. Oh, and remember, they’re closed on Sundays.

So, what are you waiting for? Check out this hidden gem located at 42 Morningside Street in Ndabeni. I’m sure you won’t regret it!

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