Fresh bread, baked goods, sweet treats, and pastries – who doesn’t love paying a visit to the local bakery?
The bakery is a neighbourhood staple, whether you need fresh bread for lunch, a slice of cake for afternoon tea, a pie for dinner, or a tart for dessert. And now, many artisan bakeries in the Canberra region offer their tasty treats and barista-made coffee in-house, too.
If you’re on the hunt for the best bakeries in Canberra and surrounds, you’ve landed in the right place. We’ve put together a list of the top three local bakeries.
Get ready to get hungry. Let’s get started.
What makes a great bakery?
Everyone has their favourite bakery treat. But what makes the best bakeries stand out from their competitors. Here are a couple of traits to look out for:
- An excellent range of bread and baked goods. First and foremost, look for a bakery that offers a delectable selection of fresh bread and baked goods.
- All food is baked in-house. This should go without saying, but a good bakery makes all their food in-house. That way, you know you are getting the freshest possible product.
- Great prices. The best bakeries sell their bread, pies, and sweet treats for a reasonable price, so you don’t feel like you are being ripped off.
- Café services. This isn’t vital, but it’s an extra touch. Some of the leading bakeries in the region offer café services, too. That means great coffee and a place to sit and enjoy the food.
The top bakeries in Canberra according to you
RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.
To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.
Without further ado, let’s introduce the best bakeries in Canberra.
Ornate, French sweets are The Flute Bakery’s speciality. Head in store to experience a rainbow of delicate French classics and European-inspired pastries: macarons, bavarois, mousse, praline, gateaux, and more. They also offer a brilliant custom cake service, so if you’re looking for a show-stopping dessert for your next event, drop into Flute.
A long-time local favourite, Silo Bakery and Café offers some of the best artisan bread and pastries in the Canberra region. Their extremely popular croissants sell out quick, and their authentic Italian breads – including the stirato and the casalinga loaves – are an excellent choice if you’re looking to try something new. You can also grab a delicious coffee while you’re there!
Since 1994, Dobinsons has served up top-quality, classic Australian bakery goods in a laid-back atmosphere. The success of Dobinsons is all thanks to the team’s dedication to the art of pastry – in fact, the current pastry chef at this fantastic bakery is a fifth generation baker. In addition to their baked goods, you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, coffee, and a range of drinks in-store.
Who did you pick?
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