If you have said “hurry up with my damn croissants” in a non-joking way, this list is for you. If you think life is pain…au chocolat, this list is for you. If you don’t like baking puns, this list is definitely NOT for you.
But if you’ve got a hankering for some pastry, biscuits, cakes, viennoiseries, or just some really, really good bread, we’re here to make your life a piece of cake with our list of the best bakeries, cakeries, brownie joints and patisseries Brisbane has offered since sliced bread.
How many you ask? Why, a baker’s dozen of course! Which is actually 13 – because he who makes rolls trolls.
Okay, we’ll shut our pie holes with the baking puns. But seriously, these places take the cake!
Flour & Chocolate
Flour & Chocolate’s traditional French breads, pastries, brownies and cakes are so good they don’t even need a fancy name. Their almond and chocolate croissants, olive, black pepper and rosemary loaf and raspberry velvet chocolate cake garner Facebook reviews such as “nom nom mmmm”, “best bakery in Brisbane” and “the closest to heaven that I'm likely to ever get. Could only be improved by hiring Ryan Gosling and getting him to saucily wink at you as you leave with your baked deliciousness.” Sooo yeah, they’re doing well.
Wednesday to Saturday, 6.30am to 2pm; Sunday, 7am to 1pm
621 Wynnum Road, Morningside
07 3161 6246
Say buongiorno to authentic Italian baking and sweet flavours at Dolci Sapori (Sweet Flavours in English – see what we did there?). With a bellissimo array of pasticcini (traditional Italian biscuits), cakes, pastries such as ricotta cannoli and savouries such as arancini, you’ll feel like you’re in your nonna’s kitchen with one bite. Even if you don’t have a nonna – they’re that good.
Tuesday to Sunday, 7.30am to 5.30pm
8-28 Sandgate Road, Clayfield
07 3262 2466
Le Campagne Bakery
Formerly The Rock ‘N’ Roll Bakery, Le Campagne does just fine when it comes to the high quality produce served up by its home, the Rock ‘N’ Roll Marketplace at Greenslopes. With efficient service, a grand variety of delicious sourdough and the best sausage rolls and meat pies in Brisbane (YEAH, WE SAID IT), Le Campagne will have you carbo-loading in no time.
Monday to Friday, 7am to 6pm; Saturday, 7am to 5pm; Sunday, 7am to 4pm
500 Logan Road, Greenslopes
07 3394 3522
Praise Jocelyn, these cakes are good. Having blessed James Street with its fine cakes, bread, pastries and of course provisions since 1996, this charming bakery full of rich chocolate cakes and crisp baguettes has rightfully earned a nationwide reputation. Even the glorious photos of cake on its website will give you a toothache.
Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm; Saturday, 7am to 4pm; Sunday, 9am to 3pm
Shop 8, Centro on James, Corner of James and Doggett Streets, Fortitude Valley
07 3852 3799
This boulangerie and patisserie will have you saying ‘Oui, oui!’ while you jam a quiche, a baguette and a soft caramel flaky croissant in your mouth. Owned by French-Australian managing director Lara Sample, Chouquette was born from an appreciation of French language and culture, so it’s fitting that all senior bakers and pastry chefs are French-born and trained to provide, along with the Australian staff, some of the most authentic bread, pastry and patisserie in Brisbane.
Wednesday to Saturday, 6.30am to 4pm; Sunday, 6.30am to 12.30pm
19 Barker Street, New Farm
07 3358 6336
Crust & Company Artisan Baking
Sister company to Chouquette, Crust & Co takes all the tradition, authenticity, and deliciousness of its New Farm companion and brings it to Wilston, satisfying the masses with pistachio croissants from an old-fashioned brick factory setting. Only open for six hours a day, four days a week, be sure to plan ahead when it comes to satisfying your carb cravings from Crust & Co.
Thursday to Sunday, 6am to 12pm
140 Edmonstone Road, Wilston
07 3162 2468
It’s crazy enough to have a food and grocery store selling baked goods that are health-conscious and gluten-free. The fact that they’re all delicious? MADNESS! In addition to delectable salads, Botanica offers vanilla bean cupcakes, ginger and golden syrup bar cake with poached pear and freaking cinnamon bundt donuts! And many more, all guilt-free!! Aaaaagh!!!
Monday to Friday, 6am to 6pm; Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 5pm
Enoggera Terrace, Red Hill
07 3367 3334
Picture beautiful pastries, well-made coffee, gourmet sandwiches and an assortment of crusty, delicious bread sliding out of a wood-fired oven. You’ve got Banneton. Now stop salivating, you weirdo. Lucky for all of us, we can enjoy their amazing wood-fired breads in Woolloongabba, New Farm and Ashgrove, so basically we can never escape from our carb craze. What a shame.
Monday to Friday, 6.30am to 2.30pm; Saturday, 7am to 2.30pm; Sunday, 7am to 2pm
25 Balaclava Street, Woolloongabba
07 3393 2111
I Heart Brownies
Delicious brownies + made with love + in the shape of love hearts = I Heart Brownies. Supplying gluten-free brownies ranging in flavours including classic chocolate, salted caramel, Turkish delight and peanut butter and jelly, the pink-dressed ladies of I Heart Brownies know just how to fill our stomachs… and our hearts.
Monday to Friday, 7am to 6pm; Saturday, 8am to 5pm; Sunday, 9am to 5pm
694 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley
07 3252 8473
Yeah, we’ve put two brownie joints in a row, what of it? For good reason too, since Dello Mano has earned an international reputation for their Belgian chocolate luxury brownies, cookies, chocolates and hampers, as well as good service and coffee to boot. Plus, Oprah likes them. ’Nuff said.
Monday to Friday, 5.30am to 5pm; Saturday, 6am to 4.30pm; Sunday, 6.30am to 4.30pm
29 Doggett Street, Teneriffe
1300 661 682
If there’s a lady who knows how to masterfully make beautiful and delicious chocolate cakes, ricotta cakes, coffee cakes, meringue cakes, cheesecakes, carrot cakes, mousse cakes, pavlovas, sweet and savoury pies, tarts, quiches and croquembouche (!!!), it’s the Welsh Lady. Using only the freshest, highest quality ingredients, this is a lady you want to know.
Tuesday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm; Saturday, 9am to 4pm
92 Fernberg Road, Rosalie
07 3368 3485
A quaint, friendly bakery packed to the brim with delicious bready goodness, Brewbakers is famous for its amazing bagels, handmade sausage rolls, sourdough jam doughnuts and brownies fit for even us brownie snobs. Adjacent to a car park behind some garage doors, it’s a pleasant surprise made even better by its delicious goods.
Tuesday to Friday, 5.30am to 2pm; Saturday, 5.30am to 1pm
337 Sandgate Road, Albion
07 3262 9400
You’ve heard of cinnamon scrolls, but what about cookies and cream, chocolate, salted caramel, dark chocolate honeycomb and Tim Tam?? These aren’t your fantasies, but the gourmet inventions of Mr Scroll, a happening stall at the Eat Street Markets. Although unfortunately not available in his own bakery, Mr Scroll’s goods can be found around Brisbane in locations such as the Milk Bar in Ashgrove or Little Loco Café in New Farm.
Available at the Eat Street Markets, Hamilton
0406 783 667
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