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Adelaide’s Best Bakeries: Prepare for Pastry Paradise

Forget just one little slice of heaven – here are the best bakeries in Adelaide to get a whole loaf of heaven.

Rise Artisan Bakery

Known for providing sumptuous comfort whenever you need it, a good bakery will never let you down. A little blue? Have a donut. Busy? Pop down the road for a sausage roll. Having the best day of your life? Make it even better with a decadent vanilla slice. 

If you’re a foodie, you’re probably all over Adelaide’s best restaurants, but might not have tracked down the city’s best baked goods with the same gusto. To help you find your local pastry paradise, here’s our list of Adelaide's best bakeries you really have to experience for yourself.

The Sugar Man

The Sugar Man 

The spot to pop into over the weekend, The Sugar Man is a masterclass in the art of pastry. A safe haven for sweet lovers whom eagerly flock on Fridays for the classics or Saturdays and Sundays for the delectable weekend specials. Artisanal croissants are the order of the day, alongside the likes of flame roasted macadamia pain suisse, cheese and vegemite croissant toasties, pistachio and raspberry tarts and hearty sausage rolls. In a word - heaven - and one of the best bakeries in Adelaide. 

Sitchu Tip: Make sure to spend some time drooling over their sinfully good chocolate range, all hand made and hand wrapped in small batches on site. 

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 10.00am to 2.00pm

197 Hutt Street, Adelaide 

Any Given Sunday

Any Given Sunday

Retro minimalism is at play at this Cheltenham cafe, where the pastries refuse to play second fiddle to brunch. Step inside the light-filled corner store that is Any Given Sunday and prepare to have your fill - of Serbian-style pastries, expert coffee, and in keeping with the site's former life, an array of everyday essentials like eggs, nut butters, pancake mix, olive oil, cereal and milk.

The short and sweet menu features local coffee from White Horse Coffee, and pastries and pies from Skala Bakery.

There's bacon and egg brioche rolls, sautéed mushrooms and Swiss cheese toasties, croissants, BLT's, housemade iced tea and more.

Be sure to try their homemade gibanica – a buttery Serbian filo with cheese filling. It's only available on weekends, so be sure to come back for more. On any given Sunday, that is!

32 Stroud Street South, Cheltenham

Market 33

Market 33 

Glenelg South is blessed to have Market 33, a cute cafe serving up amazing baked goods and delicious coffee. It's a quirky hidden gem, serving up a real slice of bakery energy thanks to its freshly made (and ever so indulgent) pastries and sourdough bread. Think extra glazed cinnamon buns, plush Danishes and even savoury scrolls. 

Market 33 offers a calming and bohemian inspired environment to enjoy a coffee, catch up with a friend or get some work done. It is a must for anyone looking for one of the best bakeries in Adelaide that's a little off the radar. 

33 Hastings Street, Glenelg South

Prove Patisserie (Image Credit: Magill Road)

Prove Patisserie

Open for retail Saturdays only, Prove Patisserie has been transplanted from the Port Adelaide to the streets of Stepney, and they're here to delight. Made with passion and eaten with joy; this is the core of everything this fantastic Adelaide bakery does, aiming to make the world a better place, one pastry at a time.

Go for their incredible croissants; not just a famed French pastry, but an experience, Adelaide-style. Bread is also their, well, bread and butter, with crusty loaves of sourdough, baguettes and ciabatta lining the shelves. Cinnamon scrolls and seasonal cakes and Danishes round out this beautiful, carb-loaded experience. Simply put, it's one of Adelaide's best bakeries. Order online or get there as early as possible on Saturday - you don't want to miss out on a weekend treat from Prove!

157/159 Magill Road, Stepney

The Gator Club

The Gator Club

Vegan food truck Later Gator put down some charming plant-based roots in Adelaide's East with The Gator Club. Upon entry, expect a light-filled haven filled with plant-based bakes and gluten-free bakery goods (hello, biscoff butter cake with white choc biscuit ganache), and vegan cafe fare aplenty, alongside a sweet array of artisan wares to take home with you. Kombucha and nitro brew coffee are on tap, and there's plenty of colourful, warming botanical brews that will pair perfectly with your baked goodies haul.

33 Payneham Road, College Park 

Rise Artisan Bakery

Rise Artisan Bakery

The drive out to Rise Artisan Bakery in the Adelaide Hills is - in our humble opinion - absolutely worth it. Jump in the car and in just over 30 minutes you'll be in one of the cosiest cafes in the Hills, browsing the most beautiful display of baked goods, with tables laden with fluffy pastries, sweet cakes, tarts, flaky croissants and donuts. There are fresh loaves of bread behind the counter, plus a little coffee machine on site to have a brew while you're there. This charming bakery is one of Adelaide's best - so run, don't walk!

54 Old Princes Highway, Nairne

The Village Baker

The Village Baker

Artisan breads, sweet treats, pies and pastries await at The Village Baker, a bakery that prides itself on using the best locally-sourced ingredients for their baked goods. Ben and Tracy Sachse bring over 20 years of experience in the industry, seamlessly blending traditional methods with modern flavours and zest to every loaf and scroll. You can get your hands on the  award winning goods at two locations, and if you've got a special birthday coming up - the team know a thing or two about making a perfectly fluffy cake your guests will devour.

Burnside Village, Portrush Road, Glenside

Black Forest Shopping Centre, South Road, Black Forest

Banana Boogie Bakery

Banana Boogie Bakery

Banana Boogie Bakery in Belair is the ultimate spot for a happy dance with every bite. Their accolades speak volumes, including recently being crowned with 2023's Best Aussie Traditional Pastie. This bakery is a treasure trove of classic goodies: piping-hot pies, savoury sausage rolls, an array of delectable slices (hello, vanilla slice!), and an irresistible selection of croissants and scrolls. Get ready for a flavour-packed indulgence that'll have you groovin' with joy!

Shop 4 and 5, 10 Main Road, Belair

Uraidla Bakery

Uraidla Bakery

Make a pit stop in Uraidla to find a bakery on a mission to craft genuine, ethical, and mouthwatering bread. Their secrets? Sourcing most ingredients locally. Their authentic sourdoughs are leavened naturally with wild yeast and healthy bacteria—no additives or preservatives required. They've got a skilled team of bakers who share the same passion, making The Uraidla Bakery a must-visit for bread enthusiasts. Everything is made on-site using unmodified ingredients and time-honoured techniques, creating delicious, wholesome loaves of bread that will put the supermarket varieties to shame.

1198 Greenhill Road, Uraidla

Boulangerie 113

Boulangerie 113

For lovers of all things French and baked, Boulangerie 113 is a locally loved gem. They've mastered the art of sourdough and a delightful sourdough baguette ideal for pairing with winter soups. The team's passion shines through in the exceptional flavour and freshness of every loaf. Beyond the perfect ciabatta, you'll find an array of heavenly treats like éclairs, danishes, donuts, and, of course, the essential crumbly, flaky croissants. It's a slice of France in Adelaide!

113 Goodwood Road, Wayville

Nettle & Knead

Nettle & Knead 

This boutique artisan bakery uses seasonal ingredients to produce some of the finest sweet treats and baked goods around. Say hello to family-owned Nettle & Knead, one of Adelaide's best bakeries; not only for fruit-fused Danishes, cookies, pastel de natas, nutty-honeyed escargots, and the best vanilla slice, but also for savoury Cornish pasties and loaves of daily bread.

84 Duthy Street, Malvern

Butter & Toast

Butter & Toast

Sourdough doughnuts, yes please! If you regularly pick up fresh produce every Sunday at the Adelaide Farmers Market, it’s highly likely you’ve been enticed by these beautifully soft and delicious doughnuts before. Now, Butter and Toast are regulars in North Adelaide with a permanent brick and mortar space. They've added a 'Bake of the Week,' to their repertoire, which sees a range of bold flavours becoming a part of a limited time rotation.

Enter their light, bright and airy space and prepare to make the impossible choice on which flavour to pick. Classics like raspberry and Nutella sit in fluffy rows aside more adventurous alternatives of pandan, pistachio and Thai milk tea. Adelaide's best bakery contender also serves coffee, tea and hot chocolate.

100 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide

The Lost Loaf

The Lost Loaf

If you find yourself in the Bowden area, be sure to stop in at The Lost Loaf. This artisan bakery does a wide selection of mouth-watering French-inspired cakes, croissants, tarts and desserts. If you only walk away with one thing, don’t skip the sourdough. The Lost Loaf has gained a reputation as one of Adelaide’s best bakeries for sourdough, with each loaf made over 36 hours to create a soft texture with a caramelised crust. 

Plant 4, 5 Third Street, Bowden

Mascavado Cafe & Patisserie

Consider yourself a sweet tooth? A trip to Mascavado Café & Pâtisserie is in order. Situated on Hutt Street in the CBD, this part-bakery, part-café features a revolving selection of sweet treats. On any given day, you might find cinnamon scrolls, brownies, blondies and tarts, though their loaded, sweet, decadent croissants are what draws the crowd from far and wide. Trust us on this one, this is one of the best bakeries in Adelaide for a pastry you’ll be telling people about.

175 Hutt Street, Adelaide

Abbots & Kinney

Growing to an impressive five locations across Adelaide, there’s no excuse as to why you can’t visit the buzzing bakeries of Abbots & Kinney. Offering a seemingly endless amount of pastry goods bursting with filling, fresh bread and sweet and savoury options, you may have to go steady on your orders (or at least take some home for later). There is usually a line here, so set aside some time for your visit!

Croydon, Adelaide, Malvern

Jenny's Bakery

Jenny's Bakery makes cakes and pastries every morning, creating that scrumptious smell of freshly baked goods that greet you the second you step through the doors. The selection will have you in a quandary over what to order... but then again, who says you have to order just one item? If you want to really make someone’s day – pick up a box of cronuts or cannoli for a special tasty gift!

81 Glen Osmond Road, Eastwood

Perryman’s Bakery

Perfecting their products through premium ingredients and 90 years of expertise, traditional German family recipes are a huge part of why Perryman’s Bakery is so first-class. They also provide at home or office catering, taking the weight off your shoulders and your oven for those times when you want to dazzle your guests (and enjoy all the fun at the same time). 

54 Tynte Street, North Adelaide

Alby's Gluten Free Bakery

Alby's Gluten Free Bakery

Anyone who lives a gluten-free lifestyle knows the disappointment of not being able to order goodies from a regular bakery. Enter: Alby’s Gluten Free Bakery. Based in Flinders Park, this specialty baker creates a wide-array of gluten-free goods from apple turnovers to cake, doughnuts, quiche, sausage rolls, lamingtons and everything in between – so no one has to miss out.

66 Holbrooks Road, Flinders Park

Cherry Darlings Bakehouse

Fill up with soft, fluffy, sweet, vegan goodness! Cherry Darlings Bakehouse is the go-to place for your vegan-friendly treats and ‘meats’. Serving up sweet, brightly coloured donuts, flaky filling stuffed pies, specialty cakes and more; their delicious cakes are also available to order, smothered in butter-free butter-icing. Ahhh, guilt free goodness has never tasted so good.

200 Richmond Road Richmond Village, Marleston

Port Elliot Bakery 

Could we ever create a list of bakeries without including Port Elliot Bakery? Voted the best bakery in SA and built in the 1980s, this place is a bonafide SA icon. With every baked good imaginable behind the glass, they keep us coming back with their ever-changing ‘donut of the month’, which comes in a variety of fun flavours, including red velvet, Kinder Bueno and Fruchoc. Do-nut miss it.

31 North Terrace, Port Elliot

Lyndoch Bakery

Lyndoch Bakery

With over 30 years of ensuring Adelaide’s collective sweet tooth is satisfied, it's essential to where your stretchy pants and indulge in the vast range of baked delicacies at Sunrise Bakery in Lyndoch. Stop by one of the three Barossa Valley locations for a savoury meat pie or café style meal for lunch or pick up a slice, Danish snail, muffin or lamington to go.

Lyndoch, Angastan, Truro



The Adelaide Central Market provides so much variety that sometimes it’s difficult to settle on what you fancy eating. Well, let’s make this a lot easier for you. Go to Dough. Specialising in breads, French patisserie style delicacies, tarts and a host of other goodies, you’re guaranteed to be filled up and fuelled out, ready for your shopping descent into the market. 

Adelaide Central Market, 45/44-60 Gouger St, Adelaide


Plant 4 is a dangerous place for a donut lover. Full to the brim with delicious food options and styled in a way that you’ll almost definitely be Googling ‘best neon lights’ when you get home, Cakeboy is always a supreme treat, for the eyes and belly. You can purchase large and mini donuts, or even donuts spelling ‘Happy Birthday’ that are almost too pretty to eat. Almost being the operative word. Did we mention they’re vegan?

Plant 4, 1 Third Street, Bowden

Brighton Jetty Bakery

Brighton Jetty Bakery

Beach-bound this summer? Obviously! Make your trip to Brighton Beach even better by grabbing a baked good or two at Brighton Jetty Bakery, take it with you to the sand enjoy the waves lapping at your toes as you devour a sweet or savoury baked treat. With a few menu items suitable for gluten-intolerant and vegan folk, this is one of the best bakeries in Adelaide for the whole gang to enjoy.

83 Jetty Road, Brighton

Once you’ve made your way through Adelaide's best bakeries, check out the best desserts this city has to offer. Or perhaps you'd prefer a fine seafood feast tonight?

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