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The Best Bakeries in Canberra for Tasty Treats

Next time you need a fresh loaf, peruse this edit of the best bakeries in Canberra.


Whether you’re a donut devotee, crazy for croissants, bananas about banana bread or a cake connoisseur, there are plenty of great spots in Canberra where you can get your baked goods fix. The city has a solid (and growing) baking scene, with venues ranging from the finest French patisseries to rustic bakehouses selling seriously good sourdough.

If you’ve been searching high, low and everywhere in between for the best bakeries in Canberra, here are our top six picks.

Three Mills

Three Mills

Three Mills is an institution in the national capital. The local bakery chain has become renowned nationwide for its inventive and expertly crafted dough and pastry-based goods, which are sold at its Canberra outlets and at other stores and supermarkets across the country.

You can choose from a big range of sourdough breads, sweet pastries and tarts, savoury pies, sausage rolls and buns. Plus, several items are available frozen so you can bake them at home.

Trust us when we say that everything from Three Mills is fantastic, but if we had to pick just a few things from the menu, we’d get the Ancient Grain Sourdough, the Pork, Chilli & Confit Garlic Sausage Roll, the Rhubarb & Custard Danish and the Choc Rye Cookies.

Braddon & Fyshwick



 Silo is another Canberra favourite, particularly among southsiders. Here, you can get really well-made sweet and savoury pastries, breads, quiches, sandwiches and an absolutely stellar range of sweet tarts.

Every taste is catered for on Silo’s tart menu, with flavours including vanilla brulee, banana & caramel, passionfruit & mascarpone, chocolate crumble and blackcurrant, cabernet & mint. They also come in a range of sizes ranging from individual to epic big tarts that serve up to 30 people.

Elsewhere on the menu, we love the walnut sourdough baguette, the orange & pistachio snail and the spinach & feta borek.

36 Giles Street, Kingston

L'épi Artisan Bakery

L'épi Artisan Bakery

If anyone knows their bread, it's the good folk at L'épi Artisan Bakery. They've got a bit of everything from seeded sourdough to rye and Carroway bread and even a cheddar and jalapeno sourdough. But that's not all! Enjoy an ONA coffee with your choice of French bread, croissants, petit fours or sausage rolls at their eat-in French-style cafe. 

Chisholm & Kambah

Sweet Bones Bakery

Sweet Bones

 If you’re after a vegan cafe and bakery in Canberra, Sweet Bones is your best bet. Everything here is plant-based, from the extensive food menu to the generous variety of baked goods.

The bakery selection changes daily, but you can often expect muffins, cupcakes, donuts, brownies, cookies, melting moments, cake pops, cinnamon scrolls, cakes and slices – all vegan and all very, very good. Some are gluten-free, too.

And if you’re hosting a big celebration – be it a birthday, wedding or something else entirely – Sweet Bones does amazing cakes and dessert stations to feed a crowd.

Braddon & Scullin 

The Flute

The Flute

Head to The Flute if you want a refined and strikingly beautiful French patisserie (who doesn’t?). Everything looks as good as it tastes and is much like what you’d find in a Parisian bakery. The selection here is vast and authentic and includes tarts, cakes, macarons, pastries, croissants, breads and much more.

If you’re entertaining a large group, you can also order several cakes (including flourless ones) and tarts that serve up to 14 people. Our favourites include the Passionfruit & Milk Chocolate gateau, the flourless Wild Strawberry and the classic Lemon Tart.

8 Barrier Street, Fyshwick

Knead Bakery

Knead Bakery

If you’ve just done a round of Lake Burley Griffin and need something to fill your tummy, stop by Knead Bakery in Campbell. The bakery does everything really, really well, from the flaky pies, sausage rolls and sweet pastries to the vast array of breads (sourdough, fruit, seeded, rye, bagels and much more) and the epic tarts and cakes.

After something a little heftier? Order one of Knead’s delicious toasties or a bowl of housemade granola – you won’t regret it.

55/65 Constitution Avenue, Campbell



While Sonoma technically isn’t Canberra born and bred, it’s still one of the city’s best bakeries. After all, there’s a very good reason the Sydney-based bread chain now has locations across NSW and the ACT.

Head there early in the morning to get one of Sonoma’s signature cinnamon and citrus Morning Buns or a Pain au Chocolat. Go for afternoon tea and grab an Apple

Turnover, Portuguese Tart or Lemon & Blueberry Brioche. And make sure to take home a loaf of Sonoma’s excellent sourdough while you’re at it.

1/21 Lonsdale Street, Canberra

Snacked your way through this edit of the best bakeries in Canberra and after more delicious treats? Check out our guides to the top desserts in Canberra, the best dessert delivery in Canberra and the city’s favourite high tea spots.

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