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The Best Cake Shops in Canberra for a Sweet Slice

Are you hosting a gathering? Birthday? Celebration? We've rounded up the best cake shops in Canberra for you to enjoy.

Three over the top birthday cakes covered in lollies, chocolates and icing from Space Kitchen Canberra
Space Kitchen

Cake is, without a doubt, one of life's greatest joys. Despite tasting delish, they also offer a chance to celebrate the people we love most. But cake doesn't just have to be for celebrations. We condone cake whenever it is needed. 

Good day, bad day, celebrating or commiserating; no matter the occasion, cake is always there for us when we need it. Whether you're shopping with an occasion in mind or just a fellow sweet-toothed Canberran looking for a sugar fix, these are the best cake shops in Canberra.

Space Kitchen
Space Kitchen

Space Kitchen 

Voted Australia's best patisserie, you can't go wrong with Space Kitchen. Their range of celebration cakes is superb with flavours like apple cinnamon, Ferrero Rocher and mango coconut on the menu. Best of all, if you fancy sampling the goods, you can pop by Space Kitchen for a bite to eat. They've got a swathe of sweet individual cakes to indulge in as well as breaky options, pastries and coffee. We recommend going all out and booking in for their Willy Wonka High Tea which will score you up to seven dessert samples and your choice of beverage. 

12 Furzer Street, Phillip 

Best Cake Shops Canberra: A love heart cake with piped icing and decorated with cherries in the Marie Antionette style
Sweet Hart Cakes Canberra

Sweet Hart Cakes Canberra 

If only the best will do for your loved one in need of cake, head straight to Sweet Hart Cakes Canberra. These bespoke beauties are created with your vision in mind. Naked cakes, smash cakes, wedding cakes and special occasion cakes are all up for grabs alongside an assortment of cookie and cupcake packages. Caramel mud, vanilla bean, dark chocolate, white chocolate and lemon are amongst the standard flavours available but if you're up for something extra you can go for the cookies and cream, vanilla cherry, sticky date or carrot. Custom flavours and dietaries can be catered for as well. 

Palmerston, Australian Capital Territory 

A piped ice cream cake with chocolate shavings on it from Gelato Messina
Gelato Messina

Gelato Messina

So not “technically” a cake shop but as anybody who loves Gelato Messina knows, they do make great cakes, of the ice cream and of the non-ice cream variety. Opt for the Bombe Alaska if you're feeling fancy. 

Shop 4/21 Lonsdale Street, Braddon 

A fruit upside down cake from Silo
Silo Bakery

Silo Bakery

A local sweet treat haven, Silo Bakery is full of delicious pastries and treats and has remained a popular hangout joint for years. Come for the cakes, stay for the coffee. You won’t be disappointed. 

Plus, their fruit tarts are the best dinner party dessert in Canberra - by far!

36 Giles Street, Kingston

A cream caked with small purple, orange, blue and pink decorations piped all over. From Sweet Bones Bakery & Cafe
Sweet Bones Bakery and Café

Sweet Bones Bakery and Café

If you’re looking for vegan treats then you need to visit Sweet Bones Bakery and Café. This Canberra cake shop is hands down the best place to get vegan sweet treats in the state. Pop in for lunch and a takeaway cake or just order up an artisan vegan cake for your next special occasion.

8/18 Lonsdale Street, Braddon 

A cake with icing dripped down the sides and topped with piped icing from Ricardo's
Ricardo's Cafe

Ricardos

Ricardo’s make the most visually appealing cakes and sweet treats, north side of town. These cakes are down-right Instagram worthy! This Canberra cake shop and café is also home to some delicious coffee and brunch specials, so you can make a date out of visiting.

Jamison Plaza, 1 Bowman Street, Macquarie 

A takeaway slice of black forest cake and a coffee from L'epi in Canberra
L'epi

L'épi Artisan Bakery

The good folk at L'épi Artisan Bakery know their baked goods. You can find a monthly special cake on their Insta which is honed to perfection and if you like what you taste you can preorder a family-size version. Enjoy an ONA coffee with your choice of croissants, petit fours or cake, of course, at their eat-in French-style cafe. 

Chisholm Village Shopping Centre, 60/62 Halley Street, Canberra 

Loving our edit of the best cake shops in Canberra but don't want to put your dinner before dessert? Head to our Eat & Drink pillar for the best restaurants in Canberra.

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