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.
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.
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
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
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 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
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
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
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