London has it’s fair share of baked goods and when you’re in the mood for an end-of-week treat, or just fancy stuffing your face with a buttery pastry, then this roundup should be your first port of call.
1. Dominique Ansel
If you happen to be looking for a London bakery to follow on Instagram, we’ve found the crèmè de la crèmè. From the baker who brought the Cronut over to our shores, this bakery is full of quirky sweet treats like frozen s’mores, welsh rarebit croissants and cookie shots for milk.
17-21 Elizabeth Street, Belgravia, near Sloane Square station, SW1W 9RP.
2. Bread Ahead
Top tip: go to Borough Market and make a beeline for the Bread Ahead stall, pick up a couple of their olive and cheese breadsticks whilst perusing the other options the market has to offer. Then make your way back for one of their decadent doughnuts and face the hard decision of choosing between flavours like jam, classic vanilla and caramel, sea salt and honeycomb – to name a few. Yum.
Find your nearest location here.
3. Kova Patisserie
This Japanese patisserie specialises in those intricate looking mille crepe cakes as well as cake rolls, tarts and a whole host of teas (which of course, include the oh so Instagrammable matcha variety). Their signature mille crepe cakes are handmade and sandwiched together with light custard cream in flavours such as coconut, vanilla, matcha and chocolate. Definitely a cute trip that’s worth putting on the ‘gram.
Unit 5 12, 9 St Anne’s Ct, Soho, near Tottenham Court Road station, W1F 0BB.
4. Cutter & Squidge
If you’re looking for a birthday cake to impress, Cutter & Squidge is the most adorable place to go and get one. As well as offering lots of inhouse baked goods, this bakery also puts on the occasional themed afternoon tea that may or may not include cute themes like Hello Kitty or Aladdin.
20 Brewer St, Soho, near Piccadilly Circus station, W1F 0SJ.
5. E5 Bakehouse
This bakery is spread out over 3 railway arches in Hackney and offers up lots of yummy bread options, exclusively made with only UK grains. As well as serving up delicious pastries and loaves, they also have a Millhouse section where customers can buy dried goods like lentils and grains by weight, and be part of the package-free movement.
395 Mentmore Terrace, underneath London Fields station, E8 3PH.
6. Lily Vanilli
Prepare for all your pastel and floral dreams to come true in this bakery, as cakes are painted pink, adorned with pretty flowers and most definitely have that wow-factor. Tuck into a weekly changing menu of sweet treats, pastries, savoury rolls, soups and juices.
6 The Courtyard, Ezra Street, near Bethnal Green station, E2 7RH.
7. Nordic Bakery
Who doesn’t love a cinnamon bun as big as their face, right? Well that’s what you’re going to be greeted by in a trip to the Nordic Bakery. Go for a light lunch, a hot drink or really, just indulge in a huge cinnamon filled sweet pastry. Oh and there happens to be thing called Cinnamon Bun Week running from October 2nd-8th where they’re producing all new flavours for their famous buns.
Find your nearest branch here.
8. Rinkoff’s Bakery
This little bakery in Whitechapel is certainly quite the hidden gem and is tucked away amongst flats and alleyways. The smells of their baked goods will surely help you find the way and with treats such as caramel pistachio crodoughs and nutella cookies, you’ll probably be rolling out of their bakery a very happy bunny.
222-226 Jubilee Street, near Whitechapel station, E1 3BS.
9. Dum Dum Donutterie
Yet another one for you sugar vixens whose cravings may result in doughnut cravings. These crafty little balls of dough can be found in Harrods and in their own little shop in Boxpark Shoreditch. Their doughnuts are baked not fried, for those of you who happen to be health conscious and they even offer up a croissant/doughnut hybrid ice-cream cone filled with fresh strawberries and ice creams of your choice.
31, Box Park, 2-4 Bethnal Green Road, near Shoreditch High Street station, E1 6GY.
10. Gail’s Bakery
Fancy loaves of bread, maple bacon brioche and afternoon tea treats line the walls at this bakery and we can’t think of a better place to fall into a food coma, to be honest. They even have their own house blend of coffee beans to help you wash down those artisan sourdough rolls. How fancy.
Find your nearest branch here.
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