The best bakeries in Melbourne you need to try

woman handing a paper bag to a customer in a bakery

Alice Piper

Posted April 22, 2022


Got a sweet tooth? Satisfy your need for that buttery goodness with this guide to the best bakeries in Melbourne. 

When we think of a good bakery, what often comes to mind is the flaky, buttery pastry of a good croissant, the tasty filling of a homemade pie, and the smell of freshly baked bread. 

It’s hard to believe these gourmet creations can be made when the main ingredients of most bakery foods are flour, butter, sugar, and a couple of eggs. 

Whether you live in Melbourne's inner city or outer suburbs, chances are there is a bakery near you that has the perfect bread for your Sunday morning eggs on toast, or that golden pain au chocolat to accompany your coffee and newspaper crossword, and we’ve done the hard work for you by finding the best of the best.  


Best bakeries in Melbourne

Bread Club

558 Queensberry St, North Melbourne, 3051

With two French bakers at the helm, Bread Club churns out fruit loaves, baguettes, croissants, doughnuts, and everything else you’d expect from a classic bakery, behind stylish white rendered brick walls in North Melbourne. 

Be quick, the line gets long at this bakery, and the produce doesn’t wait, especially bakery exclusives such as the Morning Bun and Banana Split.

Baker Bleu

119/121 Hawthorn Rd, Caulfield North, 3161

A lot of Victorians will be able to relate to the desire for the perfect sourdough bread, with many people perfecting their recipes throughout 2020 and 2021. 

If you’d rather pick up a loaf from a bakery that has mastered the art, Baker Bleu in Caulfield North is where it’s at, with restaurants Attica and Cumulus Inc using them as a supplier – so you know it must be good!

Le Petit Gâteau 

458 Little Collins Street, Melbourne CBD

Le Petit Gâteau's window is the stuff of dreams, with a display of elaborate cakes, mouth-watering tarts and colourful macarons, all in the very heart of Melbourne's CBD.

When you enter this bakery, the feast for the eyes continues, with small cakes, fluffy croissants and chocolate delights that you can enjoy with a coffee at the café or take home to impress the family. Best of all, a wide viewing window in the bakery lets you watch Le Petit Gâteau's master bakers create their magnificent treats.

macarons

Le Petit Gâteau is known for its colourful creations, like these macarons.


 

Borgs Cakes

20 Harrington Square, Altona West, 3018

An Altona institution since 1966, this family run bakery was headed up by Tony Borg, who migrated to Australia from Malta in 1957. After meeting his wife Agnes, they opened the bakery together, and it's been going strong ever since. The bakery is now run by Tony’s daughter, Michelle.

Famous for their Maltese pastries like pastizzi (the latest addition being pea and tuna), people come from near and far to get their hands on these, and other handmade goodies made daily in the bakery, such as ravioli. 

Lune 

Fitzroy and Melbourne CBD

This is one bakery that doesn’t muck around with it comes to their speciality – croissants.  

Most creations at this bakery are gone by noon, and it’s not hard to see why. Their out-of-the-box flavours are made in a climate-controlled lab, with the end product showing visible layers of delicate pastry, with a crisp and golden outside. 

If you’re still looking for more once you visit Lune, our guide to Melbourne’s best croissant can help you find your next sugar hit.  

Falco Bakery 

288 Smith Street, Collingwood, 3066 

Another inner-city gem is Falco, but this bakery is a little different in what it offers. Along with the usual breads like country loaves and sourdough, you’ll also find creations like a fermented oat and porridge loaf. 

The pastries at this bakery are also world-class, with a fruit Danish pastry with cream cheese filling, as well as menu items such as a peanut butter and house-fermented miso cookie.  

Just don’t forget to pick up one of their famous pies while you’re there, like the smoked chicken and buttered leek.  

Tivoli Road Bakery 

3 Tivoli Road, South Yarra, 3144  

A respected bakery amongst the bread community of Melbourne, Tivoli Road Bakery has been serving up some of the best bread – in many varieties – since it opened south of the river in 2012.  

Anyone looking for a good spelt, soy and linseed, multigrain or sourdough, as well as fruit Danishes, croissants, doughnuts, or a thick cut toasted sandwich for lunch, won’t be disappointed.   

Pastry chefs at Lune rolling out croissants

Lune's croissants take three days to make from start to finish. Image: Josie Withers, Visit Victoria.


 

Coco's Patisserie

88 Koornang Road, Carnegie, 3163

Bringing a little Parisian flair to the streets of Carnegie with fresh bread, pastries and delicious cakes baked daily, Coco's is a hit amongst locals, as well as those further away. 

Headed up by Katherine Marks and Tivoli Road Bakery founder Michael James, you'll be treated to classic almond croissants, tarts, slices, cruffins, and some of the best cheesecake going around. 

Perhaps the star of the whole show though is a seven-layer lamington, with a fluffy sponge and homemade jam - just be quick, nothing lasts long at this up-and-coming patisserie. 

Ovens Street 

19 Ovens Street, Brunswick 3056

You’d be forgiven for not recognising Ovens Street as a bakery if you walked past, considering it operates out of an industrial strip next to a panel beater.  

However, this humble looking facade is home to one of Melbourne’s most popular bread suppliers, with places like Senserrick Green Grocer, Kines Café, and Wild Things Food all using Oven’s Street for their doughy needs.  

But if you fancy going straight to the source, head down to Brunswick for your rye, polenta soy, linseed, whole wheat, and white breads. 

Masarap Bakery

178 Churchill Avenue, Braybrook, 3019

This Filipino bakery has been slinging Braybrook with sweet and salty treats for years – and the best part is it’s open seven days a week.  

Get in quick if you want some of the West’s best pan de sal, ensaymada, cheesy topped bread, or some steamed siopao (pork buns) - just be prepared to wait in line! 

Baker D Chirico 

178 Faraday Street, Carlton, 3053

If you’re looking for a good pie, call off the search, because Baker D Chirico is serving the goods.  

Think chunky beef pies with tomato-infused gravy, and spinach and cheese pastry parcels bursting with salty feta, both of which make a nice and easy lunch options if you’re pressed for time.  

This bakery also does a great hot cross bun at Easter - but be quick because the locals are all over them, and they certainly don’t last long on shelves (if they make it there at all).  

Candied Bakery

81a Hudsons Rd, Spotswood, 3015

You might enter Candied Bakery intending to only buy a loaf of bread, but you'll probably leave with an armful of baked goods.

This westside bakery serves hot, big-as-your-face cinnamon scrolls, generous slices of cake, sweet and savoury pastries, filled doughnuts, American-style sweet tarts, cookies, and sandwiches made with the bakery’s own bread and focaccia.

The team love celebrating all holidays too, so you’ll often find seasonal treats available in store.

Bread in baskets on a table out the front of a bakery

Baker D Chirico has some of the best breads and homemade pies Melbourne has to offer. Image: Ain Radaak, Visit Victoria.


 

Blanc Bakery

14 Adams Lane, Berwick, 3806

Bringing artisan baked goods to Berwick since late 2021, almost every item at Blanc Bakery is sold up by 10.30am each day - so if you want some of the best sourdough, croissants, or custard filled doughnuts in the south east of Melbourne, you better be quick!

Blanc Bakery also offers some more alternative options, like a cheese and jalapeno bagel, as well as focaccia and chocolate pistachio pastry scrolls made with French butter, something owner Rachel Goldstein says has garnered an "overwhelming" response from both locals and out-of-towners. 

Glazed Gluten Free Patisserie

2/1-3 Carre St, Elsternwick, 3185

Considered the best gluten-free bakery in Melbourne, Glazed Gluten Free Patisserie is a coeliac accredited, kosher certified, gluten, dairy and nut free bakery. Located in Elsternwick, this bakery bakes basic and artisan loaves plus baguettes, rolls, focaccias, bagels and Turkish pide bread.

All breads are also vegan, as are the sausage rolls. If you’re not vegan, Glazed Gluten Free Patisserie also produces a number of quiches as well as celebration cakes (including a giant lamington cake that can be made vegan). Drop by this bakery on a Friday to pick up a gluten-free challah loaf or roll.

Mister Nice Guy's Bakeshop

151 Union Rd, Ascot Vale, 3032

Mister Nice Guys is Victoria’s first entirely plant-based bakery that’s been serving fresh -from-the-oven treats since 2010. The bakery specialises in cakes, producing cupcakes, celebration cakes and character cakes in a large variety of flavours from pink lemonade to peanut butter pretzel.

The bakery also makes sweet and savoury pastries (try the brioche doughnuts, cheesymite scrolls or vegan cheesecakes) that are so good they regularly sell out by lunch. Gluten-free and sugar-free cakes are also available, with full allergen information available for each cake.