Best bakeries in Melbourne’s south
119/121 Hawthorn Rd, Caulfield North, 3161
A lot of Victorians will be able to relate to the desire for the perfect sourdough bread.
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 highbrow restaurants Attica and Cumulus Inc using them as a supplier – so you know it must be good!
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.
Here, you'll be treated to classic almond croissants, tarts, slices, cruffins, and artisan challah made on-site - if you can get one before they're all gone.
Perhaps the star of the whole show though is a seven-layer lamington, freshly created with a fluffy sponge and homemade jam.
Unit 1/20/22 Old Dandenong Rd, Oakleigh South VIC 3167
Stop by this Oakleigh South locale and you’ll be greeted by friendly faces who know their customers’ names and orders as well as they know how to make award-winning pies.
Continuing to evolve, their specialty is their sweet and savoury bakes, including the steak and onion pie, freshly baked slices, cakes and tarts, and their famed gingerbread houses come Christmas time.
154 Martin St, Brighton, 3186
Oui oui oui to the little French bakery on the bayside. Trained in France, the artisal bakers pride themselves on French delicacies with an Australian twist.
Think the Epi, a pull-apart sourdough baguette filled with bacon and cheese, vegemite, or caramelised onions and jalapenos; or their famed Escargot, a 'snail' shaped pastry for the sweet and savoury conoisseur, from chocolate or cinnamon to parmesan with chives, jalapenos and black garlic. Bon appétit!
Tivoli Road Bakery
3 Tivoli Road, South Yarra, 3144
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 with their range of freshly made goods.
Glazed Gluten Free Patisserie
2/1-3 Carre St, Elsternwick, 3185
Considered one of the best gluten-free bakeries in Melbourne, Glazed Gluten Free Patisserie is a coeliac accredited, kosher certified, gluten, dairy and nut free bakery. Located in Elsternwick, they make 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, they also produces several quiches and celebration cakes. Drop by on a Friday to pick up a gluten-free challah loaf or roll.
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 southeast of Melbourne, you better be quick!
Blanc Bakery also offers some more alternative options, like a cheese and jalapeno bagel, sourdough fruit loaf, and their famed focaccia and chocolate pistachio pastry scrolls made with French butter.