In the mood for a fresh croissant? How about some mouthwatering macarons or homemade bread? These ten top bakeries in Johannesburg serve the best bakes and their treats are sure to satisfy any craving you might have.
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The Argentinean, Johannesburg | Courtesy of The Argentinean
If you’re a lover of fresh, buttery croissants, this is the spot for you. The Argentinean in Linden is renowned for serving the best croissants this side of France. The corner bakery also serves quality coffee and a killer breakfast, so pop in before or after browsing the area’s many antique and secondhand stores.
Château Gâteaux Patisserie specializes in gateaux (rich cakes made using fruit and cream) as well as other tantalizing desserts. Their world-class pastry chefs use only fresh ingredients, ensuring every bake is full of flavor. We recommend their Swiss carrot cake, it’ll have you coming back for more.
Moemas is the go-to caterer for all your baked good needs, whether it’s a birthday cake or celebratory snacks you’re after. Co-owner Danielle Postma impressively worked with famous chef Yotam Ottolenghi in London, so there’s no doubt that she’s at the top of her game. Try the chocolate fudge cake, it’s a dream come true.
This French-style patisserie puts a modern spin on classic bakes. The bakery serves everything from fresh bread to choux buns and other sweet treats. They have two branches in Jozi, so there’s no excuse not to visit.
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Fournos, Dunkeld | Courtesy of Fournos
Fournos is a firm favorite among locals as they have a wide range of baked goods as well as delicious breakfasts, lunches, salads, and freshly squeezed juices. The large branch in Dunkeld has a display table topped with every imaginable baked treat, so make sure you go hungry.
Walnut Grove is the perfect mid-shopping pit stop | Courtesy of Walnut Grove
Walnut Grove in Sandton City has been going strong since 1975 and is the perfect snack break while on a shopping spree. The scones are to die for, cakes are baked daily, and the macarons are a must-try.
Belle’s Patisserie is known for their inventive, decadent bakes—from cakes and cupcakes to sandwiches and savory platters. They have three boutique venues across Johannesburg, the Clearwater Mall bakery being the latest addition.
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This quaint cottage-style bakery in Northcliff is loved by locals and has a great breakfast menu, so it’s a popular spot on weekends. Everything on the menu is handmade on site and the bakes are so moreish you’re bound to try a few. Do yourself a favor and order the persimmon tortas.
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De Backery, 47 Van Riebeeck Avenue | Courtesy of De Backery
What once was a 36m2 bakery has developed into a massive venue with over 35 staff members. Needless to say, De Backery is here to stay. Recipes have stood the test of time and a special focus is placed on traditional Dutch items (some of which are imported).