The Best Bakeries in Sydney, Australia

Photo of Hannah Lewis
1 March 2017

Sydney has many fine dining options, including places to find excellent breads, baked treats and pastries. Sprinkled all across the city, these gourmet bakeries are providing the people of Sydney with top-quality baked goods. Here is a list of the best ones around town.


Bakery, German, Pastries, Fast Food
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Shoppers are spoiled by the aromatic scents of freshly baked bread, pastries and cakes wafting from Lüneburger each morning. For those who favour savoury flavours, you can’t go past the pretzels filled with spinach and cheese. Those with a sweeter tooth must try the traditional German cherry custard strudel.

Iggys Down Under

Bakery, Australian, Pastries, $$$
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You will see the queue line to Iggy’s long before you actually see Iggys. This tiny hole-in-the-wall bakery doesn’t look like much, but is has become so popular that it has expanded to a global franchise. Everything on the menu is faultless, whether is it a cheesy parmesan bread stick, a soft olive roll or a seeded bagel, you can’t go wrong. These all taste so good you can eat them plain, making them the ideal snack to enjoy on the beach, which is just a short stroll down the street.


Bakery, Australian, Coffee, $$$
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Many gourmet grocers and some of the best restaurants in Sydney are stocking Sonoma, which is a testament to how good their bread is. There are also several Sonoma cafés around town that have become a popular pit-stop for people wanting to feast on a sandwich made with Sonoma’s famous bread while enjoying the warm, bustling café atmosphere. There is also a huge range of takeaway breads, like the huge Sonoma Miche loaf, which is dark sourdough bread with a caramelised crusty exterior and a delightfully chewy interior.

Bourke Street Bakery

Bakery, Australian, Coffee, Pastries, $$$
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Bourke Steet Bakery
Bourke Steet Bakery | Image Author's own

Sydneysiders have been lining up around the block for this bread for years. Thankfully, the Surry Hills flagship store has expanded to eight other locations across the city and is showing no sign of slowing down. The bakery doesn’t only stock beautiful loaves of breads and cakes; they also stock a range of artisanal creations – like the lamb, rosemary and harissa sausage roll and the bacon, leek and gruyere quiche.