Choquette | Image credit: Ariana Gillrie
From a family of third generation bakers, it is often said in our household that bread and baked goods are not something that can be purchased for a measly dollar from the supermarket.
Tradition, love and butter (a lot of butter!) must be poured into bakery goods in order for them to satisfy our hearts desires and inevitably cause our waistlines to swell. To avoid your disappoint at a soggy sausage roll, a stale loaf or an underwhelming éclair, we’ve brought you the best thing since sliced bread; a bible of Brisbane’s Best Bakeries.
Flour & Chocolate
We don’t like to play favourites but there’s a reason why Flour & Chocolate is number one on our list of Brisbane’s Best Bakeries. With a name like Flour & Chocolate, there’s no denying this Morningside treasures main ingredients and at first mention of baked delights, this gem instantly springs to mind. You will be spoilt for choice at Flour & Chocolate no matter what your taste buds desire; Danishes, quiches, specialty sourdoughs, sausage rolls, sweet and savoury tarts and croissants in every imaginable flavour. Using organic flour and free-range eggs, Flour & Chocolate’s artisan baked delights are treats that we can feel ethically good about.
Crust & Co.
Nestled in the back streets of Newmarket, is one of Brisbane’s best-kept secrets; Crust & Co. With queues snaking outside the historic Red Brick Bakery every weekend, the wait is well worth it. Crust & Co. is the bakery behind the delicious pastries of New Farm's Chouquette, bringing joy and happiness to the welcoming mouths of Brisbane bakery lovers. With a passion for quality and an appreciation for tradition, our friends at Crust & Co serve up sourdoughs, ryes, savoury tarts, flavoured croissants and special weekend treats. One visit will see you tempted at the counter by their perfect pastries and will have you leaving with more than just a baguette tucked under your arm.
If you’ve ever had the pleasure of experiencing anything from the Brisbane institution that is Jocelyn’s Provisions, you won’t be surprised to find this New Farm jewel on our list of best bakeries. Serving up quality cakes and perfect pastries or for something savory, a sausage roll or a bacon and mushroom tart is in order. With such a reputation for its skillful staff, quality ingredients and attention to detail, you simply must see Jocelyn’s Provisions for yourself! Whatever you do, don’t leave without sampling a melting moment; they're to die for!
The Baker's Arms
Nestled on one of Urban List’s favourite precients; Logan Road, Woolloongabba, you’ll find The Baker’s Arms. Operating as both a specialty bake house and café, The Baker’s Arms offers Brisbanites the best of both worlds! With everything made fresh daily and sold through out the morning, The Baker’s Arms have no menu, instead they surprise you with what’s in store once you arrive. Be sure to stop by on an empty stomach, as The Baker’s Arms cabinet and countertop selection will have you fraught with choice!
Ashgrove & Woolloongabba
Adored for its tempting array of artisan breads, pastries and macarons, Banneton has north-siders and south-siders alike, rejoicing with their delectable goods available in Ashgrove and Woolloongabba. Banneton’s bakers have well and truly mastered the art of wood fired baking and use natural ingredients and traditional methods to produce their enticing loaves. If it’s a sweet treat you’re after, look no further than the salted caramel brioche or banoffee tart.
The nearest thing to strolling down a Parisian street is stepping into New Farm’s Chouquette. This authentic bakery is our pick of where to go for croissants, baguettes, gougeres and canele. Tucked away in a side street off Brunswick, Chouquette is the perfect Saturday morning coffee and sweet treat spot. Bringing a true taste of France to Brisbane, Chouquette’s authentic tarts and mouth-watering éclairs will have you travelling across town to sample!
Cake & Bake
From the women who brought the iconic Jocelyn’s Provisions, comes another of our favourite Brisbane Bakery’s, Cake & Bake. Like something from heaven, Cake & Bake is literally a haven of delicious homemade goodies right here in Brisbane’s West End. Producing signature cakes, tarts and baked slices, Cake & Bake also serves up fresh rolls and salads from seasonal produce and homemade relishes. If you’re yet to visit, we suggest you get yourself to Cake & Bake, stat.
Looking for more delicious baked goods from Brisbane's best bakeries? Check out our article Are Scrolls The New Doughnut for inspo!