Cakes are the perfect way to mark any occasion, from a birthday or anniversary to a wedding or baby shower. Whether you’re ordering a scrumptious tiered number or simply looking for a delicious single slice, Sydney has many outstanding bakeries and cafes to satisfy your sweet tooth.
If you’re a fan of the classics, head to Flour and Stone in Woolloomooloo. Their scrumptious cakes (try the chocolate and raspberry) are baked fresh from scratch every morning using quality ingredients, including Pepe Saya butter, Kristen Allan cheese, Country Valley milk, Rabbit Hole tea and Sample coffee. They also use organic flour, free-range eggs and a wide range of natural and organic flavours to create their delectable desserts.
This quaint inner-west bakery and cafe is a little eccentric, a little traditional and incredibly charming all at the same time. It’s run by a former Rockpool and Tetsuya pastry chef, so expect some outstanding handcrafted pastries and cakes. Standouts include salted caramel tarts, apple stones and banoffee stones, pear and raspberry frangipane, Victoria sponge cakes and chocolate eclairs. They also make a good range of low-sugar, gluten-free and vegan cakes and cupcakes.
Another stalwart of the city’s thriving bakery scene, Black Star Pastry’s famed Strawberry Watermelon Cake has earned it the title of World’s Most Instagrammed Cake. It is indeed pretty darn impressive – layers of almond dacquoise, juicy watermelon slices and a pink crown of strawberries, grapes, and rose petals. While their visually appealing cakes have become the main attraction, they have a wide range of other decadent treats on offer, from a simple carrot cake to their famous cannoli tower and cakes.
This thriving artisan Italian bakery and cafe is the go-to spot for all things sweet in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. It’s a family-run operation, so you can expect to taste authentic dishes that are rich in flavour and full of tradition. In addition to their array of sweets, they are renowned for their fantastic sourdough bread and cakes. For something extra special, try their lemon polenta cake or their croquembouche. Cakes Sydney