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Sydney’s 8 Best Baked Goods & Where To Find Them

We each have a weakness, a soft spot, a vice… and for some of us, it’s goods of the baked variety. We’re talking pastries, breads, cakes, pies and cookies. If you’re feeling seen right now, you’ll delight in this list of where to devour Sydney’s best freshly baked delights.


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If food made from dough or batter is your one true love, we’re speaking your language with this collection of all-star freshly baked goods in Sydney. Forget a pub crawl. Set yourself up with a bun crawl, hopping from one beloved local bakery to the next, with no shortage of options, since Sydney is a bread lover’s dream, home to some of the best baked treats on the planet.


Here’s our roundup of the top baked goods in our neighbourhood and Sydney’s CBD that are worth an early morning wake up call.


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1. PiOik Bakery

Snack on freshly-baked golden croissants at this little family-run bakery tucked into a heritage terrace house in Pyrmont, rolling out a small selection of artisanal breads and to-die-for pastries. PiOiK (pee-oyk) means ‘the bread’ in Coptic Egyptian, a nod to the language spoken by owners Shady and Rose, who craft flaky, golden pastries, preservative-free sourdough loaves, and incredibly moreish chocolate biscuits. Grab a coffee and an Egyptian breakfast to go at PiOiK Bakery and enjoy them waterside in nearby Pirrama Park, just a few minutes walk from Aiden Darling Harbour. 

Best seller: Almond Croissant


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2. Humble Bakery

All rise for the almighty finger bun! There’s no denying the quintessential nostalgia of Humble Bakery‘s famous finger bun but don’t skip out on their range of incredible sandwiches, cakes and other baked goods they have on offer. From the team behind Porteño and Bastardo, find the freshest bread baked daily at their Surry Hills and Circular Quay venues.

Best seller: Finger Bun


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3. Akipan

With fresh cups of matcha, hojicha, coffee and warm teas, Akipan is bringing the best of Japan’s coffee and bread culture to Pyrmont. Adding to Sydney’s diverse food scene, Akipan offers the ultimate shokupan – that is, Japanese bread loaves renowned for being super light and fluffy with an ultra soft texture. Treat yourself to a slice of Japan in the heart of Pyrmont, just a few minutes walk from the hotel.

Best seller: Shokupan

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4. Lune Croissanterie

Australia’s cult croissanterie opens its world class flagship store in Sydney in 2024. The Melbourne-originated pastry hub is well-known as one of the world’s best places to get your croissant fix outside of France. Trust us, the layers of perfectly crunchy pastry, meticulously prepared over three days are definitely worth the wait. Find the internationally-renowned Lune Croissanterie in Rosebery.
Best Seller: Traditional French Croissant


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5. A. P Bakery

Sydney is known for its rooftop bars and drinks with a view, but at A. P Bakery in Surry Hills, you can enjoy your favourite viennoiseries with a side of sunshine and fresh air on top. How else is it different from the usual bakehouse? Like our eco-friendly hotel, the team at A. P Bakery are focused on sustainability, working directly with farmers to mill their grains into flour on-site at their bakery in Marrickville.

Best seller: Roasted Buckwheat Pain au Chocolat


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6. Cinnabon

Is it really a best baked treats list without including the cream of the crop? We’re of course talking about the beloved cinnamon roll that’s out of this world. America’s sweetheart, Cinnabon is smack-bang in Sydney CBD rolling out delicious dough in the heart of Darling Square. Just a few minutes walk from our hotel, be hit with the drool-inducing aromas of ooey gooey cinnamon rolls. The perfect ball of sweet dough to warm up your soul.

Best seller: Classic Cinnamon Roll


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7. LoDe Pies and Pastries

From award-winning chefs (including local LuMi‘s Federico Zanellato) comes the viral Sydney bakery in Surry Hills that’s taken the internet by storm. Putting a fine-dining twist on classic bakery items, LoDe Pies and Pastries honours an Aussies staple with their delicious pastries resembling works of art. You’ll be begging to try the jaw-dropping spectacle that is their Pithivier pie, filled with wagyu brisket and shiitake mushroom, and it comes with its own chimney to pour in chicken sauce down the centre. Tips from our hosts: head to their quaint shop early in the morning before all the delicious goodies sell out. 

Best Seller: Pithivier Pie


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8. Hearthe

Remember the famed Strawberry Watermelon Cake? It’s creator, award-winning pastry chef, Christopher Thé has opened up a new cake shop and café, Hearthe in Stanmore as a sun-kissed spot for the best artisan cakes you’ll never forget. With each sweet creation infused with native Australian ingredients like saltbush, wattle seeds and hibiscus, this collection of baked treats is a standout in Sydney.

Best seller: Geraldton Wax Cheesecake

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