Best Bakery in Auckland

There are bakeries all over Auckland. There's the sausage roll and a coke variety, the big chains like Bakers Delight, and the fancy Euro-style bakeries, as well as every combination in between. We love a good pie or a loaf of fresh baked bread as much as the next person, and based on exhaustive searching and testing (!!) these are what we've concluded are the best bakeries in the greater Auckland area. There's something for everyone here and we think you'll be pleased with a visit to any of these great establishments.

Richoux Patisserie

Richoux Patisserie is a friendly bakery in Ellerslie that specializes in meat and vegan pies. They offer a wide selection of tasty pies for meat-eaters, vegans, and vegetarians and delicious pastries, fresh donuts, freshly baked buns, and custom cakes. The food is well presented and the staff is super friendly.

Some of their highlights are their award-winning vegan chicken, cranberry, and cheese pie, vegan cream donuts, vegan custard tarts, and hot cross buns. Another award winner is the mince and cheese pie. It is also a great place for coffee. Take-out and delivery are available.

BEST FOR
Vegan baking (the pies!!)
WEBSITE
https://www.facebook.com/richouxpatisserie/
ADDRESS

119 Main Highway, Ellerslie, Auckland

CONTACT DETAILS
(09) 579 1815
OPERATING HOURS
Mon – Fri: 6:30am – 4:50pm
Sat – Sun 7:30am – 3:50pm

This is my business

Highlights:

  • Meat and vegan pies
  • Delicious pastries
  • Super friendly service
  • Plenty of vegetarian options

I absolutely love Richoux. They are well known for their gourmet pies and amazing vegan pies, but they offer so much more too. If I lived any closer it would actually become a problem!!

Charlie

Baker & Co.

Baker & Co is a café that serves a wide selection of sweet and savory treats. All of their baked goods are made fresh in-house every day from the best quality ingredients. They use only free-range eggs and meat and locally sourced produce. A variety of gluten-free options are available. They are open Monday through Saturday.

They serve a wide selection of muffins, scones, brioche, pies, wraps, tarts, sandwiches, cookies, slices, and cakes. The gluten-free scones and caramel cashew slices are highly recommended. Baked goods are matched with Allpress coffee. Breakfast and lunch are served until 1:30 pm, catering is available, and they have just launched their very own high tea.

BEST FOR
Gluten free options
WEBSITE
http://www.bakerandco.co.nz/
ADDRESS

235 West Tamaki Road, Glendowie, Auckland

CONTACT DETAILS
(09) 575 2420
OPERATING HOURS
Mon – Fri: 7am – 3pm
Sat: 7:30am – 2:30pm
Sun: Closed

This is my business

Highlights:

  • Sweet and savory treats
  • Gluten-free options
  • Amazing staff
  • Modern environment

Staff are so friendly and engaging and the coffee is worth the trip from the other side of Panmure.

Charmaine

Amano

Amano is a bakery and restaurant located opposite beautiful Waitemata Harbor spanning Britomart’s historic Altrans and Quay buildings. Humbling, welcoming, and inclusive, they provide fresh pasta handcrafted daily using their own milled flour and free-range eggs. They are open seven days a week and serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Specializing in sustainable, seasonal, locally sourced foods using the highest quality ingredients, the bakery features authentic, artisanal bread and pastries. Specialties include sourdoughs, ciabattas, miche loaves, pastries, tarts, slices, cakes, and pizza by the slice. They also offer a unique space for events and catering.

BEST FOR
Italian style baking
WEBSITE
http://www.amano.nz/
ADDRESS

66 – 68, Tyler Street, Britomart Place, Auckland

CONTACT DETAILS
(09) 394 1416
OPERATING HOURS
Sun – Wed: 7am – 9:30pm
Thur – Sat: 7am – 10pm

This is my business

Highlights:

  • Italian bakery and restaurant
  • Beautiful views of Waitemata Harbor
  • Fresh pasta experience
  • Authentic bread and pastries

6 big stars out of 5. every food was so delicious. comes with good service

Junho

The Caker

The Caker is an Auckland bakery that specializes in cakes. It is run by Jordan Rondel, the founder, and her sister Anouk. Jordan started the cakery in 2010. She also writes recipes, recipe books, and sells highly recommended cake kits that come with the mix, decorations, and a non-stick baking pan liner.

The cake kits come in a variety of flavors, such as lemon strawberry poppy seed, matcha cherry, and flourless dark chocolate gold leaf. At the Auckland bakery, there is a selection of cakes to choose from or you can have a cake made to order. The cakes are made with Belgian coverture chocolate, fruit, and ground almonds, and are decorated with fresh flowers.

BEST FOR
Cakes
WEBSITE
https://www.thecaker.co.nz/
ADDRESS

446 Karangahape Road, Newton, Auckland

CONTACT DETAILS
(09) 308 9407
OPERATING HOURS
Mon: 10am – 4pm
Tues – Fri: 9am – 4pm
Sat – Sun: 10am – 2pm

This is my business

Highlights:

  • Delicious cakes and cake mixes
  • Vegan and gluten-free options
  • Beautifully decorated
  • Easy to order

Easily one of the best cakes I have ever had. Was honestly perfection. We got the digit cake for my daughters first birthday. The worst part about it is when there was none left. Already looking for excuses to buy another cake. Thank you!

Nicole

Tart Bakery

Located in Grey Lynn, Tart Bakery is a small, family-owned vegan bakery and restaurant that offers authentic bread, pastries, donuts, pies, pizza, and more. Established in 2012 by Philippa, a mother of five, this bakery uses stone-based deck ovens to make their chemical and preservative-free foods.

Everything is vegan and made in the store. A wide selection of treats and savory items are offered. Their filled apple donuts, mushroom pies, biscuits, and croissants are highly recommended. The staff is welcoming, the service is amazing, and the food is delicious and reasonably priced.

BEST FOR
Vegan baking
WEBSITE
https://www.tartbakery.co.nz/
ADDRESS

555 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland

CONTACT DETAILS
(09) 376 5535
OPERATING HOURS
Sun – Wed: 7am – 3:30pm
Thur – Sat: 7am – 8:30pm

This is my business

Highlights:

  • Vegan bakery
  • Reasonably priced
  • Lovely service
  • Delicious pastries

Their filled apple doughnut is the best doughnut in Auckland!

Patrick

Scratch Bakers

Scratch Bakers provides delicious, handcrafted baked goods for some of Auckland’s best cafes. They are open Monday through Friday and offer custom-made cakes, catering by product, and packaged catering in a light and airy café with great coffee. Packages include morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, breakfast, and vegetarian. The prices are reasonable and the food is high quality.

Wildberry cheesecake, vegan dark chocolate cake, salted caramel banana cake, and plum and white chocolate cake are some of their many offerings. They also offer a selection of specially decorated cakes for kids. Catering products include sausage rolls, brioches, pastries, slices, quiches, pies, and frittatas.

WEBSITE
https://www.scratchbakers.co.nz/
ADDRESS

5 Graham Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland

CONTACT DETAILS
(09) 307 2323
OPERATING HOURS
Mon – Fri: 7am – 4pm
Sat – Sun: 8am – 3pm

This is my business

Highlights:

  • Handcrafted baked goods
  • Custom cakes
  • Catering packages
  • Fantastic coffee

Massive fresh donuts with a great and tasty filling ratio! Mini donuts are also epic.

Ollie

Paneton

Paneton is a French bakery that offers a range of fresh, frozen, and par-baked bread and pastry products at their café on Halsey Street. Their authentic French pastries are made with pure New Zealand butter. Founders and owners, Dominque and Celia Colombie, learned their art in France and dreamed of setting up a business in New Zealand.

They are known for their quiches, tarts, baguettes, and croissants and focus on using the best ingredients and simple, great-tasting recipes. The small café has a good selection of pastries and cakes and great coffee. The cinnamon rolls, almond croissants, and savory pies are fresh and delicious.

WEBSITE
https://panetonbakery.co.nz/
ADDRESS

1/21 Halsey Street, Freemans Bay, Auckland

CONTACT DETAILS
(09) 309 5338
OPERATING HOURS
Mon – Fri: 7am – 2:30pm
Sat – Sun: Closed

This is my business

Highlights:

  • Authentic French bakery and café
  • Offers fresh, frozen, and par-baked bread and pastries
  • Reasonable prices
  • Excellent selection

Love their baked pastries and their toasted sandwiches are so good. Perfect to grab these goodies and have them across the park

Sheena

City Cake Company

City Cake Company is an artisan bakery that makes cakes with no preservatives, premixes, or artificial products. Made from local New Zealand ingredients, their cakes are fun and fashionable. They are baked in small batches to retain their unique taste and look. They design custom-made cakes and birthday cakes for kids.

Chocolate heaven, one of their best-selling desserts, is a chocolate cake topped with raspberries and filled with chocolate mousse. It is available in two sizes and is gluten-free. Their biscuit flavors include shortbread, orange chocolate chip, gluten-free cranberry and coconut, and crisp ginger.

WEBSITE
http://www.citycake.com
ADDRESS

426 Mount Eden Road, Mount Eden, Auckland

CONTACT DETAILS
(09) 638 6499
OPERATING HOURS
Mon – Sat: 10am – 4pm
Sun: 10am – 3pm

This is my business

Highlights:

  • Artisan bakery
  • Fun and fashionable cakes
  • Great service
  • Prompt delivery

This cake looked INCREDIBLE but tasted even better. One of the best cakes I’ve ever eaten no exaggeration. Dare I say it soooo ‘moist’ dense and delicious. The staff were so helpful working with us to get exactly what we wanted with suggestions on flavours decorations etc. Would def use them again and recommend to anyone.

Charlotte

Vaniye Patisserie

Vaniye Patisserie by Sonia Haumonte is an award-winning authentic French patisserie located in Auckland’s Parnell. Sonia trained in Paris for seven years and brings her contemporary taste to the French classics. It is open Tuesday through Saturday and delivers Monday through Friday. Gluten-free options are available.

Birthday cakes, chocolates, and wedding cakes are some of their specialties. Pastries can be purchased and enjoyed at their intimate shop or delivered within Auckland. Their offerings change seasonally, so there is always something new to try. Highlights are their buttery, flaky croissants, vegetarian savory tarts, and filled baguette rolls.

WEBSITE
https://www.vaniye.com/
ADDRESS

1/7 Windsor Street, Parnell, Auckland

CONTACT DETAILS
(0204) 179 1296
OPERATING HOURS
Tues – Sat: 8am – 4pm
Sun – Mon: Closed

This is my business

Highlights:

  • Authentic French Patisserie
  • Great coffee
  • Beautiful cakes
  • Friendly staff

I travelled with a group of friends from Tauranga for a few days in the ‘big smoke’. I had heard about Vaniyé and made it my mission to check it out. We were not disappointed! Great coffee, tasty tarts and delicious breakfast croissants. We finished our visit with delectable chocolates and a sweet treat from the cabinet. So many choices – and each was a work of art!

Arlette

4 & 20 Bakery

Opened in Remuera in 2014 by Deb Chait and Andy Tse, 4 & 20 Bakery is named for their son’s favorite nursery rhyme. Their exceptional organic bread, cakes, pastries, and savories are made from the finest seasonal, locally sourced ingredients. Their bread, made from organic flour, sea salt, and filtered water, is molded by hand, naturally leavened, and hearth-baked.

Pastries and donuts, made with New Zealand butter, Belgian chocolate, and Madagascar pure vanilla, are baked fresh daily. They also serve fresh sandwiches, quiche, salads, organic Havana coffee and tea, and a delicious homemade soup every day during the winter. The sunflower and flaxseed loaf and the free-range roast chicken and avocado sandwiches are some specialties.

WEBSITE
http://www.4and20.co.nz/
ADDRESS

3A Clonbern Road, Remuera, Auckland

CONTACT DETAILS
(09) 529 0307
OPERATING HOURS
Tues – Fri: 7:30am – 3:30pm
Sat: 7:30am – 3pm
Sun: 7:30am – 1pm
Mon: Closed

This is my business

Highlights:

  • Organic bakery in Remuera
  • Handmade, naturally leavened bread
  • Organic coffee and tea
  • Locally sourced ingredients

Great bakery and amazing staff to deal with! Would definitely recommend!

Leon

La Petite Fourchette

La Petite Fourchette (The Little Fork) is a French Patisserie-inspired bakery owned by the French-Kiwi couple Natalie and Romain Le Gal. They offer a wide range of savory and sweet French delicacies including macarons, éclairs, tarts, and quiches. Their service is friendly, the atmosphere is excellent, and the food is fresh and delicious.

Some of the highlights are the almond croissant, pain au chocolat, the ham croissant, the avocado toast, and the hot chocolate. Another favorite is the muesli with berries, fruit compote, and creamy yogurt. This is a great place to enjoy a quick breakfast or a nice lunch.

WEBSITE
https://www.lapetitefourchette.co.nz/
ADDRESS

g02/85 Daldy Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland

CONTACT DETAILS
(09) 869 3360
OPERATING HOURS
Mon – Fri: 7am – 3pm
Sat – Sun: 7:30am – 2pm

This is my business

Highlights:

  • French patisserie
  • Wide range of French delicacies
  • Nice atmosphere
  • Great breakfast menu

Tried this establishment for the first time this morning – highly recommended. Very fresh food, excellent coffee, lovely staff. This will be our new local for weekend brunch. He had the breakfast bun, I had the mushroom quiche with kumara and emmental cheese

Cat

Forte Greene

Fort Greene is a breakfast and sandwich shop owned by Liam and Andrea that bakes its own bread daily. They provide fresh, seasonal, and ethical food choices, use 100 percent fair trade and organic coffee, sustainably caught fish, free-range animal products, and compostable packaging. The menu is ever-changing. Breakfast, lunch, and brunch are served.

The menu features breakfast, sandwiches, sides, tea, beer and wine, soft drinks, and coffee from Peoples Coffee. Some highlights are the Fort Greene Omelette made from free-range eggs, Den Miso crème, toasted nori, sesame seeds served on Forte Greene sourdough, and The Fish One, which includes Kahawai fish fingers served with mushy peas, tartare, and organic pea feathers.

WEBSITE
https://fortgreene.co.nz/
ADDRESS

327 Karangahape Road, Auckland CBD, Auckland

CONTACT DETAILS
(021) 0903 0417
OPERATING HOURS
Mon – Fri: 7:30am – 2:30pm
Sat: 8:30am – 2:3-pm
Sun: 9am – 2pm

This is my business

Highlights:

  • Breakfast and sandwich shop
  • Homemade bread
  • Ethical food choices
  • Open and spacious setting

Great food. Best Reuben sandwich I’ve eaten in NZ. Beautiful sourdoughs.

Art

Little & Friday

Started by Kim Evens in 2007, Little & Friday began in a small vacant butcher’s shop and was open only on Fridays. The idea was to bake everything from scratch using the finest ingredients and organic produce. Today, the business has expanded to four stores that are open seven days a week. All stores use Houston Design Co. ceramics.

Breakfast, lunch, and brunch are served, and vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options are offered. Savory tarts, jam donuts, chicken pie, cheese scones, and good coffee are some of their highlights. The setting and ambiance are nice, and outdoor seating is available.

WEBSITE
https://www.littleandfriday.co.nz/
ADDRESS

No. 234 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland

CONTACT DETAILS
(09) 489 8527
OPERATING HOURS
Wed – Fri: 8am – 2pm
Sat – Sun: 8am – 3pm
Mon – Tues: Closed

This is my business

Highlights:

  • Local café
  • Laidback atmosphere
  • Amazing donuts and coffee
  • Generous portions

Fresh and wholesome food, backed by exceptional service.

Geoffrey

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