In a city where food is king, and cakes are queen, you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to cake shops Sydney. But there’s a few that stand head and shoulders above the rest, offering up decadent showstoppers to make your celebration that little bit sweeter.
A stalwart on the cafe with cakes scene, Saga is the place to go for light and fluffy sponge and muffins, as well as scrumptious slices and cupcakes, iced danishes and pies. A favourite of locals and tourists alike, the bakery also has a few more extravagant treats on offer for those wanting something to impress. Think a layered coconut pineapple and hammerfruit tart, the ever popular banana cream pie or a swanky croquembouche tower.
This quaint inner-west cafe, bakery and grocer is a one-stop shop for everything you need for a satisfying brunch or lunch. Their sourdough is among the best in town, but it’s their cakes that get us really excited. From the DD flourless chocolate cake (gluten-free) and pear and raspberry frangipane to the orange and almond, or the classic carrot cake, the cakes here are a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach.
The owner of this eponymous bakehouse lists her famous chiffons and Sri Lankan love cakes on her CV, and it’s no surprise why. She and her team create cakes and desserts that take inspiration from a variety of different cultures, but they all share the same light, delicate touch. If you’re looking for a treat to eat in, you should come early – their savoury lunch-time pastries like the roasted macadamia and cinnamon buns or the rustic sourdough are quick to sell out.
This artisan bakery uses local produce as much as possible, including from small growers and producers like Pepe Saya butter, Kristen Allan cheese, Country Valley milk and Sample coffee. The result is a range of tiered, fluffy and old-fashioned cakes that you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere else in Sydney. Their most famous creation is the layered strawberry and watermelon cake, but their ricotta and pear frangipane and Valrhona Manjari chocolate with gold leaf are equally worth checking out.
A bakery that has become a household name, Flour and Stone’s cakes are all made on-site in Woolloomooloo using their own recipes. You can pick up a quick bite from their deli counter or sit down for a long leisurely morning tea in the bright and airy eat-in cafe. There’s a wide selection of cakes, including vegan and gluten-free options. Their savoury croissants and scrumptious scone are also worth trying. Cakes Sydney