Best Bakeries in Brisbane

Updated December 27th, 2022


Supermarket bread is fine when you're in a pinch. But there are dozens of places in Brisbane making quality sourdough and other varieties from scratch. Here's a list of our favourites, plus Portuguese tart specialists, world-famous croissanteries and other places where early mornings and hot ovens are a way of life.

  • Agnes restaurant’s popular lock-down era bakery now has a permanent home inside an old Queenslander. It’s punching out all manner of sourdough, plus kouign-amanns, breakfast rolls, doughnuts and coffee by Bear Bones.

  • After years as a wholesaler and market pop-up, Sprout bakery has found a permanent home. Stop by for 72-hour sourdough, seasonal fruit Danishes, berry croissant baskets, and double-chocolate croissant buns. Plus, croissant toasties and coffee by Reuben Hills.

  • The Melbourne croissanterie’s Brisbane outpost bears all the hallmarks of its concrete-and-glass Victorian HQ. Grab those world-famous croissants with brews by Coffee Supreme, or nab a spot at the seven-seater counter and watch the bakers work their magic beneath LED lights.

  • Head to this immaculate pink croissanterie for tiramisu croissants, zesty bitter orange custard cruffins and vanilla custard morning buns. Chase the lot with a well-made Padre coffee for the win.

  • A beautiful, Swiss-inspired bakery and patisserie from the team behind Pawpaw Cafe and Melrose. It serves stacks of jam-filled doughnuts, cruffins, tarts and signature triple-tier baby cakes.

  • You may have seen Lisboa Caffe’s Portuguese tarts popping up around town. But the one-two punch of flaky puff pastry and blistered baked custard now has a permanent home on Hope Street.

  • Inside this former Queenslander, you’ll find some of the best sourdough around. Order a loaf to go, but stick around for savoury danishes, loaded focaccias, flaky sausage rolls and coffee by Coffee Supreme.

  • From the team behind Superthing comes this bright, sourdough-centric bakery. Bagels, toasties, milk buns and waffles are all made in-house using various sourdough starters. You can also pick up loaves, baguettes and pastries to take home.

  • A small artisan bakery by a veteran who’s worked alongside celebrity chef Adrian Zumbo and Igor Ivanovic, the man behind Sydney’s best sourdough. Expect rustic loaves, picture-perfect pastries and crowd-pleasing brunch fare.

  • Though bagels are the biggest sellers, the real heart of this artisan bakery resides in the sourdough starter. Grab a loaf, plus pre-made sandwiches or something from the all-bases-covered brunch menu.

  • French tourists and expats are helplessly drawn to Chouquette for its eclairs, napoleons, canelles, danishes and more. It’s about as close as you’ll get to Paris without leaving Brisbane.

  • The home of Brisbane’s favourite heart-shaped chocolate treats. Look for the two iconic murals – a big set of red lips, and the bakery’s signature heart.

  • Baked French goods, breakfast and lunch from the Montrachet team.