Looking for the best bread to make your Sunday morning avocado on toast? Or maybe a fancy pie? Here are the best spots to find what you need. We haven’t discriminated between bakeries that specialise in one thing or another, and those that do nearly everything. If you’re after something specific, check out the other guides below.

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Baker D. Chirico

A solid contender for the title of best bread in Melbourne.

149 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda

Baker Bleu

This bakery’s outstanding hand-made loaves are favoured by some of Melbourne’s top restaurants, including Attica.

260 Glen Eira Road, Elsternwick

Ned’s Bake

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this is much more than a bakery.

134 Toorak Road, South Yarra

The Wood Frog Bakery

Bagels, ciabatta and bread are just the beginning.

108 108 Barkly Street, St Kilda

Noisette Port Melbourne

Five generations of baking experience live here.

84 Bay St, Port Melbourne

Wild Life Bakery

Sourdough toasties in a gorgeous warehouse conversion.

90 Albert Street, Brunswick East

Dench Bakers

It's best known for its organic sourdough, but this bakery offers so much more.

109 Scotchmer Street , Fitzroy North

Frank's Bakery

The spirit of this Elsternwick institution comes from a tiny town in Germany.

291 Glen Huntly Road, Elsternwick

Kylie’s Slow Dough

Sourdough made with patience.

649 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North

Loafer Bread

A sweet little bakery in North Fitzroy making artisan cakes, biscuits, pastries and loaves of bread.

146 Scotchmer Street, Fitzroy North

Faraday’s Cage

Sourdough and croissants baked in an old recording studio.

325-329 Gore Street, Fitzroy

Tivoli Road Bakery

Sourdough, spelt, multigrain, and soy and linseed are among the bready delights at this respected outfit.

3 Tivoli Road, South Yarra

Lune Croissanterie

Wait-in-line-worthy pastries, cruffins and twice-baked croissants are served fresh out of the oven in this converted Fitzroy warehouse.

119 Rose Street, Fitzroy

Austro

An Austrian-inspired bakery serving pretzels, sachertorte and shakshuka croissants.

147-149A Cecil Street, South Melbourne

All Are Welcome

A bakery and coffee shop with some unexpected treats.

190 High St, Northcote

Q le Baker

French-born baker Quentin Berthonneau has trained at Vue de Monde and Chez Dre, and wants good bread to be as accessible as good coffee in Melbourne.

Shop 709 163 Commercial Road, South Yarra

Rustica

Everything is house-made at this Brunswick Street bakery and cafe.

402 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

Gontran Cherrier Collingwood

Traditional bread and experimental pastry from one of France’s biggest names.

140 Smith Street, Collingwood

Chez Dré Patisserie Boulangerie

French-inspired all-day breakfast in South Melbourne.

Rear of 285-287 Coventry St, South Melbourne

Candied Bakery

An Aussie bakery with a sweet American twist on the west side.

81a Hudsons Road, Spotswood

Impasto Forno Antico

Traditional Italian loaves are the highlight at this father and son run bakery.

157 Military Road, Avondale Heights

Bad Love Club

The only bakery we know that also serves cocktails and hosts bingo nights.

Shop 5 68-82 Hopkins Street, Footscray

Ovens Street

This bread and pastry shop is open on Sundays only.

19 Ovens Street, Brunswick

Dolcetti

An authentic world of saccharine delights from Sicily.

233 Victoria Street, West Melbourne

Il Fornaio

Vegan pastries? Don't mind if we do.

2C Acland Street, St Kilda

French Fantasies

A South Yarra bakery with French delights.

15 Toorak Road, South Yarra

Sourdough Kitchen

A no-frills bakery supplying the good food we know and love.

172 Victoria Street, Seddon

Parisian Patisserie Boulangerie

A little slice of Paris in downtown Essendon.

19 Keilor Road, North Essendon

Oasis Bakery

A family-run Middle Eastern bakery in the suburbs.

9/993 North Road, Murrumbeena

La Tropezienne

Macarons are the main game at this patisserie, but the pies are worth your dollar too.

780 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn East

Knead Bakers

Grab an organic baguette to go, or stay for a full breakfast.

396 Burwood Road, Hawthorn

Babka

A Fitzroy baking institution with Eastern European influences.

358 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

Cavallini

A European-style bakery/cafe in Clifton Hill with artisan bread and pastries.

354 Queens Parade, Clifton Hill

The French Lettuce

Find an enchanting display of cakes at this Carlton patisserie.

237 Nicholson St, Carlton

A1 Bakery

An affordable Middle-Eastern bakery, cafe and grocer.

643-645 Sydney Road, Brunswick

Mankoushé

A small Lebanese bakery with a local home delivery service.

325 Lygon Street, Brunswick East
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Depot de Pain

One-stop shop for bread, patisserie delicacies or for the last minute ‘made it myself’ dinner

693 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North

Choukette

A patisserie for Francophiles.

318 Sydney Road, Brunswick

Sugardough Panificio and Patisserie

Rustic loaves and sweet treats in the heart of Brunswick East.

163 Lygon Street , Brunswick East

Phillippa's

A bakery/cafe for breads, pastries and provisions, jams, chutneys and smallgoods.

1030 High Street, Armadale

Crumbs Organic Bakehouse

A quaint bakery that takes you back to a nineteen-fifties kitchen.

170 Union Road, Ascot Vale

Mister Nice Guy's BakeShop

The go-to for vegan and gluten-free treats.

151 Union Road, Ascot Vale

Convent Bakery

An artisan bakery cafe at the Abbotsford Convent.

1 Saint Helliers Street, Abbotsford
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