Don't stand for supermarket bread. There are dozens of places in Sydney making quality sourdough and other varieties from scratch. Here's a list of our favourites, plus French and Italian patisseries, pie and cake shops, Portuguese tart specialists and other places where early mornings and hot ovens are a way of life.

Bourke Street Bakery

Six locations and counting.

633 Bourke Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010

Wild Cockatoo Bakery

All about that sourdough.

30 Botany Road
Alexandria NSW 2015

Brasserie Bread Cafe

Doing it since 1982.

1737 Botany Road
Banksmeadow NSW

Brickfields

The spot for bread, sweets and Mecca coffee.

206 Cleveland Street
Chippendale NSW 2008

Funky Pies

There's no meat in these vegan pies.

Shop 2 144-148 Glenayr Avenue
Bondi Beach NSW 2026

Ninou

Take a trip to France.

Shop 1 1-3 Dunning Avenue
Rosebery NSW 2018

Sweet Belem

Sydney's other Portuguese tart giant.

35 B New Canterbury Road
Petersham NSW 2049

Oregano Bakery

Out of adversity, grew a scroll empire.

56 Connells Point Road
South Hurstville NSW 2221

Lorraine’s Patisserie

A Sydney classic for tarts and cakes.

Shop 5, Palings Lane 320 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Stone Ground Bakery

Neat, compact and sells out quick.

Shop 7 52-56 Gladesville Road
Hunters Hill NSW