Sydney's patisseries have come a long way since the era of neighbourhood bakeries, brick-like brownies and those loaves of banana bread that leave your hand covered in a film of grease.

Now our patisseries don't just reflect afternoon cravings, they take influences from all the communities which makes up the city as well as taking techniques and inspiration from the French and Italian patisseries that first set the scene here. Some are even using Australia's history and native ingredients as a source of innovation.

These patisseries are the leaders, the innovators and perfectionists. Here you'll get the flakiest croissants, the most delicate cakes and many more things which you've never heard of, because they've just been invented.

Flour and Stone

For classics, this is best there is.

53 Riley Street
Woolloomooloo NSW 2011

Lorraine’s Patisserie

Discover the work of pastry maestro Lorraine Godsmark.

Shop 5, Palings Lane 320 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Sweet Belem

Just go for the Portuguese tarts.

35 B New Canterbury Road
Petersham NSW 2049