Tivoli Road Bakery

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Pastry Perfection: Australia’s Best Bakeries

Bakeries aren’t anything new, in fact, baking bread can be traced back to the Romans, but lately, the art of combining flour and water has risen (pun intended) to new heights. With their sweet and buttery scent, it can be hard to resist the allure of a bakery first thing in the morning, but how do you decide which ones are worth the early rise?

Whether you’re after a traditional sourdough loaf, an experimental croissant creation or a lavishly stacked sandwich, we’ve rounded up the best bakeries around the country and guarantee there is something to satisfy every craving.

Read on to discover our pick of Australia’s best bakeries that are worth getting out of bed for.

Lune Croissanterie

Location: Melbourne, VIC

Named the best croissants in the world by the New York Times, these croissants really do live up to the hype. Crafted in a climate-controlled lab using the traditional three-day method, Lune croissants are a work of mathematical precision and elegance. You can get your hands on these critically acclaimed pastries at Lune’s Fitzroy and Melbourne locations.

Tivoli Road Bakery

Location: South Yarra, VIC

Sourdough is the specialty at South Yarra’s Tivoli Road Bakery, but that doesn’t mean the glossy escargots, pork and fennel sausage rolls and decadent doughnuts should be overlooked. This respected bakery also offers a sit-down menu with fresh sandwiches and bowls.

Red Beard Bakery

Loaction: Trentham, VIC

Located down a hidden laneway off Trentham’s High Street, this historic bakery is home to a 75-tonne Scotch oven that’s been there for more than 100 years and continues to churn out spectacular sourdough. Also on the menu is a selection of pies, sausage rolls and delectable sweet treats.

Iggy’s Bread

Loaction: Bronte, NSW

If not for the queues spilling down the block, it would be easy to miss the understated Iggy’s Bakery in Sydney’s Bronte. Here the sourdough is made the old-fashioned way and is found on the menu of top-end restaurants around town.  Early birds get the worm at Iggy’s as the offerings sell out daily.

Marta Osteria

Location: Rushcutters Bay, NSW

This Roman-inspired bakery in Sydney’s Rushcutters Bay became a favourite amongst locals during the lockdown, pumping out everything from sfogliatelle filled with prosciutto and house-made ricotta to gluten-free focaccias with olives and tomatoes.


Location: Sydney, NSW

What it lacks in size, this Sydney bakery makes up for in carbs. Using a pre-industrial variety of wheat that incorporates bran, endosperm, and wheat germ, Brickfields create the perfect consistency of dough and delivers a spectacular loaf every time. For those with a sweet tooth, don’t miss their famous apple tarts.

Chu Bakery

Location: Highgate, WA

Famed for their picture-perfect pastries that taste as good as they look, Chu uses traditional French techniques combined with unconventional flavour combos. Their signature sourdough is worth queuing for, as is their thick cut toast with avocado, feta and sriracha. Best enjoyed under the leafy canopies of Hyde Park just across the road.

Miller and Baker

Location: Perth, WA

One of the few spots that mills their own flour, Miller and Baker boast a team of skilled artisans making carb-filled delights on a daily basis. Their award-winning sourdough features on the menu of some of Perth’s finest restaurants, while their rye bread smørrebrød (open-faced sandwich) is a favourite amongst locals.

North Street Store

Location: Cottesloe, WA

The cinnamon buns from Cottesloe’s North Street Store are the stuff of legend, so it’s no surprise this little bakery could have expanded to other outposts including Little Loaf, Big Loaf Factory and People’s Cafeteria. Don’t go past their porchetta rolls and freshly baked sourdough.

Sprout Artisan Bakery

Location: New Farm, QLD

 What began at the Rocklea Markets, Sprout Artisan Bakery now offers a well-established shopfront on the bustling James Street with a mix of sweet and savoury delicacies. The rustic sourdough loaves, range of croissants, flaky tarts, scrolls and danishes are all worth the queues.

King Street Bakery

Location: Bowen Hills, QLD

Croissants are the name of the game at King Street Bakery, so it’s no surprise they have a temperature-controlled room ensuring the butter remains at the perfect chill. But the savoury treats are just as delicious, including freshly made sandwiches and gourmet pies and sausage rolls.

The Baker’s Duck

Location: Toowoomba, QLD

Since 2015 this Toowoomba-based bakery has been offering up some of the most luxurious baked treats including a lemon meringue twice-baked croissant and a choc orange danish. Their inventive creations also include a monthly savoury tart, but the classics including sourdough loaves and chocolate croissants are just as delicious.

Port Elliot Bakery

Location: Port Elliot, SA

Built in the 1980s, Port Elliot Bakery has established itself as a must-visit when travelling to South Australia. With an array of traditional and delicious delights behind the glass, it’s the monthly specials that keep locals (and tourists) going back again and again.

Perryman’s Bakery

Location: North Adelaide, SA

This North-Adelaide bakery has been one of the city’s favourites for nearly a century. While the pastries and pies are award-winning, what’s really cemented its legendary status is the many German treats on offer, think Kitchener buns, Berliner doughnuts and streusel buns.


Location: Adelaide, SA

With a name like Dough, it’s easy to guess what this bakery specialises in. Their sourdough, baguettes and rye bread are enough to keep people returning day after day. However, the Central Market location also offers French-patisserie style delicacies, tarts and other mouth-watering treats.

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