If the irresistible smell of freshly baked pastries, bread, and cakes always tempts you inside, then you’ll love the fantastic choice of top-quality bakeries in Orlando. From quaint family-run cafes to large-scale brands in multiple locations, you’ll be spoilt for choice for something deliciously sweet or savory at any time of day. Here are our top picks for the best bakeries in Orlando.
This popular bakery is famous for its flaky, buttery, perfect pastries, and the line that can often be found snaking out of the door is a testament to how good Buttermilk Bakerie’s sweet and savory offerings are. A great spot for breakfast in the pretty Winter Park area of Orlando, you can choose from a menu stuffed full of handmade pastries, cakes, pies, and tarts. Be warned; one trip will not be enough to sample everything that tempts you at Buttermilk Bakery!
Starting life as a small family-run place, Carlo’s Bakery has grown into an American favorite. They have bakeries all over the country, including in Orlando. Famous for their bright and cheerful rainbow cakes, Carlo’s is a fun place for the whole family, with cakes available by the slice, cookies, coffee, and pastries rounding out the menu. Even the pickiest eater will find something that they simply cannot resist, and they even offer custom-made cakes for celebrations.
Experience the delicious delicacies of Puerto Rico at Tainos Bakery. They specialize in sandwiches, with freshly baked bread providing the perfect accompaniment to a host of irresistible fillings. Tainos have four places in Orlando, as well as two more in Kissimmee, so you’re never far away from top-rated Puerto Rican food, wherever you’re staying in the city. As well as light bites and snacks, Tainos Bakery also does breakfast and lunch meals.
Caribbean Sunshine Bakery
It comes as no surprise that Caribbean food is on the menu at Caribbean Sunshine Bakery, a popular spot in Winter Park that, for the past 25 years, has been dedicated to spreading a bit of island joy to central Florida. The varied menu features delights such as Jamaican rum cake, sorrel cake, coco bread, and patties, as well as a full menu of lunches and dinners for when you want something more substantial.
Charlie’s Bakery and Creamery
Charlie’s is an icon, revered by many as the best bakery in Orlando. Delectable cheesecakes, fresh, chewy cookies, and buttery pastries are just a few of the menu highlights. Don’t be surprised to find queues at Charlie’s Bakery. This popular spot attracts hungry people from all over Orlando and beyond.
A must-visit for vegans in Orlando, Valhalla Bakery produces some seriously heavenly pastries. There are two stores in Orlando, the original on South Street and their sister bakery, Valkyrie Doughnuts on Corporate Blvd. The coolest thing about Valhalla is that all of the items on their menu are egg and dairy-free. They are totally vegan, and irresistibly delicious. Valhalla Bakery also does an incredible selection of gluten-free goods.
Sister Honey’s Bakery
Traditional, wholesome baked goods are the standard at Sister Honey’s Bakery, creator of award-winning pies and cakes and one of the most popular bakeries in Orlando. The menu is full of classic items, such as pound cakes, pecan pies, red velvets, and cupcakes, all made with expertise and a lot of love. Sister Honey’s is a great place to call if you are organizing an event or want a dessert for an occasion. You can place orders two weeks in advance and have the freshest and most delicious pies or cake ready when you want them. If you’re simply after a sit-down and a slice of pie (their Key Lime is apparently the best in Orlando), then you’re also in luck. You can visit Sister Honey’s E Michigan Street location from Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Take your tastebuds on an adventure at Gostoso, which specializes in exquisite Brazilian baked goods. Coxhina, quindim (a Brazilian custard dessert), and numerous cakes are a few of the items on the menu. Gostoso is a bit of a hidden gem in Orlando, between International Drive and Vanguard Street. If you’re in the mood for some authentic, mouthwatering Brazilian food, this is the place to go.
If you’re after an authentic German snack in Orlando, then look no further than The Backhaus. Reminiscent of traditional Black Forest bakeries, The Backhaus is the place for specialty German bread, Bavarian pretzels, pastries, and cakes. They also do a mean schnitzel and German potato salad if you fancy something a bit more hearty. The Backhaus is located in the pretty Mount Dora area, a little north of Orlando’s city center. If you’re craving baked goods with a European flair, it’s pretty unbeatable.
For delectable flavors of the east, head to Sunpearl Bakery and enjoy their menu of Taiwanese baked goods. Sweet and savory flavors such as pineapple, red bean, roast pork, scallion, and coconut are mainstays. Sunpearl also does an impressive selection of beautifully decorated occasion cakes, as well as refreshing boba tea. You can find Sunpearl Bakery on Colonial Drive in west Orlando. The bakery is open every day except for Thursdays.
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