14 Brisbane Bakeries That Are Worth Skipping Your Morning Run For
Bready, set, go!By Sarah Kennedy | 22nd January 2024
Croissant connoisseurs and bread enthusiasts rejoice because we’ve rounded up Brisbane’s best bakeries. If there’s one thing Brisbane does well, it’s baked goods, so rest assured, there’ll be no shortage of delicious carbs anytime soon. From French style patisseries to traditional Italian Pasticcerias, we’ve put our bodies on the line to trial and taste every single bakery on this list!
By the way, we consider everyone in this list the best of the best! To make finding your next favourite that much easier, we’ve ordered the list alphabetically by suburb and also have filtering tabs for your convenience. Did we miss someone from the list? Let us know here! Hide the form
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Christian Jacques Bakery
Nestled under the Story Bridge sits Brisbane’s own slice of Paris. For those who have visited the French city, you’ll know finding a croissant in Brisbane that rivals the flaky perfection of Paris is hard to come by, but we think Christian Jacques Bakery has come pretty darn close. Crafted with authentic French techniques and fermented over two days, you know the croissants will impress even the French. If you plan on stopping by on the weekend, expect a line, but trust us when we say it’s worth every minute of the wait. Our top picks are the Nutella croissant for something sweet, but if savoury is more up your alley, you must try the ham and cheese croissant – a classic that can’t be missed.
For those who enjoy the finer things in life, let us introduce Rise Bakery, where you can devour your pain au chocolat alongside a glass of champagne and it’s totally acceptable! Located at Portside Wharf, this modern French bakery serves up delectable coffees and pastries, all crafted in-house. Their extensive cabinet selection showcases an exquisite range of freshly made sandwiches, pastries and croissants, with an attention to detail that truly sets each pastry apart. Whether you’re looking for a grab-and-go coffee and pastry for your Sunday morning walk or an indulgent long brunch, Rise Bakery is your passport to a taste of French elegance right here at Portside Wharf.
Gerbino’s Italian Bakery
Why take a 24-hour flight to Italy, when you can satisfy all your Italian pastry cravings, right here, in Ashgrove? Nestled in Brisbane’s North and proudly family-run, Gerbino’s is the river city’s only resident Italian bakery. From exquisite cannoli and biscotti to freshly baked bread, their menu offers a true taste of Italy. For those familiar with Gerbino’s, it’s safe to say their most iconic creation is the giant cannoli! A giant Sicilian cannoli shell filled with up to 150 mini cannoli is simply… how do the Italians say? Delizioso! With indoor and outdoor seating and the finest coffee, it also makes the perfect neighbourhood coffee spot.
Sprout Artisan Bakery
Perched at the top of James Street sits Sprout Artisan Bakery. After opening in 2021, this Brisbane-born and ‘bread’ institution has quickly made a name for itself. Their range of delectable treats is baked using a closed-loop recycling system, meaning you can feel extra good about inhaling that flaky goodness! Offering a range of delicately crafted goods from fresh sandwiches to croissants and danishes, there is something to satisfy every palate. If that’s not enough, you can also find them at the Rocklea Markets every Saturday.
Having mastered the art of cooking with fire, Agnes Bakery serves baked creations that are almost too artful to eat. Amongst their array of delectable sourdough and pastries, they’re arguably most well known for their Kouign Amann, which originated in France. Its croissant-like pastry coated in caramelised sugar will leave you wanting more! Keep an eye on their menu as they regularly change the flavour of the beloved Kouign Amann, which means you’ll just have to make visiting here a regular occurrence. If you’ve been there before, you can vouch that their baked goods are unlike any other (IYKYK), so promise us you won’t leave with anything less than a box of treats in hand. (Ps, our office is located in Kelvin Grove if you’re wondering…).
King Street Bakery
Having outgrown its first location beside French restaurant Montrachet, King Street Bakery claimed a new location around the corner on the hustle and bustle of King Street in 2017. Since then, the team of internationally trained bakers have been dedicated to bringing the people of Brisbane the crème de la crème of bread, pastries, and everything in between. But don’t be fooled, this French bakery knows how to push the boundaries. We think their take on the classic Vegemite scroll has the other’s beat! Crafted with flaky croissant dough and infused with Vegemite and gruyere cheese, this Aussie snack with a French-style spin is a crowd-pleaser.
Made viral by TikTok and now appreciated all over the world thanks to their international shipping, Brooki Bakehouse is one not to miss. If the constant line wrapping around the street is anything to go by, you can expect mouth-watering cookies and bespoke cakes aplenty. Best known for their New York-style chunky cookies, they’re the perfect mix of a crunchy outside and a warm gooey middle. Good luck leaving without buying one of every flavour!
Miettes Boulangerie Patisserie
Graceville & Corinda
A hidden gem in Brisbane’s westside (unless you’re a local), Miettes is known for its renowned range of sourdoughs and specialty bread, not to mention its delectable pastries! This beloved family-run business is highly regarded among locals and there’s no question as to why! If you plan on visiting, don’t leave without a Cinnaroll. This fluffy, sweet delight is best enjoyed slightly warmed and will have you hooked after just one bite!
Blending the art of science and baking, Lune Croissanterie has swiftly become a household name in Brisbane’s bakery scene. Arguably most well known for their twice-baked flaky croissants (drool), they’ll also keep you on your toes with exciting monthly specials like their iconic Finger Bun or Birthday Cake croissants. With two locations in Brisbane, it’s never been easier to get your croissant fix!
A Brisbane institution, Jocelyn’s Provisions has been providing us with delectable baked goods since 1996. From freshly made sandwiches to decadent desserts, all their products are crafted with the finest ingredients and traditional recipes. You can’t go past the Triple Choc Brownie if you’ve got a sweet tooth. Oeey, gooey and filled with white, milk, and dark chocolate pieces, it’s a sweet you won’t want to pass up! With four locations across the city, getting your buttery pastry fix has never been easier.
Perched atop the The Breakfast Creek Hotel sits Mica Brasserie, cousin to King Street Bakery. It’s strictly a patisserie from Monday to Friday, serving everything from cakes and tarts to freshly baked bread. But from Friday to Sunday, you can enjoy their full a la carte breakfast and brunch menu with your choice of indoor or outdoor seating. For our GF and vegan friends out there, you don’t have to miss out because they offer a small but delicious selection of cakes and bread that don’t compromise texture or flavour!
Tucked in the leafy streets of Toowong is a bakery and cafe called Riser Bread. This cosy neighbourhood establishment, open from Wednesday to Sunday, serves up fresh bread, pastries and coffee with outdoor or indoor seating options. The cabinet is home to a delicious array of baked goods, including basque cheesecakes, asparagus croissants, and fruit danishes to name a few. For our vegetarian friends out there, you’re spoilt for choice with a selection of savoury veggie options. Our pick is the flaky roast cauliflower, broccoli and smoked cheddar roll.
Tucked away in Brisbane’s South, Darvella Patisserie was brought to fruition by the creators of Paw Paw Cafe. Named after a tiny town in Switzerland, Darvella offers heavenly croissants, artisan breads and indulgent speciality cakes. With inventive weekend specials like their Pina Colada croissant (don’t mind if we do), there’s always something new and fresh to keep you on your toes. But be quick! If the constant line streaming out their door every weekend is any indication, make sure you get there early to secure your goods and avoid disappointment.
C’est du Gateau
South Bank’s most recent addition, C’est du Gâteau, has made a grand entrance onto the culinary scene! This French patisserie is the brainchild of Frederic Pichon-Dignac, former pastry chef at Christian Jacques and Sebastian Legendre, the former executive chef of the Muragh Group. With 15 years of pastry experience, it’s no shock that their baked goods live up to the hype! Pushing the boundaries of traditional pastries, they’ve introduced an array of exotic flavours, including their slow-cooked pulled pork croissant and the Reuben and Biscoff! If you’re an adventurous foodie looking to explore new and out-of-the-box flavours, visiting here is an absolute must. For those who savour the classics, you’re in luck because you can now order your holy grail plain croissant in an extra large size – bon appetit!