The aroma of freshly baked bread, the sight of glistening pastries in the window, the satisfying crunch of a perfectly made sourdough – there’s something truly special about a good bakery.

With so many options in our area, choosing the “best” is a delicious dilemma. To help you navigate this delightful battle of the bakeries, we’re kicking off a list featuring some of the top contenders, with new contenders every fortnight. We’ll hold the puns about rising to the occasion and get on with it!

Biga Artisan

Situated in the East Lindfield shops, this hidden gem buzzes with locals, especially parents. On weekend mornings, you’ll find them lining up for coffee and pastries – a perfect pitstop before tackling the kids’ sporting adventures. Don’t go past their huge focaccias, delicious sourdough (they also run classes) and Sunday loaves with flavours like pancetta, parmesan and spinach. If you’re throwing a party, consider their 1.5m pizzas which will happily feed a hungry crowd!

Biga Artisan 

9 Hughes Pl, East Lindfield

Open:

Wed-Friday 6:30am-3:30pm

Saturday 6:30am-3pm

Sunday 6:30am-1pm.

Closed: Monday and Tuesday.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/bonjour

Bonjour Patisserie

Tucked away in Wahroonga Village, just a short two-minute stroll from the train station, Bonjour Patisserie has been a local staple for decades. Beyond their freshly baked bread, they offer a huge tempting selection of savoury treats like hot pies, quiches, and tarts, alongside flaky croissants, danishes, strudels and puff pastries. Everything is baked on site, and they’ve now expanded into specialty cakes, the chocolate mousse and walnut layer cakes are fit for any celebration!

Pottery Green Bakers

As featured in our recent article, Pottery Green Bakers take the cake when it comes to their artisan loaves and delectable pastries. Serving up Aussie cafe favourites with a French and Vietnamese twist, their commitment to locally sourced ingredients and traditional methods shines through in every bite.   Their Insta-worthy passionfruit tart boasts a tangy flavour and a perfectly chewy texture, while their chocolate croissants are flaky, buttery, and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. And did we mention their delicious brunch options? Drool.

Pottery Green Bakers

97B Eastern Rd, Turramurra (also Gordon, and Lane Cove).

Open every day: from 6:30am til 4pm.

Website: potterygreenbakers.com

Facebook: facebook.com/pgbturramurra

Now, let’s meet the challengers…

Slowbreads

Renowned for their long-fermented sourdough, these bakers mean business. Their croissants are award-winning (2023 Silver medal award winner, Sydney Fine Food), and if you’re partial to an apple Danish, this description might just win you over, “Layers of flaky Danish pastry topped with Creme patisserie and pink lady apples and lightly brushed with Cumquat syrup.” Sounds like heaven, right?

Slowbreads 

100 Pacific Highway, Roseville.

Open: Wed-Sat 7:30am-3pm, Saturdays from 7:30am-12:30pm.

Website: slowbreads.com.au

Facebook: www.facebook.com/slowbreads

Flour Shop

This charming bakery boasts fermented sourdough loaves and delicious sweet treats. The owner and head baker shares a handwritten menu on Instagram, breaking down the sweet, savoury, and loaves of bread hitting the oven every week. The best bit? They take requests and pre-orders. Their focus on unique ingredients means you’ll always find something new and exciting. We love the honey and sea salt croissants and not-too-sweet cinnamon scrolls. Don’t miss their famous confit garlic and rosemary focaccia bread – it’s practically legendary!

Flour Shop 

16 Princes St, Turramurra.

Open: Friday-Sunday from 6:30am-3pm.

Website: http://flourshop.com.au/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flourshopau/

Mrs. Jones the Baker

Stepping into Mrs. Jones feels like stepping into a cosy kitchen, but don’t be fooled; things sell out quickly! Go for the baguettes, milk rolls, and giant cookies, and just try to stay away from the hot pastries, pies, and sausage rolls. Impossible! Their traditional recipes and generous portions make them a favorite among families and those seeking classic bakery fare. Their pork and fennel sausage roll is a must-try, with a buttery pastry crust and moreish filling.

Mrs. Jones

166 Mona Vale Rd, St. Ives (inside the St Ives shopping centre)

Open: Weekdays from 7:30am-5:30pm. Saturday and Sunday from 7:30-5pm.

Website: https://mrsjonesthebaker.com.au/

This is just the beginning of our bakery battle! Stay tuned for more contenders every fortnight as we delve into the unique offerings of each local gem. Remember, taste is subjective, so get out there, explore, and discover your personal fave!

Who will be crowned the champion? Stay tuned!

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