Flaky croissants, crusty loaves, warm-baked scones, and frosted tiered cakes — Vancouver is a carb lovers paradise.
Here is our list of the best bakeries in Vancouver:
Hailing from Whistler, Purebread Bakery certainly takes the cake in the round-up of bakeries in Vancouver. With an overwhelming selection of sweet and savoury baked goods, patrons visiting Purebread Bakery are promised a counter top stacked high with freshly baked cakes, brownies, croissants, cookies, scones, brioches, meringues and more.
Address: 159 W Hastings Street
Beaucoup Bakery & Café sets the bar high when it comes to freshly baked goods. The charming 16-seat café on Fir Street, specializes in French-inspired pastries and childhood favourites including: sweet pastries, artistic cakes, seasonal tarts, cookies and rich viennoiserie.
Address: 2150 Fir Street
In addition to their freshly baked loaves and sandwiches, Small Victory Bakery also boasts a range of deliciously sweet treats all made-on-site in the bakery’s open kitchen. Presented neatly behind the glass display case, these tempting delights include: chocolate-filled croissants, cheesecakes, scones, tarts, muffins and cookies. The salt caramel cheesecake comes highly recommended.
Address: 1088 Homer Street
This Powell Street bakery, prides itself on serving high quality baked goods, desserts and frozen treats made with all-natural and locally-sourced ingredients. With selections that range from sweet – think flakey Danish pastries with baked-in vanilla bean custard and seasonal fruit toppings, to savoury – individual sized onion and feta cheese quiches, Cadeaux Bakery is sure to satisfy anyone with a baked good craving.
Address: 172 Powell Street
Delicious, simple food, prepared in-house, served in a casual friendly atmosphere is what patrons can expect when dropping by this neighbourhood bakery and pie shop, located near English Bay. Better known for their home-baked pies (lemon meringue, sour cherry and coconut cream, just to name a few), Tartine Breads and Pies also bakes artisan breads, muffins, tarts and more.
Address: 770 Beach Avenue
It should comes as no surprise that butter is at the heart of all cooking at Butter Baked Goods. Delightful and decadent, Butter Baked Goods’ baked offerings include scones, muffins, cinnamon buns, cookies, whoppie pies, bars, S’mores, cupcakes, whole cakes, pies, tarts and loaves.
Address: 4907 MacKenzie Street
With their hand-crafted, preservative-free artisan breads, rustic pastries and baked goods, Terra Breads certainly knows how to satisfy carb and sweet tooth cravings. Combining the best quality ingredients the bakers at Terra Breads create some truly delicious delights, including: salted caramel apple focaccia; Belgian chocolate brownies; granola bars; biscotti; cinnamon brioche buns, and macaroons.
Address: Four locations in and around Vancouver, check website for further details
With a handful of locations around the city one is never too far from a Creme de la Crumb baked good. Offering a long list of baked creations, such as vanilla and pear scones, lemon poppy seed loaf, and sticky cinnamon buns, the Creme de la Crumb storefronts (especially the tiny 466 Granville Street branch) are the perfect place to grab an afternoon pick-me-up.
Address: 466 Granville Street
The pies at this petite Chinatown bakeshop are sure to catch your eye, while at the same time get your stomach rumbling. Made with love and local fruit and ingredients from B.C., The Pie Shoppe is a great spot to enjoy a slice of pie, along with a coffee. Rotating pie flavours are available over weeks and change with the season. The classics stay on the menu year-round and include apple and chocolate pecan.
Address: 721 Gore Avenue
A Bread Affair is a certified organic artisan bakery located on Granville Island. Believing in the importance of eating organic and ensuring a diet that is GMO free, A Bread Affair sources local, fresh, and organic ingredients. In addition to their croissants, cookies, brownies and bread pudding, the bakery also sells an impressive array of baked loaves, which includes: baguettes, organic spelt, and sourdough stuffed with roasted garlic and cheese.
Address: 1680 Johnston Street
Located in the Rosewood Hotel Georgia, David Hawkworth’s Bel Café is popular with both locals and tourists alike for its fresh baked buttery pastries, gourmet sandwiches, tarts, delicate macarons and other tasty treats.
Fresh bakery aromas fill Liberty Bakery & Café throughout the day as pastries and other baked goods are made on site, using real butter instead of shortening, top grade Valrhona chocolate, and seasonal fruits and vege. Miss Mary’s chocolate chip cookie, the Pulla (a tightly swirled Swedish cinnamon scroll) and Liberty Bakery’s signature gingerbread cookie are recommended, as are the savoury muffins.
Address: 3699 Main Street