Looking for the state’s finest sourdough, croissants and sweet treats? Look no further than our 2021 wrap of WA’s best and brightest bakeries.
As the lockdown-baking trend wanes, WA’s artisan bakeries are still thriving. Cottesloe’s North Street Store continues to grow: its Big Loaf bakery operates 24 hours a day in O’Connor, and People’s Cafeteria is one of William Street’s most exciting new venues. Yes, the cinnamon scrolls may be coveted, but don’t forget to grab a baguette either.
Grain Bakery in Lathlain offers quality and value for money across the board – try their jalapeño croissants, and anything sweet. Miller + Baker, meanwhile, mills its own flour, and its inviting in- house café serves some of Perth’s great coffee.
Knead in Scarborough excels in sourdough and bagels; get in early. Head to Wild Bakery in South Fremantle for pastries well worth waiting for, or duck into Top Dup in Willagee for Perth’s best doughnuts. Unless you feel like an OG doughnut from any of the Mary Street Bakery shopfronts, that is.
Hit Croff in the CBD and Zonts Bakehouse in Northbridge for croissants, or Baked 180 in Mount Lawley for cupcakes with a difference. Elsewhere, Chu Bakery in Highgate is still one of the city’s best spots for sweets, Butter Crumbs in Inglewood specialises in cakes and pies and Layers Bakery in Subiaco does French pastries in style.
WA’s regional bakeries continue to shine, too. Albany’s Bred Co mills its own flour for its exceptional sourdough. Margaret River Bakery is a must-visit for breakfast and takeaway treats, while Baked in Busselton offers standout pies and an addictive (and exceptional) coffee éclair.
On the road? Some of our favourite pitstops include Mount Barker Country Bakery and Pinjarra Bakery for pies, as well as Miami Bakehouse in Falcon. And a trip north isn’t complete without a stop at Toodyay Bakery or Bakers Hill Pie Shop. Wherever you are, whatever the flavour, the world is your pastry.