When you're craving a warm croissant or ooey-gooey cookie, these 10 Atlanta bakeries deliver big on flavor.
The Buttery ATL is new to the scene, but pastry chef Jen Yee is not. The Buttery ATL is Linton and Gina Hopkins’ brainchild, offering grab-and-go, charcuterie, larder provisions and more, but the stars of the show might be Yee’s pastries. Mallow Crunch Brownies, Benton’s Ham Biscuits and the famous Jen Yee’s Dream Cookies are all available, as is a rotating fancy croissant flavor every Friday. Recent ones have included Banoffee and Mocha.
Saint Germain French Cafe & Bakery has taken the city by storm since opening their first location at PCM in 2016. The bakery has since expanded into three other locations, bringing all of Atlanta delicious Parisian delicacies. In addition to incredible tarts, mousses and macarons, this ATL-favorite boasts delicious specialty coffees and wines.
Sublime Doughnuts If you are looking for a late night place to cure your sweet-tooth cravings, look no further than Sublime. Open 24 hours a day, Sublime’s constantly changing, mouth-watering and unique doughnut options range from the classic glazed to a caramel white chocolate gelato doughnut sandwich and everything in between.
Henri’s, beloved by generations of Atlantans since 1929—yes, it’s almost 100 years old!—is the quintessential place for a sandwich or a sweet treat. Its thumbprint cookies and petits fours have been gracing baby showers and holiday tables since before you were born, and that’s a good thing.
Pala Bakery brings authentic Italian baked goods and gelato to Atlanta. From the brain of restauratuer Giovanni Di Palma, Pala is his son's turn at the family business. Johnny Di Palma & Friends bring classic delicacies making this a can't miss bake stop for your sweet tooth.
Star Provisions has been an Atlanta institution for many years, in part thanks to its bakery items which have a cult-like following. Whether you choose a beautiful fennel sultana loaf or pastries such as ham and cheese croissants and kouign amann, you’re in for a treat. While you are there, up assorted accoutrements, including many from Atlanta-based companies.
Evergreen Butcher and Baker is Kirkwood’s neighborhood butcher shop and bakery, and if the lines out front every weekend are any indication, it’s here to stay. Choose from a complex bread menu offering items such as Vollkornbrot (a wholegrain rye loaf, which Evergreen recommends you slice thin and toast) and Mini Spiced Rye, perfect for pairing with cheeses. While you’re there, pick up some pastries and meat to go with.
The Little Tart Bakeshop has been a staple in every neighborhood with an outpost; Inman Park, Grant Park and Summerhill all have busy locations. While the pastries are out of this world, don’t sleep on its other offerings, such as the sourdough loaves (weekends only), and the Egg Sammie. Made from a pillowy soft English muffin, it’s the real deal.
Doughnut Dollies' original location in Marietta, plus a newer one on Howell Mill Road, keeps Atlanta stockpiled with delectable, innovative doughnuts. Choose from flavors such are creme brulee, clementine, cinnamon toast and more. Flavors rotate seasonally so there’s always something new to try.
Alon’s Bakery & Market has been satisfying Atlanta’s sweet needs—and beyond—since 1992. With the original Morningside location, one in Dunwoody and a forthcoming one at Phipps Plaza, there’s a location to suit your needs. Stock up on crowd favorites like cinnamon twists and boules of bread, perfect complements to the market offerings.
Photography by: courtesy of Lucy's Market