The Best Cake Shops in Sydney
- All Ages
There’s no shortage of amazing cake shops in Sydney, and we are blessed to have such a smorgasbord of cake-baking talent on our fair shores, but it’s good to know who stands out among the crowd and packs the most punch.
When it comes to your next celebration, stand aside average, we present the best cake shops in Sydney because let’s face it, life’s too short to eat nothing but the best cake - enjoy!
The Best Cake Shops in Sydney
1. Flour and Stone
This inner-city cake shop has a huge following for its dreamy pannacotta lamingtons, melt-in-your-mouth croissants and exquisite cake selection (here’s looking at you, Almond Rocher).
All Flour and Stone cakes are made fresh from their kitchen in Woolloomooloo using ingredients from small growers and producers such as Pepe Saya Butter, Kristen Allan cheese, Country Valley milk, Sample coffee and Rabbit Hole tea. Their tiered fluffy sponges, old-fashioned cakes and decadent show stoppers like Valrhona Manjari Chocolate with gold leaf make Flour and Stone stand out as one of the best cake shops in Sydney.
Flour and Stone have two venues next to each other; The Annexe, which serves take-away treats, and their bright and airy eat-in cafe, The Pantry, which is designed for a more leisurely and civilised morning tea affair.
Location: 43 Riley St, Woolloomooloo
2. Black Star Pastry
It’s high praise being the producer of Sydney's most sought-after cakes, but bustling Black Star Pastry's most famous cake has become synonymous with the pastry shop, having created the Strawberry Watermelon Cake aka the World's Most Instagrammed Cake!
While incredibly visually appealing, the ingredients of the World's Most Instagrammable Cake speak for themselves - layered almond dacquoise, watermelon slices, and a pink crown of strawberries, grapes, and rose petals. There’s no point dreaming about it, this has to be on the list of Sydney’s best cakes.
Black Star Pastry has four NSW outlets to sample it for yourself and a selection of savoury delicacies, plus gluten-free and vegan options.
Newtown: 1/325 King St, Newtown
CBD: Shop 26, Ground Floor, 500 George St, Sydney
Roseberry: C1/85-113 Dunning Ave, Rosebery
Entertainment Quarter: 210 Bent St, Moore Park
3. Mrs Jones the Baker
The Northern Beaches are calling! We'll see you now, Mrs Jones the Baker. Supplying the Beaches with delectable creations is just the beginning here.
Mrs Jones the Baker works with high-quality seasonal products and organic base ingredients. There are no artificial additives or improvers in these parts, and all the dietary requirements are covered - think gluten-, dairy- and nut-free as well as vegan and low sugar choices too.
Standout treats at Mrs Jones the Baker include salted caramel tarts, apple stones, banoffee stones, chocolate éclairs, Victoria sponges, framboise, strawberry and lemon meringue tart,and cheesecakes assortments. But for the whole shebang or those special occasions you need catering for, you can’t go past the DD flourless chocolate cake (gluten-free), pear and raspberry frangipane tart, carrot and ginger cake, orange and almond cake (gluten-free), or the Victoria sponge and chocolate praline cake.
Mrs Jones the Baker is all about enjoyment, so grab a coffee and a sumptuous cake and rest knowing you are enjoying one of Sydney’s best cake makers.
Shop 14, 1-3 Moore Road, Freshwater
Kiosk 105 Warringah Mall, Brookvale (Near Woolies)
Frenchs Forest 65 Prince Charles Road, Frenchs Forest
4. Bourke Street Bakery
What started as a little rustic corner store bakery has become a Sydney institution with 12 locations and a devoted following of cake lovers.
Bourke Street Bakery is the brainchild of Paul Allam and David McGuinness, two chefs who turned their attention to an appreciation of all things handmade with the best possible ingredients. A combination of great produce and artisanal skills has made Bourke Street Bakery the famous cake shop in Sydney it is today.
While their stunning cakes (flourless lemon and Belgian chocolate cakes, carrot and walnut cake, and chocolate cake), often take centre stage, their incredible sourdoughs and pastries definitely deserve a mention.
Locations: Multiple across Sydney - visit their website.
5. Sydney Smash Cakes
What’s a cross between a pinata and a cake? A Smash Cake, that’s what!
Drawing on her expertise as an artist and graphic designer, Sydney Smash Cakes owner, Claudia has created everything from skulls and racing cars to Coke and Sprite bottles and makes mini take-home Smash Cakes right up to massive 6.2-kg cakes!
Claudia also caters for different themes and occasions, for corporate and gluten-free clients and ensures each handmade Smash Cake is like edible art. These cakes have the wow factor when everyone gathers around the table and goes through the motions of smashing them - yes, you read that right!
Location: Sydney Smash Cakes are available to order online.
6. Brickfields Bakery
Brickfields Bakery may be synonymous with amazing sourdoughs, but they’re also hot hot hot on their amazing cake range.
There’s a whole world of greatness here to choose from, from flourless chocolate cakes to white chocolate and raspberry, carrot, orange and pistachio, lemon chiffon, the chocolate kaya cake, or Persian love cake. It’s all here and more to buy from two inner Sydney locations and Sydney markets.
Chippendale: 206 Cleveland St, Chippendale
Marrickville, 2 Sydney Street, Marrickville
Saturday Markets: Orange Grove, Potts Point, Bondi, Taylor Square, Peakhurst, Paddington, Ramsgate, Flemington
Sunday Markets: Marrickville, Manly, Mona Vale, Rozelle, Ryde, Summer Hill, Seaforth
7. Pasticcerria Papa
Salvatore Papa has successfully given Sydney the best in Italian dessert culture and is home to the favourite baked ricotta cake, but that is just the beginning at Pasticcerria Papa.
This thriving cake shop in Sydney delivers the finest Italian ingredients and coupled with Salvatore’s passionate commitment to retaining traditional flavours, it’s hard to go past the specialty cakes on offer for those special occasions when only the best in cake will do. Think carrot, tropical fruit flan, and lemon meringue pie, to name a few, along with more visually stunning numbers like the cannoli tower and cake or the croquembouche tower.
If authentic Italian is the name of the game, then Pastriccerria Papa is the bakery for you.
Haberfield 145 Ramsay St, Haberfield
Five Dock 95 Queens Rd, Five Dock
Bondi Beach 75 Hall St, Bondi Beach
8. Black Velvet Sydney
Located on the Sydney CBD fringe at Kings Cross, Black Velvet Sydney serves up the best cupcakes and cakes for home and office with a Sydney-wide delivery service.
What was once a little cupcake store is now a powerhouse of gourmet cupcakes and cakes that has a well-deserved place on this best cakes in Sydney list! Their stunning range of gourmet desserts and cakes will help make any celebration the sweetest affair. These are cakes designed to 'Wow' any celebration - like the ever-popular Vanilla Cake, Salted Caramel Cake, Chocolate Cake, Red Velvet Cake and Lemon Cake, made in multiple tiers (2-tier cake, 3-tier cake and 4-tier cake).
All dietary requirements are catered for at Black Velvet Sydney.
Location: Shop 3a, 110 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst
9. Penny Fours
Penny Fours is a bakery that’s slightly eccentric, a little traditional and incredibly charming all at the same time, creating delectable handcrafted pastries, cakes and sweets.
Owned by Penelope Ransley, the former pastry chef at Tetsuya and Sepia, Penny Fours does not disappoint with the simple classics like lemon meringues, creme brulee and salted macadamia tarts. Grab a freshly brewed coffee roasted in-house, of course, and enjoy everything in this delightful little patisserie in Sydney that's treating us to Michelin-Star excellence at coffee shop prices.
Location: 141 Norton St, Leichhardt
10. Sydney Cakery
Sydney Cakery is the brainchild of Jillian Butler and offers vintage cakes and teats.
There’s a host of amazing celebration cakes on offer here, lovingly created for that special occasion, such a gender reveal, baby shower, wedding or birthday. And for those dining in, Sydney Cakery have created a beautiful sanctuary where cake is king, coffee is revered, and service is paramount.
Consistently voted as one of Sydney’s best creators of cakes, Sydney Cakery delivers cost-effective cakes online or in-store.
Location: Shop 1/242 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills
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