Capetonians are known to enjoy a rich pastry with their hot cup of coffee, and as this is a city fuelled by caffeine, many pastries are consumed.

We have many amazing bakeries in this city, and these are a few of Cape Town’s favourites:

Jason Bakery


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This pioneering bakery is known for its delicious creation, the Doughssant, which sells out so quickly that it has to be pre-ordered.

Another firm favourite is the Filled Brioche Doughnut, which you can purchase from one of its three stores located in Green Point, Zonnebloem and the CBD.

Address: 83 Main Rd, Green Point, Cape Town, 8005
Contact: 021 433 0538



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Known as one of the Cape’s longest-standing bakeries, Limnos’ creations are something many of us enjoyed growing up. Be sure to try their light and zesty lemon meringue with a cup of coffee, and look out for their ‘cake of the day’ special each time you pass one – it will be worth every single cent.

Address: 2 Park Lane, Century City, Cape Town, 7446
Contact: 021 555 4681

Velvet Cake Co. 


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This bakery is most famous for their heavenly Rainbow Cake, which you now have the option of filling with delicious candies as well.

Don’t be blinded by their most famous cake, however. Velvet Cake Co. has many other equally delicious cakes to try, so go on and treat your palate.

Address: 16 Loop St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000
Contact: 021 914 0482

Charly’s Bakery


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This bakery is one of the most well-known in the city, and for good reason. Be sure to try their traditional chocolate chip cookies at their quirky Zonnebloem home for a flavour experience you’ll not soon forget.

Address: 38 Canterbury St, Zonnebloem, Cape Town, 8001
Contact: 021 461 5181

Dolce Bakery

This is one of Observatory’s better kept secrets, and is wildly popular among its residents. Dolce Bakery is known for the freshness of their ingredients, and their flavour combinations will guarantee you return for more. Try their Peanut Butter Slice and thank us later.

Address: 239C Lower Main Rd, Observatory, Cape Town, 7925
Contact: 021 447 2532

Slice Above With Love

Located in Woodstock, Slice Above With Love is popular for its traditional flare in an increasingly hip neighbourhood. Make sure to try their beautifully fresh chocolate croissant for a good start to your day.

Address: 48 Albert Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7915
Contact: 082 457 7455

Trecastelli Italian Bakery

Located at the V&A Food Market, Trecastelli is famous for their fresh and delicious cannolis. They have been hailed the city’s most authentic Italian bakery, so head over to taste wares so delicious, you would swear they came from nona’s kitchen.

Address: Corner of Porterfield Road and, Beach Blvd, Table View, Cape Town
Contact: 021 556 1549


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Lucinda Dordley

Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.