Why don’t we ever tell secrets in a bakery? Because the dough kneads to know and the pies have ears.
Well, now that we’ve lightened the mood with a baker’s joke, let’s dig into Auckland’s bakery scene. But beware, our guide might make you crave a buttery, flaky croissant or a decadent chocolate cake and send you running out to get one!
1. Bread and Butter Bakery
Website: Bread and Butter Bakery
Address: 34 Westmoreland St. West, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021, New Zealand
- Monday to Friday – 7 AM to 2 PM
- Saturday & Sunday – 7:30 AM to 2 PM
Phone: +64 9-378 9111
Bread and Butter Bakery is a true gem for bread enthusiasts. They specialise in crafting delectable organic sourdough bread and pastries.
You can tell each loaf is baked with heart and soul, and the pastries? Well, they’re the stuff of legend.
Don’t miss out on their weekend special, the almond croissant. It’s a crowd-pleaser and sells out quickly. And if you’re up early, make sure to drop by for their freshly baked baguettes. Nothing beats the smell of a warm loaf first thing in the morning!
2. Daily Bread
Website: Daily Bread
Address: 108 Ponsonby Rd Grey Lynn Auckland 1011 New Zealand
Hours: Monday to Sunday – 7 AM to 3 PM
Phone: +64 9 217 3673
Daily Bread is a bakery that has redefined the art of bread-making. Its historic building provides a cosy ambience, perfect for enjoying their fabulous assortment of breads and pastries.
They offer an array of delectable artisanal bread, but their sourdough is popular. However, if you’re after a hearty lunch, their sandwiches will have you coming back for more!
Be sure to try their unique cardamom bun, a sweet, fragrant twist on the traditional cinnamon rolls—it’s addictive.
3. Wild Wheat
Website: Wild Wheat
Address: 811 Mt Eden Rd Mount Eden Auckland 1024 New Zealand
Hours: Monday to Friday – 7 AM to 3 PM
Phone: +64 9 631 7012
Wild Wheat specialises in creating bread that is as beautiful as it is delicious. The gem in their crown? Their sourdough bread.
They have a variety of different types of sourdough from baguettes to kumara to potato sourdough—all worth a try.
While everything at Wild Wheat is impressive, don’t miss out on their specialty breads, such as their fruit loaf, and heavy rye loaf.
4. Amano Bakery
Website: Amano Bakery
Address: 68 Tyler St Auckland CBD Auckland 1010 New Zealand
Hours: Monday to Sunday – 7 AM to 11 PM
Phone: +64 9 394 1416
Although known for its Italian cuisine, Amano Bakery also has a bakery worth checking out. From the glazed, fruit-filled danish to the chocolate-dusted pain au chocolat, every item is a masterpiece in its own right.
Give their cinnamon brioche a try. Trust us, your taste buds will thank you.
Do yourself a favour and visit Amano early in the morning. After all, there’s nothing quite like the experience of biting into a flaky, buttery croissant fresh out of the oven.
5. Richoux Patisserie
Address: 119 Main Hwy Ellerslie Auckland 1051 New Zealand
- Monday to Saturday – 6:30 AM to 5 PM
- Sunday – 7:30 AM to 4 PM
Phone: +64 9 579 1815
This enchanting patisserie is where French flair meets Kiwi warmth. Their pastries are the crème de la crème of Auckland, showcasing the intricate artistry and traditional baking techniques of French cuisine.
They offer a delightful selection of French pastries, from buttery croissants to light-as-air mille-feuilles, with each bite transporting you straight to the charming streets of Paris.
Their menu also includes a range of exceptional tarts, cakes, and eclairs that are an absolute treat to the senses.
When you visit Richoux Patisserie, don’t miss out on their plant based pastries like their vegan sausage rolls or their jam doughnuts.
6. Olaf’s Artisan Bakery Café
Website: Olaf’s Artisan Bakery & Cafe
Address: 1 Stokes Rd Mount Eden Auckland 1024 New Zealand
Hours: Monday to Sunday – 7 AM to 3 PM
Phone: +64 9 638 7593
Olaf’s breads and pastries are legendary, with the meticulous touch of artisan bakers evident in every bite.
Their pain de campagne is a star that’s just waiting to be slathered with butter. And their brioche—flaky, buttery perfection.
When you visit Olaf’s, make sure to try their ciabatta bread.
8. La Voie Francaise
Address: 875 Dominion Rd Mount Roskill Auckland 1041 New Zealand
Hours: Monday to Sunday – 8 AM to 3 PM
Phone: +64 9 620 5947
If you’re craving authentic French pastries, this is the place to be. They offer a variety of traditional pastries, but their pain au chocolat and croissants are the real stars of the show.
And, if you want to experience a real French breakfast, pair your pastry with a café au lait and enjoy your morning the Parisian way.
Make sure you’re an early bird when you visit La Voie Francaise. The pain au chocolat tends to sell out quickly after their first bake, usually around 8 a.m.
9. Tart Bakery
Address: 555 Great North Rd Grey Lynn Auckland 1021New Zealand
- Sunday to Wednesday & Friday & Saturday – 8 AM to 4 PM
- Thursday – 7 AM to 4 PM
Phone: +64 9 376 5535
Tart Bakery has won over Auckland with its mission to provide delicious, cruelty-free baked goods. From pies and sausage rolls to doughnuts and cakes, Tart Bakery is proof positive that vegan doesn’t mean a compromise on taste.
Every inch of this bakery bursts with quirky character, from the funky graffiti art adorning the walls to the tart with a heart logo.
For a truly local experience, don’t miss ‘Pie Day Friday.’ On this local favourite, Tart Bakery comes alive with an array of special pie flavours that are sure to delight your palate.
10. The Baker’s Cottage
Address: 2 New Bond St Kingsland Auckland 1021 New Zealand
Hours: Monday to Sunday – 6 AM to 5:30 PM
Phone: +64 9 846 3299
This quaint and cosy bakery, nestled in the heart of the city, is renowned for its freshly baked bread, delectable tarts, and exquisite cakes. Give any of their strawberry cream donuts a try—you won’t regret it.
If you need a large order of cupcakes, this is the place to go! They have a variety of flavours from strawberry, chocolate, red velvet and custom flavours too.
11. Pandoro Panetteria
Website: Pandoro Panetteria
Address: 427 Parnell Rd Parnell Auckland 1052 New Zealand
Hours: Monday to Sunday – 6:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Phone: +64 9 358 1962
This artisan bakery, deeply rooted in Italian tradition, offers a mouthwatering assortment of goodies that are as authentic as they come. The foccacia here is a game-changer… and don’t even get us started on the tramezzino.
If you want to avoid the crowds, try visiting early in the day or mid-week.
12. Paris Mt. Eden Bakery
Address: 464 Mt Eden Rd Mount Eden Auckland 1024 New Zealand
- Sunday & Monday – 7 AM to 4 PM
- Tuesday to Saturday – 6:30 AM to 4 PM
Phone: +64 9 630 1426
The Paris Mt. Eden Bakery is a must-visit for anyone with a penchant for authentic French pastries. It’s not just their bread that takes centre stage—their assortment of delicate pastries, from flaky croissants to decadent éclairs, are a feast for the senses.
Make sure to try their savoury bacon quiches and any of their sweet danishes !
If you want steaming hot baguettes, make sure you arrive early in the morning!