Sweet sugary desserts make for the best parts of a meal. Charlotte has taken it a notch higher and conveniently has the best bakeries around. With the food spots ready to offer treats to satisfy that stubborn craving at any time, it’s crucial to satisfy it with the very best places and just any type of dessert food from any store. Without a doubt, there are numerous types of delicacies to indulge in, from cookies, doughnuts, cakes, or even cupcakes on the way home or even during lunch hour or, better yet brunch with friends. Instead of getting caught up in reviews, here is a list of the best bakeries in Charlotte to try!
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Las Delicias Bakery
4405 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205
Las Delicias Bakery is all about delicious traditions. Bread made in Las Delicias Bakery is in the classical clay oven, with everything, even the wooden handle for loading. It’s different as it brings home cooking to the cafe and is perfect for foreigners searching for original flavors similar to their mother countries. The best part is that locals can appreciate the creamy flavors, and it never disappoints and has been ranked consistently as one of the city’s best bakeries. Events are a favorite thing for Las Delicias to handle, and guests will have a hard time deciding what to eat, not because it’s terrible, but because of the vast selection of different kinds of desserts. With everything looking so pretty and inviting, the only option remaining is for guests to go for seconds. The ambiance is inviting and smells fantastic, but to get different tasty treats, try the churros or Pastellios when trying something different from cakes.
Sunflour Baking Company
2001 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28204
As the punny name suggests, Sunflour prioritizes their baked goods, and it shows! They have plenty of delightful baked treats, but there are a few stars of the show. First off, the breakfast sandwiches, especially the Sunny’s Special, with egg, sausage, sundried tomato pesto, and arugula. This is impeccable no matter the bread, but we recommend the Rosemary Sourdough or the house-made Cheddar Biscuit. The ingredients balance so beautifully, with no ingredient trying to be the star, but all excelling in their synergy. If you’re craving a sweet treat, you also need to try the Cinnamon Roll, their brioche dough rolled up with cinnamon brown sugar and iced with a delectable cream cheese frosting. The coffee is also flavorful and available in a number of beverages.
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Sweet Boutique Bakery
9814 Zackery Ave, Charlotte, NC 28277
Sweet Boutique Bakery is a little paradise in using local ingredients. It offers endless possibilities from brownies, bars, and custom-made cakes. The aim is to ensure every bite is savory, offering sweetness in the little things. However, they specialize in birthday cakes, wedding cakes, layer cakes for special occasions, and cupcakes on a larger spectrum. However, by considering preferences and lifestyles, they have gluten-free products and special picks for vegan, Keto, and Paleo lovers. Sweet Boutique Bakery cafe theme is a little different than most as it’s there to inspire and uplift and particularly very colorful in all aspects. It’s best for fun with friends and with the great staff, it will have everyone smiling in no time by just looking around.
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866 Cherokee Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207
J Patisserie is that one temptation that is worth it. Getting it right from the preparation, it boasts making freshly baked goods daily from the dough. However, the use of organic and non-GMO ingredients has made it amass a considerable following. Dealing with a variety of sweet goodies, they specialize in events and are particularly good with making holiday cakes not just on taste alone but also in decorating. As a neighborhood shop, booking should be made weeks in advance when scheduling something big to get ahead of the masses since it’s a favorite for many and is often fully booked. However, as a walk-in, best believe it every sweet tooth will be satisfied with the variety offered.
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Craft Cakes CLT
1600 Fulton Ave #120, Charlotte, NC 28205
Craft Cakes CLT are keen on customer satisfaction and are big on experimentation. It allows customers to try non-typical pairings and is sure that an attempt is guaranteed. They deal with the best culinary chefs to make it all possible, ensuring the consolidation of all ideas worldwide to make that one delicacy, making for rich, flavorful, stunning pieces. It’s visible that the tastes market themselves as even with minimal plating, customers drive-in, forging long-lasting relationships with customers around town. However, for sensitive customers, they also offer a variety of products from vegan to gluten-free cake options, making it safe for everyone looking for that delicious sugar rush.
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Amelia’s French bakery
2424 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC 28205
Amélia’s French Bakery & Café is the right place when looking for authentic French pastries. With lots of space on its premises, it’s a nice little spot to hold functions accommodating up to 60 guests at a time. The mouth-watering pastry is to die for. However, to ensure that everyone gets a taste of the finer things in life, they cater to vegans and Keto lovers and offer gluten-free cakes and desserts. Catering services also offer sandwiches, salads, soups, and other cheesy meals on request, thus perfect for events throughout the day, especially since it’s open 24/7.
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1710 Kenilworth Ave #220, Charlotte, NC 28203
Duck Donuts are all about keeping the American breakfast alive. With donuts a symbol of relaxing and enjoying life, the cafe offers a variety of options for its customers, making sure that the coatings, toppings, and drizzles choice is exactly as desired. Every donut is baked fresh with quality materials. Also included is a fresh cup of coffee, making the classic combination complete. There is also the option of having breakfast sandwiches that are undoubtedly just as great as anything sweet.
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6401 Morrison Blvd #4a, Charlotte, NC 28211
Renaissance Patisserie attracts all people as its aromas, sounds, and overall atmosphere makes for the perfect homey, cozy feeling with great food for comfort. Offering award-winning French pastries, it’s the premier designation for traditional baguettes, French loaves, and bread. Marketing itself as the little French corner in Charlotte, it has chefs with over 10+ experience in the ovens, ensuring that all custom-made orders go beyond satisfying cravings. However, with a design legacy as a guide, it has offered the best-layered cakes for weddings, birthdays, and other custom pieces.
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Suárez Bakery 4245 Park Rd Charlotte, NC 28209
Suarez Bakery specializes in cakes, cookies, doughnuts, and pastries. However, they are known for their delicious slices of Red velvet, lemon, chocolate. Aesthetically pleasing, every cake frosting is done with an elegant swirl topping to make a simple cake look fancy. Opened every day of the week, they are ideal for quick stopovers and family outings, especially holidays. Offering to cater for people, they have different options for those having sensitivities to various ingredients, making it a safe hub for all those seeking sweet treats in a safe space.
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401 South Tryon Street Charlotte NC
Cheesecake carousel is a family-owned business that is big on family-themed cakes. With passed down recipes for generations, the Cheesecake carousel has a variety of flavors such as strawberry, chocolate, vanilla, and lemon. They also offer quick bites and have cookies and bites. With a lot of patience, every bite shows the lengthy process in making it right as every bite is savory, soft, and creamy. When around Cheesecake Carousel, try the mini cheesecakes available in different flavors to choose the perfect one. Willing to share memorable occasions with the community, it offers specialties for weddings, birthdays, and corporate gatherings.
4004 South Blvd e, Charlotte, NC 28209
Bakeries are wonderful on their own, but what if we give it a Mediterranean twist? That’s where Mocco Bistro comes to the mix, serving all of your favorite Greek treats, from Kourabiedes (Greek Wedding Cookies, a great twist on sugar cookies) to the granddaddy of them all: baklava, which is beautifully sweet and flaky but not over the top in any regard. Don’t sleep on their delicious coffee and espresso drinks either.
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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on December 10, 2021 and last updated on January 8, 2023. Please refer to restaurant websites and social media pages for the most up-to-date information.