Is there anything better than freshly baked bread, cakes and pastries? I don’t think so. These wonderful independent bakeries in Cambridge use high quality ingredients to hand make and deliver delicious products to their lucky customers. Here are our favourite places in Cambridge for freshly baked bread, cakes and pastries. Warning- this may make you hungry!
253 Chesterton Rd, Cambridge CB4 1BG
Stir is a café (Cambridge’s Coffee Shop of the Year 2016) and bakery so sell their fresh breads and pastries in their bakery, whilst serving them as part of their delicious brunch menu next door. The bread is handmade on site and they offer a wide selection of different kinds including sourdoughs, brioche, focaccia and many more. Sold alongside viennoiserie and other fabulous sweet and savoury treats you will find plenty of temptation. Eat in or visit the shop to enjoy their delicious goodies at home or shop using their online shop. Stor are opening a second café in Histon soon! Featuredd in our Best Cambridge Breakfasts post here.
Norfolk Street Bakery:
89 Norfolk St, Cambridge CB1 2 LD and 7 Station Rd, Cambridge CB1 2JB
Stock up on the on delicious artisan bread and cakes from the wonderful Norfolk Street Bakery. Enjoy tasty loafs such as sourdough and bloomers, coupling them with a selection of their delicious pastries, cakes and savouries- it would be rude not to! Be sure to get some Pastel de Nata, Portuguese tarts, while you visit. All of the produce here is ‘made with love‘ and you really can taste it. This independent is going from strength to strength and now has two shops in the city.
The Cambridge Oven:
44 Hills Rd, Cambridge CB2 1LA
The Cambridge Oven pride themselves on using the finest and freshest ingredients to make their fabulous bread, pastries and cakes. Members of the Real Bread Campaign, they sell superb sourdoughs and yeasted breads. The Cambridge Oven use traditional long-fermentation methods when baking their bread which results in not only a delicious product but bread that is easier to digest and more nutritious. The Cruffins (a wonderful crossover of a croissant and a muffin) and brownies are spectacular so be sure to add some to your order. Vegan friendly cakes and treats available too.
51-52 Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1RG or 36 Bridge St, Cambridge CB2 1UW
Iconic Fitzbillies has been in the city since 1920 and sell beautiful bread, pastries and individual and celebration cakes. They now have two shops in the city and remain firm favourites. Why not try their afternoon tea? A must buy however are their Chelsea buns. Sticky, sweet and utterly delicious, they are a must try. You can get these buns beautifully wrapped to take home as gifts but be warned, once you have tasted them they might not last that long! You are able to get Fitzbillies bread delivered via The Cambridge Organic Food Company too.
17 Burleigh St, Cambridge CB1 1DG
Italian deli Signorelli’s makes its own fresh bread in house on a daily basis. This wonderful bread is the vessel for their delicious sandwiches including fillings such as Pesto, tomato and fresh mozzarella, or Spicy salame, ‘nduja and mascarpone. All are generous and flavour packed. Pick a sweet treat to round off your lunch too- the Cannolo are superb. These are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside due to the ricotta cream. Choose between traditional or go modern with chocolate chips and pistachio- or buy both!
28 Hills Rd, Cambridge CB2 1LA and 7 Derby St, Cambridge CB3 9JE
Artisan Boulangerie and Pâtisserie Maison Clement bake with passion and care daily on the premises to produce their authentic French goods. Their philosophy is to ‘only sell what we would enjoy consuming ourselves‘ and the results are both delicious and visually stunning. They are hugely popular with locals, known as little France in the heart of Cambridge, and frequently have a queue for their delicious breads, pastries and cakes. They are well worth waiting for! Be sure to try their house speciality: a croissant loaf. Other favourites include the eclairs and their Mille Feuille. Now with two shops in the city.
Unit 4 Eddington Square, Cambridge CB3 1TT
Tasty freshly basked bread, pastries and desserts made on site at Dulcedo Patisserie, a popular Cambridge bakery and café. Dog friendly due to the outdoor access. Top quality chocolate treats and themed nights to enjoy, for example pizza and wine night. Delicious treats include; chocolate and ginger brioche, macarons, crisp sourdough and flavoured breads, and of course the chocolate truffles. Great service and great products- what is not to love?
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We hope that you enjoy sampling all of the wonderful fresh bread the Cambridge bakeries have to offer. Let us know your favourite bread, cakes and pastries and where you found them in the comments below.
More of our recommended places to eat in Cambridge here.