• Sasha Huang

6 Must-Visit Bakeries in London

LONDON


For many of us, bakeries make up a significant portion of our everyday lives.


The day may begin with a cup of coffee with a pastry on the side; an afternoon is perhaps not complete without tea-time aka freshly-baked croissants; and a meal does not begin without some fluffy bread as a pre-starter. Needless to say, bread and pastry are a big part of a lot of Londoners' daily routines. We've scoured near and far through London's finest to help narrow down your search – here are our top six picks worth splurging your dough for:


Photo: Buns From Home

Buns From Home, Notting Hill


When a wonderful and delicious scent of cinnamon pastry hugs you as you walk down the streets of London, know that you are close to a Buns From Home outpost! Blessing multiped locations across London, the bakery shop began its humble origins in founder-baker Barney Goff's home kitchen. As more and more news of these delightful delicacies spread around the streets of London, Goff opened the first Buns From Home store in Notting Hill. Then, this cinnamon bun bakery quickly and surely made its way around the city. From the classic drizzled cinnamon buns and iconic pistachio flavours, to the fulfilling strawberry cheesecake buns and savoury spinach and feta buns, the bakery is a must-visit for cinnamon lovers.


Address: 128 Talbot Road, London, United Kingdrom W11 4LR | Website: bunsfromhome.com | Email: hey@bunsfromhome.com | Instagram: @bunsfromhome | Facebook: @bunsfromhome


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Arôme, Duke Street


Fluffy clouds of Mirabelle Cream Buns, crispy and flavourful Pistachio Cranberry Escargot, simple and iconic Honey Butter Toast... Arôme bakery is a haven for pastry lovers. Inside the warming ambiance of wooden interiors, founders Alix André, French pâtissier, and Ellen Chew, Singaporean restauranteur, bring French and Asian pastries into central London. All pastries are crafted with French technique and celebrated by the passions of Alix, bakers and pastry chefs, and, of course, us pastry lovers!

Address: 27 Duke Street, London, United Kingdom W1U 1LE | Website: aromebakery.co.uk | Phone: +44 20 3971 4803 | Email: bonjour@aromebakery.co.uk | Instagram: @aromebakerylondon | Facebook: @aromelondon


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Chestnut Bakery, Belgravia


Tucked away in a cosy spot in Belgravia, Chestnut Bakery brightens the streets with bread, pastries, and cookies. Whether you are craving a classic pain au chocolate, in the mood for a sweet apple crumble danish, or snacking on a salty miso cookie, the bakery has it all; even a few seasonal specials here and there! You can also get your bread loaves served fresh out of the oven.


Address: 17-21 Elizabeth Street, London, United Kingdom SW1W 9RP | Website: chestnutbakery.com | Phone: hello@chestnutbakery.com | Email: hello@chestnutbakery.com | Instagram: @chestnut.bakery | Facebook: @ChestnutBakeryLondon


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Comptoir Gourmand, Soho


As you stroll by the cobalt blue bakery shop of Comptoir Gourmand's Soho outpost, your eyes can't help but stop and be drawn to the glorious collection of bakeries and pastries sitting on its window shelf. The small, family-friendly bakery is based in Bermondsey and owned by chef-patissier Sebastien Wind to express his respect for traditional French pastry and techniques. Ready for you to indulge in, the iconic croissants, fulfilling brionut noisette and refreshing pomme aux chaussons wait exquisitely on Comptoir Gourmand's gourmet counter.

Address: 22 Noel Street, London, United Kingdom W1F 8GS | Website: comptoirgourmand.co.uk | Email: enquiries@comptoirgourmand.co.uk | Instagram: @ComptoirG | Facebook: @ComptoirG


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Layla Bakery, Notting Hill


Layla Bakery is an artisan bakery that sits quietly and elegantly on Portobello Road in West London. The bakery's white walls, wooden table and chairs, and beige interior create a sharp contrast with the golden brown of freshly baked goods and pastries. Through working with local farmers and suppliers, Layla Bakery offers classic sourdough bread to sweet cinnamon babka. It's no wonder it's one of the must-visit bakeries in London!


Address: 332 Portobello Road, London, United Kingdom W10 5SA | Website: laylabakery.com | Email: jarrah@laylabakery.com | Instagram: @layla_w10 | Facebook: @laylabakeryw10


Photo: Miel Bakery

Miel Bakery, Fitzrovia


Miel Bakery is the first personal venture of chef-patissier Shaheen Peerbhai. In March 2019, the author of the French cookbook Paris Picnic Club and former food editor of BBC's Good Food Magazine, India, combined her passion for baking and her love for French pastries and founded the independent, French-influenced boulangerie and patisserie Miel Bakery. Here, you can find all types of pastries baked to perfection, never too sweet or too bland, with just the right amount of crispiness and softness.


Address: 60/61 Warren Street, London, United Kingdom W1T 5NU | Website: mielbakery.co.uk | Email: hello@mielbakery.co.uk | Instagram: @mielbakery | Facebook: @mielbakery