The Gold Coast’s best bakeries stock a smorgasbord of decadent freshly-made treats, from crispy hand-made pies to fluffy cream-filled tarts.
But where does a Gold Coaster go to find the tastiest pastries in town?
From Burleigh Heads to Southport, we’re covering the five best gourmet bakehouses in the city.
Bam Bam Bakehouse
Overlooking the leafy Mermaid Park, Bam Bam is a legendary local baker specialising in decadent desserts. Sweet tooths should spring for their heavenly bite-sized cruffins, which come slathered in indulgent toppings like cinnamon cream or Nutella. Another highlight is their famous almond croissant reimagined into a crisp choux-style bomb.
The perennially popular venue consistently packs out, so consider taking your snack to the adjacent park. If you can snag a seat, sit-down savoury favourites include eggs benny, nasi goreng, and croissant French toast.
Set in a stylish Burleigh Heads weatherboard abode, this chic boutique bakery is famous for its fluffy wood-fired sourdough. The walk-in-only establishment has become a hit among the hipster brunch crowd for its stylish décor and satiating meals. Rock up early to reserve your spot, preferably in the luscious garden if the weather’s right.
Menu favourites include creme brûlée doughnuts, sourdough sandwiches, and bacon and egg bagels.
Tarte Bakery & Café
Another hip Burgleigh Heads haunt, Tarte plates up a delicious café-style menu plus a broad range of sweet bakery treats. Punters rave about their signature freshly baked breakfast bagels—some say the eggs benny rendition is the best in the city.
Other sublime savoury options include the homemade sausage roll and the crispy miso chicken sandwich. Grab a pew on the sidewalk patio to people-watch while you snack.
Over at the suburban Southport shops, this superb local bakery specialises in sweet patisserie delicacies. From the creme caramel matcha to the birthday-friendly soufflé cakes and almond croissants, the place is a paradise for sweet tooths.
Breakfast bagels and sourdough sandwiches placate the ravenous morning crowds. Looking for a delicious yet cost-effective lunch? Their homemade pies and sausage rolls hit the spot.
Mere metres from Tallebudgera Creek, this brilliant Palm Beach bakery is famous for its addictive Portuguese-style custard tarts. Other calorie-worthy sweet treats span custard croissants to fluffy muffins and a creamy apple custard slice—you can’t go wrong with any of them.
While the pastries steal the show, it’s also a top spot to devour an all-day breakfast or long lazy lunch. Crowd favourites like karaage chicken burgers, bacon and egg rolls, and classic fish and chips ensure punters return for more. Grab a seat in the shady garden or meander over to the beach on the creek.
Chewing Through the Gold Coast’s Best Bakeries
Once you’re done devouring golden-baked delicacies, why not crank your gourmet goals up a notch?
Our action-packed Gold Coast Food & Drink tour whisks you between the city’s top culinary haunts and small-batch booze makers. Treat yourself to a decadent day of delicious eats and tasty tipples.