Best Bakeries In The City

Gourmet chocolate chip cookies, perfectly decadent cheesecakes, sweet and fluffy buttercream, crusty bread, warm and indulgent pies… we adore all things baked. So we went bakery tasting across Joburg, to find the best bakeries in the city. Here’s what we found. 

The Best Bakeries in the City

Just Teddy

This boulangerie and patisserie was originally at 1 Fox, but has recently opened up shop at the elite Hyde Park Corner. For those who are rusty in French, a boulangerie specialises in bread while a patisserie offers up delectable pastries. At Just Teddy, you can expect the most divine tarts, cakes and high teas – available in a meat or vegetarian option. They also have an a la carte menu, if you want to fill up before dessert.

Contact details: Just Teddy | 010 203 9038 | Jan Smuts Ave & William Nicol Drive, Hyde Park |

Croydon Bakery

Croydon Bakery, tucked away in Kempton Park, bakes the best pies in Joburg. Patrons flock from all over Joburg just for a taste of these flaky morsels, from steak and sausage rolls to feta cheese and Cornish pasties. Other offerings at this bakery include pizza, bread and bread rolls, cakes and slices, tarts, platters, pastries, croissants and tartlets. Patrons are also welcome to stay a while and sip on a cup of coffee.

Contact details: Croydon Bakery | 011 974 4549 | 90 Brabazon Road, Croydon |


The Bread Basket

Based in Sandton, The Bread Basket has sit-down, bakery and platter menus. They bake indulgent cakes, adorable cake pops, yummy tarts, soft muffins, flaky croissants and delightful macaroons. As the name suggests, they have an array of breads including white, brown, French, gluten-free, health seed, rye and ciabatta. They also have a wide range of pastries that are worth a try, we recommend the Gourmet Éclair or a tasty Apple Slice.

Contact details: The Bread Basket | 011 783 9053 | Sandton City Shopping Centre, 5th Street, Sandown |

The Argentinean

Known for the best croissants in Linden, The Argentinean is definitely worth checking out. This bakery and cafe serves delicious meals and freshly baked goods including Portuguese, health, rye, ciabatta, gluten-free and French bread; plain, Bar-One chocolate, cheese and almond croissants and peppermint, caramel, lemon, hazelnut and pear tarts. They also have an array of cookies and breakfast pastries.

Contact details: The Argentinean | 011 888 9759 | Cnr 4th Avenue and 7th Street, Linden | theargentinean55@gmail.com


George’s Bread & Co.

Home to the perfect chocolate chip cookie, cream cheese frosting and cheesecake, George’s is a hidden bakery gem in the east. Their offerings also include yummy rosemary grissini, tantalising cupcakes and tarts and crusty bread for any occasion. Their pies and pastries are some of the best the city has to offer and the service is impeccable. We have yet to taste anything at this bakery that isn’t perfect in consistency and taste.

Contact details: George’s Bread & Co. | 010 110 7575 | Shop 7, K90 Centre, Cnr Northrand and Rondebult Road, Jansen Park, Boksburg |

Black Forrest Bakery

Based in Braamfontein, Black Forest Bakery serves specialty German cakes, cookies and breads. All of their products are made using traditional methods. Bread, laugengebäck, cakes, tarts, bread rolls, breakfast pastries, biscuits and savouries are some of the products you’ll find at this bakery. Their stollen, brezeln and Black Forest Rye are the best in town.

Contact details: Black Forest Bakery | 011 403 0065 | 102 Juta Street, Braamfontein |


To find more places that serve up delicious and decadent treats, check out these patisseries in the city.

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