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Breads, Cakes, and Pastries in Miami: Where to Find the Best

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Miami identifies with a lot of things, but artisanal bread isn't exactly one of them. There’s enough Cuban bakeries in South Florida to sustain the entire population of the peninsula. But in more recent years bakeries —both brick and mortar and pop-ups— of other origins have made a name for themselves and Miami is lucky enough to have French almond croissants sprinkled all over the city.

Here are 18 of Miami’s best bakeries serving up loads of fresh carbs listed geographically from north to south.

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1. La Parisienne

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The French know a thing or two about bread, and French bakery La Parisienne produces breads shaped by hand and fermented up to 72 hours. Here carb lovers will find loaves of all kinds from raisin walnut bread to olive loaves, and ciabatta bread.

2. Breadman Miami Bakery

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5804 W 20th Ave
Hialeah, FL 33016

Family-owned Breadman may be adolescent in comparison to Miami's classic Cuban bakeries, but Hialeah doesn't seem to mind. Baked cheese breads, croissants, empanadas, tequeños, croquetas and pastelitos are available daily starting at 5:30 a.m.

3. Moises Bakery

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7310 Collins Ave
Miami, FL 33141
(305) 868-0548
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In a sea of croissants and eclairs lies Moises, a bakery that closely resembles one that could've found in Venezuela almost ten years ago. Moises makes all the Venezuelan favorites like cachitos (ham filled crescent rolls), arepas, empanadas, tequeños, and cakes, and even sells imported snacks.

4. Zak the Baker

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295 NW 26th St
Miami, FL 33127
(786) 347-7100
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The only strictly Kosher bakery on the list is Wynwood favorite Zak the Baker. The daily chalkboard menu changes depending on what's available, with everything made by hand. The seasonal menu features breakfast items like porridge and latke, pastries, ricotta toast, a variety of sandwiches, and daily soups and salads.

5. True Loaf Bakery

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1894 Bay Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(786) 216-7207

True Loaf doesn't share the traditional story of a pastry chef who trained under the watchful eye of masters. Owner Tomas Strulovic learned to bake after leaving his career in finance and opening True Loaf. The former banker now makes some of the best croissants in Miami and other picture-perfect pastries.

6. Rosetta Bakery

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1666 Lenox Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 763-8215
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An Italian bakery with locations popping up all over Miami, inside guests will find a plethora of Italian pastries including classic croissants, bombolones, biscuits, and saccottino aka pastry filled with chocolate. There’s also gourmet focaccia topped with things like mozzarella and veggies.

7. B Bistro

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600 Brickell Ave
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 330-6310
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The bakery's menu features up to fifteen different mousses, everything from coffee to white chocolate to passionfruit, macarons, bon bons and dry baked goods like loafs, croissants, tarts and brioche. Don’t miss the cruffin — the bakery’s fusion of a croissant and a muffin, filled with cream.

8. Atelier Monnier Brickell

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848 Brickell Ave Ste 120
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 456-5015
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Coffees, pastries, macarons, cakes, tarts, sandwiches, and breads can all be found at Atelier Monnier. The French Bakery doubles as a wine boutique, carrying dozens of rosés, reds, and whites.

9. Michael’s Mandel Bread

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It’s not a cookie, it’s not a cake, and it’s not like any other bread — this mandel bread is in a league of its own. Sold online and delivered locally (with national shipping available), the chocolate chip filled almond flavored baked delight is nut free and makes for a perfect snack. New to the menu is a banana mandel bread and kits that include sprinkles and Nutella.

10. Bachour

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2020 Salzedo St
Miami, FL 33134
(305) 203-0552
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Antonio Bachour’s namesake and flagship bakery located in Coral Gables serves a variety of award-winning pastries. Here there’s no shortage of filled croissants, breads, and petits gateaux. One of the most popular treats is the dulce de leche croissant that’s filled to the brim with gooey sweetness.

11. La Provence French Bakery

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2300 Ponce de Leon Blvd
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 476-0530
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David Thau is a French native who noticed Miami's lack of quality bread in the 90's, so he went back to France for two years and learned how to bake from his country's masters. That's how La Provence in Miami Beach — and each of its other locations in the city — was born. La Provence serves a large variety of French baked goods like beignets, scones, and sweet croissants, as well as savory dishes like spinach quiche and croque monsieur.

12. Chocolate Fashion French Bakery

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248 Andalusia Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 461-3200
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Georges Berger is one of America's top 10 pastry chefs and owner of Chocolate Fashion. Daily breakfast and lunch menus include a variety of eggs, french pastries, quiche, toasts, warm baguettes, salads, coffees and tea. The cakes range from 6 to 8 inches and are almost too pretty to eat.

13. Party Cake Bakery

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10676 SW 24th St
Miami, FL 33165
(305) 226-8457

Party Cake Bakery is the lovechild of two Cuban bakers that met in the bakery department at Publix, where Olga and Juan Montano gained serious acclaim during their time there. They've been making decorative cakes and Cuban pastries since 1993 and have since expanded the bakery to nine locations in Miami.

14. Gilbert's Bakery on Bird

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5777 Bird Rd
Miami, FL 33155
(305) 668-0366
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A family-owned business that’s been baking for over three decades on Bird Road, Gilbert’s Bakery is beloved by locals as a place for excellent Cuban pastries, guava-filled cakes, and oversized sandwiches served on bread that’s baked daily.

15. Madruga Bakery

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1430 S Dixie Hwy Suite 117
Coral Gables, FL 33146
(305) 262-6130
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Madruga Bakery not only makes some of the best bread in town, but also mills its own flour on-site. Muffins and danishes come in both sweet and savory varieties and whole loaves of breads are always available for purchase. Locals know stocking up on onion poppy seed rolls is the way to go as they take sandwiches to the next level.

16. Flour & Weirdoughs

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19 Harbor Dr
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
(305) 361-9009
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A newcomer that’s quickly gained a cult-like following, Flour & Weirdoughs is full of baked good with fun names like the basic AF croissant, ABC danish (almond, banana, chocolate), and the popular ‘it’s brisket b*tch’ — a large croissant filled with Montreal style brisket, grain mustard, and gruyere. Don’t sleep on the cinnamon rolls or weekend specials like the cacio e pepe loaf. It’s a country sourdough with pecorino cheese and black pepper.

17. Joanna's Marketplace

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8247 S Dixie Hwy
Miami, FL 33143
(305) 661-5777
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This Pinecrest staple is more than just a market with specialty goods — there’s also a thriving bakery and cafe inside. Breads from the stone oven are available early each morning, as well as plenty of breakfast breads and pastries. Grab a dozen bagels or muffins on the way to a meeting or a dinner party to be a guaranteed hit.

18. Delices de France

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14453 S Dixie Hwy
Palmetto Bay, FL 33176
(305) 256-9700

An alternative name for this bakery could be Delices de US1, but maybe not as enticing. Apart from its popular breads, Delice's sweet croissants, apple tarts, quiches, and pastries all add a much-needed French flair to the Kendall neighborhood.

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1. La Parisienne

1907 NE 154 street North Miami Beach FL 33162

The French know a thing or two about bread, and French bakery La Parisienne produces breads shaped by hand and fermented up to 72 hours. Here carb lovers will find loaves of all kinds from raisin walnut bread to olive loaves, and ciabatta bread.

2. Breadman Miami Bakery

5804 W 20th Ave, Hialeah, FL 33016

Family-owned Breadman may be adolescent in comparison to Miami's classic Cuban bakeries, but Hialeah doesn't seem to mind. Baked cheese breads, croissants, empanadas, tequeños, croquetas and pastelitos are available daily starting at 5:30 a.m.

5804 W 20th Ave
Hialeah, FL 33016

3. Moises Bakery

7310 Collins Ave, Miami, FL 33141

In a sea of croissants and eclairs lies Moises, a bakery that closely resembles one that could've found in Venezuela almost ten years ago. Moises makes all the Venezuelan favorites like cachitos (ham filled crescent rolls), arepas, empanadas, tequeños, and cakes, and even sells imported snacks.

7310 Collins Ave
Miami, FL 33141

4. Zak the Baker

295 NW 26th St, Miami, FL 33127

The only strictly Kosher bakery on the list is Wynwood favorite Zak the Baker. The daily chalkboard menu changes depending on what's available, with everything made by hand. The seasonal menu features breakfast items like porridge and latke, pastries, ricotta toast, a variety of sandwiches, and daily soups and salads.

295 NW 26th St
Miami, FL 33127

5. True Loaf Bakery

1894 Bay Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139

True Loaf doesn't share the traditional story of a pastry chef who trained under the watchful eye of masters. Owner Tomas Strulovic learned to bake after leaving his career in finance and opening True Loaf. The former banker now makes some of the best croissants in Miami and other picture-perfect pastries.

1894 Bay Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139

6. Rosetta Bakery

1666 Lenox Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

An Italian bakery with locations popping up all over Miami, inside guests will find a plethora of Italian pastries including classic croissants, bombolones, biscuits, and saccottino aka pastry filled with chocolate. There’s also gourmet focaccia topped with things like mozzarella and veggies.

1666 Lenox Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

7. B Bistro

600 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131

The bakery's menu features up to fifteen different mousses, everything from coffee to white chocolate to passionfruit, macarons, bon bons and dry baked goods like loafs, croissants, tarts and brioche. Don’t miss the cruffin — the bakery’s fusion of a croissant and a muffin, filled with cream.

600 Brickell Ave
Miami, FL 33131

8. Atelier Monnier Brickell

848 Brickell Ave Ste 120, Miami, FL 33131

Coffees, pastries, macarons, cakes, tarts, sandwiches, and breads can all be found at Atelier Monnier. The French Bakery doubles as a wine boutique, carrying dozens of rosés, reds, and whites.

848 Brickell Ave Ste 120
Miami, FL 33131

9. Michael’s Mandel Bread

Miami, FL

It’s not a cookie, it’s not a cake, and it’s not like any other bread — this mandel bread is in a league of its own. Sold online and delivered locally (with national shipping available), the chocolate chip filled almond flavored baked delight is nut free and makes for a perfect snack. New to the menu is a banana mandel bread and kits that include sprinkles and Nutella.

10. Bachour

2020 Salzedo St, Miami, FL 33134

Antonio Bachour’s namesake and flagship bakery located in Coral Gables serves a variety of award-winning pastries. Here there’s no shortage of filled croissants, breads, and petits gateaux. One of the most popular treats is the dulce de leche croissant that’s filled to the brim with gooey sweetness.

2020 Salzedo St
Miami, FL 33134

11. La Provence French Bakery

2300 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134

David Thau is a French native who noticed Miami's lack of quality bread in the 90's, so he went back to France for two years and learned how to bake from his country's masters. That's how La Provence in Miami Beach — and each of its other locations in the city — was born. La Provence serves a large variety of French baked goods like beignets, scones, and sweet croissants, as well as savory dishes like spinach quiche and croque monsieur.

2300 Ponce de Leon Blvd
Coral Gables, FL 33134

12. Chocolate Fashion French Bakery

248 Andalusia Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134

Georges Berger is one of America's top 10 pastry chefs and owner of Chocolate Fashion. Daily breakfast and lunch menus include a variety of eggs, french pastries, quiche, toasts, warm baguettes, salads, coffees and tea. The cakes range from 6 to 8 inches and are almost too pretty to eat.

248 Andalusia Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

13. Party Cake Bakery

10676 SW 24th St, Miami, FL 33165

Party Cake Bakery is the lovechild of two Cuban bakers that met in the bakery department at Publix, where Olga and Juan Montano gained serious acclaim during their time there. They've been making decorative cakes and Cuban pastries since 1993 and have since expanded the bakery to nine locations in Miami.

10676 SW 24th St
Miami, FL 33165

14. Gilbert's Bakery on Bird

5777 Bird Rd, Miami, FL 33155

A family-owned business that’s been baking for over three decades on Bird Road, Gilbert’s Bakery is beloved by locals as a place for excellent Cuban pastries, guava-filled cakes, and oversized sandwiches served on bread that’s baked daily.

5777 Bird Rd
Miami, FL 33155

15. Madruga Bakery

1430 S Dixie Hwy Suite 117, Coral Gables, FL 33146

Madruga Bakery not only makes some of the best bread in town, but also mills its own flour on-site. Muffins and danishes come in both sweet and savory varieties and whole loaves of breads are always available for purchase. Locals know stocking up on onion poppy seed rolls is the way to go as they take sandwiches to the next level.

1430 S Dixie Hwy Suite 117
Coral Gables, FL 33146

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16. Flour & Weirdoughs

19 Harbor Dr, Key Biscayne, FL 33149

A newcomer that’s quickly gained a cult-like following, Flour & Weirdoughs is full of baked good with fun names like the basic AF croissant, ABC danish (almond, banana, chocolate), and the popular ‘it’s brisket b*tch’ — a large croissant filled with Montreal style brisket, grain mustard, and gruyere. Don’t sleep on the cinnamon rolls or weekend specials like the cacio e pepe loaf. It’s a country sourdough with pecorino cheese and black pepper.

19 Harbor Dr
Key Biscayne, FL 33149

17. Joanna's Marketplace

8247 S Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33143

This Pinecrest staple is more than just a market with specialty goods — there’s also a thriving bakery and cafe inside. Breads from the stone oven are available early each morning, as well as plenty of breakfast breads and pastries. Grab a dozen bagels or muffins on the way to a meeting or a dinner party to be a guaranteed hit.

8247 S Dixie Hwy
Miami, FL 33143

18. Delices de France

14453 S Dixie Hwy, Palmetto Bay, FL 33176

An alternative name for this bakery could be Delices de US1, but maybe not as enticing. Apart from its popular breads, Delice's sweet croissants, apple tarts, quiches, and pastries all add a much-needed French flair to the Kendall neighborhood.

14453 S Dixie Hwy
Palmetto Bay, FL 33176

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