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13 Jacksonville Bakeries That Will Satisfy Any Sweet Tooth

These spots are worth the calories and the sugar rush.

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There’s nothing quite like a warm slice of apple pie or a hot chocolate chip cookie right out of the oven. For those looking for a bakery with all of the best sweet and savory baked goods there are plenty of options in Jacksonville. Some of the best bakeries in the Bold City include a spot dedicated to all types of pies, a cupcake shop that’s stood the test of time and trends, plus a cookie shop that’s dishing out hot cookies by the dozen. These 13 Jacksonville bakeries are where to go to get sweet treats.

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1748 Bakehouse

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Setting up shop in the up-and-coming Springfield neighborhood, 1748 Bakehouse is a hot spot for a slice of pie, including favorites like the caramel apple or lemon chess served by the slice, along with cakes, muffins filled with seasonal fruits, sticky buns, and a variety of bread. Fans of the bakery can also catch them at a pop-up at the Riverside Arts Market most weekends. The bakery also serves breakfast and lunch inside the shop, so you can have your sweets with a side of something more hearty.

Alleycakes Bakery Co

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Adorable is the only way to describe the pastel-colored sweets that line the bakery cases at Alleycakes Bakery. The decadent desserts can be ordered ahead of time or bought in the store, though the selection of in-store treats may be limited later in the day. The options are truly limitless here with a selection of cake pops, macarons, cheesecake cake pops, and breakfast loaves. During major holidays like Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Valentine’s Day, the bakery also features bundles of desserts like cookie plates, macaron pairings, and cake pop trays.

Mixed Fillings Pie Shop

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Mixed Fillings recently moved from its Riverside location to a larger spot in the bustling Five Points neighborhood. The bakery sells a variety of pies by the slice or whole pie. Think flavors like key lime, pecan, and peanut butter flavors, created by chef Natasha Burton. For those that can’t make a decision about what type of pie to get consider ordering a pie flight, where four or six different slices can be chosen and devoured upon returning home. And for those looking to learn more about pies, the bakery hosts classes about baking pies on a regular basis.

Sweet Theory Baking Co.

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This vegan bakery proves that desserts don’t have to have egg, dairy, or peanuts in order to be delicious. As one of the only vegan bakeries in town items like doughnuts and coffee cake sell out quickly, especially on the weekend, so make sure to arrive early to enjoy the best selection. Those lucky enough to stop by on cake day should always get a slice of the Yoga Pants Cake, which is three decadent layers of vanilla cake, vanilla frosting, brownies, brownie crumbles, and caramel. Of course there’s also savory items like biscuit sandwiches to go with all of the sweets.

Cinotti's Bakery-Sandwich Shop

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Since opening in Jacksonville in 1936, Cinotti’s Bakery has been a dessert institution in the city. The bakery has all of the typical cakes, doughnuts, and cookies, but the real star of the bakery case are the seasonal options. Each holiday Cinotti’s switches up its cupcake, cookie, bread, and pastry flavors to include things like pumpkin during fall and peppermint during the holidays. For the Christmas season, the bakery also does gingerbread house kits that includes icing, candy and other decorations for the house.

Biscottis

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From the outside Biscottis looks like a bistro-style restaurant, but once inside guests are greeted to a large display case showing off towering cakes and cheesecakes. The best part is dinner reservations are not required as desserts can be boxed up and purchased to-go. Biscottis favorites include the German chocolate cake, salted caramel cake, along with seasonal items like pumpkin toffee cheesecake and peppermint patty cake. For those hosting parties or larger gatherings, Biscotti’s also does whole cake orders for its most popular confections like Boston cream cake, caramel cheesecake, and pineapple upside down cheesecake.

Sivada's Cupcakery

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Since 2008 Sivada’s Cupcakery has been the spot to get cupcakes in Jacksonville. The bakery team at the small Avondale shop has created more than 60 different flavor combinations like chocolate and orange, salted chocolate caramel, and Boston cream. The creme brulee flavored cupcake has a cult-like following made with white cake stuffed with creme brulee filling and a burnt sugar topping. Even though the ups and downs of the cupcake trends, this bakery has stood the test of time.

Southern Dessert Plate

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Southern Dessert Plate is known for its specialty desserts that range from cakes and tarts to cookie flights and cupcake bites. The bakery is known for its pumpkin praline cheesecake, black forest cake and chocolate bourbon cake, which can sell out quickly on weekends. Additionally, the bakery is dishing out tasty cookies, including decadent chocolate chip cookies where the bottom of the cookie is dipped in a thin layer of chocolate.

The French Pantry

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Not only will people line up for an hour or more to snag a seat at this small restaurant for lunch, but they’ll do the same to get their hands on one of its slices of cake or bread. The highlight of the bakery case is the wedding cake, which combines layers of yellow cake and strawberries with cream cheese frosting and shaved white chocolate for a sweet and tart cake that’s balanced and not overly sweet. For those who don’t have a bunch of time to commit to standing in line for a slice of cake, the restaurant also offers online ordering with a separate pick-up area so there's no need to wait too long for something sweet.

Wicked Batter Cafe

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Wicked Batter Cafe specializes in keto-friendly baked goods. The bakery creates cakes, cookies, cupcakes, mini pies, and more all to the specifications of a keto diet made with almond or coconut flour and xylitol as the sweetener.  The bakery is especially known for its peanut butter cookies, banana cream pie, vanilla pecan mousse, and fresh raspberry crustless cheesecakes, all of which are keto-friendly.

Amaretti Desserts

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Since 2013 Amaretti Desserts has been serving some of Jacksonville’s most popular cookies, pies, cakes, breakfast pastries, and more. The lemon bars and bread pudding at the bakery are worth the trip across town, and when that’s added in with the Southern hospitality of its employees, it feels like a home kitchen. Be sure to watch out for the daily cupcakes, which are on a rotating schedule with flavors like German chocolate on Tuesday and chocolate peanut butter on Sunday. Cookies are also a highlight here with Italian butter cookies, ginger molasses cookies, and sugar cookies always available.  

Yum A Southern Market

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Get a taste of the south at Yum a Southern Market, which is part bakery and part lifestyle and home goods store. The bakery case is filled with whatever owner and baker decides to make that day like eclairs, cupcakes, cookies, and cake slices. Fans of the bakery line up at least 45 minutes before the market opens, especially when cinnamon rolls are available, which are served warm first thing in the morning and topped off with mounds of homemade icing. 

Creme de la Cocoa

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St. Augustine has plenty of places to sit down and enjoy something sweet, but one of the best spots for cakes and baked goods is Creme de la Cocoa. The bakery has amassed a following for its over-the-top decadent cakes. One cake that’s a must-try is the salted caramel crunch cake, which starts out as a chocolate cake that’s layered with dark chocolate mousse and salted caramel and is topped with chocolate curls and crispy pearls. The chocolate and caramel work well together and the hint of salt helps cut through the richness.

1748 Bakehouse

Setting up shop in the up-and-coming Springfield neighborhood, 1748 Bakehouse is a hot spot for a slice of pie, including favorites like the caramel apple or lemon chess served by the slice, along with cakes, muffins filled with seasonal fruits, sticky buns, and a variety of bread. Fans of the bakery can also catch them at a pop-up at the Riverside Arts Market most weekends. The bakery also serves breakfast and lunch inside the shop, so you can have your sweets with a side of something more hearty.

Alleycakes Bakery Co

Adorable is the only way to describe the pastel-colored sweets that line the bakery cases at Alleycakes Bakery. The decadent desserts can be ordered ahead of time or bought in the store, though the selection of in-store treats may be limited later in the day. The options are truly limitless here with a selection of cake pops, macarons, cheesecake cake pops, and breakfast loaves. During major holidays like Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Valentine’s Day, the bakery also features bundles of desserts like cookie plates, macaron pairings, and cake pop trays.

Mixed Fillings Pie Shop

Mixed Fillings recently moved from its Riverside location to a larger spot in the bustling Five Points neighborhood. The bakery sells a variety of pies by the slice or whole pie. Think flavors like key lime, pecan, and peanut butter flavors, created by chef Natasha Burton. For those that can’t make a decision about what type of pie to get consider ordering a pie flight, where four or six different slices can be chosen and devoured upon returning home. And for those looking to learn more about pies, the bakery hosts classes about baking pies on a regular basis.

Sweet Theory Baking Co.

This vegan bakery proves that desserts don’t have to have egg, dairy, or peanuts in order to be delicious. As one of the only vegan bakeries in town items like doughnuts and coffee cake sell out quickly, especially on the weekend, so make sure to arrive early to enjoy the best selection. Those lucky enough to stop by on cake day should always get a slice of the Yoga Pants Cake, which is three decadent layers of vanilla cake, vanilla frosting, brownies, brownie crumbles, and caramel. Of course there’s also savory items like biscuit sandwiches to go with all of the sweets.

Cinotti's Bakery-Sandwich Shop

Since opening in Jacksonville in 1936, Cinotti’s Bakery has been a dessert institution in the city. The bakery has all of the typical cakes, doughnuts, and cookies, but the real star of the bakery case are the seasonal options. Each holiday Cinotti’s switches up its cupcake, cookie, bread, and pastry flavors to include things like pumpkin during fall and peppermint during the holidays. For the Christmas season, the bakery also does gingerbread house kits that includes icing, candy and other decorations for the house.

Biscottis

From the outside Biscottis looks like a bistro-style restaurant, but once inside guests are greeted to a large display case showing off towering cakes and cheesecakes. The best part is dinner reservations are not required as desserts can be boxed up and purchased to-go. Biscottis favorites include the German chocolate cake, salted caramel cake, along with seasonal items like pumpkin toffee cheesecake and peppermint patty cake. For those hosting parties or larger gatherings, Biscotti’s also does whole cake orders for its most popular confections like Boston cream cake, caramel cheesecake, and pineapple upside down cheesecake.

Sivada's Cupcakery

Since 2008 Sivada’s Cupcakery has been the spot to get cupcakes in Jacksonville. The bakery team at the small Avondale shop has created more than 60 different flavor combinations like chocolate and orange, salted chocolate caramel, and Boston cream. The creme brulee flavored cupcake has a cult-like following made with white cake stuffed with creme brulee filling and a burnt sugar topping. Even though the ups and downs of the cupcake trends, this bakery has stood the test of time.

Southern Dessert Plate

Southern Dessert Plate is known for its specialty desserts that range from cakes and tarts to cookie flights and cupcake bites. The bakery is known for its pumpkin praline cheesecake, black forest cake and chocolate bourbon cake, which can sell out quickly on weekends. Additionally, the bakery is dishing out tasty cookies, including decadent chocolate chip cookies where the bottom of the cookie is dipped in a thin layer of chocolate.

The French Pantry

Not only will people line up for an hour or more to snag a seat at this small restaurant for lunch, but they’ll do the same to get their hands on one of its slices of cake or bread. The highlight of the bakery case is the wedding cake, which combines layers of yellow cake and strawberries with cream cheese frosting and shaved white chocolate for a sweet and tart cake that’s balanced and not overly sweet. For those who don’t have a bunch of time to commit to standing in line for a slice of cake, the restaurant also offers online ordering with a separate pick-up area so there's no need to wait too long for something sweet.

Wicked Batter Cafe

Wicked Batter Cafe specializes in keto-friendly baked goods. The bakery creates cakes, cookies, cupcakes, mini pies, and more all to the specifications of a keto diet made with almond or coconut flour and xylitol as the sweetener.  The bakery is especially known for its peanut butter cookies, banana cream pie, vanilla pecan mousse, and fresh raspberry crustless cheesecakes, all of which are keto-friendly.

Amaretti Desserts

Since 2013 Amaretti Desserts has been serving some of Jacksonville’s most popular cookies, pies, cakes, breakfast pastries, and more. The lemon bars and bread pudding at the bakery are worth the trip across town, and when that’s added in with the Southern hospitality of its employees, it feels like a home kitchen. Be sure to watch out for the daily cupcakes, which are on a rotating schedule with flavors like German chocolate on Tuesday and chocolate peanut butter on Sunday. Cookies are also a highlight here with Italian butter cookies, ginger molasses cookies, and sugar cookies always available.  

Yum A Southern Market

Get a taste of the south at Yum a Southern Market, which is part bakery and part lifestyle and home goods store. The bakery case is filled with whatever owner and baker decides to make that day like eclairs, cupcakes, cookies, and cake slices. Fans of the bakery line up at least 45 minutes before the market opens, especially when cinnamon rolls are available, which are served warm first thing in the morning and topped off with mounds of homemade icing. 

Creme de la Cocoa

St. Augustine has plenty of places to sit down and enjoy something sweet, but one of the best spots for cakes and baked goods is Creme de la Cocoa. The bakery has amassed a following for its over-the-top decadent cakes. One cake that’s a must-try is the salted caramel crunch cake, which starts out as a chocolate cake that’s layered with dark chocolate mousse and salted caramel and is topped with chocolate curls and crispy pearls. The chocolate and caramel work well together and the hint of salt helps cut through the richness.

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