A Baker's Dozen: The 12 Most Delicious Bakeries in Vancouver

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Apr 9, 2023

Are you ready to discover Vancouver's best bakeries? From flaky croissants to buttery scones and everything in between, we've got you covered. We've scoured the city to bring you the 12 most drool-worthy bakeries that are guaranteed to satisfy your cravings.

You'll find hidden gems and beloved spots that Vancouverites can't get enough of. We'll take you on a virtual tour of each bakery, exploring what makes them unique, their signature treats, and everything you need to know before you go. So grab a coffee, get comfy, and get ready to indulge in some seriously delicious baked goods!

1. Cadeaux Bakery

When it comes to indulging your sweet tooth, there's no better place than Vancouver's Cadeaux Bakery. Located in the heart of the city, this stylish bakeshop is known for its tantalizing array of sweet treats and exquisite custom cakes.

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The talented team at Cadeaux Bakery puts great care into crafting their desserts, ensuring that each item is both visually stunning and delectable. One satisfied customer praised the bakery for the exceptional work on their gender reveal cake, which was not only beautiful but also scrumptious, all at a reasonable price.

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But Cadeaux Bakery isn't just about custom cakes. You'll find an enticing selection of pastries and baked goods that are perfect for satisfying any craving. From flaky, buttery croissants to scrumptious signature pastries, there's always something to delight your taste buds.

Location: Cadeaux Bakery  - Google Maps

2. Nelson the Seagull Cafe

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Nelson the Seagull Cafe has been a cherished family-run gem since 2011. Specializing in sourdough bread, brunch, and coffee, this quaint coffeehouse and bake shop is the perfect spot for breakfast lovers and baked goods enthusiasts.

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At the restaurant, quality and simplicity are the cornerstones of their menu. Every dish is prepared using the finest ingredients, often accompanied by their signature sourdough bread.

The cafe is also a haven for coffee lovers. Their artisanal brews, crafted with precision and care, make for a perfect pairing with the cafe's baked goods and brunch dishes.

Location:  Nelson the Seagull Cafe - Google Maps

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3. Grounds for Coffee

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Grounds for Coffee, a steadfast commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, this charming bakery and café offers a cozy neighborhood haven where you can indulge in mouthwatering food and beverages.

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One of cafe's most beloved offerings is its delectable cinnamon buns. Made by hand with locally-sourced ingredients, these delicious treats have gained a loyal following not just in Vancouver but across British Columbia and Alberta.

But it doesn't stop at cinnamon buns. The bakery also offers an enticing array of pastries and baked goods, all crafted with the same attention to detail and love for quality ingredients.

Location: Grounds for Coffee - Google Maps

4. Beaucoup Bakery

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You can't miss Beaucoup Bakery, a casual patisserie and café that transports you straight to the heart of Paris with its delectable French-style baked goods.

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The restaurant's commitment to quality extends beyond its pastries, as evidenced by its selection of in-house made sandwiches.

Their menu offers an exceptional selection of pastries, cakes, tarts, and cookies that will make you swoon.

Location: Beaucoup Bakery - Google Maps

5. Kouign Café

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Kouign Café - modern neighborhood bakery offers a tempting selection of unique treats, beverages, and light savory fare, all inspired by the fusion of European and Asian flavors.

You'll find a captivating balance between sweet and savory notes in their pastries, which are influenced by the owner's memories of growing up in Chinatown and learning about food, hospitality, and ingredients.

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In addition to its delectable pastries, the cafe also boasts a selection of flavorful beverages and savory dishes, perfect for those in search of something more substantial. Each item on the menu is thoughtfully curated, ensuring a cohesive and satisfying experience for every customer.

Location: Kouign Café - Google Maps

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6. Purebread

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Among the best bakeries in Vancouver is Purebread, a family bakery that started with a simple mission: to bake delicious bread, savory dishes, cakes, and treats that put a smile on people's faces.

The cafe’s success is rooted in its commitment to using quality ingredients in all of its baked goods. The passion for baking and eating good food is shared by the entire team, ensuring that every item is crafted with love and care.

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In addition to their exquisite baked goods, Purebread also takes pride in providing warm and welcoming customer service. Their friendly staff is always ready to help you find the perfect treat to enjoy alongside their great coffee.

Location: Purebread - Google Maps

7. Small Victory

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Small Victory is a must-visit destination. This high-end coffee shop offers a tempting selection of artisanal pastries, breads, and sandwiches, all served in a bright, contemporary setting that exudes an air of sophistication and style.

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Visitors to this cafe often rave about the bakery's trendy and aesthetically pleasing atmosphere, which perfectly complements the delectable array of baked goods on offer. There, you'll find a range of scrumptious sweets and pastries, as well as fresh, flavorful bread.

Location: Small Victory - Google Maps

8. Terra Breads

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Location: Terra Breads - Google Maps

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9. Fife Bakery

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Vancouver's bakery scene is made even more enticing by the presence of Fife Bakery, a local gem renowned for its organic sourdough bread and commitment to sustainable ingredients.

The focus on small family farm-sourced ingredients sets them apart from the competition. By sourcing sustainable ingredients and maintaining strong relationships with local farmers, Fife Bakery ensures that each loaf of bread is not only delicious but also environmentally friendly.

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To complement your baked goods, Fife Bakery serves craft coffee, creating a perfect pairing for a relaxing morning or afternoon break. The inviting atmosphere, combined with the superb quality of their offerings makes it truly unique.

Location: Fife Bakery - Google Maps

10. Livia

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Livia is a delightful addition to the Vancouver bakery scene, combining the warmth of a family bakery with the flavors of an Italian restaurant.

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Authentic Italian cuisine is at the heart of the restaurant’s menu, with every dish crafted to perfection. Whether you're indulging in a coffee and croissant, savoring their freshly baked bread, or enjoying a plate of fresh pasta, you'll be amazed by the incredible flavors and attention to detail.

Location: Livia - Google Maps

11. The Bench Bakehouse

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The Bench Bakehouse stands out for its dedication to traditional baking methods and exceptional ingredients. Specializing in bread made using natural leaven (wild yeast), each loaf undergoes a several-day fermentation process that results in a rich, flavorful crumb and a thick, caramelized crust.

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They’re committed to using whole grains sourced from Canadian farms, with a focus on organic grains. Many of the grains are milled onsite, ensuring maximum nutrient retention and that no additives are ever used.

This dedication to quality extends to their pastries, which are made from scratch with high-quality ingredients like 100% real butter and the freshest local produce.

Location: The Bench BakehouseGoogle Maps

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12. Breka Bakery & Cafe

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Breka Bakery & Cafe, a local family business that is a charming corner bakery in the vibrant Sunset neighborhood. Its cozy interior and ample seating, including bar stool chairs by the windows for people-watching, create a welcoming atmosphere perfect for reflecting on the beautiful downtown Vancouver views.

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Taking over a well-established German bakery, they have stayed true to their roots while expanding their offerings. From their signature "Bienenstich" and family-sized apple strudel to freshly baked artisan rye bread, many of the original recipes are still in use, creating an authentic and nostalgic experience for visitors.

They also offer a range of other treats, including their famous "kuffles," which are well worth a try. One of the standout features of the restaurant is that they are open 24 hours 7 days a week, making them ready for your visit at anytime.

Location: Breka Bakery & Cafe - Google Maps

To Sum It All Up

So there you have it, our scrumptious guide to the top 12 bakeries in Vancouver. Each of these exceptional establishments offers its own unique experience, from mouth-watering pastries and artisan breads to cozy atmospheres and friendly service. Whether you're a local or a visitor, these bakeries provide a delicious way to explore Vancouver's diverse culinary scene.

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