Potts Point locals have some excellent choices when it comes to delicious baked goods.
Here are just some of our favourite bakeries and cake shops in and around the 2011 postcode.
Bourke Street Bakery Potts Point
What began as a little corner bakery in Surry Hills is now a Sydney institution, thanks to the legendary talents of its chef-turned-bakers owners. The Potts Point outpost of Bourke Street Bakery, in the former Paper Bird site on Macleay Street, sells all of the bakeries most beloved classics. Alongside the bakery’s range of impressive artisan bread baked fresh daily, you’ll also find BSB’s famous sausage rolls (Eggplant Chickpea and Feta, Pork and Fennel or Lamb Almond and Harissa), hearty pies and simply divine chocolate ganache and ginger brûlée tarts. For a light lunch, there’re also sliders and sandwiches made to order and top-notch coffee.
46A MacLeay St, Potts Point
This tiny little French-inspired dessert shop across from the El Alamein Fountain has won a devoted local following over its many years in the area. Here you’ll find indulgent and creative sweet treats ranging from decadent cakes and croquembouche, both of which can be made to order for special occasions, to marzipan pigs and sweet little meringue ducks. Or tuck into strudels, fruit tarts, eclairs, homemade cookies and its namesake house-made buttery croissants. There are always interesting specialty items at Christmas and Easter too.
117 Macleay Street, Potts Point
Douce France is a charming little Parisian-style café and cake shop offering delights worthy of a French patisserie to local Francophiles and homesick ex-pats alike. Indulge your sweet tooth with their range of scrumptious eclairs in a variety of creative flavours baked fresh daily. There’re also cream puffs, mille-feuille, macarons and more to choose from. If you’re not actually in a Parisienne coffee shop this may be Sydney’s next best thing.
7 Darlinghurst Rd, Potts Point
Kings Cross Organic Farmers Markets
Alongside fresh flowers, gourmet cheeses, organic honey and other handcrafted foodie delights you can find some lovely baked goods at the Kings Cross Farmers’ Markets. Among them, gluten-free baked goods, homemade cakes and freshly baked bread. Offerings vary depending which suppliers are there on any given Saturday, but authentic New York-style Babka, Portuguese tarts and sourdough from Brasserie Bread are among the treats we have spotted here.
Saturdays, 8am – 2pm, Fitzroy Gardens, Macleay Street
Infinity Bakery Darlinghurst
Nearby in Darlo, Infinity Bakery has been supplying locals with amazing bread and baked goods for over 20 years. Sydney’s first organic sourdough bakery, it still specialises in sourdoughs made using traditional methods. There’s a wide range of other tasty baked goods here too, including croissants, pies and tarts, as well as excellent coffee.
Shop 6, 274-279 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst
Flour and Stone
It’s worth the short walk down the hill to Woolloomooloo to visit Flour and Stone to sample its range of high-quality baked goods. There’s something to please everyone here, whether you’re after a well-made classic, such as a lamington, pavlova or old-fashioned vanilla sponge cake, or want to try something more adventurous – perhaps a Coconut and Lemon Myrtle Gateaux? Or maybe you’re after a treat for a gluten-free vegan friend? In which case, the flourless Chocolate, Praline and Cocoa Nib Bundt cake is to die for.
53 Riley Street, Woolloomooloo