10 Best Bakeries to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth as Well as a Hearty Appetite

Atlanta is a diverse city full of eateries to please any palate. One thing that most can agree on, is that sweets are always a good idea. Whether it is a birthday or special occasion, or you just want to bring some cheer to your office, a surefire do this is with a treat from one of the many delicious bakeries that can be found throughout the metro Atlanta area.

Several of the bakeries on this list have become so popular, they have expanded to other locations. However, the original almost always remains the best. A couple of examples of these are Henri's Bakery as well as the Highland Bakery. Henri's Bakery has been an Atlanta institution for over eighty years, wowing guest with their tasty offerings. Highland Bakery, on the other hand is newer but dazzles guests with their unique brunch and fresh lunch options. Alon's with two locations has become known for its fabulous fresh baked bread. Corner Cafe and Piece of Cake, also both with several locations throughout the city have received tremendous accolades from patrons since opening.

Southern Sweets Bakery is one of the lone Decatur bakeries. Funny thing is, you've probably tasted their desserts and not even known it, as they supply many of the restaurants in Atlanta with desserts. Joli Kobe Bakery is unique in its own right in that it is a fusion of Japanese and French.

Several of the newer bakeries on the list are located on the north end of town. Breadwinner in Sandy Springs has become known for their sweet loaves. Atlanta Cheesecake Company in Kennesaw makes cheesecakes it ships to anywhere in the country and Alpine Bakery in Alpharetta offers a selection of Italian foods as well as sweets.

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Metrotainment Bakery


Metrotainment is a great choice for special occasions or parties or if you are simply looking to treat yourself. Cakes are done well here. Some of the most popular are the Carrot Cark, Red Velvet Cake and Rainbow Cake. Many of the cakes here can...  Read More



As the name suggests, the restaurant sells bread. But these loafs are dessert not for sandwiches. The variety is tremendous and these breads theses breads have funky names like the "Papa Don't Peach" or the "Party at My Place Pumpkin" Popular...  Read More

Alon's Bakery & Market


Alon's has unbelieveable fresh-baked bread. Challah, Country French, rye and croissants are done to perfection. Named after owner, Alon Balshan, Alon's opened in 1992 Inspired by specialty markets in Europe and New York, Alon brought a full...  Read More



Piece of Cake bakery has been baking gourmet cakes from scratch since 1985. Get a personalized decorated cake for a birthday or special event or stop in to satisfy your sweet tooth. Customer favorites are the caramel frosted cake and sour cream...  Read More

Corner Cafe


What started as a little bread bakery, supplying freshly baked bread evolved into a cafe serving tasty sandwiches, sweets, savory panini, fresh salads, and hearty bowls of soups and pasta. Visit during lunch for a gourmet selection of...  Read More



Even if you've never eaten at the Southern Sweets Bakery, chances are you've eaten some of their desserts as they supply many of the restaurants in the surrounding area with their delicious sweets. The small bakery is located in close proximity...  Read More

Henri's Bakery


Henri's has been an Atlanta institution for eighty years. Great spot to grab a sandwich and go. They also offer a wide variety of pastries and desserts. The tuna sandwich and Po Boys (beef or turkey) are menu highlights. On the dessert side of...  Read More



Highland Bakery is located in the charming Old Fourth Ward neighborhood. During weekday lunch and weekend brunch customers spill out onto the outdoor seating. Plan to wait for a table on weekends or anytime when the weather is nice. Foodies...  Read More


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