Whether you are looking to celebrate with a showstopping cake, or just need a delicious bite after a big day of shopping, we have found the best cakes Sydney has to offer. From the world’s most Instagrammable dessert to a classic chocolate mud cake, these artisan bakers will help you satisfy your sweet tooth.
A stalwart on the cafe with cakes scene, Saga is a favourite for their sourdough bread, but also their impressive array of desserts including carrot, orange and pistachio, lemon chiffon or Persian love cake. They are also known for their large takeaway cakes which include a flourless white chocolate and raspberry, or the strawberry watermelon cake.
This artisan bakery is all about local ingredients and is one of the most trusted names in the city. You can find them at markets and their two inner Sydney locations serving a wide range of French pastries and cakes including macaroons, tarts, and of course, their iconic buttery croissants, which are available in a variety of flavours from the traditional almond to rose, and cinnamon sugar.
The famous pastry chef from cult-favourite Rockpool and Tetsuya is the man behind this quaint Northern Beaches bakery that’s part cafe, woodfired bakery and grocer. Their range includes salted caramel tarts, apple and banoffee stones, chocolate eclairs and Victoria sponges. They also make cakes designed to ‘wow’ your next birthday or baby shower, as well as offering vegan, gluten-free and low-sugar options.
If you want to get a taste of Italy, head to this thriving family-owned business on the fringes of the CBD. The menu is influenced by the owners’ Sri Lankan heritage and their flavours are a mix of familiar favourites such as the carrot, tropical fruit flan or lemon meringue pie, but with exotic touches such as a clove-spiced love cake. There are also a number of visually stunning specialty creations like the cannoli tower and cake and croquembouche that you can order for your next celebration. Alternatively, pick up a takeaway slice of their signature baked ricotta to enjoy with your morning coffee.