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Dallas’ Best Bakeries — 15 Sweet Picks From Highland Park to Oak Cliff

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Some of the best Dallas bakeries have perfected their niche, while others can truly do it all. From cakes and croissants to kouign-amann, we’ve rounded up the very best bake shops to order ahead or grab a quick bite at.

Ahead, discover our favorite spots for a sweet treat in Dallas:

Updated February 6, 2024

Sugar & Sage

4314 Lovers Lane

One of the best new bakeries in Dallas, Sugar & Sage was founded by a mother and daughter (Alison and Ashley Weinstein) in the Park Cities in 2023. Executive Pastry Chef Jill Bates (Café Momentum, Fearing’s) leads the pastry program at the new spot. She collaborated with Michael Laiskonis, James Beard Award-winning chef and former head of the pastry program at the three-Michelin-starred Le Bernardin in New York, to develop the bakery’s menu and refine recipes, including pain au chocolat, everything bagel brioche, and kouign-amann.

Must-try items include the cinnamon ‘cruffin’ brioche feuilleté, mushroom foccacia, and caramel blondie.

 

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The Cake Bar bakery sells classic cake flavors with a Southern twist. Courtesy of The Cake Bar

The Cake Bar

3011 Gulden Lane, Suite 117

At Trinity Groves, The Cake Bar was opened by longtime baker Tracy German, known for crafting “cakes you grew up with” with a Southern flair. Prior to opening the shop, she had been selling cakes out of her house for almost 14 years. This Dallas bakery is super modern with bright blues and whites. Whole cakes are perfectly displayed and you can also order by the slice.

Flavors include strawberry, red velvet, carrot, chocolate, coconut, German chocolate, Italian cream, Hummingbird, key lime, pina colada, Neapolitan, Old Fashion chocolate, and wedding cake. There’s also a pineapple upside-down cake and cookies.

 

La Casita Bakeshop
One of the best bakeries in DFW, La Casita Bakeshop opened in Richardson in 2020. (Courtesy)

La Casita Bakeshop

580 W. Arapaho Road, Suite 230, Richardson

This Richardson bakery was opened by husband-and-wife Maricsa Trejo and Alex Henderson in 2020. Now, you can find Trejo’s beautiful creations in almost any Dallas coffee shop. The bakery is known for its incredible churro cruffins, croissants, breads, and so much more.

The shop was recently named an Outstanding Bakery semifinalist in the 2024 James Beard Awards — it’s second year in a row. They are no longer accepting pre-orders, but the storefront is now open to swing by and pick out your treats.

 

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Elizabeth Chambers at the San Antonio location of Bird Bakery. (Photo by Lilianna Story)

BIRD Bakery

7A Highland Park Village

Originally started in San Antonio by Elizabeth Chambers, BIRD Bakery opened a second shop in Dallas in 2016. Located in Highland Park Village, the space is big enough to come in and enjoy a bite and sip on coffee. There are also a few small tables outside and a kid’s table inside, which has TVs that play shows and movies to entertain the young ones.

The bakery not only sells award-winning carrot, Southern red velvet, BIRD blue vanilla, and sea salt caramel cupcakes, but they offer cookies, bars, brownies, and pies as well. Open for breakfast and lunch, BIRD also serves quiche, muffins, banana bread, croissants, sandwiches, and soups.

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Carte Blanche is a must-try for baked goods in Lower Greenville. (Courtesy of Carte Blanche via Instagram)

Carte Blanche

2114 Greenville Avenue

Opened in 2021, this Lower Greenville bakery comes from husband-and-wife chef team Casey and Amy La Rue. It doubles as a dinner spot as well, offering tasting menu experiences in the evenings. But in the mornings, the baked goods and coffee shine.

Don’t miss the classic pain au chocolat, or opt for a specialty item like the raspberry passionfruit tart. Brown butter salted chocolate chip cookies are also a favorite, as well as the signature savory item — the tomatillo pinwheel (pictured above).

 

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Village Baking Co. is now open on Knox Street, in Oak Lawn, Lower Greenville, and Bishop Arts.

Boulangerie by Village Baking Co.

Multiple Locations

Village Baking Co.‘s one-stop shop for bread, croissants, and rolls, the Boulangerie is now open on Knox Street, Bishop Arts, Oak Lawn, and Lower Greenville. The company was started in 2004 by husband-and-wife Clint and Kim Cooper.

You must try the almond croissant, pain au chocolat, and jambon beurre sandwich. At most locations, you can grab a cup of coffee and pastry and sit at a high-top bar or a patio table outside. Or take away a baguette for later.

 

Bisous Bisous
Bisous Bisous is where you go for the best macarons. (Courtesy of Bisous Bisous)

Bisous Bisous Patisserie

3700 McKinney Avenue, Suite 150

A small bakery known for its macarons in West Village, Bisous Bisous Patisserie is a great place to grab a sweet treat. Opened in 2015, this Dallas bakery makes some of the best macarons in Dallas, as well as some other French pastries.

For macarons, they offer classic flavors like Tahitian vanilla, chocolate, hazelnut, pistachio, and raspberry, as well as some more adventurous options such as tiramisu and passionfruit. You can order towers for a party with up to 10 tiers or take away one or two for yourself. Besides custom orders, Bisous Bisous’ everyday menu features croissants, tarts, cruffins, scones, eclairs, cookies, and more.

 

Empire Baking Company is not just another bread maker.

Empire Baking Company

5450 W. Lovers Lane, Suite 132

Family-run and located at Inwood Village, Empire Baking Company has been known for its breads since 1992. Meaders and Robert Ozarow started the company after realizing their passion for food while working in furniture sales and investment banking. At the time, there were few places to purchase fresh bread so the couple decided to bring artisan bread to Dallas.

Their retail store sells everything from European-style breads and pastries to gourmet sandwiches and a selection of small-batch jams. Breads range from olive and pumpernickel to cranberry cinnamon walnut and jalapeño cheese. And for lunch, Empire has sandwiches like chicken salad, pastrami pimento cheese, and smoked turkey.

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Opened in Lakewood in 2020, Leila Bakery & Cafe is a favorite woman-owned shop. (Courtesy of Leila)

Leila Bakery & Cafe

6041 Oram Street

In Lakewood, this European-style cafe is an underrated little gem of a bakery. The woman-owned spot was opened by chef Kelly Ball in 2020 and serves several kinds of quiche, kolache, cake, croissants, muffins, cookies, and so much more.

Must-try items include the Nutella knot, quiche Lorraine, honey-roasted peanut butter cookie, and sweet lavender scone.

 

San Martin strudel
San Martin Bakery has delicious strudel sticks and Guatemalan coffee.

San Martin Bakery & Restaurant

3120 McKinney Avenue

This Uptown bakery and restaurant offers a vast selection of pastries, cookies, and breads. There’s a massive space just for baked goods and a small cafe on the left side of the restaurant.

Walk in and grab a Nutella croissant, eclair, fruit tart, empanada, and more any time from 7 am to 8 pm. San Martin also makes specialty cakes and pies like pumpkin for Thanksgiving and a chocolate flan cake. As the first United States location and first San Martin outside of Central America, this bakery is a major win for the Dallas bakery scene.

 

Haute Sweets
Haute Sweets Patisserie makes great beignets. Courtesy of Haute Sweets

Haute Sweets Patisserie

10230 E. Northwest Highway & 6959 Arapaho Road, Suite 106

Over in Lake Highlands, Haute Sweets Patisserie is making some great macarons, cakes, and cookies. They also have a second store in Far North Dallas at Hillcrest Village. The space has a display case full of treats as soon as you walk in. It’s hard not to want them all.

Macarons are made in flavors like PB&J, salted caramel, birthday cake, red velvet, coconut, cherry almond, and more. Tarts include key lime, lemon meringue, pecan, and several other variations. New Orleans-style beignets are also a hit here. You can also order full cakes from 6 inches to 10 inches. Flavors range from Italian cream to chocolate truffle.

 

Kessler Baking
Cinnamon Roll Saturday starts at 10 am at Kessler Baking Studio. Courtesy of Kessler

Kessler Baking Studio

1129 N. Beckley Avenue

A Bishop Arts gem, this bakery makes cookies, brownies, and other treats from scratch and with local ingredients. Opened in 2014 by Clyde Greenhouse, Kessler Baking Studio is located inside a small house with a charming fireplace mantel that displays all kinds of unique cookie jars. The menu is written out on the mirror above, while cookies are on display in jars. An outdoor patio provides a few seats and photo opportunities with a brightly painted “live love bake” wall.

The menu includes all kinds of sweet treats like chocolate walnut and chocolate pecan brownies, blondies, cinnamon rolls, and 30 kinds of cookies. These range from double chocolate espresso and trail mix to ginger honey and oatmeal cranberry white chip. The store also sells nuts, breads, cookie cakes, and some gluten-free options.

 

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Society Bakery makes some of the best custom cakes. Courtesy of Society Bakery

Society Bakery

3610 Greenville Avenue

Opened in 2003, this Lower Greenville bakery has gained popularity through the show Dallas Cakes on the Food Network and getting named one of the Top 10 Cupcakes in America by Ellen DeGeneres. Society Bakery makes some incredible custom cakes, as well as cupcakes, cookies, and specialty treats.

Cake and cupcake flavors include banana chocolate chip, Boston Cream, carrot, Funfetti, Oreo, red velvet and so much more. The Dallas bakery also makes some great petit fours, chocolate, and vanilla.

Lubellas Patisserie Dallas
Opened in 2022, Lubellas Patisserie is a must-visit bakery in East Dallas. (Courtesy)

Lubellas Patisserie

10323 Ferguson Road

East of White Rock Lake in Casa View Shopping Center, this new bakery opened in 2022. It comes from fine-dining pastry chef Maria Becerra (formerly at Bullion) and her husband, Ismael Trejo. The menu features pastries, single serving cakes, sandwiches, quiche, and Kiestwood Iced Coffee.

Don’t miss the coconut tres leches cake, vanilla and chocolate conchas, cinnamon rolls, and banana bread.

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Choose from all different cake flavors at SusieCakes. Courtesy of SusieCakes

SusieCakes

6441 E. Mockingbird Lane, Suite 150 & 6100 Luther Lane

This California-based cake shop opened its first Texas location in Dallas in 2016. It’s since expanded to Fort Worth and Austin. And, SusieCakes founder Susan Sarich now calls Dallas home.

The shop offers cookies, cakes, and cupcakes. Popular picks are carrot cake, Susie’s famous Southern red velvet cake, and chocolate chip cookies. On February 11, the Preston Center location will also be offering a limited edition box of Taylor Swift Eras Tour Cupcakes.

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