The 15 Best Bakeries in Orlando too Good to Keep Secret
The 15 Best Bakeries in Orlando
Orlando is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and for good reason. The city is home to some of the most iconic theme parks, including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld. Orlando also offers a variety culinary delights. From eating at some of the restaurants in Orlando to exploring the food trucks Orlando locals love, there’s so much to eat and drink in this popular destination.
One thing you shouldn’t fail to try - the baked goods Orlando is known for!
With millions of visitors flocking to the city every year, you can be sure that the bakeries here won’t disappoint. Like its top attractions, many of the desserts and baked goods here are pure magic!
What is The Best Bakery in Orlando?
Searching for the best bakery in Orlando? Try Se7en Bites, Valhalla Bakery and Sister Honey’s. Keep reading for the full 15 of our favorites to get you pointed in the right direction. Whether you're looking for an old-fashioned bakery with classic recipes or something more unique to Central Florida, there's sure to be something on this list that will satisfy your cravings.
1 | Se7en Bites | Se7en Bites is an Orlando milk district bakery and restaurant that’s a decadent destination of its own. Featuring sweet and savory baked goods and a full hot menu stocked with southern favorites, this bakery features comfort food at its finest. Try their perfectly fried chicken, sandwiched between two waffles for breakfast and lunch. Or grab some of their best-selling biscuits and cookies for the road. With both dine-in and take-out options, you absolutely can’t miss this spot. Come early to beat the rush. Lines often run down the block (full of locals and visitors) on any given day of the week, so you know this hot spot is the real deal.
WHERE: 617 Primrose Dr, Orlando, FL 32803 | WHO: 407-203-0727
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2 | Valhalla Bakery | You’ll find Valhalla in Market On South at the corner of E South St and S Graham Ave. This Orlando bakery boasts vegan comfort food done right. And we’re apt to agree. All of the mouthwatering baked goods are egg free, dairy-free, and vegan. Their fresh and high-quality ingredients truly shine in everything from their cakes to their gooey cinnamon rolls. If you find yourself falling in love with their desserts, they also offer custom wedding cakes if you ever have the need for that sort of thing. Valhalla Bakery is also the team behind Valkyrie Doughnuts over by the University of Central Florida, so be sure to head over there for your doughnut fix.
WHERE: 2603 E South St, Orlando, FL 32803 | WHO: 407-613-5968
3 | Sister Honey’s | With the abundance of bake shops across Central Florida, award-winning means something. The accolades at Sister Honey’s are well-deserved. From cakes to pies, this SoDo district bakery is like a taste of home – but better. In fact, Sister Honey’s Ruby Rum cake is so spectacular that you can now get it shipped anywhere in the country. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just looking to satisfy a sweet tooth, make sure to stop by Sister Honey’s. While individual bakery items are available on a daily basis, make sure to order in advance if you have your eye on something in particular.
WHERE: 247 E Michigan St. Orlando, FL 32806 | WHO: 407-730-7315
4 | Carlo’s Bakery | The Cake Boss has landed in Orlando. While not local to Orlando, this famous chain in the Florida Mall is full of delicious goods with an Italian American twist. Perfect for an afternoon break from shopping and other festivities. From pastries, cannoli, and cakes worthy of a TV show – the sweet treats are endless. And maybe (just maybe) if you’re lucky, you’ll catch a glimpse of Buddy Valastro the next time he’s in Orlando.
WHERE: Florida Mall, 8001 S Orange Blossom Trl | WHO: 407-316-2606
5 | Pão Gostoso Bakery | This Brazillian bakery on the hustle and bustle of International Drive is an Orlando must. Open bright and early at 7 am, grab a cup of coffee and some baked goods here before starting your day. The dining room has no frills so you can focus on enjoying the authentic flavors. Everything on the menu is made from scratch and influenced by Portuguese and Spanish cuisine.
You won’t just find sweets here, you can also find an array of Brazilian street foods and snacks. From empanadas to sandwiches, there are so many delicious foods to discover.
Reviewers rave about Pão Gostoso’s coconut chocolate cake. You’ll also find a selection of Brazilian Brigadeiros.
WHERE: 5472 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819 | WHO: 689-220-3523
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6 | Sugar Dough Bakehouse | This Audubon Park Garden District bakery features Asian-inspired French pastries. Think delicate and airy pastries bursting with flavor. The true highlight of Sugar Dough Bakehouse is the variety of croissants. From a sweet strawberry and savory smoked salmon to seasonal pumpkin croissants – there is a flaky pastry here for everyone. For a more unique experience, try their cruffins (croissant and muffin hybrid) or cruffles (croissant and waffle hybrid). Sugar Dough bakehouse also serves unique coffee and tea pairings that are totally Instagram-worthy.
WHERE: 3122 Corrine Dr, Orlando, FL 32803 | WHO: 321-444-6072
7 | P is for Pie Bake Shop | You really can’t go wrong with pie. P is for Pie Bake Shop kicks it up a notch with all the sweet and savory pies you could think of. (Plus, they’ve got cupcakes and other baked goods too!) With a rotating menu of hot and cold pies, you’ll always find something new to try.
Not sure what to order? Some favorites include the Mac and Cheese Hand Pies, Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding, and the Strawberry and Basil pie.
Located a stone’s throw away from Sugar Dough Bakehouse and Gideon’s Bakehouse near Audubon Park, you might as well make a day out of it and go on an Orlando bakery crawl.
WHERE: 2806 Corrine Dr, Orlando, FL 32803 | WHO: 407-745-4743
8 | Sun Pearl Bakery | Unlike most bakeries on this list you won’t find your typical pastries here. Asian-inspired baked goods are plentiful at this family-run gem in the heart of Orlando Chinatown. If you’ve never tried Asian sweet buns, this stop is a must. From sweet buns to savory breads, everything is soft, fluffy and bursting with flavor. You’ll also find traditional sweets like mooncakes. Sun Pearl Bakery also offers a wide variety of cakes topped with fresh fruit. You can also order fun cake designs for special occasions. They also serve a delicious selection of bubble tea that is a local favorite.
WHERE: 5082 W Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32808 | WHO: 407-299-3256
9 | Croissant Moon Bakery | Boasting a selection of baked goods that are easy, fast, and fresh, Croissant Moon Bakery is a must-visit when you’re at Universal Orlando. Located in Universal’s Islands of Adventure, the selection is impressive for a theme park bakery. (And has pretty good prices too!).
While Croissant Moon Bakery probably isn’t worth buying a park ticket for, it’s definitely worth a stop if you find yourself at Universal. Enjoy a huge selection of Universal-themed goodies as well as options for breakfast or lunch. You can grab a croissant or empanada to take with you on your walk around the park or sit down to a hot turkey platter. The cheesecakes are particularly noteworthy, and you’ll also find other classic pastries like danishes, muffins, and tarts!
Depending on the time of year, like during Halloween Horror Nights, you may also find seasonal treats to satisfy your cravings.
WHERE: 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819 | WHO: 407-363-8000
10 | Gideon’s Bakehouse | If pure decadence was a bakery, it would be Gideon’s Bakehouse. While we love a crisp cookie, these ones are oh-so-soft and chewy. Best known for their half-pound cookies that take over 24 hours to make, Gideon’s is one of a kind. Crowds flocked to Disney Springs when they opened a new location on Disney property.
While you’ll find another location in the Audubon Park Garden District, the Disney location is worth a trip for the Disney-inspired sweet treats. Their treats are so popular that limited edition cookies sell out early and you can only buy a max of six in person without pre-ordering. (So make sure to put in an order if you need more!)
Gideon’s also does cakes, and trust us when we say these aren’t for the faint of heart. Rich and flavorful, they’ve got cake flavors like Chocolate Chip Marshmallow or PB & Jelly that will absolutely blow you away. Gideon’s is a dessert destination that you absolutely can’t miss in Orlando.
WHERE: 1600 Buena Vista Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 | WHO: 321-236-3316
11 | Amorette’s Patisserie | Whether you’re a Disney lover or not, there’s certainly no shortage of sweets and treats over at Disney Springs. This high-end French-style bakery does modern (and magical) twists on classic desserts, such as eclairs, cakes, cookies, and macarons.
The baked goods at Amorette’s Patisserie are also a work of art. From glistening Mickey Mouse cakes to crepes and sandwiches, the Disney-inspired signature pastries are beautiful to look at and even more delicious. We can guarantee that you’ll want to take a picture of everything. You can even treat yourself to a glass of champagne with a sparking Mickey topper to celebrate in style.
Enjoy your selection inside the quaint dining room or take them outside to enjoy by the water at Disney Springs! Either way, you’ll be in for a memorable eat!
WHERE: 536 E Buena Vista Dr #1A, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 | WHO: 407-939-5277
12 | Nothing Bundt Cakes | Bundt cakes have a signature doughnut shape and Nothing Bundt Cakes does them right. This chain has perfected the art of the bundt cake, offering them in a wide variety of sizes and flavors. Pairing perfectly with a cup of coffee, these bundt cakes are perfect for everything from afternoon tea to a birthday party. Their signature Bundtinis are a great cupcake-like alternative for when you need single servings. Or just can’t decide what flavor to pick! With a few locations in the Orlando area, you can’t go wrong with Nothing Bundt Cakes.
WHERE: 7339 W Sand Lake Rd Suite 418, Orlando, FL 32819 | WHO: 407-720-3839
13 | Fortuna Bakery & Cafe | Fortuna Bakery & Deli has been family owned for 40 years and is an absolute treasure trove of baked goods. Located in the Deerfield Shopping Center outside of downtown Orlando, you’ll find cases of cakes and treats that will make your mouth water. With Portuguese and Italian influences, fan favorites include cannoli, cheesecake, and tarts. You’ll also find a huge selection of baked bread and savory snacks, like empanadas. Reviewers also rave about their coffee, making it a great stop in the morning.
Need a dessert for a celebration? They also do custom cakes and have a great selection for walk-ins as well. Fortuna Bakery is a local favorite.
WHERE: 12701 S John Young Pkwy #106, Orlando, FL 32837 | WHO: 407-855-7070
14 | Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie | This bakery is probably one of the biggest and most impressive options on our list. And the most expensive. Why you might ask? You’ll need a Walt Disney World park ticket to browse the endless display cases at Les Halles. Located at the back of the French Pavilion in Epcot, this French bakery has so much to offer. From a sandwich on a baguette to Mickey Mouse macarons, this stop is a must if you find yourself on Disney property. (Which let’s be honest, you probably will!)
After grabbing your pastries, take a walk around the park to the Tangierine Cafe in Morocco for a cup of joe that made our list of coffee Orlando locals enjoy
WHERE: 1510 N Ave of the Stars, Orlando, FL 32830 | WHO: 407-939-5277
15 | Le Macaron – French Pastries | If we’re being honest, the French know how to do baked goods with je ne sais quoi. From buttery pastries to delicate sweets, French bakeries are often the creme de la creme of bakeries. Which is why it’s no surprise we’re rounding out this list of best bakeries in Orlando with Le Macaron – French Pastries. Located in the picturesque Winter Park, right on Park street, this bakery specializes in macarons of all different flavors. Macarons definitely take the cake when it comes to elegant desserts – perfect little pillows of almond flour, eggs, and sweet fillings. Le Macaron also offers French gelato, other French pastries as well as coffee to round out your bakery visit.
WHERE: 216 N Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789 | WHO: 321-295-7958
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Final Thoughts On The Best Bakeries In Orlando
Orlando is home to some of the best bakeries in the country so if you have a sweet tooth (or love savory treats!), don’t miss out on some of the most delightful baked goods the city has to offer.
Whether you’re visiting from far away or looking to explore some new spots as a local – this list should be your go-to. From doughnuts to cupcakes to pies, these places will have something to satisfy your sweet tooth.
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