Best bakeries in Berlin
Discover the best baked goods in the city, including traditional German breads and top French pastries, with our guide to the best bakeries and cake shops in Berlin
For top French pastries in the heart of Berlin head over to Du Bonheur. The shabby-chic interior is a charming place to sit and indulge in top French baking, including buttery croissants, macarons, tarts and cakes. Stop here for breakfast or drop by in the middle of the day for an indulgent post-shopping snack. With fine biscuits, homemade jams and chocolate treats also sold here, it is a great place to come for edible souvenirs.
Du Bonheur, Brunnenstrasse 39, 10115 Berlin, +49 (0)30 5659 1955
The Bread Station
The Bread Station specialises in the art of Danish baking, creating yeast-free, naturally produced artisan breads and pastries. With its focus on organic ingredients, it has become a big hit with Berlin’s cool crowd. Using grains from Scandinavia, the best quality flour and traditional break-making methods from Italy, The Bread Station offers some of the best quality breads in Berlin.
The Bread Station, Maybachufer 16, 12047 Berlin, +49 (0)172 745 2039
Located in Prenzlauer Berg, Albrechts cake and coffee shop offers a delectable range of fine French pastries. Serving little tarts, mousses and petits fours, the shop has become the ultimate place to stock up on sweet gifts or have an indulgent snack. With superb ice cream and waffles on offer, it is also a top place to go in summer.
Albrechts, Pappelallee 36, 10437 Berlin +49 (0)30 8872 9383
Bäckerei und Konditorei Balzer
Freshness is key at Bäckerei und Konditorei Balzer, with fresh buns and bread created on site every morning. Fusing handcrafted techniques with technical innovation, all the products sold here maintain the highest quality. While many of the baked goods sold here are traditional, the bakery prides itself on innovation, with delicious daily special rolls and different breads on weekdays and Saturdays. With frequently changing specialities, this is the place to go for discerning bread lovers.
Bäckerei und Konditorei Balzer, Sophienstrasse 31, 10178 Berlin +49 (0)30 282 6537
Those looking for something slightly different from the traditional German and French breads should make a beeline for Kame, which specialises in sweet and savoury Japanese pastries. Highlights include Matcha Korone, cone-shaped cakes with a creamy matcha-flavoured filling, and Ichijiku Creamcheese Pan, a roll stuffed with a soft fig and cream cheese paste. Look out, too, for the Onigirazu – seaweed and rice wrapped around different fillings. Tea, coffee and other cakes are also served.
Kame, Leibnizstrasse 45, 10629 Berlin, +49 (0)30 85743549
Using age-old baking methods and high-quality ingredients, Alpenstueck is the perfect place for those looking to discover traditional baking crafts. Breads and pastries are baked freshly every morning using only the finest natural ingredients. Choose from a tempting selection of sourdough breads, pastries, cakes and tarts, or pop into the café for a lunch of south German dishes.
Alpenstueck, Schröderstrasse 1, 10115 Berlin, +49 (0)30 2175 1645
Cupcake Berlin offers an alternative to the city’s more traditional bakeries and pastry shops. Cupcake was Berlin’s first cupcake shop when it opened in 2007, and remains one of the best. The café offers a selection of classic cupcake flavours such as caramel sea salt, red velvet and chocolate, as well as delicious vegan cupcakes and soya ice cream. Other American-inspired baked goods such as New York cheesecake, apple pie, brownies and vegan banana bread are also available.
Cupcake Berlin, Krossener Strasse 12, 10245 Berlin, +49 (0)30 2576 8687