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Top Bakeries in and near Johannesburg for Your Sweet Tooth

Top Bakeries in and near Johannesburg for Your Sweet Tooth

Bread is a staple food across the globe, and you can get different types of these depending on your preference. From savoury to sweet, bakeries have been serving breads and pastries for centuries. 

Here in Johannesburg, there are a ton of bakeries for you to discover and experience especially if you love bread just like us. Below is our carefully selected list of the top bakeries in the city for you to consider!

1. Patisserie de Paris

From janinevermeulen

Address: 9 Mackay Ave, Blairgowrie, Johannesburg, 2194, South Africa


Contact Number: +27 11 326 0913

Operating Hours

  • Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM- 4:00 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday, 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM

If you’re looking to snack on French bread, then look no further than Patisserie de Paris. Located in Blairgowrie, this patisserie serves more than just pastries, as its menu contains full breakfast and other cafe items such as coffee and cheeses.

Their best-sellers are must-tries—from their classic French toast and croissants to their peach Danish and apple pie—and will surely satisfy you with each bite. This Parisian bakery also offers salads and burgers that you can pair with their sweet breads. 

Pro Tip:
The patisserie also has some vegetarian options, so don’t hesitate to ask the wait staff about them. Some of these vegetarian menu items include their quiche Mediterranean, cakes, and Bordeaux breakfast sets.

2. Fournos Rosebank

Address: Cnr Baker &, Shop 11-12, 33 Baker Square, Cradock Ave, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa


Contact Number: +27 11 447 3392

Operating Hours

  • Monday to Friday, 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday, 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Fournos Rosebank offers quality pastries and breads along with other items. In fact, it’s more of a deli or mini restaurant with its offerings that include sandwiches, cakes, sorbets, salads, burgers, and different English breakfasts.

You can’t go wrong if you order any of their croissants thanks to the generous amount of butter slathered all over these bakery staples. Their breakfast options, which normally include eggs, beans, toast, and slices of meat, are packed and extremely filling! 

Pro Tip:
If you’re trying to cut down on your caloric intake, Fournos Rosebank offers healthier options versus their standard sweet breads. You can go for their veggie bagel or quinoa porridge for a guilt-free treat!

3. The Argentinean

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Address: Cnr 4th Avenue and, 7th St, Linden, Randburg, 2195, South Africa

Distance from JO: 1 hour and 6 minutes


Contact Number: +27 11 888 9759

Operating Hours

  • Monday to Friday, 6:00 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Saturday, 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Sunday, 6:00 AM to 1:00 PM

If you’re looking for a casual and laid-back venue selling tons of freshly baked bread, then the Argentinean at Linden just might be the bakery you’re looking for. 

They serve other food items such as breakfast and sandwiches, but their pastries are the stars here.

Some of the best-selling ones from this bakery include their chocolate croissants and their French toast with banana. They also have a ton of different flavoured tarts that are all so delicious that you’ll probably want to try each flavour (e.g. lemon and pear).

Pro Tip:
Aside from their coffee and tea, you can also have an alcoholic drink at the Argentinean. They sell sangria by the jug (ZAR 45), half a litre (ZAR 23), or glass (ZAR 18). 

4. Black Forest Bakery

From uqalile

Address: 102 Juta St, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 2017, South Africa


Contact Number: +27 11 403 0065

Operating Hours

  • Monday to Friday, 7:00 AM to 2:30 PM
  • Saturday, 7:00 AM to 12:30 PM

The Black Forest Bakery is a family-run German bakery that specialises in crafting fresh bread and pastries that’ll surely satisfy your cravings! They take pride in using only natural ingredients for their products such as rye and wheat-free breads.

Of course, they also sell morning goods and pastries such as croissants and cinnamon swirls, one of the bakery’s most sought-after menu items. Black Forest Bakery also serves classic brewed coffee that you can perfectly pair with their biscuits!

Pro Tip:
Health-conscious customers will have a field day at this bakery thanks to its impressive selection of healthy breads. You can choose from their maize loaf, rye seed bread, and focaccia, and each one is delicious! 

5. Olivias Coffeebake

Address: 175 Beyers Naudé Dr, Northcliff, Randburg, 2195, South Africa

Distance from JO: 48 minutes


Contact Number: +27 11 888 8395

Operating Hours

  • Monday to Friday, 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Saturday, 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Sunday, 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Olivias Coffeebake is as much a bakery as a family-style restaurant since it offers not just breads and pastries but also full meals and snack items. Some of their most in-demand menu items include their bacon breakfast set and burger and salad.

Their pastries, cakes, and breads are also top-notch with their blueberry cheesecakes, chocolate bagels, and classic croissants being considered crowd favourites. For a quick afternoon snack, you simply can’t go wrong with their cronuts and coffee duo!

Pro Tip:
This bakery also delivers to nearby locations (within a 50-kilometre radius) for a flat charge of ZAR 10.00. If you’re checking into a hotel or hanging out with friends nearby, you may want to consider this option. 

6. Just Teddy

Address: Shop 20, Nelson Mandela Square, 5th St, Sandown, Sandton, 2031, South Africa

Distance from JO: 16 minutes


Contact Number: +27 64 971 2210

Operating Hours

  • Monday to Thursday, 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Friday to Saturday, 8:00 AM to 8:00 AM
  • Sunday, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

If you have a sweet tooth, then you need to pay a visit to Just Teddy. They are self-proclaimed purveyors of unique treats this side of South Africa offering semifreddos (frozen dessert), chocolate mousse, candied ginger apple, and more!

Most of their customers, though, go for their decadent and luxurious pastries such as lemon meringue, different flavoured macarons, and nougatine. Our favourite items on the menu, however, are their mille feuille and their strawberry and avocado eclairs! 

Pro Tip:
Aside from their tea, coffee, and alcoholic drinks, you can also check out Just Teddy’s interesting shakes. There’s peanut butter and banana, the classic chocolate shake, and the crowd-pleasing French toffee!

7. Oregano Coffee and Brunch

Address: 7 Grafton Ave, Craighall Park, Randburg, 2196, South Africa

Distance from JO: 32 minutes


Contact Number: +27 83 260 6582

Operating Hours

  • Monday to Sunday, 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Oregano Coffee and Brunch feels like a cross between a luxurious hotel and an elegant bakery. With its interiors decked in sleek furniture and bread shelves with beautifully displayed pastries and cakes, it’s not surprising that customers love it!

Their traditional bakery offerings such as vanilla hearts and oat crunchies dipped in chocolate are treats on their own. However, their cakes (e.g. granadilla vanilla cake and coffee buttercream cake) elevate the status of this bakery to “phenomenal!”

Pro Tip:
Besides buying pastries for your loved ones, you can also buy a gift certificate from this bakery. They’re perfect gifts for special occasions.

8. Not Bread Alone

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Address: 286 Acacia Rd, Cresta, Randburg, 2194, South Africa

Distance from JO: 56 minutes


Contact Number: +27 11 888 8764

Operating Hours

  • Monday to Saturday, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Not Bread Alone has a traditional and homemade appeal that attracts customers in droves, and we can’t fault them for it. Not only does their store have a welcoming aura, but their menu items are also some of the best we’ve seen in the city.

They have chicken schnitzel with creamy white sauce that’s perfect if you want something filling and savoury. The bakery also offers light and perfectly flavoured cheese croissants, which are amazing when paired with the store’s cappuccino!

Pro Tip:
One of their most beloved products is Nigella’s rocky road. It’s made with butter, dark chocolate, and some marshmallows, making it one of the best things to snack on if you have those sweet cravings! 

9. De Backery

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Address: Shop No 10, 47 Van Riebeeck Ave, Gauteng, Edenvale, 1609, South Africa

Distance from JO: 1 hour


Contact Number:

Operating Hours

  • Monday to Friday, 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Saturday, 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Sunday, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

De Backery offers its customers handcrafted artisanal breads that you won’t find anywhere else in Johannesburg. The bakery tries to go for a more traditional look keeping its historical roots dating back to the 1960s.

However, their bread and pastries are the real highlights. Here, you can order some Dutch items such as their dubbel zout (licorice treat) and fruit toffees, or you can go for some pastries such as their steak, prawn, and sausage pies!

Pro Tip:
Aside from their traditional cakes, you can also request to order their specialty cakes for any upcoming special occasion. They have tiered cakes for weddings and a classic birthday cake that can have a personalised message.

10. De La Creme

Address: Melville, Johannesburg, 2092, South Africa


Contact Number: +27 11 726 7716

Operating Hours

  • Monday to Saturday, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Sunday, 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

“Creme de la creme” means the best of the best, and this bakery is just that—one of the best ones in the city offering hand-baked sweet treats and bread! They have French toast served with some bacon and paninis served with chips.

You can pair these snack items with hot drinks like espresso or macchiato. If you’re with a group, the De La Creme will not disappoint, as the bakery also serves platters with generous portion sizes—ideal if you want to wow your friends with a feast!

Pro Tip:
Their platters can serve around 4 to 6 people and 8 to 10 people for the large platter, but you have to order these in advance. The bakery will require a heads-up of at least 24 hours to prepare your order before you pick it up!

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