A good bakery makes your life so much better and to make your life easier we went on a mission to find the best bakeries in town. Here are our top picks:
Nobody can resist the smell of freshly baked bread, that’s why the Bohemian Bakery is such a dangerous place. As soon as the door opens the mouth starts watering. Even though the bakery is small, the range of baked goods displayed on the shelves is big: Traditional Bohemian sourdough bread and other delicacies, croissants or danishs – everything the heart desires. The ideal place to stock up for a weekend brunch with friends.
In the beautiful vintage shopping mall “The Tannery” a bit hidden and tucked away is another must visit: The Tanner Street Bakery. The bakery has a good selection of sweets and breads and sells traditional goodies from around the world. Attached to the bakery is a little café, the ideal combo to enjoy a piece of cake and a coffee in good company.
Copenhagen Bakery has been serving Christchurch sweet treats, gourmet pies and traditional Danish bread and pastries for 30 years - they know what they are doing in the baking department.
The fruit tart made from vanilla bean custard cream! Or if you are after a classic they make one amazing custard vanilla bean slice.
This family fun bakery is packed with tasty treats. From kiwi classics to Dutch apple pie there is something to suit everyone's taste buds!
Chicken Croquettes, Meat Balls, and the fruit tarts are the go to at Copenhagen bakery- be in quick though as they sell out fast.
The magic time at Vic’s Bakehouse is 10am, that’s when the croissants are ready to come out of the oven. But not only the croissants are delicious, also the bagels, ciabatta, focaccia and wholegrain breads are worth a try. The team attends Farmers Markets around Christchurch and their bread is selling fast, so make sure to be there early.
Located in South City Mall, the Japanz Bakery is like a little oasis of wellbeing. Green tea cream cornets or custard donuts – the cabinet is full of irresistible sweet treats and it’s really hard to make a decision what to choose. Thankfully the staff is very patient and is happy to wait. Everything gets wrapped beautifully and packed in a cute bag or box to take away.
Baguettes, croissants or meringues – welcome to a little bit of France in Christchurch. The French have a reputation to make good food and Le Panier Boulangerie isn’t an exception: The passion to produce good food is visible – and tastable!
Glamour cakes at Lyttelton Bakery are a must if you have a sweet tooth. From Jelly tip cheesecake to snicker pod donuts you are guaranteed to have your taste buds tantalized.
You must try the chocolate chip cookie dough mud cake - irresistible!
Looking for a coffee to accompany the baked goodies? Check out Christchurch's coffee culture.