On some days, all that will do is a big ol’ pastry or cake to calm the nerves. Or, maybe you’re just after some of the finest sourdough to have with your lunch. Thankfully, there’s plenty of great places around Christchurch to appease those cravings. From cakes, gooey doughnuts to soft breads, and more — here’s some of the best bakeries in Christchurch.
This 5-star hotspot offers an array of glorious bakes. Specifically, they’ve got some of the best donuts in Christchurch. Think unique flavours like salted caramel, vanilla cheesecake, apple custard, and more.
📍 33 Buchan Street, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand
With some of the best pies and heavenly cheesecakes in Christchurch, you know you’ll be indulging on items baked to perfection. Other stellar bakes include sandwiches, salted caramel tarts, vegan pastries, macarons, cinnamon buns, to name a few.
📍 43 Nayland Street, Sumner, Christchurch 8081, New Zealand
This spot lays claim to one of the meanest pastry games in the whole of Christchurch. Copenhagen Bakery, not in Denmark, but right here in NZ – and damn, these are perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth. There’s also colourful coffees, cupcakes galore and delightful hot-cross buns. Indeed, you can’t go wrong here.
📍 409 Harewood Road, Bishopdale, Christchurch 8051
The Philippines Bakery has an array of baked snacks for you to indulge on. Aside from what’s pictured, you’ll find beautiful tarts and mouthwatering cakes slices. The authentic “ensaïmada” pastries are also enough to make anyone start drooling.
📍 475A Papanui Road, Papanui, 8053
Another one of the best bakeries to find cheesecakes in Christchurch. Indeed, you can be sure that your dough fix will be baked with uniqueness and creativity. Think Whittaker’s cheesecake, sinfully delicious treats like cakes, chocolate pies, dessert bars, and much more. Likewise, they’ve got plenty of gluten-free options.
📍 399 Main North Road, Redwood, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
This lovely little Japanese artisan bakery is home to some of Christchurch’s secret heavenly baked goods. Try their gorgeous little mini-doughnuts, cream puffs or branch out and get their wonderful rich chocolate cakes.
📍 555 Colombo Street, Christchurch Central, 8011
This epic bakery offers pastries, gingerbread and even wedding bouquets made out of treats! Certainly, one of the best bakeries in Christchurch for all you foodies to get your dough fix.
📍 211 Waimairi Road, Ilam, 8041
Updated by Megan Zara Walsh.