The Best Bakeries in St. Augustine FL
Everyone loves a bakery. The warm smells, the sweet treats, and the undeniable appeal of display cases just waiting to be longingly gazed into represent a tasty trip every time out. From breads to cakes, donuts to cookies — bakeries are simple pleasures that are always guaranteed to put a smile on your face. We’ve outlined the best bakeries in St. Augustine FL are below, but be warned: If you visit, you won’t be able to leave without loading up on the sweet, the flaky, and the delicious.
Crème de la Cocoa is the crème de la crème of St. Augustine’s bakeries. The deliciously decadent and the gorgeously gourmet are all they do here, with a dizzying array of baked-to-order cakes (like the famous salted-caramel crunch and white-chocolate raspberry) taking center stage. House-made, hand-dipped chocolates and other desserts are always on the menu, as well. Maybe that’s why this local favorite has been featured on Food Network’s “Cake Wars Christmas,” “Halloween Wars,”Holiday Wars,” and “Big Time Bake.”
The Donut Experiment
Piping-hot coffee, a lively location, and friendly service are hallmarks of this King Street hangout. But the real attraction? Their fresh, topped-to-order donuts. You read that right — you pick your donut (or a dozen) from among a selection of flavors, then you tell the experts what you want on the top (choices include icing, sprinkles, peanuts, coconut, Oreo, Fruity Pebbles, and even bacon). They’ll do the honors, and voilá: Your custom, one-of-a-kind, delicious creation is all yours to enjoy.
As you might guess, LuLi’s specializes in everyone’s favorite bite-size bonbon of bliss, the delicious cupcake. Regular selections include carrot cake, cookies and cream, red velvet, coconut, and — because this is Florida, after all — a delicious Key Lime. Custom-decorated cupcake bouquets for special occasions are also available, as well as wedding collections. Additionally, LuLi’s makes specialty full-size cakes to order, and offers a wide selection of gluten-free cupcakes, too.
The deliciously decadent, airy, and crispy French cookie known as the macaron is a singular delight. Once sampled, there’s no other substitute when those cravings hit. La Macaron is so skilled at the craftsmanship of these colorful confections that they’ve named themselves after them. Expect to find a deep range of flavors, as well as a wide selection of other Parisian-style pastries, handmade chocolates, and even scrumptious gelato for those warmer days.
Family-owned Bakersville Bread Company may not have the endless glass cases of decadent donuts you’ll find at some spots on this list, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a better loaf of artisan bread anywhere in the state. The experts at Bakersville make such a wide range of varieties, it would be difficult to pick a favorite. Potato bread, challah, cinnamon raisin, pumpernickel, hearty multigrain, and even giant German-style soft pretzels covered with rock salt are always ready to grab and go. Yum!
For those in the know, Cuban baking is in a class by itself. The tradition of delicious and flaky sweets imported by the expert bakers of this tranquil tropical nation has delighted Floridians for decades. From melt-in-your-mouth pastelitos de guayaba to crunchy, fresh, cinnamon-crystallized churros, every item on the menu is more tempting than the last. Plus, if you’re looking for an unbeatable lunch, The Cuban Café & Bakery also offers a full menu of fast favorites like their croqueta sandwich, Palomilla steak, and — naturally — the best pressed Cuban in town.
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