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Breads, Cakes, and Pastries in Atlanta: Where to Find the Best

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Atlanta has a fortune of top-notch bakeries to provide artisan breads and delectable desserts. Some of these have spread with stands at farmers markets, while others have found their way onto menus at restaurants around the city. Many tend to lean toward the sweeter side of life, but not every shop focuses solely on sugary bites. These 11 storefronts, mapped roughly north to south, have won awards and accolades, in the eyes of the press and the public, for their tarts, cakes, breads, and more.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Sweet Hut Bakery & Cafe

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5150 Buford Hwy NE Ste A100
Doraville, GA 30340
(470) 545-2585
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Centered around East Asian baked designs, this trendy bakeshop, with locations on Buford Highway and in Midtown, offers sweeter crème buns, savory pork buns, and beverages such as bubble tea to match.

2. Piece of Cake

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3215 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 351-2253
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Piece of Cake’s specialty resides in its custom cakes (duh). Roughly 25 flavors are available at any time, and other confectionaries available include cupcakes, cookies, brownies, and more.

3. Metrotainment Bakery

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1119 Logan Cir NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 873-6307
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A delight to any sweet tooth, Metrotainment Bakery has served up a wide variety of cakes, cookies, cheesecakes, and more since 1997.

4. H&F Bread Co.

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1401 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 350-8877
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H&F bread has spread across the city and provides for many restaurants around town. The main storefront is located in Westside, and it offers a plethora of fresh breads and desserts for retail purchase.

5. TGM Bread

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1540 Avenue Pl #210
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 941-9751
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A spinoff of The General Muir in Emory Point, TGM Bread focuses on wholesale restaurant accounts. But, the bakery does offer retail hours on weekends.

6. Alon's Bakery & Market

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1394 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 872-6000
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With one location in Morningside and another in Dunwoody, Alon’s offers an expansive variety of baked goods to go with their cheeses and wines. Simple cakes are available, or you could go nuts with the French macaroon tower.

7. Southern Sweets Bakery

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186 Rio Cir
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 373-8752
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Focused on Southern-style goods, as the name implies, this Decatur institution offers a variety of desserts including pound cakes, tarts, full cakes, and vegan/gluten-friendly options.

8. Amélie's

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840 Marietta St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 921-0276
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Based out of Charlotte, Amelie’s set up shop in Westside a couple of years ago with French-inspired baked goods. Full breakfast is available with tarts, croissants, and turnovers.

9. Highland Bakery

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655 Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 586-0772
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With full breakfast menus and coffee in tow, this bakery has expanded with multiple locations across the city and provides everything from fresh bread and bagels to sweeter muffins and cinnamon rolls. The decorative cakes will wow any party guest.

10. Proof Bakeshop

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100 Hurt St NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
From Billy Allin and the Cakes & Ale team, Proof provides breads and baked goods to Allin's Decatur restaurant, and Bread & Butterfly, his French cafe in Inman Park. The bakery also serves its own menu of sweet and savory baked goods.

11. Little Tart Bakeshop

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437 Memorial Dr SE Ste A5
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 348-4797
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The original storefront is in the shared space with Octane Coffee in Grant Park, and there’s another outpost inside Krog Street Market. Little Tart’s pastries — try the kouign amann if you want to be trendy — are second to none in Atlanta.

1. Sweet Hut Bakery & Cafe

5150 Buford Hwy NE Ste A100, Doraville, GA 30340
Centered around East Asian baked designs, this trendy bakeshop, with locations on Buford Highway and in Midtown, offers sweeter crème buns, savory pork buns, and beverages such as bubble tea to match.
5150 Buford Hwy NE Ste A100
Doraville, GA 30340

2. Piece of Cake

3215 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
Piece of Cake’s specialty resides in its custom cakes (duh). Roughly 25 flavors are available at any time, and other confectionaries available include cupcakes, cookies, brownies, and more.
3215 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

3. Metrotainment Bakery

1119 Logan Cir NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
A delight to any sweet tooth, Metrotainment Bakery has served up a wide variety of cakes, cookies, cheesecakes, and more since 1997.
1119 Logan Cir NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

4. H&F Bread Co.

1401 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
H&F bread has spread across the city and provides for many restaurants around town. The main storefront is located in Westside, and it offers a plethora of fresh breads and desserts for retail purchase.
1401 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

5. TGM Bread

1540 Avenue Pl #210, Atlanta, GA 30329
A spinoff of The General Muir in Emory Point, TGM Bread focuses on wholesale restaurant accounts. But, the bakery does offer retail hours on weekends.
1540 Avenue Pl #210
Atlanta, GA 30329

6. Alon's Bakery & Market

1394 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
With one location in Morningside and another in Dunwoody, Alon’s offers an expansive variety of baked goods to go with their cheeses and wines. Simple cakes are available, or you could go nuts with the French macaroon tower.
1394 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

7. Southern Sweets Bakery

186 Rio Cir, Decatur, GA 30030
Focused on Southern-style goods, as the name implies, this Decatur institution offers a variety of desserts including pound cakes, tarts, full cakes, and vegan/gluten-friendly options.
186 Rio Cir
Decatur, GA 30030

8. Amélie's

840 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Based out of Charlotte, Amelie’s set up shop in Westside a couple of years ago with French-inspired baked goods. Full breakfast is available with tarts, croissants, and turnovers.
840 Marietta St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

9. Highland Bakery

655 Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312
With full breakfast menus and coffee in tow, this bakery has expanded with multiple locations across the city and provides everything from fresh bread and bagels to sweeter muffins and cinnamon rolls. The decorative cakes will wow any party guest.
655 Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30312

10. Proof Bakeshop

100 Hurt St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
From Billy Allin and the Cakes & Ale team, Proof provides breads and baked goods to Allin's Decatur restaurant, and Bread & Butterfly, his French cafe in Inman Park. The bakery also serves its own menu of sweet and savory baked goods.
100 Hurt St NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

11. Little Tart Bakeshop

437 Memorial Dr SE Ste A5, Atlanta, GA 30312
The original storefront is in the shared space with Octane Coffee in Grant Park, and there’s another outpost inside Krog Street Market. Little Tart’s pastries — try the kouign amann if you want to be trendy — are second to none in Atlanta.
437 Memorial Dr SE Ste A5
Atlanta, GA 30312

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