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The International Bakeries to Try Around Atlanta

From baklava to meat pies to conchas to roll cakes, these are the Atlanta bakeries to know

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Atlanta’s greatest strength is its diversity, and nowhere is that more evident than within the metro area’s restaurant community. Atlanta wouldn’t be the same without immigrants—and the more recent waves are responsible for strengthening the area’s gustatory scene. Just one example of this can be found among metro Atlanta’s vast array of international bakeries. Here are a few bakeries around ATL in which to quell those cravings for roll cakes, beef patties, and all the sweet and savory carbohydrates in between.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Tree Story Bakery & Cafe

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Buford Highway-adjacent Tree Story is far more than a bakery or even a restaurant – rather, it’s an emporium of Korean sweets like saccharine red bean donuts and roll cakes slathered with thick cream. Coffee, tea, wi-fi, and sandwiches are a great excuse to stick around for hours, and everything for sale is packaged for grab-and-go ease.

Tree Story Bakery in Duluth
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Jerusalem Bakery & Grill

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Marietta’s Jerusalem Bakery has been serving up some of Atlanta’s best Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fare for upwards of forty years. The entirely halal menu is comprised of decadent goods like savory pocket pies, date and walnut maamoul, and five different flavors of baklava. 

Brazilian Bakery Cafe

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Brazilian Bakery’s crispy rolls cradle a dozen meat-loaded sandwiches as well as a few vegetarian options like banana and mozzarella and hearts of palm with onions, corn, pickles and potato sticks. On the pastry side of things, there’s frango (chicken pie!), empanadas, and combinations of meat, vegetables, cheese and fruit wrapped in fried dough. The dessert cases offer truffles, mousses adorned and filled with tropical fruits, and opportunities for custom cakes. 

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White Windmill Bakery and Cafe

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Celebrating 15+ years in Doraville, White Windmill is a wonderland full of pastel confections and endless samples. There are three satellite locations scattered around Duluth and one in Johns Creek, proving Atlantans can’t get enough of this bakery’s individual-sized cakes, bubble teas, or patbingsu (Korean shaved ice). 

White Windmill Bakery and Cafe in Doraville
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Leon International Foods

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This Middle Eastern and Mediterranean market includes a small bakery selling falafel sandwiches, fresh-baked pitas and a variety of baklava, cakes, cookies, and pastries. Some say the baklava here is some of the best in metro Atlanta.

Xela Pan Cafe

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A Buford Highway cafeteria/panaderia (bakery), Xela Pan offers top-notch Guatemalan fare that’s so beloved a second location is about to open in Norcross. Come early for freshly baked specialty breads and pastries, including cubiletes, bizcochos, champurrada cookies, and muelas.

Sweet Hut Bakery Cafe

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With five metro Atlanta locations, Sweet Hut is never too far a drive for pillowy pastries that founder and executive chef Howie Ewe embellishes with global tastes ranging from pandan leaves to hot dogs. There’s also the option to customize cakes. In addition to Doraville, Sweet Hut has locations in midtown, Lenox Square, Marietta, and Duluth.

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Cheshire Bridge’s go-to Greek bakery comes with a slight challenge: the curmudgeonly owner, who often intimidates customers enough to delay their orders. Of course, the risk is worth the reward, which in this case includes notoriously good baklava, cannolis that show a mastery of cream, and jewel-toned Italian butter cookies.

Royal Sweets Atlanta

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From dosas, pan puri, and samosas to a wide variety of mithai sweets and ice cream, the cases at Royal Sweets bakery never lack in choices. The hardest part here might be deciding just what to order.

A plate of 10 samosas Royal Sweets

Alon's Bakery & Market

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Namesake pastry chef and owner Alon Balshan spent years baking his way around Europe, and that experience is reflected in his food. With such a huge selection, Alon’s makes an ideal spot for a saccharine breakfast of pistachio croissants, fresh (or pre-made) sandwiches for lunch, or a pit stop to grab a baguette and a wheel of brie. There’s also a location in Dunwoody.

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Royal Caribbean Bakery

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This Stone Mountain institution is heralded as the holy grail of patties (at two dollars!) and home of some volcanic spice levels, but don’t get too full on savory fare. The pastry counter offers treats like plantain tarts and glutenous goods shipped over from their Bronx outpost in New York.

La Calavera Bakery

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Details like a wall of goodie-filled trays and punchy vinyl tablecloths add a touch of comfort to Avondale Estates’ La Calavera bakery. Can’t go wrong with conchas or seasonal danishes. In the mood for something savory? Order an empanada or two with a bottle of Topo Chico. Note: The bakery is relocating to Kirkwood on Memorial Drive.

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Tree Story Bakery & Cafe

Tree Story Bakery in Duluth
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Buford Highway-adjacent Tree Story is far more than a bakery or even a restaurant – rather, it’s an emporium of Korean sweets like saccharine red bean donuts and roll cakes slathered with thick cream. Coffee, tea, wi-fi, and sandwiches are a great excuse to stick around for hours, and everything for sale is packaged for grab-and-go ease.

Tree Story Bakery in Duluth
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Jerusalem Bakery & Grill

Marietta’s Jerusalem Bakery has been serving up some of Atlanta’s best Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fare for upwards of forty years. The entirely halal menu is comprised of decadent goods like savory pocket pies, date and walnut maamoul, and five different flavors of baklava. 

Brazilian Bakery Cafe

 Chicken and cream pie
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Brazilian Bakery’s crispy rolls cradle a dozen meat-loaded sandwiches as well as a few vegetarian options like banana and mozzarella and hearts of palm with onions, corn, pickles and potato sticks. On the pastry side of things, there’s frango (chicken pie!), empanadas, and combinations of meat, vegetables, cheese and fruit wrapped in fried dough. The dessert cases offer truffles, mousses adorned and filled with tropical fruits, and opportunities for custom cakes. 

 Chicken and cream pie
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White Windmill Bakery and Cafe

White Windmill Bakery and Cafe in Doraville
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Celebrating 15+ years in Doraville, White Windmill is a wonderland full of pastel confections and endless samples. There are three satellite locations scattered around Duluth and one in Johns Creek, proving Atlantans can’t get enough of this bakery’s individual-sized cakes, bubble teas, or patbingsu (Korean shaved ice). 

White Windmill Bakery and Cafe in Doraville
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Leon International Foods

This Middle Eastern and Mediterranean market includes a small bakery selling falafel sandwiches, fresh-baked pitas and a variety of baklava, cakes, cookies, and pastries. Some say the baklava here is some of the best in metro Atlanta.

Xela Pan Cafe

A Buford Highway cafeteria/panaderia (bakery), Xela Pan offers top-notch Guatemalan fare that’s so beloved a second location is about to open in Norcross. Come early for freshly baked specialty breads and pastries, including cubiletes, bizcochos, champurrada cookies, and muelas.

Sweet Hut Bakery Cafe

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With five metro Atlanta locations, Sweet Hut is never too far a drive for pillowy pastries that founder and executive chef Howie Ewe embellishes with global tastes ranging from pandan leaves to hot dogs. There’s also the option to customize cakes. In addition to Doraville, Sweet Hut has locations in midtown, Lenox Square, Marietta, and Duluth.

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Cheshire Bridge’s go-to Greek bakery comes with a slight challenge: the curmudgeonly owner, who often intimidates customers enough to delay their orders. Of course, the risk is worth the reward, which in this case includes notoriously good baklava, cannolis that show a mastery of cream, and jewel-toned Italian butter cookies.

Royal Sweets Atlanta

A plate of 10 samosas Royal Sweets

From dosas, pan puri, and samosas to a wide variety of mithai sweets and ice cream, the cases at Royal Sweets bakery never lack in choices. The hardest part here might be deciding just what to order.

A plate of 10 samosas Royal Sweets

Alon's Bakery & Market

Alon's Alon’s Bakery

Namesake pastry chef and owner Alon Balshan spent years baking his way around Europe, and that experience is reflected in his food. With such a huge selection, Alon’s makes an ideal spot for a saccharine breakfast of pistachio croissants, fresh (or pre-made) sandwiches for lunch, or a pit stop to grab a baguette and a wheel of brie. There’s also a location in Dunwoody.

Alon's Alon’s Bakery

Royal Caribbean Bakery

This Stone Mountain institution is heralded as the holy grail of patties (at two dollars!) and home of some volcanic spice levels, but don’t get too full on savory fare. The pastry counter offers treats like plantain tarts and glutenous goods shipped over from their Bronx outpost in New York.

La Calavera Bakery

Details like a wall of goodie-filled trays and punchy vinyl tablecloths add a touch of comfort to Avondale Estates’ La Calavera bakery. Can’t go wrong with conchas or seasonal danishes. In the mood for something savory? Order an empanada or two with a bottle of Topo Chico. Note: The bakery is relocating to Kirkwood on Memorial Drive.

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