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Where to Eat Pastries Around Atlanta

From custard tarts and fruit-covered galettes to puff pastries and croissants

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Pastries, both sweet and savory, are a great accompaniment to coffee in the morning or as a much-needed afternoon snack. Atlanta’s bakeries and coffee shops are stacked with dough-working talent, creating some of ATL’s finest pastries. While Atlanta institutions Highland Bakery, Henri’s Bakery, and Alon’s Bakery are always reliable choices, consider one of these bakeries the next time that croissant or tart craving strikes.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Sessions Stand

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380 Sessions St NW
Marietta, GA 30060

Located a half mile north of Marietta Square, Sessions Stand is a gem tucked away in the city’s historic downtown neighborhood. Owned by Katie and Micah Pfister (Butcher and Baker), the pastry options vary, but one of the stand’s staples is the croissant made with spent grain from Reformation Brewery. It gives these croissants a nutty flavor. Sessions Stand is counter service and patio seating only. Come here for coffee, too.

Sessions Stand [Official]

2. Brazilian Bakery Cafe

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1260 Powers Ferry Rd SE # A
Marietta, GA 30067
(770) 818-0088
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Marietta is home to several Brazilian restaurants, including Brazilian Bakery Cafe. The dessert cases here are overflowing with gloriously decorated cakes — sold by the pound, not the slice. But, it’s all about the Brazilian pastries. Try the coxinha, a fried teardrop-shaped pastry stuffed with chicken and mozzarella, or the pastel de palmito, a turnover filled with hearts of palm in a cream sauce. The cafe also offers lunch sandwiches and salads.

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3. White Windmill Bakery and Cafe

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5881 Buford Hwy NE
Doraville, GA 30340
(770) 234-0914
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White Windmill is a Korean bakery with locations in both Doraville and Duluth. The bakery offers an impressive array of treats, including flavored coffee and tea lattes, breads, and French and Asian pastries. Try not to over indulge in all of the samples here. Head straight to White Windmill’s standouts, such as the red bean buns and the taiyaki, fish-shaped pastries filled with custard. 

White Windmill Bakery and Cafe

4. Sweet Hut Bakery Cafe

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5150 Buford Hwy NE A-100
Doraville, GA 30340
(470) 545-2585
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Sweet Hut Bakery has five locations around metro Atlanta with cases overflowing with sweet, savory, and downright decadent pastries. For something a little savory, try the black pepper chicken puff or the spring onion hot dog. There’s no shortage of sweet pastries here, including doughnuts, danishes, and vanilla or chocolate buttercream-filled buns.

Sweet Hut Bakery

5. Café Vendôme

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4969 Roswell Rd #155
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 551-5163
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Café Vendôme in Sandy Springs is a French pastry lover’s wonderland. The beautiful desserts are classic and crafted on-site at their bakery. Try the eclair filled with either vanilla or chocolate and one of the fruity tartelettes. They also have petit fours, cannelé, and Madeleine cookies, along with a lunch and breakfast menu. 

Café Vendôme

6. Star Provisions Market & Cafe

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1460 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 365-0410
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The pastries at this Westside market and bakery, owned by chef Anne Quatrano, are extremely popular and sell out fast — especially on the weekends. It’s best to get here early. Order a pecan sticky bun or chocolate croissant. Star Provisions also makes other pastries like pop tarts, macarons, and doughnuts.

Star Provisions

7. La Calavera Bakery

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747 E College Ave C
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 998-8389
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La Calavera Bakery, owned by Eric Arillo and Dale Ralston, lures people to the Decatur shop with supercharged breads like carrot spelt or organic sourdough and their Mexican pastries. The pastry lineup includes empanadas, pay de elote (corn custard with a shortbread crust,) and orejas (a sweet puff pastry resembling an ear.) La Calavera Bakery also frequents the Grant Park and Morningside farmers markets on the weekends.

La Calavera Bakery

8. Root Baking Co.

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Second Floor, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE NE224
Atlanta, GA 30308
(470) 639-8046
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In house-milled bread gets top billing at Root Baking Co., the Charleston transplant now open on the second floor of Ponce City Market. But don’t overlook the pastries here. Head in early for morning rolls that are soft and laced with cinnamon or one of their many varieties of croissants, including one made with turmeric and roasted mushroom. Root Baking offers a light breakfast and brunch as well as dinner in the evenings.

Egg and cheese croissant at Root Baking Co. Root Baking Co.

9. Proof Bakeshop

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100 Hurt St NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(678) 705-3905
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Billy and Kristin Allin of Bread & Butterfly also own a cozy Inman Park bakery at the corner of Hurt Street and Dekalb Avenue. Proof carries a plethora of baked goods and pastry treats in its cases, along with plenty of coffee. Try one of the bakery’s almond croissants or gruyere-green onion scones, and grab a seat with the morning paper or a good book in the cafe.

Proof Bakeshop

10. Docent: Coffee Roastery + Cafe

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381 Edgewood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 254-3267
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The recently opened coffee shop on Edgewood Avenue roasts their own beans and bakes their own pastries on-site. Order a cappuccino or pour over and pair it with the shop’s pain au chocolate. Although, the classic croissant here is a solid option, too.

Docent Coffee and Cafe

11. Muchacho

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904 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 748-9254
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This retro California-inspired coffee shop on the edge of Reynoldstown fills its small pastry case with options that change daily. Pastries at Muchacho don’t adhere to one particular style. Some mornings, that case may include sweet potato and goat cheese-stuffed empanadas The next day, it might be taro doughnuts. Order the daily pastry, a cup of coffee, and find a seat in the petite cafe or, on a warm day, on the large patio.

Muchacho

12. The Little Tart Bakeshop

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68 Georgia Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

What started as pastry chef Sarah O’Brien’s farmers market stand has grown into three locations throughout Atlanta: Krog Street Market, Grant Park at the Jane, and the newest shop in the Summerhill neighborhood, just east of Georgia State stadium that also includes a cafe. At Little Tart, the cases are full of beautiful pastries, which change with the seasons. It’s sometimes hard to choose. The bostocks (croissant dough with pecan frangipane,) the croissants, or the fruit-filled galettes are always winners.

Little Tart Bakeshop

1. Sessions Stand

380 Sessions St NW, Marietta, GA 30060
Sessions Stand [Official]

Located a half mile north of Marietta Square, Sessions Stand is a gem tucked away in the city’s historic downtown neighborhood. Owned by Katie and Micah Pfister (Butcher and Baker), the pastry options vary, but one of the stand’s staples is the croissant made with spent grain from Reformation Brewery. It gives these croissants a nutty flavor. Sessions Stand is counter service and patio seating only. Come here for coffee, too.

380 Sessions St NW
Marietta, GA 30060

2. Brazilian Bakery Cafe

1260 Powers Ferry Rd SE # A, Marietta, GA 30067
Brazilian Bakery Cafe/Facebook

Marietta is home to several Brazilian restaurants, including Brazilian Bakery Cafe. The dessert cases here are overflowing with gloriously decorated cakes — sold by the pound, not the slice. But, it’s all about the Brazilian pastries. Try the coxinha, a fried teardrop-shaped pastry stuffed with chicken and mozzarella, or the pastel de palmito, a turnover filled with hearts of palm in a cream sauce. The cafe also offers lunch sandwiches and salads.

1260 Powers Ferry Rd SE # A
Marietta, GA 30067

3. White Windmill Bakery and Cafe

5881 Buford Hwy NE, Doraville, GA 30340
White Windmill Bakery and Cafe

White Windmill is a Korean bakery with locations in both Doraville and Duluth. The bakery offers an impressive array of treats, including flavored coffee and tea lattes, breads, and French and Asian pastries. Try not to over indulge in all of the samples here. Head straight to White Windmill’s standouts, such as the red bean buns and the taiyaki, fish-shaped pastries filled with custard. 

5881 Buford Hwy NE
Doraville, GA 30340

4. Sweet Hut Bakery Cafe

5150 Buford Hwy NE A-100, Doraville, GA 30340
Sweet Hut Bakery

Sweet Hut Bakery has five locations around metro Atlanta with cases overflowing with sweet, savory, and downright decadent pastries. For something a little savory, try the black pepper chicken puff or the spring onion hot dog. There’s no shortage of sweet pastries here, including doughnuts, danishes, and vanilla or chocolate buttercream-filled buns.

5150 Buford Hwy NE A-100
Doraville, GA 30340

5. Café Vendôme

4969 Roswell Rd #155, Atlanta, GA 30342
Café Vendôme

Café Vendôme in Sandy Springs is a French pastry lover’s wonderland. The beautiful desserts are classic and crafted on-site at their bakery. Try the eclair filled with either vanilla or chocolate and one of the fruity tartelettes. They also have petit fours, cannelé, and Madeleine cookies, along with a lunch and breakfast menu. 

4969 Roswell Rd #155
Atlanta, GA 30342

6. Star Provisions Market & Cafe

1460 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Star Provisions

The pastries at this Westside market and bakery, owned by chef Anne Quatrano, are extremely popular and sell out fast — especially on the weekends. It’s best to get here early. Order a pecan sticky bun or chocolate croissant. Star Provisions also makes other pastries like pop tarts, macarons, and doughnuts.

1460 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

7. La Calavera Bakery

747 E College Ave C, Decatur, GA 30030
La Calavera Bakery

La Calavera Bakery, owned by Eric Arillo and Dale Ralston, lures people to the Decatur shop with supercharged breads like carrot spelt or organic sourdough and their Mexican pastries. The pastry lineup includes empanadas, pay de elote (corn custard with a shortbread crust,) and orejas (a sweet puff pastry resembling an ear.) La Calavera Bakery also frequents the Grant Park and Morningside farmers markets on the weekends.

747 E College Ave C
Decatur, GA 30030

8. Root Baking Co.

Second Floor, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE NE224, Atlanta, GA 30308
Egg and cheese croissant at Root Baking Co. Root Baking Co.

In house-milled bread gets top billing at Root Baking Co., the Charleston transplant now open on the second floor of Ponce City Market. But don’t overlook the pastries here. Head in early for morning rolls that are soft and laced with cinnamon or one of their many varieties of croissants, including one made with turmeric and roasted mushroom. Root Baking offers a light breakfast and brunch as well as dinner in the evenings.

Second Floor, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE NE224
Atlanta, GA 30308

9. Proof Bakeshop

100 Hurt St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
Proof Bakeshop

Billy and Kristin Allin of Bread & Butterfly also own a cozy Inman Park bakery at the corner of Hurt Street and Dekalb Avenue. Proof carries a plethora of baked goods and pastry treats in its cases, along with plenty of coffee. Try one of the bakery’s almond croissants or gruyere-green onion scones, and grab a seat with the morning paper or a good book in the cafe.

100 Hurt St NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

10. Docent: Coffee Roastery + Cafe

381 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Docent Coffee and Cafe

The recently opened coffee shop on Edgewood Avenue roasts their own beans and bakes their own pastries on-site. Order a cappuccino or pour over and pair it with the shop’s pain au chocolate. Although, the classic croissant here is a solid option, too.

381 Edgewood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

11. Muchacho

904 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
Muchacho

This retro California-inspired coffee shop on the edge of Reynoldstown fills its small pastry case with options that change daily. Pastries at Muchacho don’t adhere to one particular style. Some mornings, that case may include sweet potato and goat cheese-stuffed empanadas The next day, it might be taro doughnuts. Order the daily pastry, a cup of coffee, and find a seat in the petite cafe or, on a warm day, on the large patio.

904 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

12. The Little Tart Bakeshop

68 Georgia Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Little Tart Bakeshop

What started as pastry chef Sarah O’Brien’s farmers market stand has grown into three locations throughout Atlanta: Krog Street Market, Grant Park at the Jane, and the newest shop in the Summerhill neighborhood, just east of Georgia State stadium that also includes a cafe. At Little Tart, the cases are full of beautiful pastries, which change with the seasons. It’s sometimes hard to choose. The bostocks (croissant dough with pecan frangipane,) the croissants, or the fruit-filled galettes are always winners.

68 Georgia Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

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