Need a sugar fix? Head to any of these Brooklyn bakeries.
Brooklyn is a good place to be when it comes to satisfying your sweet tooth. Peppered throughout the borough, you’ll find cake and pastry shops offering both traditional favorites and classics with modern flair. These featured Brooklyn bake shops have a passion for creating confections that taste delicious along with evoking a pleasurable (and sweet) experience. From an iconic institution to a chic, contemporary café, these Brooklyn bakeries will surely sate your sugar cravings.
Bakeri, 105 Freeman St
Modern wood elements mixed with whimsical floral accents (the wallpaper!) stir up a chic, Scandinavian vibe at this Greenpoint coffee and baked goods shop, where the pastry lineup changes daily. Rooted in Northern European baking traditions, Bakeri’s cake menu is unsurpassed with a delectable selection that includes coconut-carrot cake with coconut cream cheese frosting, brown sugar upside down cake encased in crusty caramel, lemon cake, and a life-changing German chocolate cake. Check out Bakeri’s Williamsburg location at 150 Wythe Avenue.
Mia’s Bakery, 139 Smith St
The inspiration for Mia’s Bakery came from the belief that a good dessert brings pleasure and is baked from the heart. Named after the owner’s daughter, Mia, this cozy Carroll Gardens gem has something for every sugar craving. Croissants, muffins, pies, tarts, cookies, and some of the best cakes in Brooklyn are prepared on site – you can even watch the bakers at work in the kitchen though the storefront window. Take advantage of the full coffee bar while settling into a homemade slice of pecan caramel cheesecake.
The Good Batch, 936 Fulton St
In 2011, pastry chef Anna Gordon started her baked goods enterprise selling hand-pressed stroopwafels at Brooklyn Flea. They were a hit. Three years later, she and her husband (and cookie muse) opened up a brick and mortar bakery in Clinton Hill. In addition to cookies, The Good Batch also whips up ice cream sandwiches (made with oat chocolate chunk, brownie, and funfetti sugar cookies!) specialty cupcakes, cakes, and coffee.
Leske’s Bakery, 7612 5th Ave
First opened in 1961 in the Scandinavian neighborhood of Bay Ridge, Leske’s Bakery is a considered an NYC institution. After a brief closing in 2011 due to rising rent, two local residents bought the property and gave Leske’s a second life employing many of the same bakers and staff. Customers line up daily for traditional Nordic-style pastries such as kringle and kransekake alongside New York staples like black and white cookies and old-fashioned donuts.
Baked, 359 Van Brunt St
When owners Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito opened Baked in 2005, they had a simple business plan: “Open a great American bakery that is not a cupcake shop.” More than ten years later, the Red Hook sweet spot continues to offer an original spin on the standard bakery menu. Tempting delights include chocolate chipotle brownies, strawberry pistachio galettes, coconut macaroons, and chocolate dipped s’mores cheesecake bars. Baked also has a location in Tokyo.