24 Essential San Antonio Bakeries You Should've Already Tried By Now 

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A few years ago we rounded up some pretty solid panaderias that even your abuela would approve of. But what about good ole' bakeries? To get your fix of cupcakes, cookies, croissants, pies and a bunch of other pastries, we've rounded up some of the best bakeries across the Alamo City – and then some panaderias that can hold their own on these traditional sweets.
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The Bread Box
555 W Bitters Road #115, (210) 277-8612, thebreadboxsa.com
When “bread” is in the name, you should expect these grains to be top-notch. The Bread Box comes through on all ends with a wide selection of savory breads – from brioche and baguettes to English muffins and even simple burger buns.
Photo by stella.haus.films via Instagram / the_bread_box
La Boulangerie
207 Broadway, (210) 639-3165, saveurs209.com
For from-scratch sweets and freshly-baked breads, you’ll want to pay a visit to this family-owned French bakery. Macarons, fruit tarts, creme brulee, croissants and bread pudding are just some of the treats that await you.
Photo via Instagram / laboulangeriesa
Powerhouse Bakery
4902 Golden Quail, (210) 722-8464, powerhousebakery.com
For tasty sweets sans-guilt, you can put your trust in Powerhouse Bakery. With gluten-free treats on the menu, you’ll be a believer that such flavors can be healthy too.
Photo via Instagram / powerhousebakery
Scratch Kitchen
607 W Russell Pl, (210) 630-2220, facebook.com/scratchsanantonio
Delicious food is paired with just as tasty desserts over at Scratch. While cupcakes are easily the most popular sweet here, you can also order lemon bars, cookies, cake, muffins and brownies.
Photo via Instagram / scratchsanantonio
Délice Chocolatier & Patisserie
946 North Loop 1604 W #145, (210) 545-2200, delicechocolatier.com
From the esteemed husband-and-wife team Nacho Aguirre and Susana Mijares, Délice is a no-brainer for deliciously-sweet pastries. Specializing in French pastries, cakes and chocolate in so many beautiful forms, this bakery is every sweet tooth’s dream.
Photo via Instagram / delice_sanantonio
Panifico Bake Shop
602 NW 24th St, (210) 434-9290, panifico.com
Sure, pan dulce may make up the most popular selections here, but the non-Mexican treats here definitely shouldn’t be ignored. Macarons, decorated cookies, donuts, danishes and lots of puff pastries are up for grabs here too.
Photo via Instagram / kt_drees
Bird Bakery
5912 Broadway, (210) 804-2473, birdbakery.com
Owned by actress Elizabeth Chambers, Bird Bakery is known for its decadent desserts and classic sandwiches with a twist. Complete with a country-inspired aesthetic, the petite bake shop has all the traditional finds, like banana nut bread and lemon pound cake. Then, there’s specialty selections such as the Mexican hot chocolate brownie. Stop in for breakfast or lunch, and always to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Photo via Instagram / the.weekend.foodie
Romelia’s Bakery
11255 Huebner Road, (210) 437-1073, facebook.com/romeliasbakery
Though you likely want one of these beautiful cakes, you can go for something small like cookies, muffins, danish, croissant, rolls and cupcakes.
Photo via Instagram / romeliasbakery
Nadler’s Bakery
1621 Babcock Road, (210) 340-1021, nadlers.com
This iconic joint bakery and deli has a long history in San Antonio. Take a bite of any of the sweets – from cookies and cakes to canolis and danishes – and you’ll see why.
Photo via Instagram / robertaschoe
Lily’s Cookies
2716 McCullough Ave, (210) 832-0886, lilyscookies.com
Hand-painted, picture-perfect cookies await you at Lily’s Cookies. They’re so pretty you don’t want to eat them, but take a bite and you’ll forget all about that.
Photo via Instagram / lilyscookies
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CIA Bakery Cafe
200 E Grayson St Suite 117, (210) 554-6484, ciarestaurantgroup.com
Available as a pop-up inside SAVOR, the CIA Bakery Cafe offers sweet and savory pastries, breakfast and lunch items served up by CIA students. Be sure to stop by soon as this pop-up will only last through April 11.
Photo via Instagram / ciabakerycafe
Bedoy’s Bakery
Multiple locations, bedoysbakery.com
Though high-regarded for its pan dulce, Bedoy’s bakes a number non-Mexican baked goods that are more than worth trying sometime. Festive, personalized cookies in all shapes and forms are always for sale or available through a special order, plus a variety of donuts.
Photo via Instagram / casamanos418
Savoureux Patisserie
602 Northwest Loop 410 #126, (210) 541-9689, savoureuxcafe126.com
Located near North Star Mall, this contemporary bakery is a go-to for French pastries – plus espresso drinks and smoothies. Take your pick from macarons, fruit tarts, cream puff mousse, cupcakes and more.
Photo via Instagram / moodyrose
Rise Bakery & Cafe
923 N Loop 1604 E #101, (210) 764-4000, risebakeryandcoffee.com
This bakery is all about housemade breads, baked good and sweets that will have you appreciating every bite. There’s special treats like beignets, scones, fruit torte, éclairs, cream puffs and a variety of kolaches.
Photo via Instagram / risebakeryandcafe
Bakery Lorraine
Multiple locations, bakerylorraine.com
As one of the most widely-known bakeries to come out of the Alamo City, Bakery Lorraine has received national attention for its French pastries. While the variety of macarons are a tried-and-true favorite, the bakery – which now has three locations in SA – also serves croissants, tarts, éclairs, muffins, danishes and plenty of breakfast and lunch items.
Photo via Instagram / jacqueline_lim93
Baklovah Bakery
9329 Wurzbach Road #104, (210) 982-3231, baklovah.com
This family-run spot is all about eclectic baked goods and Turkish coffee. That’s right, you can score Turkish delight as well as more traditional bakery finds like gelato and coffee.
Photo via Instagram / fernandoza
Meemo’s Bakery & Cafe
2611 Wagon Wheel, (210) 390-1592, meemosbakery.com
Specializing in custom-made cakes, Meemo’s has all the sweets you could ever want for a quick fix of something sweet. Cupcakes are obviously always available, as are muffins, cookies, brownies and pies. And – here’s an extra selling point – they’re able to make vegan and sugar-free treats on request. Yes, really.
Photo via Instagram / meemosbakery
Broadway Daily Bread
Multiple locations, broadwaydailybread.net
You can get this bread daily at two locations in SA – though we definitely want more. Freshly-baked breads are always hot and ready to eat here, and you have lots to choose from. Although whole loaves are the stars here, you can also score sweets like cinnamon rolls, cookies, muffins and more.
Photo via Instagram / broadwaydailybread
Betty Jane’s Bakeshoppe
14377 Blanco Road, (210) 492-1952, bettyjanesbakeshoppe.com
If you want an elegant cake for a special occasion that will taste just as good as it looks, you can definitely trust Betty Jane’s Bakeshoppe to have you covered. But for treats that don’t call for such grand events, you can still score pastries and other baked goods like turnovers, fruit and nut bars as well as a variety of pies and cookies.
Photo via Instagram / bettyjanes
Williams Confectionery Crafts
12107 Toepperwein Rd # 5A, Live Oak, (210) 967-5200
Part Southern restaurant, part bakery, this Live Oak spot is a hidden gem by all means, thought it has a dedicated following. Whatever group you fall under, let yourself enjoy the baked goods served up here – with a selection of cakes and pies ready to top off your meal. Best of all, they’re made with love, so they taste all the more better.
Photo via Yelp / Dave S.
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Sol Y Luna Baking Co.
4421 De Zavala Road, (210) 492-5777, facebook.com/solylunabakingco
Kolaches, cupcakes, croissants – what more could you want in a bakery? Sol Y Luna has all the breads for you to start your day off right.
Photo via Instagram / solylunabakingco
C’est La Vie
8055 West Ave #107, Castle Hills, (210) 259-8359, facebook.com/CestLaVieBakingCo
Complete with an open kitchen, this Castle Hills spot lets you stock up on French pastries – made with organic flour, fresh whole milk and real butter – that always satisfy.
Photo via Instagram / sanantoniomunchies
Cosmic Cakery
150 W Olmos Dr, (210) 387-2305, cosmiccakery.com
If you ever need a custom cake that will look great and taste even better, believe us when we say that Cosmic Cakery should be at the top of your short list. Still, you can score treats like cupcakes and cake pops that often include creative decorations that make them almost too cute to eat. They even have special treats for your pup!
Photo via Instagram / cosmiccakery
CommonWealth Coffeehouse
Multiple locations, commonwealthcoffeehouse.com
With three locations in San Antonio, you have the convenience of getting your grains at CommonWealth. Take your pick from croissants, tarts, cinnamon rolls and other pastries.
Photo via Instagram / sacurrent
The Bread Box
555 W Bitters Road #115, (210) 277-8612, thebreadboxsa.com
When “bread” is in the name, you should expect these grains to be top-notch. The Bread Box comes through on all ends with a wide selection of savory breads – from brioche and baguettes to English muffins and even simple burger buns.
Photo by stella.haus.films via Instagram / the_bread_box

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