South Florida's Best Bakeries

Best German BreadsEdelweiss Bakery
For brown breads, strudel, pretzels, and Black Forest cake, this bakery might become your go-to, offering Gemächlichkeit with your baked goods.

Best Cuban Pastries — ​Vicky Bakery
This Cooper City bakery chain offers satiating Cuban-style empanadas, pastelitos, and Cuban coffee.

Most Nostalgic BakeryGrampa's Bakery
Featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, this local joint in Dania Beach has baked goods with a side of character. The restaurant has served goods baked in-house since 1957.

Best Neighborhood BakeryStork's Cafe and Bakery
For delicious cakes and pastries as well as visits with friends in the gayborhood, the Wilton Manors Stork's location is your bakery. The restaurant is also open lateish, featuring happy hours from 9 to 10 p.m.


Best NapoleonsCroissan'Time
It's not just cream-filled Napoleons that we love at this super French bakery tucked in a shopping center on Route 1: There are the crusty baguettes, crepes, and cafe au lait as well as the market featuring French charcuterie.

Best Colombian PastriesLa Placita
At this Colombian diner, I'm a fan of the savory cheese breads and the buñuelos, perfect timing for Christmas.

Best CroissantsRendez-Vous
Though it's a tough call between this bakery and CroissanTime, I'm partial to the fresh-baked croissants here at this Hollywood bakery. Piping hot and flaky, the buttery pastry leaves its delicious mark your fingers and in your lap. Grab some napkins.

Best Bread OverallGran Forno
Who doesn't agree that bread at this artisan bakery is not sublime? A browned, crusty exterior and a beautiful crumb makes for delicious pane, though ciabatta and focaccia are equally as tempting.
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Contact: Melissa McCart