6 Best Bakeries in Massachusetts!

Who doesn’t love the tantalizing aromas and rich tastes that accompany freshly baked goods? Even if you’re not handy in the kitchen—or you don’t have the time to bake—you no doubt love to visit a local bakery on occasion for exactly those reasons.

Flour Bakery + Café, Boston and Cambridge, MA

With three locations—two in Boston and one in Cambridge—Flour Bakery + Café has garnered praise from the New York Times, Gourmet magazine, Newsweek, and more. Known for their crusty baguettes, soft loaves of homemade bread, and sweet treats like chocolate truffle tarts and lemon curd cakes—there is something to tempt your palate, and everyone else’s, too. In addition to their baked delicacies, the café serves delicious salads and sandwiches to eat in or to go.

Bova Bakery, Boston, MA

Bova Bakery, located in Boston’s North End, is known for its vast array of Italian sweet treats. Enjoy a taste of the season with a rich pumpkin cannoli. Phantom Gourmet voted Bova’s tiramisu the best in the entire country. Open 24 hours a day, guests can also treat themselves to traditional Sicilian pizza for lunch, dinner or a late night snack. Place your bakery order online if you’d like, and pick it up at a scheduled time.

The Gingerbread Construction Company, Winchester, MA

When John and Janet D’Orsi began making homemade gingerbread houses in their Stoneham, Massachusetts home, they likely had no idea their hobby would wind up being the business it is today. Located in both Winchester and Wakefield, the Gingerbread Construction Company, is known these days for their decadent muffins and delicious cupcakes as much as for their amazing gingerbread creations. They serve some pretty impressive coffee in both locations, too.

Athan’s Bakery, Brighton, MA

Touted as an artisan pastry shop and café, Athan’s Bakery—with locations in both Brookline and Brighton—brings the tradition of an old European bakery and café to the Boston area. Featuring pastries, cakes, tarts, chocolates, cookies and baklava, there is something to satisfy every sweet tooth at Athan’s. And if that isn’t enough, the bakery and café features gelato, too. If you’re simply looking for a rich, satisfying cup of coffee, they’ve got that as well.

Cape Cod Cakes, Cape Cod, MA

Visit the website for Cape Cod Cakes if you’re looking to order the best wedding or celebration cake around. Made by Julie Driscoll, who was educated at one of the finest pastry schools in New York, your cake will be a delicacy as well as a show piece. Recognized by Cape Cod Bride Magazine, as well as several other noted publications, Cape Cod Cakes provides more than what your average bakery sells for wedding and celebrations. The website features photos of some of their finest cakes. Schedule an appointment to learn even more.

The Bean Counter Bakery, Worcester, MA

Staffed by highly-skilled cake artists, pastry chefs and bakers, the Bean Counter Bakery in Worcester features cakes that are works of art. In addition, they create luscious fruit tarts, pies, cupcakes, tortes and more. Known for their use of Belgian chocolate, pure Madagascar vanilla, and other top quality ingredients, everything ordered here is the best it can possibly be. Oh, and their coffee and espresso are award-winning. Does it get any better than that?

View more Massachusetts Bakeries and Pastry Shops.
Share your favorites!
Massachusetts Search
Find Bakeries and Pastry Shops Near You
Select a Massachusetts town to find
the Best Things-To-Do and Places To Go around you
Nantucket County