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Chestnut cake and ube pastry at Warda Patisserie.
Michelle Gerard

21 Essential Metro Detroit Bakeries

Where to get the area's finest pastries, cakes, and breads

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Chestnut cake and ube pastry at Warda Patisserie.
| Michelle Gerard

Metro Detroit has no shortage of bakeries offering outstanding cakes, pastries, and breads. The region is also fortunate in that people can take their pick of treats from around the globe. The area is chock-full of enticing storefronts specializing in Mexican, Japanese, Polish, and Lebanese pastries, as well as whole shops devoted to American classics like sweet potato pie. Some spots such as Sister Pie are uniquely Detroit, conjuring flavors found right here in Michigan.

It’s been quite a year for pastry as well and Detroit has received some worthy additions to the map including Cannelle by Matt Knio in downtown Detroit, Warda Patisserie in Eastern Market, and Ochre Bakery in Core City. Whether the day calls for a savory egg galette, a frosted sugar cookie, or a sweet and nutty bite of baklava, below find a guide to metro Detroit’s top bakeries.

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1. Peoples Brothers Bakery

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2765 S Fort St
Detroit, MI 48217
(313) 383-9090

This classic Southwest Detroit shop is a favorite among locals. The sweet potato pie, egg custard pie, and doughnuts are just some of the crowd-pleasers at Peoples Brothers Bakery.

2. Sheila's Bakery

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2142 Springwells St
Detroit, MI 48209
(313) 841-8480
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This excellent panadería in Springwells offers a kaleidoscope of colorful treats from tres leches cake to chocolate-dipped orejas to conchas. Browsing through the many cases with a pair of tongs will quickly result in a tray piled high with cookies and breads.

3. Mexicantown Bakery

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4300 Vernor Hwy
Detroit, MI 48209
(313) 554-0001
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This Mexicantown staple is a go-to for Southwest Detroit residents and visitors alike. The selection ranges from colorful conchas to sliced sweet breads slathered in frosting to cream cheese and guava danishes. Don’t overlook the tres leches cake — one of the best in the neighborhood.

4. La Gloria Bakery

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3345 Bagley Ave
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 842-5722

Mexicantown's La Gloria Bakery offers case upon case of sweet treats. Satisfy your dessert craving with a tray full of caramel churros, creamy flan, and festive sugar skulls.

5. Lebon Sweets

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13743 Warren Ave
Dearborn, MI 48126
(313) 846-1383
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Step into the land of sweet, cheesy delights at one of Lebon Sweets’ three locations. The Middle Eastern bakeshop is known for its kanafa — a sweet cheese pastry. Consider ordering the “cheese dome,” a dessert sandwich made from sesame bread filled with the melty pastry crusted confection.

A cheese dome from Lebon Sweets with soft, seed-encrusted buns surrounding melted kanafeh. Lebon Sweet [Official photo]

6. Shatila Bakery & Cafe

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14300 W Warren Ave
Dearborn, MI 48126
(313) 582-1952
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This beloved Middle Eastern pastry oasis is known for its baklava. Other traditional choices like ghraybeh butter cookies, nutty maamoul, and awamehs (think fried dough soaked in sweet syrup) are also available. The mall-like setting encourages customers to browse the well-lit pastry cases. Don’t forget to visit the ice cream bar for a scoop of pistachio.

7. Ochre Bakery

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4884 Grand River Ave
Detroit, MI 48208

Metro Detroit has a dearth of good bread bakeries, but this sunny, little cafe in Core City is doing its best to pick up the slack with a variety of naturally leavened sourdough breads. Visitors at Ochre Bakery can choose from fresh pastries, flatbreads, and slices of chocolate cake from the glass case or order a sandwich with fillings like braised lamb and lemon yogurt during lunch hours.

8. Avalon International Breads

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422 W Willis St
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 832-0008
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Now with multiple locations, the original Cass Corridor location of Avalon International Breads is a Detroit institution. The bakery is known for its rustic loaves of bread, which can be purchased whole or sliced. The shop also offers a rotating selection of pastries, bars, and savory items such as sandwiches.

9. Cannelle Detroit

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45 West Grand River Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 694-9767
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This French-style pastry shop serves a resplendent selection of breads and pastries alongside coffee and espresso drinks. Choose from options like rustic loaves of sourdough, golden croissants, chocolate eclairs, and well-seasoned ham and cheese quiche.

10. Warda Pâtisserie

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1464 Gratiot Ave
Detroit, MI 48207

Eater Award-winning bakery Warda Pâtisserie is serving some of Detroit's best desserts from a counter inside Trinosophes. Owner Warda Bouguettaya specializes in stunning tarts, pastries, and breads influenced from her world travels. Look out for options like chocolate and passion fruit tarts, pear and almond frangipane tarts, and quiche. Don’t miss the Russian honey cake, a many-layered weekend specialty.

11. Sister Pie

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8066 Kercheval Ave
Detroit, MI 48214
(313) 447-5550
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Beyond the decadent pies, this West Village bakery turns out a variety of pastries like scones and breakfast galettes. The ever-changing menu focuses on seasonal Michigan ingredients and runs the gamut from cardamom tahini squash pie to buckwheat chocolate chip cookies to rose pistachio shortbread cookies. The cafe regularly features soups with pie crust croutons.

12. Rose's Fine Food

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10551 E Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI 48214
(313) 822-2729
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While not strictly a bakery, Rose’s Fine Foods deserves some recognition for its outstanding baked goods. The potato doughnuts and fruit covered yogurt cakes are available regularly at the restaurant, but customers can also get them by special order.

13. Bommarito Bakery

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21830 Greater Mack Ave
St Clair Shores, MI 48080
(586) 772-6731
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This old-school Italian bakery draws customers from across the metro area with its sub sandwiches and pizzas. All the breads are made fresh daily alongside a collection of pastries, doughnuts, and cakes. The pros know to order a cannoli; they’re filled-to-order.

The bakery counter at Bommarito has pink, yellow, and green tagboard signs over the top. Bommarito Bakery [Official photo]

14. New Palace Bakery

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9833 Joseph Campau Ave
Hamtramck, MI 48212
(313) 875-1334
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This family-owned bakery specializes in Polish and European baked goods, featuring a variety of danishes, cakes, pastries, and of course, paczki. Pastry favorites include Hungarian horns, available in cheese, almond, or poppyseed.

15. New Martha Washington Bakery

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10335 Joseph Campau Ave
Hamtramck, MI 48212
(313) 872-1988
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It’s always Fat Tuesday at this Hamtramck Bakery. Beyond the paczki, the bakery serves up trays of fresh cookies and thickly-frosted sheet cakes. Skip the lines and try the pastries here year-round.

16. Good Cakes and Bakes

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19363 Livernois Ave
Detroit, MI 48221
(313) 468-9915
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Charming neighborhood bakery and cafe Good Cakes and Bakes offers fresh cakes and desserts by the slice and to-order on the Avenue of Fashion. Owner April Anderson’s gooey butter cakes are a house specialty.

17. Sweet Potato Sensations

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17337 Lahser Rd
Detroit, MI 48219
(313) 532-7996
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Sweet potatoes are the main ingredient to this family-owned Old Redford bakery's success. The orange tubers add flavor and a golden color to the restaurant's pies, cakes, cookies, and ice creams, and even makes for a sweet and savory chicken and waffles experience.

18. Ackroyd's Scottish Bakery

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25566 Five Mile Road
Redford Charter Twp, MI 48239
(313) 532-1181
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Ackroyd's in Redford features a wide variety of Scottish-style pastries (both sweet and savory) like meat pies, sausage rolls, pasties, scones, and tarts. Designer fern tea cakes are available year-round with special decorations during the holidays.

A small meat pie with a crust top with a whole in the center Ackroyd’s [Courtesy photo]

19. Moose Pastry & Tea

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42130 Grand River Ave
Novi, MI 48375
(248) 946-4954
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Moose Pastry & Tea stepped in to fill the big shoes of Pastry House Hippo last winter. The new ownership is carrying on the tradition of adorable Japanese-style pastries such as custard-filled turtle bread and matcha-red bean buns. The primarily carryout bakery has also added an extensive list of Taiwanese milk teas to its repertoire.

A variety of Japanese style breads on a red tray including one shaped like a turtle. Brenna Houck

20. White Wolf Japanese Patisserie

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31 E 14 Mile Rd
Clawson, MI 48017
(248) 268-3349
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Clawson newcomer White Wolf offers a wide variety of Japanese and French pastries in a roomy, modern space with an coffee bar. Find everything from macarons to cheese pan to matcha crepe cakes on offer. For something savory, there are katsu and tamago sandwiches.

Round pastries dusted with powdered sugar and topped with drips of icing and pieces of lemon. White Wolf Patisserie [Website]

21. QQ Bakery

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30941 Dequindre Rd
Madison Heights, MI 48071
(248) 588-9899

This Chinese bakery in Madison Heights is teeming with sweet treats such as red bean buns and egg tarts as well as savory items such as meat pies and hot dog buns. There’s also a vast selection of bubble teas. Don’t forget to bring cash.

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1. Peoples Brothers Bakery

2765 S Fort St, Detroit, MI 48217

This classic Southwest Detroit shop is a favorite among locals. The sweet potato pie, egg custard pie, and doughnuts are just some of the crowd-pleasers at Peoples Brothers Bakery.

2765 S Fort St
Detroit, MI 48217

2. Sheila's Bakery

2142 Springwells St, Detroit, MI 48209

This excellent panadería in Springwells offers a kaleidoscope of colorful treats from tres leches cake to chocolate-dipped orejas to conchas. Browsing through the many cases with a pair of tongs will quickly result in a tray piled high with cookies and breads.

2142 Springwells St
Detroit, MI 48209

3. Mexicantown Bakery

4300 Vernor Hwy, Detroit, MI 48209

This Mexicantown staple is a go-to for Southwest Detroit residents and visitors alike. The selection ranges from colorful conchas to sliced sweet breads slathered in frosting to cream cheese and guava danishes. Don’t overlook the tres leches cake — one of the best in the neighborhood.

4300 Vernor Hwy
Detroit, MI 48209

4. La Gloria Bakery

3345 Bagley Ave, Detroit, MI 48216

Mexicantown's La Gloria Bakery offers case upon case of sweet treats. Satisfy your dessert craving with a tray full of caramel churros, creamy flan, and festive sugar skulls.

3345 Bagley Ave
Detroit, MI 48216

5. Lebon Sweets

13743 Warren Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126
A cheese dome from Lebon Sweets with soft, seed-encrusted buns surrounding melted kanafeh. Lebon Sweet [Official photo]

Step into the land of sweet, cheesy delights at one of Lebon Sweets’ three locations. The Middle Eastern bakeshop is known for its kanafa — a sweet cheese pastry. Consider ordering the “cheese dome,” a dessert sandwich made from sesame bread filled with the melty pastry crusted confection.

13743 Warren Ave
Dearborn, MI 48126

6. Shatila Bakery & Cafe

14300 W Warren Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126

This beloved Middle Eastern pastry oasis is known for its baklava. Other traditional choices like ghraybeh butter cookies, nutty maamoul, and awamehs (think fried dough soaked in sweet syrup) are also available. The mall-like setting encourages customers to browse the well-lit pastry cases. Don’t forget to visit the ice cream bar for a scoop of pistachio.

14300 W Warren Ave
Dearborn, MI 48126

7. Ochre Bakery

4884 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48208

Metro Detroit has a dearth of good bread bakeries, but this sunny, little cafe in Core City is doing its best to pick up the slack with a variety of naturally leavened sourdough breads. Visitors at Ochre Bakery can choose from fresh pastries, flatbreads, and slices of chocolate cake from the glass case or order a sandwich with fillings like braised lamb and lemon yogurt during lunch hours.

4884 Grand River Ave
Detroit, MI 48208

8. Avalon International Breads

422 W Willis St, Detroit, MI 48201

Now with multiple locations, the original Cass Corridor location of Avalon International Breads is a Detroit institution. The bakery is known for its rustic loaves of bread, which can be purchased whole or sliced. The shop also offers a rotating selection of pastries, bars, and savory items such as sandwiches.

422 W Willis St
Detroit, MI 48201

9. Cannelle Detroit

45 West Grand River Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226

This French-style pastry shop serves a resplendent selection of breads and pastries alongside coffee and espresso drinks. Choose from options like rustic loaves of sourdough, golden croissants, chocolate eclairs, and well-seasoned ham and cheese quiche.

45 West Grand River Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226

10. Warda Pâtisserie

1464 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, MI 48207

Eater Award-winning bakery Warda Pâtisserie is serving some of Detroit's best desserts from a counter inside Trinosophes. Owner Warda Bouguettaya specializes in stunning tarts, pastries, and breads influenced from her world travels. Look out for options like chocolate and passion fruit tarts, pear and almond frangipane tarts, and quiche. Don’t miss the Russian honey cake, a many-layered weekend specialty.

1464 Gratiot Ave
Detroit, MI 48207

11. Sister Pie

8066 Kercheval Ave, Detroit, MI 48214

Beyond the decadent pies, this West Village bakery turns out a variety of pastries like scones and breakfast galettes. The ever-changing menu focuses on seasonal Michigan ingredients and runs the gamut from cardamom tahini squash pie to buckwheat chocolate chip cookies to rose pistachio shortbread cookies. The cafe regularly features soups with pie crust croutons.

8066 Kercheval Ave
Detroit, MI 48214

12. Rose's Fine Food

10551 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48214

While not strictly a bakery, Rose’s Fine Foods deserves some recognition for its outstanding baked goods. The potato doughnuts and fruit covered yogurt cakes are available regularly at the restaurant, but customers can also get them by special order.

10551 E Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI 48214

13. Bommarito Bakery

21830 Greater Mack Ave, St Clair Shores, MI 48080
The bakery counter at Bommarito has pink, yellow, and green tagboard signs over the top. Bommarito Bakery [Official photo]

This old-school Italian bakery draws customers from across the metro area with its sub sandwiches and pizzas. All the breads are made fresh daily alongside a collection of pastries, doughnuts, and cakes. The pros know to order a cannoli; they’re filled-to-order.

21830 Greater Mack Ave
St Clair Shores, MI 48080

14. New Palace Bakery

9833 Joseph Campau Ave, Hamtramck, MI 48212

This family-owned bakery specializes in Polish and European baked goods, featuring a variety of danishes, cakes, pastries, and of course, paczki. Pastry favorites include Hungarian horns, available in cheese, almond, or poppyseed.

9833 Joseph Campau Ave
Hamtramck, MI 48212

15. New Martha Washington Bakery

10335 Joseph Campau Ave, Hamtramck, MI 48212

It’s always Fat Tuesday at this Hamtramck Bakery. Beyond the paczki, the bakery serves up trays of fresh cookies and thickly-frosted sheet cakes. Skip the lines and try the pastries here year-round.

10335 Joseph Campau Ave
Hamtramck, MI 48212

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16. Good Cakes and Bakes

19363 Livernois Ave, Detroit, MI 48221

Charming neighborhood bakery and cafe Good Cakes and Bakes offers fresh cakes and desserts by the slice and to-order on the Avenue of Fashion. Owner April Anderson’s gooey butter cakes are a house specialty.

19363 Livernois Ave
Detroit, MI 48221

17. Sweet Potato Sensations

17337 Lahser Rd, Detroit, MI 48219

Sweet potatoes are the main ingredient to this family-owned Old Redford bakery's success. The orange tubers add flavor and a golden color to the restaurant's pies, cakes, cookies, and ice creams, and even makes for a sweet and savory chicken and waffles experience.

17337 Lahser Rd
Detroit, MI 48219

18. Ackroyd's Scottish Bakery

25566 Five Mile Road, Redford Charter Twp, MI 48239
A small meat pie with a crust top with a whole in the center Ackroyd’s [Courtesy photo]

Ackroyd's in Redford features a wide variety of Scottish-style pastries (both sweet and savory) like meat pies, sausage rolls, pasties, scones, and tarts. Designer fern tea cakes are available year-round with special decorations during the holidays.

25566 Five Mile Road
Redford Charter Twp, MI 48239

19. Moose Pastry & Tea

42130 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI 48375
A variety of Japanese style breads on a red tray including one shaped like a turtle. Brenna Houck

Moose Pastry & Tea stepped in to fill the big shoes of Pastry House Hippo last winter. The new ownership is carrying on the tradition of adorable Japanese-style pastries such as custard-filled turtle bread and matcha-red bean buns. The primarily carryout bakery has also added an extensive list of Taiwanese milk teas to its repertoire.

42130 Grand River Ave
Novi, MI 48375

20. White Wolf Japanese Patisserie

31 E 14 Mile Rd, Clawson, MI 48017
Round pastries dusted with powdered sugar and topped with drips of icing and pieces of lemon. White Wolf Patisserie [Website]

Clawson newcomer White Wolf offers a wide variety of Japanese and French pastries in a roomy, modern space with an coffee bar. Find everything from macarons to cheese pan to matcha crepe cakes on offer. For something savory, there are katsu and tamago sandwiches.

31 E 14 Mile Rd
Clawson, MI 48017

21. QQ Bakery

30941 Dequindre Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071

This Chinese bakery in Madison Heights is teeming with sweet treats such as red bean buns and egg tarts as well as savory items such as meat pies and hot dog buns. There’s also a vast selection of bubble teas. Don’t forget to bring cash.

30941 Dequindre Rd
Madison Heights, MI 48071

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