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21 Terrific Metro Detroit Bakeries

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

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Metro Detroit has no shortage of bakeries offering outstanding cakes, desserts, and breads. The region is also fortunate in that people can take their pick of baked treats from around the globe. The area is chock-full of enticing shops specializing in Mexican, Japanese, French, Chinese, Algerian, and Lebanese pastries, as well as American classics like sweet potato pie. Some spots such as Sister Pie are uniquely Detroit, conjuring flavors found right here in Michigan. Whether the day calls for a savory egg galette, a frosted sugar cookie, or a sweet bun stuffed with red bean paste, below find a guide to metro Detroit’s essential bakeries destinations.

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1. 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.

2. 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 classic crybaby doughnuts and yogurt cakes are available regularly at the restaurant, but customers can also get them by special order. A forthcoming West Village sister restaurant is expected to showcase the outstanding cakes and breads even more prominently.

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3. 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.

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4. Warda Pâtisserie

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1464 Gratiot Ave
Detroit, MI 48207

No longer simply for wholesale, Warda Pâtisserie is ramping up its brand new 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 Algerian bread.

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5. Astoria Pastry Shop

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541 Monroe Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 963-9603
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A Greektown staple, Astoria has been turning out sweet treats since 1971. Enjoy cult favorites like baklava or Napoleon pastries alongside chocolate custard tortes, and a rainbow of macarons.

6. 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.

7. 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 of caramel churros and a fleet of conchas.

8. 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.

9. 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 leche 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.

10. 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.

11. Lebon Sweets

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13743 W 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 bake shop is known for its kanafa — a sweet cheese pastry. Consider ordering the "cheesedome," a dessert sandwich made from sesame bread filled with the melty pastry crusted confection.

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12. 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 gharibeh butter cookies, maamoul, and awamehs (think fried dough soaked in sweet syrup) are also available. The mall-like setting encourages browsing the well-lit pastry cases. Don’t forget to visit the ice cream bar for a scoop of pistachio.

13. New Yasmeen Bakery

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13900 W Warren Ave
Dearborn, MI 48126
(313) 582-6035
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This beloved Dearborn bakery has both a sweet and savory side. The sugary treats includ turnovers, cannoli, and cookies, but customers can also find cheese and meat-stuffed breads on offer.

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 around the holidays.

19. Pastry House Hippo

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42130 Grand River Ave
Novi, MI 48375
(248) 347-6408
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For those who prefer their food with a face, look no farther than Novi’s Pastry House Hippo. This Japanese bakery offers all manner of sweet breads shaped into everything from pandas to pigs. The buns come with a variety of fillings from curry to red bean paste. The shop also offers savory items like hot dog rolls and sandwiches. This spot is a browse and serve yourself kind of place with tongs and trays.

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20. Cannelle by Matt Knio

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159 N Eton St
Birmingham, MI 48009
(248) 822-4072
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This French-style pastry shop serves a resplendent selection of breads and pastries alongside coffee and espresso drinks. Choose from rustic loaves of sourdough, golden baguettes, ham and cheese croissants, eclairs, and more. A downtown Detroit location is coming soon.

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. 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

2. Rose's Fine Food

10551 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48214
Rose’s Fine Foods [Official photo]

While not strictly a bakery, Rose’s Fine Foods deserves some recognition for its outstanding baked goods. The classic crybaby doughnuts and yogurt cakes are available regularly at the restaurant, but customers can also get them by special order. A forthcoming West Village sister restaurant is expected to showcase the outstanding cakes and breads even more prominently.

10551 E Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI 48214

3. Bommarito Bakery

21830 Greater Mack Ave, St Clair Shores, MI 48080
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

4. Warda Pâtisserie

1464 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, MI 48207
Warda Patisserie [Official photo]

No longer simply for wholesale, Warda Pâtisserie is ramping up its brand new 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 Algerian bread.

1464 Gratiot Ave
Detroit, MI 48207

5. Astoria Pastry Shop

541 Monroe Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

A Greektown staple, Astoria has been turning out sweet treats since 1971. Enjoy cult favorites like baklava or Napoleon pastries alongside chocolate custard tortes, and a rainbow of macarons.

541 Monroe Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

6. 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

7. 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 of caramel churros and a fleet of conchas.

3345 Bagley Ave
Detroit, MI 48216

8. 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

9. Sheila's Bakery

2142 Springwells St, Detroit, MI 48209

This excellent panadería in Springwells offers a kaleidoscope of colorful treats from tres leche 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

10. 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

11. Lebon Sweets

13743 W Warren Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126
Lebon Sweets [Official image]

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

13743 W Warren Ave
Dearborn, MI 48126

12. 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 gharibeh butter cookies, maamoul, and awamehs (think fried dough soaked in sweet syrup) are also available. The mall-like setting encourages browsing 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

13. New Yasmeen Bakery

13900 W Warren Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126

This beloved Dearborn bakery has both a sweet and savory side. The sugary treats includ turnovers, cannoli, and cookies, but customers can also find cheese and meat-stuffed breads on offer.

13900 W Warren Ave
Dearborn, MI 48126

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

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 around the holidays.

25566 Five Mile Road
Redford Charter Twp, MI 48239

19. Pastry House Hippo

42130 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI 48375
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For those who prefer their food with a face, look no farther than Novi’s Pastry House Hippo. This Japanese bakery offers all manner of sweet breads shaped into everything from pandas to pigs. The buns come with a variety of fillings from curry to red bean paste. The shop also offers savory items like hot dog rolls and sandwiches. This spot is a browse and serve yourself kind of place with tongs and trays.

42130 Grand River Ave
Novi, MI 48375

20. Cannelle by Matt Knio

159 N Eton St, Birmingham, MI 48009

This French-style pastry shop serves a resplendent selection of breads and pastries alongside coffee and espresso drinks. Choose from rustic loaves of sourdough, golden baguettes, ham and cheese croissants, eclairs, and more. A downtown Detroit location is coming soon.

159 N Eton St
Birmingham, MI 48009

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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