The Best Local Bakeries
The Best South West London & Surrey Bakeries
Support local businesses and enjoy fresh sourdough loaves, incredible cakes and pick-me-up pastries in the process
Bottle shaped celebration cakes, traditional loaves straight out the oven and all the comfort food staples one could devour – this is the Time & Leisure guide to the best bakeries in south west London & Surrey.
Because it’s always carb o’clock somewhere…
Frankonia the Bread House, Tolworth
Fresh pastries, tasty muffins and all things bread are on offer at Tolworth’s Frankonia. Order ahead for their Artisan Box – a weekend carb-fuelled bonanza with a selection of sourdoughs and sweet treats.
The Bakehouse, Putney
Catering to all of Putney’s bakery needs, the Bakehouse boasts a prime location on Upper Richmond Road and sells fresh bread, pastries and cakes.
Swiss Bread, Richmond
Pick up a taste of the continent from this Richmond bakery, with Swiss classics including the braided butter ‘Zopf’ and traditional ‘Burli’ bread. Hot food is available after 11am – with gooey Swiss Raclette Cheese on the menu.
The Bakery, Various Surrey Locations
With outlets located in Surrey towns including Ashtead, East Horsley and Cobham, The Bakery has perfected the art of baking, with savoury pies, fresh breads and sweet creations on offer to cosy up with at home.
Chalk Hills Bakery, Reigate
You’ll find baked goods from Chalk Hills Bakery stocked in a range of independent retailers including Redhill’s Priory Farm Shop and Dorking’s Hill House Farm.
Try something a little different on your next bakery hunt, with speciality coffee and traditional bakes from the Philippines courtesy of Kapihan. Opt for a sweet Palawan Honey Latte, soaked up with Malagos Champorado Bibingka, a gluten-free rice muffin baked in banana leaf with 85% Malagos chocolate crust.
Gail’s, Various Locations
Maintaining an artisan bakery feel while undergoing continued expansion isn’t easy, but something Gail’s Bakeries have successfully pulled off. Classic breads feature alongside more creative bakes (chocolate sourdough, anyone?) with a host of sweet treats, sandwiches for the grab-and-goers and hot drinks with alternative milks and ingredients catering to all tastes and diets.
Little Sourdough Kitchen, Fulham
This Fulham bakery’s speciality? You guessed it – sourdough! Keep an eye on their social media for their latest creations and hunger-inducing content.
The French Tarte, Surbiton
Get creatively continental with your breakfast spread with goods from Surbiton’s French Tarte. Pop in for a takeaway aftertoon tea, featuring mini patisseries, cakes, savoury bites and homemade scones; best enjoyed riverside, weather permitting.
Hansel and Pretzel, Ham
As well as the classic loaves and bakes, this German Delicatessen just a short distance from Richmond stocks traditional cheeses, sausages and cooked meats.
Gluten-free bakes needn’t be flavourless and stodgy, as Kingston’s Glutopia is out to prove. Aesthetically pleasing and insanely tasty, their celebration cakes can come gluten-free, vegan, egg free, dairy free and sugar free.
Knead a Little Love, Balham
Offering classic jam-filled creations alongside flavoursome takes including the pistachio, almond and cardamon, the Balham-based doughnut Maestros Knead a Little Love are a sweet-toothed must-eat. Bespoke cakes and a selection of bake goods are also available for in store collection or delivery, with a fantastic range of vegan goodies.
Leto Caffe, King’s Road
Supplying south west London’s most sought-after postcodes, Leto’s cakes come at a higher price point with 20 portion cheesecakes costing £150+. However, for a dose of true indulgence, their King’s Road shop isn’t to be missed – you deserve it.
Old Post Office Bakery, Clapham
London’s oldest organic bakery was set up by Karl Rossbach in the 1980’s following his fruitless search for the fresh bakes he grew up eating in Germany. Still going strong, the store supplies Clapham and beyond with carby goodness and often gets involved in community projects near and far.
Cake Boy, Battersea
Master pâtissier Eric Lanlard’s Cake Boy has been feeding Battersea residents and flocking foodies for decades with its aesthetically outstanding sweet treats.
Cake Walk, Kingston
Macaroons, muffins, and everything in between are served up by Cake Walk, accompanied by steaming brews and indulgent hot chocolates and coffees.
Cool Cakes by Chris
For celebration cakes that’ll look too good to cut into, Cool Cakes by Chris has you covered. Edible Champagne bottles that trick you with their translucency? Carved creations in the shape of your beloved pooch? ‘Too difficult’ doesn’t seem to be a phrase in Chris’ vocabulary…
Jack and Beyond, Fulham
Feel free to spread word of this Fulham bakery – they organise UK wide delivery from as little as £2.99 so you can send their goodies as perfect gifts. Seasonal bakes, sweet treats and hot drinks are all ready and waiting, as is their bottomless brunch for those who can’t get enough of bubbles and bakes.