Small chain of cafes offering a selection of rustic pastries and cakes to takeaway. Various locations

Bea’s of Bloomsbury

American-style cupcakes, cheesecakes, sponges and bespoke cakes. 43 Cowcross St, Farringdon, EC1M 6BY

Beigel Bake

Long-established 24-hour bakery at the top of Brick Lane. 159 Brick Lane, E1 6SB


The Bread Station

London Fields cafe offering Danish bread and pastries baked on site. 373 Helmsley Place, E8 3SB


Pasticceria serving Italian classics such as cannoncini, millefoglie and tiramisu. 15 Bonhill Street, EC2A 4DN

E5 Bakehouse

East London bakery specialising in sourdough and rustic cakes. 395 Mentmore Terrace, E8 3PH


Stockholm bakery offering Scandi breads and pastries with mini-chain across London. Arch 385, Geffrye Street, E2 8HZ

Gail’s Bakery

Popular artisan bakery with outposts across London specialising in bread. Various locations

Hummingbird Bakery

Popular American-style bakery with branches across London. Various locations

Konditor & Cook

Popular chain and cookery school specialising in sponge cakes and bespoke and personalised orders. Various locations

Lily Vanilli

Pretty cupcakes, pastries and brownies, as well as producing bespoke cakes. 6 The Courtyard, Ezra Street, E2 7RH


Small chain offering macarons and decorated cakes. Various locations

Rinkoff Bakery

East-end family baker offering speciality breads and cakes and its own take on the cronut. 222-226 Jubilee Street, E1 3BS


Artisan Italian bakers in the Elizabeth Olympic Park offering a range of breads and sweet treats. 7 Victory Parade, E20 1FS


Boulangerie and patisserie offering a range of traditional French classics. 64A Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, EC1R 4QP

Violet Cakes

Rustic cakes from food writer and consultant Clare Ptak made using seasonal and organic ingredients. 47 Wilton Way, E8 3ED


Standalone patisserie store from this high-end dim sum restaurant, featuring an impressive patisserie and confectionery counter offering Japanese fusion creations. Broadgate Circle, EC2M 2QS

Yeast Bakery

Specialty bakery near Broadway Market that is open to the public on Saturdays. Arch 356, Westgate Street, E8 3RL


*This list is a constant work in progress – if your favourite patisserie or bakery is missing, I’d love to hear from you at*