A Baker’s Dozen
13 INCREDIBLE BAKERIES IN MANATEE COUNTY
BY KELLY STILWELL
Who knew Bradenton had so many delicious bakeries? From donuts to cookies to classic custom cakes and more, support local by visiting one of our neighborhood pâtisseries. Visit their websites for hours and menus.
THE FARM HOUSE
For donut lovers, choose from 18 Original creations or build your
own. For a savory meal, try the Ham and Cheese Donut along with a specialty coffee.
Location: 902 Manatee Avenue East, Bradenton
The focus is on artisan sourdough bread and fresh ingredients.
Order from a selection of muffins, pastries, cookies or one of their eclectic creations and enjoy it with a specialty coffee or tea. Why not take home a surprise for breakfast in bed?
Location: 4120 Lakewood Ranch Boulevard, Bradenton
CREMESH COFFEE AND BAKERY
Offering handcrafted baked goods like muffins, savory pastries and artisan breads. Enjoy a
specialty coffee, quiche of the day or a sandwich on fresh bread. European-style cakes made to
Location: 1822 59th Street West, Bradenton
Pick up a specialty cake like Raspberry Truffle or Chocolate Kahlua. Also offering specialty pies like Key Lime or traditional pumpkin, pecan or apple, as well as cheesecakes, cupcakes, cookies, scones and more.
Locations: 507 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria and
5120 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton
THE CHEESECAKE CUTIE & CAFE
If a cheesecake married a cupcake…with 15 cheesecake varieties, there really is something everyone will love. They even have Keto and Gluten-free options, so there’s no excuse not to try one!
Location: 3324 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach
GINNY & JANE E’S CAFE
Known for their Cinnamon Rolls and Sticky Buns, you have to try at least one. Other bakery items include scones, Morning Glory muffin tops and Tomato Feta Quiche. Try a specialty coffee drink or tea or enjoy one of their healthy smoothies.
Location: 9807 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria
HARRY’S GOURMET DELI AND BAKERY
A staple in our area since 1979, Harry’s is a bakery, restaurant, and gourmet deli and the place where the cool kids hang out for wine dinners or to have a relaxing evening on the patio.
Location: 5600 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key
THE BREAKFAST COMPANY
Offering Cinnamon Buns in six rotating flavors, muffins in 11 rotating flavors, as well as stuffins
(think a stuffed muffin) in seven flavors. If that isn’t enough they also have a long list of pastries, donuts, brownies and cookies.
Location: 7246 55th Avenue East, Bradenton
VINNY’S ITALIAN KITCHEN
A piece of Little Italy right in Manatee county! For Italian pastries, cookies, and cakes, Vinny’s is the spot. The Pignoli cookies are scrumptious. Order a loaf artisan bread to take home or to the beach.
Location: 5337 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
AMUSE 5 BAKERY
This bakery offers desserts, crepes, sandwiches, specialty coffees
and teas and more. It’s a lovely spot to sit and relax, too.
Location: 5850 14th Street West, Bradenton
EDIBLE ELEGANCE BY ELI
Creating upscale cakes for weddings, birthday parties or other special events. Place orders as far in advance as possible. In a hurry? Predesigned cakes and desserts are also available daily during counter hours.
Location: 3985 Cortez Road West, Bradenton
Southern-style small-batch bakery offering made-to-order desserts. Though cakes are their specialty, you can order other scratch-baked items like cookies and brownies. It is suggested that orders are placed two weeks in advance.
Location: 501 B 15th Street East, Bradenton
Known for macarons, but offering so much more. Lovely little
shop tucked away in a strip center baking up cupcakes, cakes
and truffles, too.
Location: 4816 14th Street West, Bradenton
Kelly Stilwell is a local writer and photographer with a focus on travel and food. Visit her website, Food, Fun & Faraway Places, at kellystilwell.com.