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Baking Makes Glasgow: Glasgow's 10 Best Bakeries

Glasgow has always been a hotspot for homebaked goods throughout the years. If you're looking to try a great local bakery, you've come to the right place.

Published: August 4, 2021
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Whether you're after cinnamon buns, pastries, croissants, tattie scones or freshly baked sourdough, Glasgow's bakeries have your back.

Full Circle Bakes

(276 Cumbernauld Road, Glasgow, G31 2UL)

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After rocketing to Insta-fame thanks to her drool-worthy cookies, blondies and brownies in 2020, qualified pastry chef and businesswoman, Jacky, is cooking up a storm in her new bakery shop in Dennistoun.

Open three Saturdays a month from 10am until sell out, you need to be fast to get your hands on Full Circle Bakes goodies - but it will 100% be worth it.

Everything is baked by hand using the highest quality ingredients from free-range eggs and organic flour to luxurious Belgian chocolate that melts in the mouth.

The biscoff cheesecake stuffed cookie proves ever-popular, as do the raspberry birthday cake blondies and peanut butter caramel brownie. Jacky has also recently been expanding her range of vegan products. Stay up to date with the latest via @fullcirclebakes Instagram page.

Kaf Coffee

(5 Hyndland Street, Glasgow, G11, 5QE)

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Beloved Partick local Kaf Coffee may no longer be open to serve customers sit-in brunches and lunches, but you can still pre-order their tasty takeaway hot lunches, freshly baked goods, bread and coffees online, or turn up at the door to see what treats are behind today's counter.

Popular favourites are the cinnamon buns, filled doughnuts, bodega sandwich and green buffalo fried chicken sandwich - if you know what's good for you, you'll take one of each.

Deanston Bakery

(Deanston Drive, Shawlands, Glasgow G41 3LR)

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With a selection of items available on Deliveroo as well as in store, this popular Shawlands bakery has everything you need from buns and sourdough to toasties, sandwiches and bagels.

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Perfect for a snack or lunch on the go, Deanston Bakery is up there with the finest.

The Bakery by Grain and Grind

(393 Victoria Road, Glasgow, G42 8RZ)

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Open seven days, The Bakery by Grain and Grind specialises in fresh deli-style sandwiches, pastries, and bread which are all locally produced, seasonal and made-to-order.

Their roasted charred cauliflower, chat Masala, mango chutney, coriander, poppadum, and spiced onion bagel is bound to brighten up your midweek lunchtime.

The Bakery by Zique

(79 Lauderdale Gardens, Glasgow, G12 9QU)

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A favourite in Glasgow's picturesque West End, The Bakery by Zique is an artisan bakery based in Hyndland. Selling breads, cakes, pastries, tarts and pies, you'll be truly spoilt for choice with this one. They also prepare colourful and exciting salads, soups, sandwiches and meal boxes, all made fresh in house daily.

Thanks to the return of the Great British Bake Off, it's a malt loaf kind of weekend

If you're looking for outside catering for events or parties, give them a call or pop into the shop for a chat.

Big Bear Bakery

(54 Sinclair Drive, Glasgow, G42 9PY)

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One of Glasgow's best family-owned bakeries, Big Bear Bakery is home to some of the tastiest goodies in town. They also provide local businesses with wholesale baked goods as well as taking orders for celebration cakes and weddings. Everything is made from scratch by a small team of highly skilled bakers and with plenty of options suitable for those catering to vegan and gluten free diets, this has got to be one of the most inclusive bakeries around.

If it's lunch you're after, perhaps a sea salted focaccia filled with house roasted porchetta, salsa verde and rocket will tempt you in?

Sweet Jane Bakehouse

(434 Duke St, Glasgow G31 1QL)

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From the talented team behind legendary Glasgow brunch locations Cafe Strange Brew and Mesa, Sweet Jane Bakehouse is Dennistoun's new outlet for homemade cake, bread and pastries as well as gourmet pantry-fillers. Selling bags full of their own toasted granola as well as the likes of rose and cardamom cruffins and almond croissants, you really don't want to miss out on this one.

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Cottonrake Bakery

(497 Great Western Rd, Glasgow, G12 8HL)

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Established in 2010, Cottonrake has grown popular with locals in the West End. Constantly driving themselves to produce the highest standard of products possible, the bakers here continue to expand the bakery's menu whilst staying true to core community-based values.

You can pre-order cakes, pastries, merchandise and larger versions of their signature chocolate tarts, made to celebrate online, or stop by the shop to see what is available to takeaway on the day.

Broken Clock Cafe

(10 Park Road, Glasgow, G4 9JG)

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For those who enjoy the finer things in life, Broken Clock Cafe is Woodlands' own family-run artisan patisserie and bakery. You can preorder individual cakes, or stop by to see if a table is free for an afternoon coffee and cake. With some of the most artistic, beautifully presented, not to mention delicious patisserie in Glasgow, this cafe is not to be missed.

Perhaps you'll try out the raspberry pyramid or the lychee and raspberry choux au craquelin for a fruity taste of summer, or will you go for a blackcurrant and white chocolate bun?

Tantrum Doughuts

(27 Old Dumbarton Road, Yorkhill, Glasgow)

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With a shop in both the West End and the City Centre, Tantrum Doughnuts has firmly established itself as Glasgow's number one location for freshly fried artisan doughnuts. Every few months the creative masterminds behind the permanent menu release a range of limited edition doughnuts - be it for Easter, Christmas or Halloween - and the town goes wild!

Everything here is handmade - from the brioche dough to all of the glazes, jams, custards and toppings. You can really tell how high quality these doughnuts are by their light, fluffy golden exterior. Made using fresh, local and seasonal ingredients and accompanied by a cup of Papercup coffee, you seriously can't go wrong.

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