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Best bakeries in Cornwall

Food, glorious food - there really is nothing quite like it. From big and beautiful breakfasts that fuel you for a day’s exploring to an over-the-top dessert that lets your inner child come scrambling out to take the first bite, food is definitely the way to our heart.

Three millionaires shortbreads on a platter with colourful flags in the background

With Cornish pasties and scones leading the charge, bakeries in Cornwall are rooted in the hearts of their local communities. From a loaf of artisan bread that lasts you the week (or the day, let’s be honest) to epic tray bakes that keep you energised on your coastal ramble, heading to your nearest bakery is the ultimate way to experience Cornwall’s incredible fare while on holiday.

Feeling peckish? Head to any one of these bakeries in Cornwall for some happiness, fresh out the oven!

St Ives Bakery, St Ives

The window of St Ives Bakery in Cornwall full of pastries and meringues

Best for: Cruffins!

52 Fore Street, St Ives TR26 1HE

When wandering down the cobbled streets in St Ives, keep an eye out for this beloved bakery, as within the black and white exterior, you’ll find a riot of flavours. Selling freshly baked pasties, sausage rolls, and a whole host of sweet treats and breads, this corner bakery is definitely the small package good things come in.

If you’re unsure what to get when faced with so many tempting choices, our heartfelt recommendation is a cruffin. Sugary, croissant pastry filled with jam and custard and shaped into a giant muffin, it’s a treat that’s hard to beat – and eat, it might be messy but it’s worth it!

St Agnes Bakery, St Agnes

Best for: Giant sausage rolls

Churchtown, St Agnes TR5 0QP

Baking since 1905, St Agnes Bakery has certainly perfected its craft, with a mouthwatering mix of baked foods filling the shop. Famed for their button-popping, giant sausage rolls, St Agnes Bakery is the perfect place to stop off for supplies when planning an epic walk or picnic.

Pick up a range of fresh-out-the-oven delights, including their very own bread and cakes, as well as incredible filled baguettes and flatbreads. Nearly everything on the menu is sourced from Cornwall, from the meat and veg in the pasties to the ketchup you dollop on top (we don’t judge). Pair your visit to the bakery with a trip to the iconic Wheal Coates engine house for a truly Cornish day out.   

BakedPZ, Penzance

Rows and rows of brownies and fresh bakes at BakedPZ bakery in Cornwall

Best for: Brownies galore

5 Albert Street, Penzance TR18 2LR

Penzance is home to some seriously good eateries, but there’s one that stands out thanks to a moreish mix of brownies. One of the best bakeries in Cornwall for cakes, this is the place to come if you have a sweet tooth as BakedPZ specialises in spectacular tray bakes, topped with your favourite chocolate bars and biscuits. We recommend enjoying them on Penzance’s beautiful promenade as you soak up views of Mounts Bay.

When it comes to the menu, think Malteser millionaires, Rolo brownies, and incredible Biscoff and white chocolate blondies – it’s a sweet tooth’s dream! The best part? You can get these scrumptious treats sent straight to your door so you can soothe that Cornish craving whenever and wherever it strikes!

St Mawes Bakery, St Mawes

Best for: Traditional Cornish pasties

9 Marine Parade, St Mawes, Truro TR2 5DW

Situated in the picturesque harbour village of St Mawes, this historic bakery has been feeding locals and visitors alike for over a century. You can find everything from bacon bites (the perfect on-the-go breakfast) to saffron buns and flapjacks, with a special shout-out going to their famous Cornish pasties.

We recommend popping in, filling your backpack with piping hot pasties, and heading out onto the stunning Roseland Peninsula for a salt-kissed stroll. From St Mawes Castle to St Anthony Lighthouse, there’s much to discover in this serene stretch of South Cornwall.

Da Bara, St Mawes

Best for: Breakfast made easy

The Parade, St Mawes, Truro TR2 5DG

When it comes to artisan bread, no one does it quite like Da Bara, which is perhaps why it’s been listed as the best bakery in the UK by The Times! A family-run bakery, there’s a whole lot of toothsome treats on the menu, including fluffy focaccia, sunflower sourdough, and almond croissants that melt in the mouth.

You can also pick up a bag of their incredible homemade granola, which comes in cinnamon or pecan flavours and makes for a truly tasty way to start your day. With a bakery and café in both St Mawes and Indian Queens, it’s deliciously easy to pick up a fresh loaf or sugar-coated snack when exploring Cornwall.  

Native Grain, Truro

Rows of fresh pastries from Native Grain bakery in Cornwall

Best for: Proper pastries

12 Kenwyn Street, Truro TR1 3DJ

Paris or Truro? You’d certainly be forgiven for thinking you’ve wandered into a Parisian bakery when visiting Native Grain, as an assortment of fresh pastries and sourdough loaves vie for your attention. One of Cornwall’s newer bakeries, Native Grain has wasted no time in cementing itself in people’s hearts through hard work and copious dustings of sugar.

The menu changes regularly, giving you every excuse to pop back, but you can nearly always count on epic sandwiches, buttery croissants, and sometimes even a melt-in-the-mouth Basque cheesecake! Whether you’re looking for some picnic essentials or something to enjoy under the shade of the cathedral, this bakery is a firm favourite with locals and visitors alike. Check out their social media to see what’s coming out of the oven. 

BB’s Bakery, Redruth

Best for: Gluten-free bakes

Unit 14, West Cornwall Enterprise Centre, Redruth TR15 1SS

Looking for a gluten-free bakery in Cornwall? BB’s in Redruth has you well and truly covered with a menu full of delicious gluten-free cakes and bakes! Whether you want a giant cake to celebrate something special (the cakes here really do need to be seen to be believed) or a selection of brownies just because, a trip to BB’s is a must.

You can order and collect your sweet treats from the bakery in Redruth, or you can keep an eye on their social media to see when they’ll be at one of Cornwall’s farmers’ markets. There’s also a coffee shop on the way so you can sit down to a truly gluten-free elevenses whenever the mood strikes.

Coombeshead Farm, Lewannick

Best for: Michelin star sourdough

Lewannick, Launceston PL15 7QQ

Boasting a Michelin green star for the restaurant, Coombeshead Farm certainly know their way around the kitchen, a fact that’s evident in the bakery and farm shop. Made from heritage varieties of wheat, spelt, and rye, the sourdough bread here is second to none, so it’s always worth placing your order before you visit.

Alongside their superb sourdough loaves, you can also join one of the workshops to learn to bake your own! Full of fun and fantastic tips and tricks of the trade, it’s a great way to take a taste of Cornwall home with you.

Stones Bakery, Falmouth

Rows of pain au raisins from Stones Bakery in Cornwall

Best for: Big and beautiful breakfasts

35 High Street, Falmouth TR11 2AF

Serving up everything from freshly-baked bread to brilliant breakfasts, Stones is a firm favourite amongst Falmouth’s foodie scene. From the moment you walk in, you’ll be met with a counter full of tempting pastries and loaves of bread calling to be smothered in butter.

Once you’ve chosen your selection, take a seat at the communal-style wooden tables and enjoy your bake with a cup of coffee. We highly recommend browsing the breakfast menu here, as the likes of creamy mushrooms on toast are the perfect fuel for a coastal wander. The bakery is also dog-friendly, so you can dine with your furry best friend at your feet – if you can resist the puppy dog eyes that is!

Electric Bakery, Bude

Best for: Picnic essentials

Unit 2, The Depot, Kings Hill, Bude EX23 8PQ

Whether you’re planning a relaxed day sprawled on the sands of Summerleaze Beach or a breathtaking walk along the cliffs, Electric Bakery in Bude is here to ensure you’re well and truly fuelled. There’s always a core selection of bakes on offer, including granary-style sourdough, baguettes, pain au chocolat, cinnamon croissants, pasties, and sausage (and mushroom) rolls. 

Alongside the usual mouthwatering round-up, you can also look forward to some tasty specials, which can be anything from fried chicken with milk buns to ham and cheese croissants that ooze temptation. The Electric Bakery is takeaway only and totally dog-friendly, making it great for a mid-walk pit stop with the pooch!

Quay Bakery, Fowey

The shop window at Quay Bakery in Cornwall full of freshly baked breads and pastries

Best for: A little bit of everything

37 Fore Street, Fowey PL23 1AH

Whether you want to buy a loaf of artisanal bread or make it yourself, Quay Bakery in Fowey has just the thing. Pick up a fluffy loaf with just the right level of crunch in the crust or a deliciously flaky croissant from the bakery alongside a couple of jars of marmalade or cider chutney for good measure.

If you dream of rustling up your very own bread, Quay Bakery has all the tools of the trade too, from proofing baskets and bread bags to a complete sourdough making kit, so you can whip up your own Cornwall-inspired loaves whenever you fancy.   

Loafs, Penzance

Best for: Loafs of choice

63 Causewayhead, Penzance TR18 2SR

When hunger strikes, there’s no place we’d rather be than walking past Loafs in Penzance. In fact, if we’re walking past Loafs, they are probably the reason we’re suddenly hungry! From the windows piled high with fresh loaves of bread to sweet scents tempting you inside, it’s hard to resist the pull of pastries here - so why resist?

Step inside and bask in the golden glow of piping hot pasties and sarnies stuffed to overflowing with incredible fillings. Did we mention the pastries? From Biscoff cruffins to peanut butter and jelly cubes, there’s always something new and utterly delicious being cooked up at Loaf. You can follow their social media for the latest mouthwatering updates, or you can simply pop by for a spontaneous snack unlike any other. 

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