The Top 10 Bakeries in Orange County


If you’re looking for the best baked goods that Orange County has to offer, you’re in luck! We’ve rounded up the top 10 bakeries in Orange County, so come with us on a tasty journey and take a look at what all they’ve got to offer.

Cream Pan Bakery

The Cream Pan Bakery in Tustin was named after its puffy cream pan bun which has a rich custard filling, however, what they are best known for is their Strawberry Croissant. This delectable delight was created by owner Yoshinori Inada through some fun kitchen experiments and has gone on to win a number of awards and has become an OC favorite.

Besides the Strawberry Croissant they offer over 30 other tasty pastries, more than 20 types of bread, and even more of a selection of desserts and donuts. As well as their sweet options, they also offer a full sandwich menu for those looking for a savory lunch.

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Their famous Strawberry Croissant is famous for a reason, as it’s the most popular choice among their customers who rave about how amazing it is. Their black sesame bread is also a tasty selection that patrons really enjoy.

Sunmerry Bakery/Happy Lemon

The Sunmerry Bakery in Irvine is a casual Taiwanese bakery that has been in business for over 30 years. They offer a variety of breads, cookies, and cakes. Hot and cold specialty drinks are also on hand to wash down your choice of baked goods.

From sweet to savory, they offer all of the flavors in between to satisfy your taste buds, no matter what you’re craving.

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Customers love how you can watch the employees baking everything fresh in the back. The brioche and custard rolls come highly recommended as two of their fan favorites.

The Great Dane Baking Company

The Great Dane Baking Company first opened in 1996 and didn’t take long to become a favorite in Huntington Beach. Their specialty is traditional Danish pastries, custom cakes and exquisite wedding cakes, cookies, and even delicious breakfast items.

Their menu encompasses almost 10 different Danishes, croissants in a variety of flavors, cakes, cupcakes, and their personal favorite, the Bear Claw.

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Loyal patrons rave about their signature Blue Velvet cake which has a raspberry mousse filling and their classic Danishes. Their customer service and custom cakes are also top-notch.

Patty’s Cakes and Desserts

Patty’s Cakes and Desserts first opened their doors in Fullerton in 1985. Their specialty was and always will be sweets and their custom cakes. This colorful little bakery with its glass cabinets full of treats is great for catering to weddings and other special events, however, their most famous concoctions are their beautiful cupcakes and cake balls, both of which feature a moist center rich with flavor.

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Patty’s cakes are one of the most beloved and raved-about items at the bakery. Customers also love how friendly the staff is and that they wait until you order your cupcake to put frosting on it, making it super fresh.

Manmi Bakery

Manmi Bakery, a hidden gem in Garden Grove, offers a selection of everything from artisan breads to donuts, cream puffs, and cookies. You walk in and immediately see and smell their glass counters full of freshly baked goods. You have to look carefully or you may not even find this wonderful treasure.

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Hands down, customers will tell you that the cream puffs here are absolutely to die for! They also talk about how affordable their prices are compared to some other local bakeries.

Bread Gallery

Bread Gallery is a German bakery located in San Clemente. They have a bread called Hausbrot, which is slightly sour in flavor and made specifically for ham and cheese sandwiches, soft pretzels that sell like hotcakes, and ooey-gooey cinnamon rolls. Bread Gallery also sets up shop throughout local Orange County farmers markets including the big Saturday morning market close to UCI.

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Customers love their location, atmosphere, and how friendly the employees are. They also talk about how tasty and fresh their breads and pastries are, and that they can tell that they were “baked with love.”

C’est Si Bon Bakery

C’est Si Bon Bakery is a French-style cafe established in Newport Beach in 1979 which bakes and serves fresh bread, cakes, cookies, breakfast pastries, and sandwiches. So no matter whether you’re looking for something to satisfy your sweet tooth or something a little more substantial and nourishing, this quaint little cafe has you covered.

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Their sandwiches are a fan favorite, as well as their croissants. There are also tables and a fountain located in a small courtyard outside of the restaurant where customers absolutely love to enjoy their food.

Andree’s Pâtisserie

Andree’s Patisserie is a sweet little spot in Laguna Beach that offers croissants, cookies, cinnamon rolls, and a variety of delicious pastries that sell out very quickly. So if you want to taste a little baked piece of heaven, you really want to get here before 9AM.

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Customers absolutely love their croissants (they say they’re the best!) and Apple Pie. Other fan favorites include their Bear Claw, Cinnamon Raisin Buns, and Apple Crisp.

Blackmarket Bakery

The Blackmarket Bakery is a cult favorite which is located just off of the east end of the John Wayne runway. Rachel Klemek’s brainchild bakes cakes, brioche, Basque tarts, and savory vegetable pockets, and they even delve into making sandwiches, pasta, and focaccia. The cakes are made with a home-made flour that is created with Cabernet wine-making leavings.

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Customers are wild about the Wild Thing sandwich, which is made with mushrooms, bacon and Brie. Folks also love the atmosphere and decor in what they call a cute little spot.

Tomgirl Baking Company

The Tomgirl Baking Company is a Huntington Beach bakery and cafe combo that bakes and serves up cakes and cupcakes, as well as a variety of other desserts, and a cafe menu which features full entrees and a vast selection soups, salads, and sandwiches. Tomgirl Baking Company makes everything from scratch including their award-winning brownies, pastries, and all of their cakes.

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Customers will tell you right off to try Tomgirl Baking Company’s award-winning brownies. Another fan favorite is the Golden Vanilla Chiffon cake with seasonal berries and a whipped cream filling.

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