Baked goods are a guilty pleasure of many people all over the world, but the South West is home to some of the finest baked goods in the country and some of the best local bakeries that you can find!
So we have worked with our social media following to create a list of the 10 best bakeries in Devon for you to go out and find! Whether its cakes, pasties or scones, there are plenty of bakeries on this list to satisfy your sweet (or savoury) tooth!
The Exploding Bakery, Exeter
The Exploding Bakery is the love child of Tom Oxford & Oliver Coysh. Their sordid affair, with food, began way back at school where they became romantically involved in Devon’s gastronomic larder.
They are driven by a passion for innovation, flavour and texture. They are dedicated to baking cakes with complex flavours and character, using simple ingredients, and no junk.
Red Dog Bakery, Black Torrington
Red Dog Bakery are an award winning artisan bakers based in North Devon and Cornwall, producing hand crafted breads using the best ingredients available for delis, farmshops, restaurants & cafés.
Red Dog never substitute time for anything else. They don’t use preservatives, additives or artificial flavours.
Common Loaf Bakery, Dunkeswell
The Common Loaf Bakery are a family-based bakery at Stentwood Farm in Dunkeswell. They create delicious recipes full of flavour – bread loaves, rolls, biscuits and loads more!
You can either find them directly or buy their products online.
Mrs Browns, Plymouth
Mrs Browns are a small cake business based in Plymouth owned by Georgie Rowe. Mrs Browns opened late 2013. She poured all of her passion & love into the business and almost two years later, her small family run business is thriving.
This is the ideal place for freshly baked cupcakes, brownies, traybakes, & chocolate treats, as well as Nanny Pat’s famous homemade quiches and savoury pies!
The Almond Thief , Dartington
The Almond Thief are craft bakers based in Dartington, making sourdough bread, delicious pastries and coffee. Their quirky-yet-stylish décor compliments their baking skills and their delicious menu!
They now do breakfast, lunch and Saturday brunch.
Naughty But Nice Patisserie, Torquay
Philippe started his career over 30 years ago learning his trade in Paris. He came to England in 1999 to work for Maison Blanc moving on to cater for events such as Wimbledon, Chelsea Football Club and Twickenham Ruby, to name a few.
In 2013 he decided to take his skills and open a patisserie using his own individual French style. Having built up his reputation as a leading patissiere in Torquay he is now creating his own line of French style bread.
Jacka Bakery, Plymouth
Jacka Bakery is the oldest working commercial bakery in the UK. It is family run, specialising in sourdough, speciality coffee and great fresh food. Customers have said “love my Friday morning breakfast meeting with my friend. Always a delicious breakfast, I usually have a pastry of some kind with a cup of tea. Nothing could be better!”
Make sure you give it a try!
Shauls Bakery, Exeter
Shauls Bakery was started by baker Terrance Charlton who opened his first shop in South Lawn Terrace, Exeter, in 1961. That bakery has since moved and is now a block of flats (fittingly named Shaul House) but since that original bakery, the business has grown to operate 14 shops and employ 160 staff throughout south and east Devon and Somerset, making the popular bakery a regular stop for shoppers from Torquay to Bridgwater.
Even though times have changed since those first days in South Lawn Terrace, the bakery still proudly produces pasties to the original recipe from 1961, which are freshly baked in-store each day!
Shaldon Bakery, Teignmouth
Shaldon Bakery is an award-winning craft bakery. They bake a large selection of different goods with passion and with care, including a variety of gluten-free breads and cakes!
Customers said “best hot cross buns you’ll get anywhere, not to mention the Lardy cake! Great bread and amazing cakes, happy and friendly owners and staff. Well worth a visit.”
Lifton Farm Shop, Lifton
The bakers at Lifton Farm Shop produce an array of bread from scratch daily to ensure freshness and quality. Choose from white, wholemeal, granary, donker, corn, spelt and now even gluten free bread for your favourite loaf.
Alongside the bread there are a wonderful array of saffron cakes and buns, cheese, fruit and plain scones, teacakes, rock cakes, quiches, pasties and pies.