Looking for the best breads and other baked goods in your area?
We have put together a list of our favourite bakeries around South Africa.
A buzzing café on the vibey Kalk Bay main road. Olympia Café is well known for their awesome breakfasts and bakery, fabulous coffee, sensational seafood and yummy lunches. Their specialty breads include ciabatta, seed loaf, multigrain, rye bread and potato bread.
The breads they produce are all hand formed, slow fermented & baked in a hearth oven. The result is breads that taste of something and satisfy. “The satisfaction we are aiming for is that of complex aromas and long flavours”, says Adam Robinson – the hands behind the bakery.
They’re all about hand made and health conscious: no additives, no preservatives, no commercial yeasts, utilising the sourdough method of breadmaking, a 72 hour rising process and a whole lot of love. And naturally, all croissants and pastries are made with butter. You have to try the rye and walnut breads too.
At Fournos they produce bread without the assistance of any chemicals, stabilisers and anticaking agents and rely on the old artisanal breadmaking techniques, which makes them outshine the opposition. Their breads are real, rustic, fresh, crispy and flavourful. They also use the sourdough method on many of the breads which creates a better quality crumb and flavour.
Their artisan breads are extremely popular: small batches, crafted by hand, slow fermentation with a wicked crust. There is also the original chocolate chip cookie that started the business 15 years ago.
Ideally located on popular 6th avenue, Cobblestone Bakery seduces longing palates with fresh bread baked daily, cappuccinos, breakfasts, healthy lunches and, a must try is their pizza and pita pockets made from their ciabatta dough.