A Batch Made in Heaven: 16 Must-Visit Bakeries in Charlotte

Where to get your sweet fix
Charlotte Nc April 13th 2021 Sam Allen Wentworth & Fenn Executive Pastry Chef | Owner Photographed In Charlotte Nc On April 13 2021. Photo By Peter Taylor
Assorted pastries from Wentworth & Fenn. Photos by Peter Taylor.

FEATURED SPOT: WENTWORTH & FENN
270 Camp Road, Ste. 103
704-291-0388
This from-scratch bakery in Camp North End specializes in custom cakes, pastries, tarts, and artisan breads. In 2022, owner and Executive Pastry Chef Sam Allen expanded the space to accommodate indoor seating and private events. She also hosts Biscuit Saturdays, when customers can purchase a sweet or savory biscuit from 10 a.m. until she sells out. The flavor changes every week, but each one pairs well with some compound butter and a cup of HEX Coffee.


FAT CAT BURGERS + BAKESHOP
2410 Park Road
704-372-2009
Order maple-bacon doughnuts and confetti cookies at the walk-up window, or come inside for loaded burgers, sandwiches, and salads.

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S’mores Doughnuts from Fat Cat Burgers + Bakeshop.

SUNFLOUR BAKING CO.
220 East Blvd.
704-332-5222
With additional locations in Elizabeth, Harrisburg, and Ballantyne, Sunflour serves croissants, cinnamon buns, sandwiches, soups, and a variety of vegan and gluten-free pastries.

AMÉLIE’S FRENCH BAKERY & CAFÉ
Multiple locations
Enjoy a flaky croissant on the patio or peruse the dessert case, which brims with macarons, tarts, éclairs, and plenty of gluten-free options.

EIGHT + SAND KITCHEN
135 New Bern St., Ste. A
704-370-9696
The from-scratch bakery has muffins, croissants, and artisan breads, and the café serves drinks all day.

MOCCO BISTRO
4004 South Blvd., Ste. E
980-207-0508
Despite the sounds of South Boulevard, the Greek pastries and coffees here can transport you to the Aegean Sea in just one taste.

BW SWEETS BAKERY
Multiple locations
The dessert bar is full of grab-and-go goodies like brownies, doughnuts, and 16 flavors of cake slices. 

BAR COCOA
201 E. Trade St.
704-972-4397
Located in the lobby of The Ritz-Carlton, the chic dessert bar serves pastries, French macarons, cakes, and gelato.

SUÁREZ BAKERY
4245 Park Road
704-525-0145
This Cuban-inspired bakery with a second location inside Optimist Hall serves cookies, doughnuts, pastries, and made-to-order cakes.

VILLANI’S BAKERY
901 Pecan Ave.
704-334-0550
Come to this New York-Italian-style bakery for gigantic slices of cake, homemade pie, tiramisu, cannoli, and authentic Italian cookies.

THE BATCH HOUSE
901 Berryhill Road
Cristina Rojas Agurcia, aka “The Batchmaker,” slings signature treats like Snickers Cheesecake, Dirty Oreo Truffles, and Oatmeal Creme Pies, plus quirky confections like Peanut Butter and Jelly Pop Tarts and Batcheroos.

BURNEY’S SWEETS & MORE
Multiple locations
Kimberly Johnson owns the uptown and Waxhaw locations of this Belmont-based bakery that’s known for its fried stuffed croissants.

Charlotte Nc January 25th Apple Tart From Renaissance Patisserie In Charlotte, Nc. Photographed In Charlotte Nc On January 25, 2020. Photo By Peter Taylor

An apple tart from Renaissance Pâtisserie.

RENAISSANCE PÂTISSERIE
6401 Carnegie Blvd., Ste. 4A
980-819-8771
Chef Sylvain Rivet peddles authentic French tarts, mousses, cakes, pastries, and custards.

MILKBREAD
Multiple locations
Joe and Katy Kindred built their all-day café around the milk bread rolls that earned a cult following at Kindred, and they use it to make sandwich bread, buns, cinnamon rolls, and doughnuts.

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La Dolcezza’s Nutella-Stuffed Cookies with coffee from the Dominican Republic.

LA DOLCEZZA BAKERY CAFÉ
1607 Montford Drive
980-938-5143
The pastry case overflows with Dragon Fruit Cannoli, Raspberry-Pistachio Tres Leches, and Lemon Meringue Cheesecake.

MANOLO’S BAKERY
4405 Central Ave.
704-568-2120
This family-run shop serves sweet and savory Latin American baked goods like empanadas and tres leches cake.

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