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Cake Shops & Bakeries in Manchester
For Manchester's top cookies, cakes, pastries, freshly baked loaves of bread and other irresistible treats, check out our list of the best spots for baked goods in Manchester.
It’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it. We’ve tracked down and taste-tested some the city's most scrumptious sweet treats to bring you this definitive guide to Manchester's best cake shops, bakeries and pâtisseries.
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About: Patisserie Valerie in Deansgate is a haven of self-indulgence.
This luxurious, continental-style patisserie and café is famed for delicious handmade cakes and pastries. Under the counter you'll discover a mouth-watering array of sugary treats such as tarts, macaroons and gateauxs.
This might not be the cheapest bakery around, but it’s one of the best in the city centre.
Must Try: Éclair au Chocolat £3.35
Address: 2-4 St Ann Street, Manchester, M3 2BW
Telephone: 0161 839 9116
Hey Little Cupcake
About: Cute, kitsch and cosy - Hey Little Cupcake is a super-sweet cupcakery and tea room serving Manchester's finest selection of freshly baked Cupcakes, Cakepops and Brownies.
Treats can either be ordered to take-away or enjoyed in the cafe's cosy in or outdoor seating areas.
The mini bite-sized cupcakes are perfect for a spontaneous treat.
Must Try: The American £2.75
Address: Little Quay Street, Manchester, M3 3HF
Telephone: 0161 832 0260
Home Sweet Home
Location: Northern Quarter
About: Born from a love of good simple food and drink, Home Sweet Home is an American style cafe and Kitchen situated in the city's Northern Quarter.
Stop by for your favourite home comfort foods and over the top indulgent delights.
All sweet and savoury treats are freshly prepared, baked, and brewed in house daily.
Must Try: Red Velvet Cake £3.50
Address: 49-51 Edge Street, Manchester, M4 1HW
Telephone: 0161 244 9424
Location: Central Manchester
About: Widely recognised as one of the most charming cake shops of its kind in Manchester, Aubaine specialises in traditional French bread and delicious light lunches alongside an array of sugary creations.
Pick up something to take away, or eat in and enjoy the elegant Parisian café surroundings over a coffee.
Must Try: Assorted Macaroons £3.00
Address: 1 Exchange Square, Manchester, M3 1BD
Telephone: 020 7318 3738
Location: Northern Quarter
About: Succumb to temptation and treat yourself to one of Teacup's gooey chocolate brownies, indulgent red velvet delights or stunning rainbow cakes.
Homebaked goods are served alongside quality coffee and specialty teas.
Seating is plentiful so swing by to pick up a treat for dessert, and bring all of your friends.
Must Try: Pear Drop Cake £4.00
Address: 53-55 Thomas Street, Manchester, M4 1NA
Telephone: 0161 832 3233