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Cake Shops and Bakeries in Manchester

For Manchester's top cookies, cakes, pastries, freshly baked loaves of bread and other irresistible treats, check out our guide of cake shops and bakeries in Manchester.

We are talking about some of the best cake shops and bakeries 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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Patisserie Valerie

Patisserie Valerie

Location: Deansgate

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: Chocolate Éclair £2.75

Address: 2-4 St Ann Street, Manchester, M3 2BW

Telephone: 0161 839 9116

Hey Little Cupcake

Hey Little Cupcake

Location: Spinningfields

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 £2.85

Address: 2 Hardman St, Manchester, M3 3HF

Telephone: 0161 832 0260

Home Sweet Home

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

Teacup Kitchen

Teacup Kitchen

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 speciality teas.

Seating is plentiful so swing by to pick up a treat for dessert, and bring all of your friends. 

Must Try: Rainbow Cake £5.25

Address: 53-55 Thomas Street, Manchester, M4 1NA

Telephone: 0161 832 3233

Pollen Bakery

Pollen Bakery

Location: Piccadilly

About: Pollen Bakery is a Sourdough & Viennoiserie bakery based in a railway arch underneath Manchester’s Piccadilly Station. Pollen was born from a love of great food, fermentation & flavour. 

They also specialise in Viennoiserie, making croissants, pain au chocolat etc daily. Their pastries take 4 days to make from start to finish which gives their croissants much more flavour and a super light texture.

Must Try: Cinnamon Morning Bun

Address: 2 Sheffield St, Manchester M1 2ND

Telephone: 0161 273 3171

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