The essential elements of Atlanta pastry

Creamy, flaky, fancy, red, green, vegan, Brazilian—whatever kind of treat you’re looking for, here’s where to find it.

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Baklava cheesecake

Photograph by Martha Williams

ST | Sticky

Baklava cheesecake
Zukerino Pastry Shop
Dunwoody

Matcha croissant

Photograph by Martha Williams

GR | Green

Matcha croissant

Momonoki
Midtown

Eclair

Photograph by Martha Williams

CL |  Classically French

Eclair

Cafe Vendôme
Sandy Springs

Crunchy Gentleman

Photograph by Martha Williams

CR | Crunchy

Crunchy Gentleman

(croissant with ham, cheesy Mornay sauce, and crisp Gruyère)
The Buttery ATL
Piedmont/Morningside

Chocolate Nirvana brownie

Photograph by Martha Williams

VG | Vegan

Chocolate Nirvana brownie

Buttafly Kisses

New York–style cheesecake

Photograph by Martha Williams

RC | Rich

New York–style cheesecake

Sammy Cheezecake
East Point

Best of Both cupcake

Photograph by Martha Williams

HA | Handheld

Best of Both cupcake
Apple-Butter Bakery
Stone Mountain

Brown sugar–cinnamon pop tart

Photograph by Martha Williams

GF | Gluten-free

Brown sugar–cinnamon pop tart

Hell Yeah Gluten Free
Inman Park

Sweet potato and molasses muffin

Photograph by Martha Williams

EA |  Earthy

Sweet potato and molasses muffin

Sweet Auburn Bread Company
Sweet Auburn

Pistachio and orange bostock

Photograph by Martha Williams

BR | Bready

Pistachio and orange bostock

(like a cross between French toast and an almond croissant)
Little Tart Bakeshop
Various locations

Gingerbread man

Photograph by Martha Williams

SP | Spicy

Gingerbread man

Bernhard’s German Bakery & Deli
Marietta

Peach cobbler

Photograph by Martha Williams

SO | Soulful

Peach cobbler

Peach Cobbler Cafe
Buckhead

Double-chocolate kouign-amann

Photograph by Martha Williams

FK | Flaky

Double-chocolate kouign-amann

Evergreen Butcher + Baker
Kirkwood

Lemon Cube

Photograph by Martha Williams

FA | Fancy

Lemon Cube

(lemon-meringue mousse, peach preserves, sponge cake, basil syrup)
Saint Germain French Cafe & Bakery
Various locations

Magic cookie bar

Photograph by Martha Williams

PA | Paleo

Magic cookie bar

Baker Dude Bakery Cafe
Grant Park, Underwood Hills

Fried pies

Photograph by Martha Williams

FR | Fried

Fried pies

(in apple or peach!)
The Beautiful Restaurant
Adams Park

Piramide Maracuja Ferrero

Photograph by Martha Williams

TR  | Tropical

Piramide Maracuja Ferrero

(filled with passion fruit and Ferrero Rocher mousse )
Brazilian Bakery Cafe
Marietta

Red-velvet cupcake

Photograph by Martha Williams

RD | Red

Red-velvet cupcake

Kupcakerie
East Point

Rainbow cake

Photograph by Martha Williams

MC | Multicolored

Rainbow cake

Breeze Confectionery Oven
Municipal Market

Fruit tart

Photograph by Martha Williams

FT | Fruity

Fruit tart

Douceur de France
Marietta

Cherry pie

Photograph by Martha Williams

AM | As American As

Cherry pie

Pie Bar
Marietta

Danish

Photograph by Martha Williams

MO | Morning

Danish

Sessions Stand
Marietta

Strawberry Fields

Photograph by Martha Williams

FL | Fluffy

Strawberry Fields

(cheesecake with strawberry mousse, almond cake, and a raspberry glaze)
Alon’s Bakery & Market
Various locations

Flossy hot dog bun

Photograph by Martha Williams

SV | Savory

Flossy hot dog bun

Family Baking
Chamblee

Back to our guide to Atlanta’s best pastries (and breads!)

This article appears in our February 2022 issue.

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