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5 Best Bakeries in Downtown St. Pete

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If you’re looking for bakeries in Downtown St. Pete, then look no further.  Whether you are looking for lunch spot, treats for the house, or a box full of amazing desserts, St. Pete is a bakery haven.  We’ve done our research on the best bakeries in Downtown St. Pete that you have to visit as soon as possible. 

Check out our master guide on bakeries in Downtown St. Pete below!

Southern Bay Bakery

Located nearby the popular Sunken Gardens in St. Pete is the cute Southern Bay Bakery.  The founder and creator of this “from-scratch” bakery is Chef Haylee Shaddock, who creates some amazing sweets – including cupcakes, cookies, and ice cream!  Their baked goods include the classics – like cinnamon rolls, chocolate chip cookies and more.  But they also venture into creative savory and sweet items too!  Check out their amazing Nutella Peanut Butter cookies!  Or their huge Cowboy Cookies – chock full with walnuts, cornflakes, chocolate chips, and coconut!

If you are looking for a vegan or gluten-free option, then this is a great place for you!  The gluten-free desserts and baked goods selection is far and wide, unlike other places that just offer a couple GF items. 

Monday | Closed
Tuesday – Saturday | 8AM–6PM
Sunday | 9AM–4PM

📍 1961 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704


Swah-rey is a local St. Pete classic, known for their mini cupcakes.   Both appealing in looks and taste, their cupcakes have been featured on ABC, Creative Loafing, Wedding Wire and more!  We love their stylish Tiffany’s inspired dessert bar and that you can hang out or grab and go!  

We recommend ordering their “Hookups” deal – which comes with a mini cupcake or a beverage of your choice.  You can choose from coffee and tea or a glass of prosecco!  Some of our favorite cupcake flavors include Blueberry Cobbler, Coconut Lime, and Pancakes ‘n Bacon.  

The Original:
Friday – Saturday | 12PM–10PM

Grab ‘n Go
Open 7 days a week at 11AM

The Original: 📍 625 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Grab ‘n Go: 📍 625 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Valhalla Bakery

Valhalla Bakery is the place for you if you’re looking for some fun, colorful, and creative treats.  The flavor combinations and beautiful decorations are so great – you won’t even notice that their items are Vegan!  

Whether you are vegan or not, Valhalla will have a new favorite treat for you.  We recommend their fruity hand pies, the Oreo sticky bun, and their amazing carrot cake!  They also have a spin on the Tampa classic – the quesito.  Their vegan quesito may convert you from your favorite Cuban bakery!

Valhalla also offers some amazing savory options – so we love coming here for a quick lunch.  They have a yummy sun-dried tomato tart with a buttery pastry base.  There are also breakfast sandwiches, so if you’re missing a place to pick up a vegan breakfast then definitely stop by Valhalla!

Monday – Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday  – Sunday | 10AM–7PM

📍 2462 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33712

Cassis Bakery

Cassis Bakery is a local brasserie and bakery that brings Parisian cuisine to the St. Pete area.  Cassis is the spot for you if you are looking to sit and relax in a bakery atmosphere.  Not only is their baked goods selection amazing, but also their selection of bakery inspired quick lunch bites!  We recommend ordering one of their amazing cappuccinos – served with cinnamon and all – and one of their almond croissants or one of their elegantly plated mousse desserts.  We recommend the chocolate one of course!

Looking for a place to take your pup?  Check out their dog menu!  Order one of their small plates – including a Pup Monsieur ham and cheese sandwich or treats like a puppy peanut butter cookie.  

Monday | Closed
Sunday – Thursday | 8AM–10PM
Friday – Saturday | 8AM–11PM

📍 170 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Craft Kafe

Craft Kafe is a local St. Pete bakery but it is dedicated to creating delicious treats without gluten.  Gluten-free treats sometimes get a bad reputation but Craft Kafe will take all of your worries away!  Their fresh and high-quality ingredients create some amazing eats. Pick up one of their bakery items with their amazing coffee as well, you will not regret it.  

We recommend their Oatmeal Cream Pie – homemade butter cream sandwiched between two of the best oatmeal raisin cookies you’ve ever had.  While their sweets are great, we think their savory items shine the best.  Check out their savory hand pies, pizza slices, or their artisan quiches – including one with potatoes, caramelized onions, and provolone cheese.  You might just forget that this is a gluten-free shop by all of their options!

Sunday | 8AM–2PM
Monday – Friday | 7AM–5PM
Saturday | 8AM–5PM

Sunday | 8AM–5PM
Monday – Thursday | 7AM–5PM
Friday | 7AM–7PM
Saturday | 8AM–7PM

📍 6653 Central Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33710
📍 200 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Bakeries in Downtown St. Pete

Excited about exploring different bakeries in downtown St. Pete? Let us know your favorite by tagging @StuffToDoInTampaBay on Instagram and Facebook!

Jacky Saunders

Jacky Saunders

Jacky is a blogger for the Stuff to Do in Tampa Bay City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Tampa Bay area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinTampaBay on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and TikTok.

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