Who doesn’t love the smell of freshly baked cookies or the rush you get from a double-chocolate cupcake? When you're on the hunt for some sweet treats, Greensboro boasts a wealth of options for those in need of a sugar fix. Whether pastries, cookies, or cakes are the order of the day, each of these seven bakeries has an abundance of baked goods for the discerning, dessert-loving palate.
Maxie B’s is a locally-owned bakery and dessert cafe serving baked goods by the slice. Known for their cakes and cupcakes with buttercream frosting, there’s often a line out the door, but it’s well worth the wait! Relax in the cozy cafe to savor your favorite flavor, from German Chocolate to Pumpkin Chocolate Chip.
Cheesecakes by Alex
Cheesecakes by Alex serves up 22 flavors of cheesecake year round, plus two seasonal choices – blueberry and eggnog. There are three sizes available: small (5-inch), medium (7-inch), and large (9-inch). You can have your cheesecake order shipped directly to you, or call the store to order pickup. If you can’t wait to get home to have dessert, the shop also offers ice cream and coffee – and free WiFi so you can stay awhile!
Nazareth Bread is a Middle Eastern restaurant with a wholesale bakery on the side. The bakery offers all kinds of fresh baked goods, but its specialty is pita bread. If you have a sweet tooth they also bake baklava and macaroons on site, and they also sell several European pastries. Nazareth also serves coffees and herb teas to complement their delicious baked goods.
The Baker and the Bean
Get your sugar and caffeine fix all at once at The Baker and the Bean! The southern scratch bakery is located at the entrance to Hush, an exclusive speakeasy. Satisfy your sweet tooth and grab a drip coffee or espresso after enjoying a meal at Revolution Burger, Four Flocks, or any of the nearby restaurants. The liquor-filled cupcakes are their unique specialty, and besides the buttercream-topped cakes and cupcakes and specialty cookies, the bakery also has an ice cream counter with ten homemade flavors.
Take on ‘the Baker and the Bellyache’ (six cupcakes, eight scoops of ice cream, plus toppings and syrups) with the help of a friend in eight minutes and you’ll score two free t-shirts!
Donut World has arguably the best donuts in the city, with four locations in Greensboro. The local, family-owned business serves up family recipes that have been handed down for generations. The apple fritters are one of the most popular items on the menu, but you can’t go wrong with a cake or glazed donut. The eatery also offers regular fresh-brewed coffee, hot cocoa, and tea.
The Table on Elm
The Table on Elm, nestled between Mechelle’s Boutique and Chakras Spa, is a small-batch bakery featuring fine pastries and fresh bread. The grab-and-go shop also serves sandwiches served on freshly-baked bread, and the ever-popular almond horns. You can enjoy a traditional espresso drink from local Counter Culture coffee while you enjoy the sights and sounds of downtown.
Easy Peasy Decadent Desserts
Easy Peasy Decadent Desserts is a charming small batch bakeshop using organic and locally-sourced ingredients. The shop’s unique cupcakes and special-occasion cakes are second-to-none, and locals also rave about its traditional pastries and pies. Cake pops are a fun sweet snack to grab on the go, and you can also pick up a coffee from Beansboro and tea provided by Vida Pour Tea.
Dessert lovers: How many of these bakeries have your visited? Did we leave out your favorite place? Drop in and let us know, and we can also show you around our luxury apartments! You can also request more information about our community, schedule a tour online or just give us a call at (844) 816-7095.
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