FEATURED SPOT: WENTWORTH & FENN
270 Camp Road, Ste. 103
This from-scratch bakery in Camp North End specializes in custom cakes, pastries, tarts, and artisan breads. In 2022, owner and Executive Pastry Chef Sam Allen expanded the space to accommodate indoor seating and private events. She also hosts Biscuit Saturdays, when customers can purchase a sweet or savory biscuit from 10 a.m. until she sells out. The flavor changes every week, but each one pairs well with some compound butter and a cup of HEX Coffee.
FAT CAT BURGERS + BAKESHOP
2410 Park Road
Order maple-bacon doughnuts and confetti cookies at the walk-up window, or come inside for loaded burgers, sandwiches, and salads.
SUNFLOUR BAKING CO.
220 East Blvd.
With additional locations in Elizabeth, Harrisburg, and Ballantyne, Sunflour serves croissants, cinnamon buns, sandwiches, soups, and a variety of vegan and gluten-free pastries.
EIGHT + SAND KITCHEN
135 New Bern St., Ste. A
The from-scratch bakery has muffins, croissants, and artisan breads, and the café serves drinks all day.
4004 South Blvd., Ste. E
Despite the sounds of South Boulevard, the Greek pastries and coffees here can transport you to the Aegean Sea in just one taste.
BW SWEETS BAKERY
The dessert bar is full of grab-and-go goodies like brownies, doughnuts, and 16 flavors of cake slices.
201 E. Trade St.
Located in the lobby of The Ritz-Carlton, the chic dessert bar serves pastries, French macarons, cakes, and gelato.
4245 Park Road
This Cuban-inspired bakery with a second location inside Optimist Hall serves cookies, doughnuts, pastries, and made-to-order cakes.
901 Pecan Ave.
Come to this New York-Italian-style bakery for gigantic slices of cake, homemade pie, tiramisu, cannoli, and authentic Italian cookies.
THE BATCH HOUSE
901 Berryhill Road
Cristina Rojas Agurcia, aka “The Batchmaker,” slings signature treats like Snickers Cheesecake, Dirty Oreo Truffles, and Oatmeal Creme Pies, plus quirky confections like Peanut Butter and Jelly Pop Tarts and Batcheroos.
BURNEY’S SWEETS & MORE
Kimberly Johnson owns the uptown and Waxhaw locations of this Belmont-based bakery that’s known for its fried stuffed croissants.
6401 Carnegie Blvd., Ste. 4A
Chef Sylvain Rivet peddles authentic French tarts, mousses, cakes, pastries, and custards.
Joe and Katy Kindred built their all-day café around the milk bread rolls that earned a cult following at Kindred, and they use it to make sandwich bread, buns, cinnamon rolls, and doughnuts.
LA DOLCEZZA BAKERY CAFÉ
1607 Montford Drive
The pastry case overflows with Dragon Fruit Cannoli, Raspberry-Pistachio Tres Leches, and Lemon Meringue Cheesecake.
4405 Central Ave.
This family-run shop serves sweet and savory Latin American baked goods like empanadas and tres leches cake.