The 9 Best Bakeries In Dublin in 2023

Last updated on February 18th, 2023 at 11:54 am

The unmistakeable smell of fresh-baked bread is the world’s favourite aroma, and for good reason. There is nothing as comforting or cheering as a slice of fresh, crusty bread with lashings of butter. A warm, fresh, and delicious pastry or cake isn’t bad either!

Happily, Dublin has a host of excellent bakeries across the city, serving up the finest freshly-baked bread, as well as a variety of pastries and cakes on the side. These bakeries have been delighting Dubliners for years, and some for generations.

All of the bakeries on our list have a discerning eye for quality, so you can rest assured that when you shop at one of Dublin’s top bakeries you are purchasing from the very best.

In this post we share the 9 best bakeries in Dublin in 2023.

Map of Bakeries

The following map shows the location of every bakery highlighted in this post:

Bretzel Bakery

Source: Bretzel Bakery

The Bretzel Bakery in Portobello in the south of the city is a venerable Dublin institution, dating back to 1870. Having its origins as the bakery of the Dublin Jewish community in the 19th century, the bakery’s fame soon spread and it is now the first port of call for bread lovers in the city. 

There is a selection of breads available to order on their website for collection from the bakery on Lennox Street. The bakery is also an excellent spot to browse for your next loaf, with coffee and pastries served in-store.

Location: The Bretzel Bakery, 1a Lennox Street, Portobello, Dublin 


Bread 41

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Bread 41’s ethos is to make pure, real bread without resorting to processing aids or artificial additives. In pursuit of their vision, they mill all of the grains for their bread on-site at their city centre bakery. In addition, the bakery uses its own unique sourdough culture in each loaf.

Alongside the wide range of breads available, the bakery serve up breakfast and lunch in the Bread 41 cafe. The bakery is open for online ordering for delivery and collection on their website.

Location: 41 Pearse Street, Dublin


Bread Naturally

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Bread Naturally on Dublin’s Northside are known for their impeccable fresh bread and delicious pastries and cakes. The selection of breads on offer changes by the day and has featured such exotic varieties as turmeric sourdough. 

The bakery’s wide and ever-changing range of cakes and pastries regularly features classics such as ginger cake and lemon drizzle cake, as well as some more indulgent treats like espresso and walnut brownies and cruffins (a hybrid between a croissant and a muffin). 

More information on the bakery can be found here.

Location: 10 Main Street, Clontarf East, Dublin

Gaillot et Gray

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Not only do Gaillot et Gray serve up some of the best loaves in Dublin, they also cook up some of the best pizza in the city. Established by Frenchman Giles Gailllot and his Irish wife Emma Gray, Gaillot et Gray serve up fresh loaves, coffee, pastries and sandwiches in the morning and pizza in the evening. 

More information on the bakery can be found here.

Location: 59 Clanbrassil Street Lower, Dublin

The Green Door Bakery

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Located in the up and coming neighbourhood of Stoneybatter in North Dublin, The Green Door Bakery are known for their freshly baked bread, wholesome and filling sandwiches, and scrumptious pastries and cakes. 

The range of cakes on offer includes pecan tarts, banoffee tarts, and chocolate and coconut brownies, to name a few. Takeaway coffee is available at the bakery, although there is no indoor seating available. 

More information on the bakery can be found here.

Location: 91 Manor Street, Dublin

Camerino Bakery

High-quality ingredients are at the heart of Camerino Bakery’s ethos. Their bread is baked according to a traditional Jewish recipe, with each loaf lovingly roped and tied into a knot before being brushed with an egg, sprinkled with sesame seeds, and baked to perfection. 

In addition to the freshly-baked bread and pastries, there are also delicious cakes on offer, with an option to order larger cakes from the bakeries website. 

Camerino Bakery operate two locations, a cafe for sit-in customers and a takeaway bakery. 

Location: Cafe at 37 Merrion Sq East, Dublin, takeaway bakery at 158 Capel Street, Dublin


Scéal Bakery

Source: Scéal Bakery

Established by two Irish culinary arts graduates who spent time in San Franciso perfecting their craft, Scéal Bakery specialises in sourdough bread and handcrafted croissants. Their baked goods are painstakingly made over the course of multiple days to ensure each loaf and pastry has their signature aroma, flavour, and texture. 

Scéal Bakery source local Irish ingredients where possible, and adapt their menu to take advantage of seasonal produce. 

Their bread can be found in several Dublin cafes and local markets, and can also be ordered for collection on the click and collect page of their website. 


Hansel and Gretel Bakery & Patisserie

Source: Hansel and Gretel Bakery & Patisserie

Situated in the centre of the city close to Trinity College is Hansel and Gretel Bakery & Patisserie. The bakery can certainly claim to be one of the most picturesque in the city, with an elegant facade and a beautifully-appointed interior. 

Their artisan breads are baked fresh every day and the bakery has a range of fresh pastries and cakes available. 

More information on the bakery can be found here.

Location: 20 Clare Street, Dublin

Thunders Home Bakery

Source: Thunders Home Bakery

Thunders Home Bakery chain is one of the most successful bakery chains in Dublin, and for good reason. The chain’s wonderful range of classic cakes and pastries and their freshly baked bread have been delighting Dubliners since 1969. The chain have multiple locations across the city and also offer online delivery.

For an authentic Dublin experience, look no further than Thunders Home Bakery


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