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Top 12 Best Bakeries in East London

Head to our top picks and stock up on bountiful bakes at our top East London bakeries

With some of the best bakeries lurking within pretty much every nook of East London, youre bound to find somewhere you can indulge

top 10 best bakeries in east london
Lily Vanilli’s deep-filled
caramel cookies

Lily Vanilli

Self-taught baker Lily Jones is a cake-making queen, and she doesn’t stop there. Her space, in the quietest of courtyards suddenly becomes a bustling pastry paradise once she opens the doors. Go for a scrumptious sausage roll if you’re the savoury type or grab a vegan deep-filled caramel cookie.


With a site in Islington and a sun-lit filled space in London Fields – Pophams’ pastry offering is ever-growing. Be sure to pick up their custard-filled variant topped with roasted fruit.

Fabrique Bakery

Hailing from Stockholm, Sweden, Fabrique sits quietly under the railway arches of bustling Hoxton Overground. Serving up delicious cinnamon and cardamon buns, and rye bread a plenty, it will be difficult to leave empty handed with all on offer.

Pavilion Bakery

With three sites in London and now one down in Newquay, Cornwall, Pavilion Bakery is close to home. Pick up some of the best morning pain au chocolat, all washed down with their signature flat white.

E5 Bakehouse

A vast iron-clad space in the railway arches of London Fields, with a rustic and earthy interior, they certainly let their loaves do the talking. Watch the bakers create all that’s on offer, from Danish- style rye bread to dark chocolate, rye and sea salt cookies. Drool.

Dusty Knuckle Bakery

Tucked away off Dalston’s hectic streets, Dusty Knuckle offers up sandwiches with quite the reputation. Not your average sarnie, their focaccia is made every morning and houses their insanely good fillings.


An affable spot that exudes calm. Their signature sourdough and daily-changing pastries arrive out the oven each morning and don’t stick around. Their blood orange Danish is one to savour.

The Bread Station

Showcasing the best of Scandinavian baking in the heart of East London. Their organic fermented bread recipes are perfected over 10 years. Have your fill with simple breakfast staples and don’t leave without one of their traditional poppy seed-topped Tebirkes.

Beigel Bake

An iconic bagel, not one to miss if you frequent Brick Lane or are just passing through. Queues are expected but worth the wait to see umpteen fresh bagels dispensed daily. Add fillings as you desire and enjoy while ambling the cobbled streets of Brick Lane and beyond. Oh, and they are open 24/7!

Rinkoff bakery

They’ve made customers salivate since 1911. Sitting on the corner just off Jubliee Street, Rinkoff offers the perfect mixture of modern sweets and timeless classic. They are renowned for their towering cronuts with tempting fillings.

Charles Artisan Bread

Baked fresh daily, you’ll find artisan sourdough bread pastries and vegan pastries using locally sourced, additive-free ingredients. Their impressive selection of vegan treats include the likes of Vegan Almond Danish, Vegan Pear & Almond Danish, Vegan Apple Crumble Danish. Plus look out for their daily specials including mouth-watering Vegan Donuts, to satisfy every need.

Violet Cakes

Once a market stall on Broadway Market is now a charming, small bakery in Dalston, fit for a prince – Prince Harry and Meghan no less. You’ll find delicious cupcakes and the best whoopie pies, all made with organic ingredients.


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