Luxe Listings: TLD’s Top 8 Bakeries in Dubai this Summer

Luxe Listings: TLD's Top 8 Bakeries in Dubai 1

Dubai does a lot of things very well. Truly, we have some of the best restaurants, beach clubs, spas… the list goes on. But do you know what deserves equal praise? The number of incredible bakeries. 

There’s something about the smell of freshly baked bread, still warm from the oven, or flaky, buttery pastries that makes us take leave of our senses. A nice little accompaniment to your morning coffee, or a cheeky afternoon indulgence – we are here for it!

So, of course we had to round up our favorite haunts and share them with you, naturally.

1. RISEN

First on our hit list is Risen, a homegrown cafe and artisan bakery focusing on sustainability and locally sourced ingredients. Their menu is vast, but not over complicated, offering both classic and specialty confectioneries, as well as a wide range of artisanal breads – the brioche and focaccia are particularly good. Don’t forget to sample their double-baked chocolate cookie croissant, available throughout May for World Baking Day. It is next level indulgence, but oh so worth it.

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2. FOR THE LOVE OF BREAD

Did you know that the first loaf of bread was baked more than 14,000 years ago? It’s this that forms For The Love of Bread’s mission: to help people love and enjoy bread again. Championing 100% organic ingredients, their range of breads are milled the old way, using traditional stones that preserve the nutrient dense bran and germ. The result is incredibly tasty, with an added bonus of being easy to digest too. Offering free home delivery and stocked in over 50 locations across the UAE, their sourdough is accessible for all which gets a big tick from us.

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3. ODEON

 Priding itself on being for ‘French Food Lovers’ Odeon is nestled in the heart of Jumeirah Beach Road, a beacon of white with navy enticing you in on the approach. Offering a unique blend of culinary experiences, whether that’s eating in the restaurant, browsing their in-house market, or grabbing a coffee and croissant to go, you’ll feel like you’re stepping into a French boulangerie, as opposed to a villa in the Dubai desert. Don’t leave without sampling their range of canelé – you’ll wonder how you went so long without trying one!

Location:  568 Beach Road, Jumeirah 3 | Time: 8am – 11pm

4. BREAD AHEAD

 Hailing from the renowned Borough Market, Bread Ahead has now made its official Dubai debut following a successful stint at Expo 2020. Chances are you’ll have sampled their signature doughnuts (light, fluffy & stuffed with jam) at some point, but now with a permanent home at Mall of Emirates and a second venue making its grand entrance in Dubai International Financial Centre’s North Zone. The bakery will showcase its famous sourdough pizzas, filled doughnuts, signature bread and pastries, sandwiches, and refreshing juices as you can eat them until your heart’s content. Every bite is a testament to the bakery’s dedication to artisanal perfection – It’s a must-visit spot for all the foodies out there! Stay tuned for all the juicy details coming your way. Oh, and if you want to improve your own baking skills, check out Bread Ahead’s online classes. Is that GBBO we hear calling?

Location: Mall of Emirates, Level 1, near Marina Home | Time: 8:30am – midnight 

Location: City Centre Mirdif | Time: 10am-11pm | Daily

5. MADELEINE ET MARCEL

Conceptualized by the team behind La Cantine, you know Madeleine et Marcel is going to be a visual feast, but can it deliver on flavor? It’s a resounding yes from us! Celebrating the ‘true magic of the French pâtisserie’ Madeleine et Marcel uses classic techniques with a twist to create the most delectable morsels. It feels like it should be a guilty secret, but you’ll want to share it with everyone! For anyone that wants to channel their inner French chic, this is the place to come. 

Location: Emirates Towers Hotel Lobby | Time: 8:30am -7pm

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6. BIRCH BAKERY

 Founded in 2019, Birch Bakery is one of Dubai’s most popular bakeries, serving the community wholesome, nutritious bread. It’s this passion that’s apparent in all of their bakes, using traditional bread baking methods (their sourdough loaves are hand shaped and fermented for over 20 hours!) to create a menu bursting with taste and flavor. Their Viennoiseries are equally delectable, fusing sweet, salty, and buttery together in new ways, or ensuring the classics are done very well indeed.

Location: Al Quoz, Dubai | Time: 7am – 3pm

7. ARTISAN BAKERY

 While a lot of bakeries go down the artisan route, Artisan Bakers have gone one step further, using it to inform their identity and influence how they craft their products. With a big focus on combining the best textures and flavors, their handcrafted breads, pastries, and cakes take some beating on the aesthetics front. Make sure to check out their cheese room too while you’re there. Featuring a collection of cheeses sourced from all over the world, we didn’t need to be asked twice!

Location: 3 Umm Suqeim St – Umm Suqeim

8. BAGERI FORM

Possibly the coolest bakery in Dubai. We know, big statement for a small-batch bakery, however there’s something very appealing about the brand philosophy; authentic, genuine, and simple. While they specialize in creating fresh hand-made rustic breads, flaky viennoiseries and savory bites, Bageri Form is known for constantly elevating their menu with fresh takes on classics. The open plan kitchen heightens the whole experience, so you can take in the process of baking from start to finish. Warning: serious mouthwatering will ensue.

Location: Building 4 – Dubai Design District – Dubai – United Arab Emirates | Time: Mon-Thur: 7:30am – 8pm | Fri-Sun: 8:30am – 10pm.


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