Don't settle for supermarket bread. There are dozens of places in Sydney making quality sourdough and other varieties from scratch. Here's a list of our favourites, plus French and Italian patisseries, pie and cake shops, Portuguese tart specialists and other places where early mornings and hot ovens are a way of life.

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Brickfields

The spot for bread, sweets and Mecca coffee.

206 Cleveland Street, Chippendale

Iggy’s Bread of the World

Here, they bake from the heart.

145d Macpherson Street, Bronte

Flour and Stone

Classics and inventive creations, in equal measures.

53 Riley Street, Woolloomooloo

Sonoma Bakery

The sourdough has become the choice of many cafes, delis and providores across Sydney.

215a Glebe Point Road, Glebe

Baked by Keiran

A tiny bakery with decade-old recipes and 72-hour sourdough.

455 Marrickville Road, Dulwich Hill

Berkelo

So purist, it doesn't have a toaster on site.

8 William Street, Brookvale

Bourke Street Bakery

12 locations and counting.

633 Bourke Street, Surry Hills

Staple Bread & Necessities

A tiny bakery selling one of Sydney’s best sourdoughs.

Shop 1 20-28 Montauban Avenue, Seaforth

The Grumpy Baker

More than 10 types of bread, all baked without preservatives or additives.

Shop 6 767 Old South Head Road, Vaucluse

Rollers Bakehouse

No-rules croissants made with charcoal-dyed dough. Past fillings have included salmon, ginger and wasabi.

19 Rialto Lane, Manly

Mina Bakery

Traditional Lebanese pizza – for breakfast.

32 South Street, Granville

Wild Cockatoo Bakery

All about that sourdough.

30 Botany Road, Alexandria

Brasserie Bread Cafe

Doing its thing since 1982.

1737 Botany Road, Banksmeadow

Infinity Bakery

An exacting sourdough bakery with a cult following.

178 Oxford Street, Paddington

The Cook and Baker

Packed with scones and other old-timey classics.

238 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction

Breadfern

A wide variety of freshly baked bread, plus pies and pastries.

308 Chalmers Street, Redfern

François Artisan Bakery

Perfect pies from the man behind Dinky Di.

91 Bondi Road, Bondi

Pasticceria Tamborrino

Classic Italian pastries people travel from all over the west for.

73-75 Great North Road, Five Dock

Organic Bread Bar Darlinghurst

Breakfast and lunch from the much-loved bakery.

354 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst

Choco Cannelle

This patisserie owner trained at London’s Le Gavroche and Palace George V in Paris.

Shop 1 2 Callaghan Street, Ryde

Sweet Belem

A strong contender for the title of Sydney’s finest Portuguese tarts.

35 B New Canterbury Road, Petersham

Oregano Bakery

Out of adversity, grew a scroll empire.

56 Connells Point Road, South Hurstville

Black Star Pastry Newtown

Famed for its cakes and slices.

277 Australia Street, Newtown

Lorraine’s Patisserie

A Sydney classic for tarts and cakes.

Shop 5, Palings Lane 320 George Street, Sydney

Goose Bakery Cafe

Kids will love the adorable animal shortbreads.

38 Ross Street, Forest Lodge

Stone Ground Bakery

Neat, compact and sells out quick.

Shop 7 52-56 Gladesville Road, Hunters Hill

Pioik Bakery

Where else would you go for a two-kilogram loaf of bread?

176-178 Harris Street, Pyrmont