Looking to try the best bakeries in town?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top bakeries in Tampa, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture when cravings strike.
Topping the list is Pane Rustica. Located at 3225 S. MacDill Ave., it's the highest rated bakery in Tampa, boasting 4.5 stars out of 405 reviews on Yelp. The Italian cafe 'is a Zagat-rated restaurant and artisan bakery' that serves pizza, salads and sandwiches during lunch, as well as a more upscale menu for dinner. Specialty baked goods include pumpkin raisin or cranberry orange bread, cinnamon swirl bread and a variety of pies.
Next up is downtown's Farmacy Vegan Kitchen & Bakery, situated at 803 N. Tampa St. With 4.5 stars out of 176 reviews on Yelp, the vegan bakery and cafe has proven to be a local favorite. The bakery offers doughnuts, cupcakes, banana bread, sticky buns and cake slices. You'll also find açaí bowls, smoothies, sandwiches and more on the menu.
La Segunda Bakery & Cafe, a bakery that offers sandwiches and more in Bon Air North, is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 136 Yelp reviews. The breakfast and brunch spot specializes in Cuban sandwiches and baked goods, including breads, cakes, turnovers, flan and more. Head over to 4015 W. Kennedy Blvd. to see for yourself.
Last but not least, there's Gigi's Cupcakes of Tampa, which has earned four stars out of 104 reviews on Yelp. Classic and seasonal cupcakes are the focus of this bakery, and each cupcake is topped high with two of Gigi’s signature icing swirls. You can find the bakery at 3810 Neptune Ave., B-2