True hometown bakeries are harder to find these day in downtown America, but Kansas is still home to some of the best bakeries. It doesn’t matter what the occasion, or what your sweet tooth might be craving, a local bakery can fill the order. Here are our favorites in Kansas.
At Augustine’s Bakery in Hays, bakers believe in the term, “life is short, eat dessert first.” And they follow through by serving customers some of the best breakfast pastries, cookies, cupcakes, pies, and cakes and known to locals for baking delicious kuchen, spitzbuben and kolaches. If you aren’t familiar with those tasty treats, all the more reason to visit Augustine’s Bakery.
It doesn’t matter if you are picking out a wedding cake or picking up artisan bread for your evening meal, a trip to the Bagatelle Bakery in Wichita is very rewarding. Bagatelle offers customers a full selection of Danish pastries—croissants, turnovers, cinnamon rolls, panettone, Dresden Stollen, braided brioche, focaccia, challah and gourmet cookies, and incredible cakes.
Made from scratch and served at special occasions, Celebrations by Lori, creates enjoyable items—cookies, cupcakes, cake pops to mints, muffins and candies, as done so for over a decade. Located in Pittsburg, this bakery is also the place to buy cake decorating supplies locally. And for those with a sweet tooth for icing, this bake shop sells homemade buttercream icing shots with sprinkles. Yum!
A traditional full-line bakery, where the bakers begin early in the morning hours to bring customers the best sweet rolls made fresh daily by 6 a.m. Other baked goods made fresh daily include: sandwich buns, breads, decorated cakes, and homemade pies. The bakery’s sandwich shop provides a full breakfast and lunch menu, a dinner special, ice-cream and a monthly steak night for locals to enjoy.
Best known for its individual handcrafted, hearth bread loaves, made fresh daily by bakers and baked in a masonry wood-fired Spanish oven. Bakers use unbleached, unbromated flour, natural starters and slow fermentation and use local Kansas flour with a history all its own. Bakers also provide oven fresh pastries, scones, and muffins daily. Come for the atmosphere and savor the bread.