The 10 Best Bakeries in Kansas!

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 10 favorites in Kansas. 

1. Augustine’s Bakery, Hays, KS

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.

2. Old Country Bakery, Lenexa, KS

A unique bakery offering a different type of sweets. Croatian cake bread, to customers in-store and on-line, known as Povitica. A delicious hand-stretched sweet dough made with fresh ingredients. The gourmet dough is stretched by hand, rolled thin and then filled with a variety of fresh fruits, cheeses, nuts and poppy seeds. It’s worth the drive or the wait on-line to enjoy this Croatian classic, Povitica.

3. Bagatelle Bakery, Wichita, KS

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.

4. Never Better Bakery, Manhattan, KS

A unique bakery making tasty sweets offered all online and hand-delivered to local and surrounding areas. The bakers use only fresh ingredients, Kansas flower and local honey, with no artificial flavors or preservatives. Cakes, cinnamon and pecan rolls, pies, sweet breads, gluten free items and soldier care packages to name a few treats available and fresh baked, that are “Never, Better.” 

5. Renee’s Bakery, Iola, KS

Looking for a unique cake for a special occasion, stop by and visit with owner Nikki Damron, baker. This little bake shop in Iola serves a sweet donut selection daily and cookies, cupcakes and cakes are made to order. A Bake My Day, Inc. company and reviewed by customers as “friendly, professional and courteous.”

6. Sugar Sisters Bakery, Wichita, KS

Located in Wichita’s historic Delano District, this bakery opened in 2011 and is owned and operated by a family of sisters and bakers. Specializing in American classic baked goods, customers can select from cupcakes, cookies, macarons, cakes, brownie and brownie bars, pies and tarts, quiche, scones and muffins, and a favorite, Matty’s bierocks. This bakery also sells wholesale items to retailers, a unique find for customers. 

7. Celebrations by Lori, Pittsburg, KS

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!

8. Kansas City Cupcake Company, Mission, KS

A family-owned company that offers customers 25 years of baking experience, serving the finest, delicious cupcakes available. A sweet selection of cupcakes and “cupcake cousin” items—scones, cookies, cheesecake bites, cakes and cake pops etc. are also offered. Most of the original kinds of cupcakes are found daily in the store, but customers are also encouraged to ask for their personal favorite creation cupcakes. This KC Cupcake Co. only serves, “simply the best.”

9. Third Street Bakery, Phillipsburg, KS

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.

10. Wheatfield’s Bakery, Lawrence, KS

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.

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