Charleston

Peter Frank Edwards
Local Experts: Charleston, Sandy Lang

By Local Expert Sandy Lang

Best Bakeries in Charleston

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Sugar Bakeshop

Sugar Bakeshop

With big oak trees out front and cool pastel walls inside, bakeries don’t get much sweeter than Sugar. Former New York architects Bill Bowick and David Bouffard keep fans coming back to Cannon Street with daily displays of old-fashioned cakes, pies, tarts, and cupcakes topped with candied lemon slices and sugared berries.

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Baguette Magic

Baguette Magic

When the “open” light is on at this non-descript store front on Folly Road, it’s time to stop by for whatever’s just come out of the oven. Specialties include brioche, loaves of bread, croissants with fresh berries or chocolate, and interesting sandwiches like the baguette BLT with avocado and pimiento cheese.

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WildFlour Pastry

WildFlour Pastry

Lauren Mitterer, a James Beard Award-nominated pastry chef, put her Spring Street bakery on the map in 2010 with Sticky Bun Sundays, a weekly celebration of sweet breakfast goodness. The shop has since added patio seating and features a daily menu of scones, turnovers, and wedding cakes in classic Southern flavors like red velvet and hummingbird.

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Brown’s Court Bakery

Brown’s Court Bakery

This one is a local favorite. In a narrow house with a long side porch on St. Phillip Street, the Brown’s Court crew bakes everything from English muffins to baguettes, muffins, big chewy cookies, and squared-corner Pullman loaves. Come for the pastries. Stay for the free Wi-Fi and refills on coffee, too.

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Normandy Farms Artisan Bakery

Normandy Farms Artisan Bakery

Hint: if you order the fresh mozzarella, basil and tomato pistelle at this Windermere Boulevard eatery, ask for the baguette to be toasted. Baking for more than 25 years in Charleston, Normandy Farms is always perfecting things, including toaster techniques and pull-apart loaves of pain d’epi. This year, the Parisian-style bakery also started French roasting their coffee in-house. 


Visit the Best Bakeries in Charleston

Normandy Farms Artisan Bakery
32 Windermere Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407, United States
8.5/10

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Brown’s Court Bakery
199 Saint Philip St, Charleston, SC 29403, United States
8.7/10

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WildFlour Pastry
73 Spring St, Charleston, SC 29403, United States
9.1/10

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Baguette Magic
792 Folly Rd, Charleston, SC 29412, United States
8.4/10

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Sugar Bakeshop
59 1/2 Cannon St, Charleston, SC 29403, United States
8.1/10

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