Is there anything nicer than a freshly-baked loaf or a crisp, buttery pastry? Alice Cairns rounds up a selection of the best across Victoria and Westminster
This new community bakery is set to become a destination for sourdough connoisseurs.
Masterminded by Kevan Roberts, Chestnut ferments its sourdough for up to 72 hours. The result is a loaf with a delicious, rounded flavour, a firm crust and an airy crumb.
Signature bake: Sourdough baguette
17-21 Elizabeth Street
This family bakery has been producing high-quality baked goods for more than 50 years. As well as creating tasty loaves, quiches and pastries, Bonne Bouche is known for its delicious gateaux.
Signature bake: Nougat twist, developed by master baker and owner, Rolf Biller.
6 Strutton Ground
If you’re looking for a seasonal selection of fresh bread, pastries and cakes, Gail’s – which recently opened on Buckingham Palace – is a good place to start. The much-loved brand’s cinnamon buns are particularly good
Signature bake: The cinnamon bun
22-24 Buckingham Palace Road
OLE & STEEN
This Danish bakery embraces the concept of ‘hygge’, offering a cosy oasis from the hustle and bustle of London life. Baked goods include traditional Danish pastries – including the much-loved cinnamon social – alongside lavish cream cakes and deeply savoury rye bread.
1 Sir Simon Milton Square and 31 Eccleston Place
LITTLE BREAD PEDLAR
The founders of Little Bread Pedlar met at a roller disco party under the arches of London Bridge, and made a wild promise to open a café together. They now offer freshly-baked loaves, herby focaccia, pastries and cakes.
34 Moreton Street