21 Best Bakeries in Washington



Ellē Cafe • $
3221 Mt Pleasant St NW, Washington

Customers` Favorites

Brisket Breakfast Sandwich
Breakfast Brisket Sandwich
Honey Goat Cheesecake
Lacinato Kale Salad
Quiche of the Day
Sourdough Bread
Tempeh Burger

“I love this place! The food is phenomenal! I can’t get over the tempeh burger!!!“

4.1 Good111 Reviews
YELLOW Georgetown Bakery • $$
1524 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington

Customers` Favorites

Double Baked Baklava Croissant
Burnt Eggplant not Pizza
Orange Blossom Croissant
Brown Butter Cinnamon
Za'Atar Egg Croissant
Smoked Lamb Shoulder
Harissa Egg Croissant
Beiruti Style Hummus
Halva Chocolate Chip
Breakfast Egg Pita

“Excellent food and the best chai!“

4.6 Superb230 Reviews
Rose Ave Bakery Bakery • $
2633 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington

Customers` Favorites

Strawberry Passionfruit Amann Black Sesame Donut Garlicky Scallion Bun
Bacon Egg and Cheese Sandwich
Saigon Banana Cinnamon Cookie
Matcha Chocolate Chip Cookie
Strawberry Lychee Rose
Pandan Coconut Donut
Pastry Assortment
Passion Fruit
Kouign Amman
Sugar Donut

“Amazing products! We showed up less than an hour until closing and they were out of only a few items.I was so excited to see Pandan, Mochi, and Ube on the menu! The kouign-amann was SO GOOD and crunchy/sweet/caramel/flaky. So worth the wait.The other patrons were in really nice and friendly!!“

4.8 Superb132 Reviews
D Light Cafe & Bakery Cafe • $
2475 18th St NW, Washington

Customers` Favorites

Meringue Roll with Pistachio Cream and Almonds
Honey Chocolate Cake
Almond Croissant
Potato Pancakes
French Toast

“Had some fabulous bakery goods and painted the al fresco dining space out front. Enjoyable time!“

4.8 Superb89 Reviews
Levain Bakery – Georgetown, D.C. Bakery • $
3131 M St NW, Washington

Customers` Favorites

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookie
Vegan & GF Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie
Two Chip Chocolate Chip Cookie
Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip
Double Chocolate Chip Cookie
Chocolate Chip Brioche
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie
Oatmeal Raisin Scone
Cinnamon Brioche

“The chocolate peanut butter cookie is the best cookie I've ever had. I could eat it every day that I'm in the area- and I do. (The other cookies are great but this one is divine.)

Wheelchair accessibility: There were no steps to get inside.“

4.6 Superb120 Reviews
Baked & Wired Bakery • $
1052 Thomas Jefferson St NW, Washington

Customers` Favorites

Baker's Choice Assortment Cupcakes
Vanilla and Strawberry Cupcakes
Double Chocolate Hazelnut
Lil Bertha Cookie Sammie
Chocolate Chip Cookie
Carrot Cake Cupcake
Dirty Chai Cupcake
Vegan Oreo Cupcake
German Chocolate
Vegan Cupcake

“Nice place if you want cupcakes that aren't overly sweet. I have heard a lot of good things about this place. I'm not quite sure if it's overhyped or just right. It's a nice place if you're in the area but I'm not sure I'd go out of my way to come back for more. The cupcakes are good but not that special.“

4.4 Superb217 Reviews
Tatte Bakery & Cafe | West End Cafe • $
1200 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington

Customers` Favorites

Multigrain Avo Smash Tartine
Traditional Shakshuka
Chocolate Croissant
Pistachio Croissant
Jerusalem Bagel
Shakshuka Sauce
Lamb Kebab Pita
Chocolate Rose
Bread & Butter
Croque Madame

“The food was good but the cashier had a very bad attitude. Didn't give our drinks when we ordered and when the drinks didn't come out with our food, we went back to the cashier for them. His acted like he couldn't be bothered and was really off putting.“

4.3 Superb260 Reviews
Boulangerie Christophe Bakery • $
1422 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington

Customers` Favorites

Ham and Cheese Croissant
Sandwiches Croissants
Almonds Croissant
Apricot Croissant
Rasberry Macaron
Raspberry Macaron
Pain Au Chocolat
Quiche Lorraine
Eclaire Chocolat
Nicois Sandwich

“Food was very good and wonderful servers.“

4.3 Superb244 Reviews
Un je ne sais Quoi... Bakery • $
1361 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington

Customers` Favorites

Pistachio Paris Brest
Pistachio Croissant
Chocolate Croissant
Lemon Meringue Tart
Assorted Pastries
Une Merveilleux
Pain Au Chocolat
Chocolate Tarts
Iced Latte

“Amazing croissants. So flakey and full of wonderful filling. A great value! The mango pannacotta was amazing! The value for the price was fantastic as well! I briefly met the owner. The sweetest person you will ever meet! If I lived in town, I would be here ALL THE TIME!“

4.5 Superb112 Reviews
Bread Alley Bakery • $$
1250 5th St NE, Washington

Customers` Favorites

Wheat-Rye Sourdough Boule

“The bread at this place is simply amazing! Freshly baked with a perfect texture and flavor. The surrounding area is also lovely, making it a nice spot to visit. The shop itself is small, the prices are a bit on the higher side. Overall, a good experience if you're a bread lover!“

4.6 Superb65 Reviews
Pluma by Bluebird Bakery Bakery • $
391 Morse St NE, Washington

Customers` Favorites

Pistachio Almond Croissant
Quiche of the Day Slice
Chocolate Croissant
Butter Croissant
Breakfast Sammy
Sourdough Bread
Morning Buns

“Lovely little spot with wonderful selection. When you walk in you can smell the freshly baked goods as everything is made here in house. For this trip, I arrived just in time for Pain Suisse ! Imagine flaky layers that crunch when you bite into the Pastry.Wanted to try their pistachio croissant for awhile and today was the day. It does not disappoint... Good balance of pistachio paste and buttery croissant dough.Their cortado is perfectly balance milk-coffee ratio as well!!“

4.4 Superb93 Reviews
Seylou Bakery Bakery • $
926 N St NW Suite A, Washington

Customers` Favorites

Chocolate Almond Croissant
Whole Wheat Croissant
Chocolate Croissant
Savory Monkey Bread
Friday Night Pizza
Croissant Integral
Savory Pastries
Raspberry Tart
Cinnamon Roll
Fruit Pastry

“Really nice bakery/mill.Unfortunately no plugs or wifi to work but a really nice spot for fresh, healthy breads and a nice setting.When I first walked in they were brewing fresh chai and I could smell the spices. Unfortunately the concentrate wasn't as spicy as it smelled but was still good.They even have a picture where they source their grain and dairy, and sugar and other products from.Overall great experience and will be back.“

4.3 Superb88 Reviews
SakuSaku Flakerie @ Cleveland Park Bakery • $
3417 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington

Customers` Favorites

Pistachio Chocolate Croissant
Za'Atar Gruyere Croissant
Pistachio Croissant
Black Sesame Roll
Pain Au Chocolat
Kouign Amman

“We couldn’t resist! Everything was delicious and unique! My son’s favorite was the strawberry cream filled pastry and mine are the black sesame bun (not pictured, devoured) and the tahini cookie AND the truffle and ham pastry. Parking at the National Building Museum where their pop-up is was easy! Seriously, you’ve GOT to give their pastries a try!“

4.3 Superb81 Reviews


maman Cafe • $
1353 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington

Customers` Favorites

Maman's Nutty Chocolate Chip Cookie Copy
From Paris to NY Style Cheesecake
Pistachio Chocolate Croissant
Smoked Salmon Salad and Toast
Chocolate Almond Croissant
Elisa’S Breakfast Bowl
Smashed Avocado Tartine
Make Your Own Omelette
Pistachio Croissant
Pastry Assortment

“?Love this place! Pretty, woody, cozy, and surprisingly have plenty of seats Not a fan of the food, and the special drink (the lemonade on pic 1) is terrible.➡️The only thing I recommend is the weekend special (pic 2 left), and maybe the iced coffee latte“

4 Good133 Reviews
Sylvan Cafe Cafe • $
104 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington

Customers` Favorites

Ham and Cheese Croissant
Gluton Free Bagel
Almond Croissant

“They have a gluten free bagel that was pretty good! Not a big fluffy bagel but thr flavor was good. I asked if it was toasted on the same spot as the normal bagels and she told me it's toasted in a bag. The chai was alright, a little sweet for my taste.

Dietary restrictions: Gluten free bagel“

4.3 Superb46 Reviews
Bread Furst Bakery • $
4434 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington

Customers` Favorites

Petit Pain Au Chocolat and Croissant
Baguettes Baked Throughout the Day
Everything Bagel with Cream Cheese
Levain Country Loaf by the Pound
Classic American Cookies
Baguette Fleshly Made
Whole Wheat

“One of the best bakeries anywhere in the region. Amazing breads and pastries, decadent desserts, and delicious sandwiches and salads.“

3.9 Good154 Reviews
Baker’s Daughter Cafe • $$
1201 K St NW, Washington

Customers` Favorites

Bacon Egg & Cheese Biscuit with Sweet Pepper Jelly
Chef's Breakfast Sandwich with Gruyere Cheese
Chorizo and Egg Breakfast Burrito
Chef's Breakfast Sandwich
Dulce de Leche Brownie
Breakfast Sandwiches
Kale Pasta Salad
Sourdough Bread
Breakfast Tacos
Avocado Toast

“Our family ordered chef sandwich (well the reviews were so positive on that so had to get that), shakshouka, chocolate croissant, fruit cup, lemonade (they were out of all the other juice options), cappuccino and latte for our breakfast. Everyone loved their food. Atmosphere was great. The reason why im deducting one star is the chairs were uncomfortable. While the curvy look of the chairs might be good looking, function wise they weren’t well. Also, I didn’t like that they give coffee in to-go cups and utensils were for one-time use only. For some reason (I think because the vibe/image of the hotel the cafe belongs to), I would have expected the cafe to be more sustainability oriented.“

3.9 Good103 Reviews


maman Cafe • $
1300 4th St NE, Washington

Customers` Favorites

Maman's Breakfast Sandwich
Almond Chocolate Croissant
Smashed Avocado Tartine
Everything Croissant
Maman S Sandwiches
Pain Au Chocolat

“Maman is very tasty and I love coming here but.. this happened. Needless to say I was a little disappointed I had to fight my food today in a dangerous way. Unfortunately, my turned my sandwich turned into a salad. The salad was mid, I’m sure it would have been better as a sandwich lol. Please don’t do this anymore Maman.“

3.8 Good108 Reviews
Ravenhook Bakehouse Bakery • $$
Production Kitchen only. No store, 1228 Mt Olivet Rd NE, Washington

“Always enjoy picking up Ravenhook’s baguettes, sourdough, cookies, croissants and a variety of other baked goods when I go to Mosaic’s Farmers Market on Sundays. The staff are always helpful and informative and the bread is always delicious and baked well - nice crunchy crust with a soft inside.“

4.2 Good24 Reviews
Altani Gelato & Coffee Ice Cream Shop • $
202 M St SE, Washington

“Some of the best Gelato I've ever had!!!!!!! 10 out of 10!!! Amazing. Truly a treat. I usually ride my bike and get the to-go bigger sizes for later. The flavor selection is varied and the flavor is outstanding. It's also right next to a great NYC style Pizza spot. Don't sleep on Altani Gelato & Coffee!!!!“

3.7 Good15 Reviews
Milk Bar Dessert • $
1525 15th St NW, Washington

Customers` Favorites

And Butterscotch
Compost Cookie
Birthday Cake
Cake Truffles
Milk Bar Pie
Corn Cookie
Crack Pie

“I saw Christina on an episode of Chef's Table, and her story was inspiring and her food looked amazing. So when I was planning my trip to DC last summer, and I learned there was a Milk Bar location there, I got really excited. So on the way out, the day closest to my birthday, I stopped in and picked up the order I pre-ordered online, the Milk Bar Sampler.I chose the Sampler, because it had a little bit of everything! A slice of the pie, two three-packs of cake pop truffle balls, and six cookies. Excellent. I mentioned the pre-order, by the way, because I definitely recommend going that route if you come here. They were definitely understaffed, the line out the door did not move at an efficient pace, and I heard that many of the orders at the front of the line were sold out. So, heads up.As for the food itself, the pie was heaven. The Crack Pie (I know the real name) was so soft and unctuous and was just the perfect amount of sweetness. I would recommend getting a whole version of this every time. The truffle balls and the cookies were also good. Less above average than the Pie, but still very good.The second best thing in the sampler was the Compost Cookie (The original sweet and salty kitchen sink cookie, with chocolate chips in a deep vanilla base, plus Milk Bar’s five recommended food groups: pretzels, potato chips, graham crackers, coffee, oats, and butterscotch). So if you come, get the whole pie and a six pack of this cookie. Done.Overall, this place was really good. The hype and the marketing probably gets it tons and tons of business. I really enjoyed it, and I will probably come back the next time I'm within 25 miles of another one.“

3.5 Good151 Reviews