Who doesn’t love a delicious cookie, cupcake or slice of cake. Freshly baked with the best ingredient, these sweet yummies are the ultimate splurge. Here are the top five bakeries in Atlanta that are worthy every caloric bite.
1 The Cookie Studio
A decadent selection of freshly baked cookies, cupcakes and bars, The Cookie Studio always has a melt-in-your-mouth variety of goodies. Owner Barbara O'Neill has the magic touch because each cookie has the perfect crisp outside with a divinely chewy inside. My personal favorites are Katie's Thumbprints, which are a buttery goodness (aka butter cookie) rolled with walnuts and filled with black raspberry jam. Problem is: stopping at one is nearly impossible. And, a portion of each purchase is donated to the Atlanta Day Shelter for Woman and Children.
30 Pharr Road Atlanta, GA 30305
A European-style bakery and market with decadent hand-crafted selection of desserts including pies, cookies, tarts, cakes, pastries and breads. They have an assortment of goodies that are perfect for an afternoon treat along with whole cakes and pies available for order. And if you are interested in their heavenly pumpkin and apple pies for your Thanksgiving feast, you better order soon.
1394 N. Highland Ave Atlanta, GA 30306
3 Highland Bakery
From fresh bagels and half pound muffins to oatmeal cookies and cakes that look like sculptures, Highland Bakery has it all. And they mill their own chemical free grains so you can rest assured the finished items taste fresh and delish. It's the cakes though, that really take the prize here. Whatever you want, the artist/ pastry chef can create it. And these award-winning designs taste just as good as they look.
655 Highland Ave NE #10 Atlanta, GA 30312
A great place to meet your friends for coffee and a devilishly apple fritter or cheese Danish. From freshly baked breads (which are great on their deli sandwiches as well) and croissants to donuts, cakes and cookies, the bakery is heaven. Also a great place to pick up some treats for a dinner party or birthday. Try one of the miniature French pastries (which require a 24-hour notice) and get a dozen of your bite-sized faves like tiny pecan tarts, fruit tarts, chocolate crème puffs and caramel eclars.
61 Irby Ave NW Atlanta, GA 30305
5 Star Provisions
The best ingredients and baked goods in town. This Westside market bakery and deli are amazing with cupcakes, cookies and meringues baked fresh daily. Must try specialty items: pretty much everything.
1198 Howell Mill Rd. Atlanta, GA 30318