While living in Guangzhou, there is no shortage of amazing local sweets, desserts and baked goods, which count among the most popular baked goods in the entire country. Here is a list of some of the most popular places to get your bakery fix.
For Western style cakes and baked goods, ranging from pies and cakes to pastries, Chloe’s Bakery is the place to order from for delivery. They have a website and you can contact them online with regards to catering special events too, or visit one of their stores to place your order. They have received several awards from the local expat magazines.
Add: Unit 7-9, 1F, Building 3, District 4, Beiaoyilu, Nanguoalinpike Huayuan, Haixi Dadao, Panyu District, Guangzhou
Breads, Meats and Cheese
Formerly known as Boomerang Bakery, this Australian-owned café/bakery dishes out some of the best savory meat pies in the city. Not only limited to breads, Bread Meats Cheese also carries a grocery selection of deli meats, and cheeses (hence, the name) and imported beers and wines to complete your shopping experience. In consideration to those not having the time to cook, BMC provides prepackaged foods refrigerated and all ready to go.
Recommendations: Beef Brisket Sandwich on Foccacia, Lamingtons, and of course, the Meat Pies
180 Huasui Rd, Tianhe, Guangzhou
For those into organic ingredients, fear not, Guangzhou has you covered. This bakery serves up bread and croissants that are freshly baked, using only the best organic ingredients acquired from as close to Guangzhou as possible.
Add: 38 Jianshewulu, Yuexiu District, Guangzou
Simply Life Café
One of the most popular restaurant café’s in the city, this TaikooHui shop is small but is packed with customers all day, every day. The shop front showcases an impressive display of decadent tall desserts, cakes and pies and stacks of sweet pastries and bread buns. Not limited to just a bakery, Simply Life features a simple all-day menu of delicious hot sandwiches, pizzas and pastas. Due to the overall popularity of the place, many items tend to sell out quickly, so best to get there early!
Recommendations: Almond Croissant, Sweet Butter Knots, Spicy French Fries
Add: TianHe District TianHe Road 383, TaiGu Hui Plaza 3 Floor, Guangzhou
This bakery specialises in chocolate desserts, from cupcakes to cake and mousse. Not cheap but it isn’t always easy to get your chocolate fix in China. They literally sell everything that you can imagine that can be made using chocolate.
Add: F1 Xicheng Duhui, 8 Huangsha Dadao, Liwan District, Guangzhou