7 Bakeries to Satisfy a Sweet Tooth
Nothing beats a warm pastry on a foggy fall morning. Whether you prefer a savory butter croissant, a sweet scone or a gooey cinnamon roll, there’s no better way to treat yourself this season than with a fresh-baked delicacy. And while Newport Beach may be known for its wild-caught seafood and cold-pressed juice shops, there are still plenty of places to indulge. With that said, we’ve rounded up seven of the best bakeries in town, so the next time your “carb” cravings kick in, you’ll know exactly where to go.
When it comes to baking, nobody does it quite like the French do. And Laurent Vrignaud brings true Parisian flair to Newport Beach with his authentic French cafe, Moulin. With a glass counter full of fresh pastries and classic plats du jour on the menu, you’ll fall in love with all the flakey goodness this bistro has to offer.
Coffee isn’t the only thing Java Bakery Café does well. This quaint coffee shop, located just across the bridge of Balboa Island, serves up a variety of cafe-style eats, including fresh-baked pastries and a full breakfast and lunch menu. Snack on offerings like breakfast bagels, breakfast burritos, smoothies, paninis, salads, soups, wraps and more!
C’est Si Bon’s dark-roasted coffee and assortment of Euro-style breads and pastries have attracted a flock of locals since its opening. Surfers typically stop here in the morning before catching some waves, but in the afternoon, you’ll find a well-heeled Newport-Mesa crowd in search of a leisurely afternoon brew. Be sure to try a slice of the bombe cake—a white and dark chocolate mousse creation covered with a rich chocolate shell!
Pandor Artisan Boulangerie & Café
Founded on family history, cherished recipes and exceptional ingredients, Pandor Artisan Boulangerie & Café is a haven for fresh-baked goods. This Newport Beach cafe specializes in authentic French artisan breads, viennoiseries, pastries, tartines, paninis and salads. Stop in for a full breakfast or a light lunch and enjoy the cozy ambiance of this local bakery!
New to the Lido Marina Village scene, Rye Goods is an organic bakery and deli specializing in sourdough, wild yeast and freshly milled heritage grains. Stop in for fresh-baked loaves and pastries, including croissants, scones and sesame, sourdough and apple cider bread. Be sure to also check out their seasonal menu for fall favorites like the vegan pumpkin muffin, apple turnover and peach snail—nutmeg pastry cream with Cali Farms peaches and glaze!
Tucked in the heart of Corona del Mar, Rose Bakery Cafe is a neighborhood nook with goods like pastries, sandwiches, coffee and smoothies. Snag a seat on the shady outdoor patio for a relaxing breakfast or leisurely lunch. And when it comes to ordering, we recommend one of their loaded breakfast burritos or buttermilk pancake platters, which come with two scrambled eggs, two slices of bacon and a sausage patty.
For those with a hearty sweet tooth, head to Balboa Island Baking Company on Balboa Island for one of their signature cinnamon rolls! These gooey treats are baked fresh daily from scratch, along with their muffins, scones and cookies. And those with allergies and food sensitivities can rejoice; Balboa Island Baking Company offers a variety of healthy items too that are gluten-free and vegan. Pro tip: kids love the whale-shaped sugar cookies!
Written By: Kaylin Waizinger