Baking is an art and a science, especially when it comes to baking in Colorado. Due to Colorado’s high altitude, baking takes patience and experience here in the colorful state. Whether you are looking for the perfect ciabatta, a beautifully-decorated wedding cake, a buttery croissant or fresh-baked cookies, you’ll find it in Colorado. These 10 best bakeries in Colorado are sure to satisfy.
Located in Denver, Babette’s Artisan Bread features crafted, artisan bread and delectable French pastries. Owned by a husband-and-wife duo, Babette’s has been pleasing customers since 2013. You are sure to get a handmade baked good with top-notch ingredients and incredible taste at Babette’s Artisan Bread.
This cute and cozy bakery in Denver offers donuts, croissants, gourmet cakes and even sandwiches that are all vegan. None of the items at Beet Box have eggs, butter or cream, but their delicious baked goods would have you think otherwise. As if Beet Box couldn’t get any better, whatever the bakery doesn't sell it donates to local charities.
The owner of this Denver bakery is known as a bread-baking aficionado. With an extensive background in the culinary industry, his bakery, City Bakery Café, has become an immediate success since its opening in April 2014. Buy the café’s most notable goods, such as the sourdough bread, the legendary ciabatta roll or even a beer pretzel. The large bakery has plenty of seating and even offers a sandwich menu.
Headquartered in Fort Collins, Mary’s Mountain Cookies produces some of the best cookies in Colorado. If you have a hankering for a unique cookie, possibly with marshmallow or dipped in chocolate, Mary’s is the place to go. Mary’s Mountain Cookies has locations in Fort Collins, Loveland and Broomfield.
Visiting Trompeau Bakery is like traveling to a Parisian cafe. The bakery’s owner, Pascal Trompeau, has a strong history in baking, as both his father and grandfather were bakers in France. Trompeau even attended baking school there too. Expect the perfect French baked goods, such as baguettes, boules, macarons and remarkable croissants.
Find beautiful cakes and Peruvian treats at this Denver bakery. Azucar’s owner is from Peru and has pleased customers for years with her South American recipes. When at Azucar Bakery, try the flaky orejitas or the sweet alfajores with dulce de leche.
This Dutch bakery in Colorado Springs has won numerous awards since its opening in 1999. These baked goods are made in-house from the owner’s own recipes, who is a fourth-generation baker. Enjoy not only breads but also incredible pastries and wedding cakes, especially their Bavarian crème-filled goodies.
Gateaux Pastries in Denver features artistically crafted cakes for any occasion, and cupcakes and cookies so good you can’t have just one. This gorgeous bakery has made a name for itself by offering award-winning pastries and cakes. If you are seeking a one-of-a-kind cake crafted with care, Gateaux Pastries is the perfect place.
Boulder Baked has been pleasing Boulderites for years. Find a variety of baked goods at Boulder Baked from decadent pastries to pot pies. The cookies are baked to order, so you will always receive a fresh batch of cookies at Boulder Baked. This bakery also offers a variety of vegan and gluten-free options.
Denver Bread Company has been making topnotch breads made with whole foods since 1994. Feel good about purchasing from Denver Bread Company because many of the breads’ ingredients come straight from Colorado farms, and the company even donates bread to charities in need.