We’ve covered the best cafes and vegetarian restaurants in Brighton– but what about bakeries? Well, Brighton is home to some fantastic artisan eateries. From French patisserie to sourdough heaven, these are the best bakeries in Brighton that you knead to visit- no pun intended.

Flour Pot Bakery 

Flour Pot Bakery 
Source: The Flour Pot.co

Firstly, The Flour Pot Bakery is somewhat of an institution in Brighton and for good reason. Since opening its flagship store in Brighton’s Sydney Street back in 2014, the company has expanded across the city and into neighbouring Worthing. They have 10 stores to date and supply their products on a wholesale bases to businesses across Brighton and Hove. When it comes to food, each Flour Pot venue is a little different but artisan bread, sweet treats and great coffee is always guaranteed. What’s more, if you fancy tucking into something hot, then head to Flour Pot Fiveways for cooked brunch options or to the Beach venue for sourdough pizzas.

Flint Owl Bakery 

Next up, Lewes born Flint Owl Bakery recently opened up its first Brighton store in the heart of the North Laine. With an enticing selection of home baked breads, pastries and cakes to choose from, this independent bakery is definitely a contender for the best bakeries in Brighton. They also offer a selection of house-made salads and quiches that vary day to day. It’s the perfect spot for a catch up with friends or to get some much needed revision done.

GAIL’s Bakery

GAIL's Bakery
Source: Gails Bread.co

Following on, we have GAIL’s Bakery. Although not a Brighton brand, GAIL’s had to feature on our list. To date, GAIL’s has 79 bakeries in neighbourhoods in and around London, Oxford, Brighton and beyond. Since it’s a bigger chain, the quality is consistently good and it’s a foolproof option for a freshly made sandwich, soup or coffee and cake. Check out the specials list that changes seasonally.

Real Pattiserie 

Everyone in Brighton has heard of the Real Patisserie- and good reason. With a bakery in both Brighton and Hove, this Independent Brighton business makes exceptional bread that is served in cafes and restaurants across the city. However, it’s their patisserie that we rave about. From sweet almond croissants to fresh quiches sticky tart tatins; the quality rivals that of the places you’d find in Paris.

Julien Plumart 

Julien Plumart 
Source: Julien Plumart Instagram

Following on, run by award-winning Patisserie Master GBBO The Professionals finalist 2021, and  ‍hailed as serving the best macarons in town, Julien Plumart is next on our list. With its central location near the station, Julien Plumart is suited for dine in and takeaway. In fact, it’s a must visit for those wanting to tuck into handmade french patisserie and a great place to pick up a sweet treat for friends and family.


Lastly, Sugardough in the South Lanes had to make it on to our list of the best bakeries in Brighton. With venues in Brighton, Hove and it’s new pop-up in Shelter Hall Eatery, Sugardough is really making a name for itself. Its Brighton restaurant and bakery is open for brunch and lunch, serving modern British dishes with European and levant influences. They also bake a range of cakes, pastries and bread.

So, that’s a wrap for our picks of the bakeries in Brighton revealed. Where’s first on your list? Share your thoughts in the comments and let us know if you think of any other bakeries that you love!