There can’t be anything better in the foodie world than amazing freshly baked bread that you have not had to slave over. Happy days, because the artisan bread industry is bursting with creativity. There is an amazing array of talented bakers who lovingly share their creations with us. There is a lack of gluten free options at the moment, but we are hopeful they will come soon.
T&T TIP: Keep your bread in the freezer and heat it up whenever you need, it stays fresh, and this works for croissant and pain au chocolat too..
62 Havelock Rd, Colombo 05 (In PHO Vietnam)| Opening Hours: 8am-7pm | 0112 559 455
Their shop is a traditional French bakery with a sprinkling of Sri Lankan. They do a fantastic range of breads, from country loaves to maize bread. Their baguettes are outstanding; they have cleverly perfected the art of keeping them crisp on the outside, which is a talent in this humidity!! They also do beautiful dessert tarts and sweet and savory treats. We particularly love their chicken pies and brioche sausage rolls. Their croissants for us are the best in town; flaky and buttery and just the right texture. You can pre-order and have anything made for you on their menu. It’s brilliant for a party or dinner party.
Please note: they also deliver on Uber Eats, have a branch in Mount Lavinia and Rosemead Place (in Pho Vietnam)
Reid Ave, Colombo 07 | 077 276 4455
This bakery is one to watch. They deliver to Part Street Gourmet, Dolce Italia and The Good Market Shop, and you can also order online for delivery to your home. They have a fantastic range of breads, specializing in sourdough and brioche, and pride themselves on not using additives. This bakery is always experimenting with flavour combinations like raisin, cinnamon and treacle in sourdough or fancier combos like an apricot & Lavender brioche. They are all delicious. We applaud them.
461 Thimbirigasyaya Rd, Colombo 05 | Opening Hours: 7am-6pm (they close at 5pm on Saturdays and 2pm on Sundays) | 0112 058 792
One of the first, they used to be known as the German Bakery. They do excellent rye breads and seeded loaves which they can pre slice for you, which is great for sandwiches. They also have a café which does a fabulous German breakfast with all the trimmings you could want. They have a gluten free option too, if you pre order..
75a Kynsey Rd, Colombo 07 | Opening Hours: 8am-6pm (They close at 3pm on Sundays and are closed on Mondays) | 077 774 6654
You will often see them at the good market, but they now have their own store. Their focus is on sourdough in all different forms. Their turmeric bread is incredible. They will deliver to you, and you can ask for it to be sliced.
58A Horton Pl, Colombo 07 | Opening Hours: 9am-11pm (Open till 12am on weekend nights)
You will find wonderful homemade bread, kimbula rolls and spicy samosas inside the back frontage of the chocolatiers.