Calories don’t exist when you’re on vacation, right? One of the simplest pleasures when travelling is sampling the local cuisine, especially when it comes to indulging in desserts, sweets, and pastries. Nowhere is this more true than in Bucharest, which boasts no shortage of pastry shops. Here are five bakeries in Bucharest that cater to any craving, salty or sweet!

1. Mara Mura

Mara Mura is a whimsical bakery that will charm you from the moment you walk inside. This beautiful café and pastry shop will take you back to your childhood tea parties, complete with quaint china and teacups. Mara Mura crafts a wide variety of cakes and pastries which are perfectly accompanied by the tasty cup of coffee. Customers especially love enjoying their sweet treats and drinks on the bakery’s terrace when the weather allows. With just one bite you’ll understand why Mara Mura is one of the top bakeries in Bucharest.

Address: Strada Benjamin Franklin 5
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 10:00 – 22:00

2. Bread & Spices

At Bread & Spices, the name says it all. Fresh bread, delicious pastries, and traditional Romanian cakes are what bring people in, but customers soon discover that this café has so much more to offer. A full breakfast menu, perfect for brunch, or a tempting lunch menu that’s quite cheap for the generous portion sizes. The atmosphere inside is welcoming and friendly, and Bread & Spices also has a lovely terrace for outdoor seating when the weather is nice.

Address: intersectie écu Str. Zagazului, Șoseaua Pipera 4
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 8AM – 8PM / Sunday 8AM – 7PM

3. Pain Plaisir

Pain Plaisir is for all the bread lovers in the Romanian capital, and one of the best bakeries in Bucharest for breads and sandwiches. It’s a fantastic option for breakfast, lunch, or an afternoon snack. It’s another bakery with a French influence, so the croissants and pastries are especially good. Locals stop by daily for fresh bread and baked goods, and also to enjoy the cozy and welcoming atmosphere.

Address: Strada Barbu Delavrancea 1
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 8:00 – 20:00 / Sunday 8:00 – 15:00

4. Brutăria cu Maia

Brutăria cu Maia is a bakery that serves up healthy, delicious bread made from top-quality ingredients. This bakery came about because of the want to preserve traditional, Romanian recipes while ensuring a healthy, tasty product. Brutăria cu Maia prides itself on its natural breads that go through a fermentation process that helps the dough to maintain its nutrients and beneficial properties. In addition to breads, you can also choose from a variety of sweet and savory cakes and pies made with the same high level of ingredients.

Address: Strada Maior Câmpeanu Alexandru 42
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 10:00 – 20:00 / Saturday 9:00 – 14:00
Closed on Sundays

5. Zoomserie

One of the best bakeries in Bucharest for cakes in Zoomserie, a wonderful place to meet with friends for a chat, coffee and dessert. The varieties of cakes and pastries are astounding, and will leave you wondering what to choose first. You can get cake by the slice, or a whole cake to take away. Zoomserie also has snack options, which include savory pastries and sandwiches. The café is always warm and welcoming which keeps bringing happy customers back day after day.

Address: Strada Sfânta Vineri 23
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 – 22:00 / Weekends 9:00 – 22:00

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