Cookies, Cakes, and Kronuts—19 Bakeries Worth Taking the Long Way Home for
If you are looking for a sweet treat to get you through the week or a memorable dessert for your next party, there is no shortage of great local bakeries to choose from. With more coming on the scene (like Blossom Café & Bakery and The Wandering Cup), towns all around the county have you covered with creative confectioners whipping up delectable desserts right in your own backyard. Some of the most creative desserts in the county may be right under your nose.
Whether you are looking for a traditional sweet treat or a unique spin on a classic, these bakeries have a multitude of sweet treats for you to try. Take a peek inside these sweet spots from around the county.
35 N. Main St., Belmont
Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Representing over 150 small businesses, Belmont's Specialty Food is a small family business located next to city hall in downtown Belmont. Make any occasion a little more special with their locally made macarons, cookies, and milkshakes. While you are there, ask about their catering options.
2101 S. New Hope Rd., Gastonia
Wednesday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thursday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
For a classic taste you will love, visit Berry’s Bakery in Gastonia for your cookie, cake, and pie needs. This family-owned bakery’s secret recipe includes: traditional family recipes, love and passion. Stop in for a sweet treat or fill an order request for your next event.
101 E. Virginia Ave., Bessemer City
Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
200 E. Main St., Cherryville
Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Friday 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Butter Me Up Cakes and Catering is here to make your day more memorable with their specialty decorated cookies, cupcakes, and cakes. Support this local business by checking out their new store-front in Cherryville.
120 W. Trade St., Dallas
Wednesday 3 p.m.-7 p.m.; Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Next to the new Sammy's Restaurant and Pub in downtown Dallas, Cake Me Away Bakery is on a mission to make the world a little sweeter. Join them on this mission by indulging in any of their specialty cupcakes, cookies, bars, or truffles at their new storefront in Dallas. With their long list of flavors and sizes, you'll want to add this bakery as one of your stops on the way home just to try them all.
176 S. Chester St., Gastonia
Wednesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
From chocolate-covered rice Krispy treats, pretzels, or Oreos to 10-inch cakes with gluten-free options, Ellie Mae's Bake Shop in Gastonia is here for your baked goods needs. These made from scratch sweets are one of a kind and just what you need to get you through a tough week. Order ahead for specialty cakes and cupcakes at your next event.
132 W. Virginia Ave., Bessemer City
Monday-Thursday, 12 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; Friday 12 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; Saturday 12 p.m.-6:30p.m.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this Bessemer City favorite, serving up everything you love about ice cream from waffle cones to dippin' dots and even banana splits. But, that's not all. Homemade baked goods are also on the menu at Elo Sweets and Goodies with their sea salt caramel cheesecake, Oreo truffles, and lemon bars. Stop by to see (and smell) for yourself.
2516 E. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia
Monday-Saturday, 6 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday 6 a.m.-3 p.m.
Since 2017, El Sombrero Bakery has offered authentic Columbian Cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Grab your favorite Gabriel Garcia-Marquez novel and stop in for one of their classic milhojas. You can find this amazing treat, along with a counter full of other savory and sweet Colombian goodies, at El Sombrero Bakery.
7 S. Main St., Belmont
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Looking for a taste of Europe in your own backyard? You’ll want to spend some time in The Everyday Market, located across from Stowe Park in Belmont. Each made-from-scratch dessert is paired with an exceptionally brewed cup of coffee, ready to become your weekly pick-me-up.
123 Main St., McAdenville
Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
137 8th Ave., Cramerton
Monday-Friday 6 a.m.-9p.m.; Saturday 7 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
Floyd and Blackies Bakery is located in Downtown McAdenville. Baking services include fresh sweets and customized cakes made daily by hand in-house. Bring the bakery to your home or event with their delectable catering options. Only the best ingredients cross the kitchen at Floyd and Blackies. Pastries aren’t the only thing on display, those mouth-watering smells are customized by professional bakers. Two locations mean twice the fun, give them a visit next time you're in Cramerton.
Growing a baking empire, The French Cookie Bakery operates as an to-order baking company, setting up shop at the occasional pop-up market. From cakes to macarons, The French Cookie Bakery is not only a sight to see but a joy to eat.
106 E. First St. Unit B,, Lowell
Monday 7 a.m.-2 p.m.; Tuesday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday 7 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Make the visit for a sweet treat and stay for the great smell of freshly roasted coffee. Fryeday Coffee Roasters, located in downtown Lowell, offers unique flavors of macarons, specialty cakes, French pastries, and kronuts. Not to mention their art shows and nights of live music by the fire.
201 E Franklin Blvd., Gastonia
Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
For an elegant look at your next event, consider the specialty cakes and cupcakes at Guilty Pleasures Catering and Bakery. With a passion for perfection, this bakery has been serving Gastonia since 2008. Peruse their list of flavors, shapes, and sizes, before scheduling a consultation and tasting session in their newly remodeled storefront. Don't forget to pick up a "guilty" treat while you're at it.
4 N. Main St., Belmont
Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Snack like the coffee enthusiasts in Belmont, by pairing one of the unique coffee creations at Mugshots Coffee and Tea with one of their fresh baked goods. From muffins to vegan coffee cake, to specialty frosted cookies, Mugshots will not disappoint you or your sweet tooth.
108 S. Main St., Mount Holly
Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Add a bit of sweetness to your day with Queen Bee’s Bakery in Mount Holly. This award-winning bakery offers freshly baked goods in a variety of flavors, including apple pecan, blueberry lemonade, and cherry limeade. If that isn’t crazy enough for you, ask about their pickle cupcakes.
3078 E. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia
Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sugarlicious Bakery has something for everyone in every size. Whether you’re looking for homemade macarons, a dozen artisanal cupcakes, or even a single slice of cake, Sugarlicious Bakery has it all. Bring the fun to your next party by filling out a custom order today.
7 N Main St., Belmont
Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Treat yourself today with one of Belmont's own Twisted Sugar's custom cookies. Flavors are made fresh in-store daily with only the tastiest ingredients. Stick to the classics or take your spoon on the adventurous side with their fan-favorite flavors, including Cookies & Cream, Swizzle Sugar, and Lemon Raspberry Sugar. There are no tongue twisters here only delicious cookies.
116 E Main St., Cherryville
Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m-5:30 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Victoria-Cole Gifts and Collectibles is a one-of-a-kind store located in Cherryville. More than just a bakery, Victoria Cole offers home decor and clothing for all seasons. While you are enjoying their collection of printed shirts, jewelry, and handmade coffee mugs, don't forget to pick up a sweet treat from their selection of truffles and caramels. Of course, you will not want to miss out on your chance to grab one of their highly acclaimed chocolate bombs (marshmallows included).
900 South Fork Village Dr., No. G2, Belmont
Tuesday-Friday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Located inside A Little Bit of Art, this coffee shop and bakery was born by combining a love for art with a love for coffee. The Wandering Cup partners with local small businesses to provide their customers with fresh, homemade baked goods and pastries. It’s the perfect place to add a creative spark to your date-night or simply grab a unique, handcrafted dessert on your way home from work.