Helena Bakeries and Cafés

By Annette Jamieson

Fresh bread, crisp pastries and frosted cakes. Who doesn’t love visiting a bakery? Helena has plenty of delicious bakeries with hand-crafted baked goods to satisfy your sweet tooth! Step into any of the top five Bakeries and gaze across the counter to see beautifully displayed layer cakes, pies and the aroma of fresh baked bread. Loyal customers return time and again for these delicious treats. You’ll be sure to find any of these charming bakeries a real treat so try them for yourself!

Grateful Bread Bakery and Café

Located on Rodney Street, the Grateful Bread is conveniently located close to downtown. Their coffee is something to be grateful for and tasty treats to pair you’re your coffee! Everything is made from scratch, from breakfast burritos to salads and sandwiches. Customers rave about how delicious their products are. Grab a loaf of bread on your next coffee stop!

The Dive Bakery & Café

Kickstart your morning with freshly prepared baked goods and a great cup of coffee! The Dive Bakery is centrally located a couple blocks from the capital. They have great scones, cookies and terrific sandwiches made to order for lunch. You can sit downstairs or outdoors on their small patio. If you love cinnamon rolls, then this is the bakery for you!

Sunflower Bakery

If you are on the West Side of town, a must stop for a cup of joe on the go is the Sunflower Bakery. They specialize in naturally leavened breads and from-scratch baked goods using local and organic ingredients. Also seeded rye, honey oat, classic sourdough, multigrain, and sourdough baguettes. Sourdough cinnamon rolls, maple pecan rolls, babka and almond brioche. If you love a good loaf, you won’t want to miss this gem of a bakery.

Vanilla Bean Bakery & Café

The Vanilla Bean is located the heart of the Capital City’s Historic Midtowne District. If you love to pair your coffee with a decadent dessert, then here is your coffee shop! The Vanilla Bean become known for their “start your day breakfast pastries”, “comforting lunches”, and “delicious desserts” for any occasion. Baking is their passion and creating beautiful, delicious desserts that will be sure to put a smile on your face!

Park Avenue Bakery

This adorable, quaint bakery specializes in European breads, breakfast pastries, and decadent desserts, along with delicious lunch items and espresso drinks. Their earl grey chocolate cake is sure to be a hit for all chocolate lovers!

Cotton-Top Pastries

Cotton-Top Pastries is a small-batch bakery that specializes in handcrafted, seasonally inspired French pastries, pies, bespoke cakes, and cookies. Ingredients and supplies are sourced with care and purchased locally wherever possible. The salted caramel roll and cruffins are delectable!

Crumbl Cookies

Opening March 31st in Helena! Crumbl Cookies are amazing! Their weekly rotating menu has four different specialty flavors to taste and enjoy! Definitely try their famous milk chocolate chip and chilled sugar cookies which are always available!