1. Greenbush Bakery
This family-owned bakery has been a staple in Madison, Wisconsin since 1966. Unlike most bakeries that close at five, Greenbush is open until midnight most days of the week. If you’re looking for someplace with quick and friendly service and great doughnuts and danishes, Greenbush Bakery is the place to visit. We all know downtown parking can be a bit of a pain sometimes, but Greenbush thankfully has a designated parking lot just behind their building. Oh, and it’s free! Could you ask for a better deal?
2. Batch Bakehouse
If you are searching for a french inspired bakery with croissants to die for, Batch Bakehouse is the place for you. They serve specialized baguettes, cheese Ficelles, artisanal loaves of bread, and more! The moment you walk in, you’ll feel as if you’ve suddenly traveled to a patisserie in the heart of Europe. Some must trys if you pay them a visit would be the ham and gruyere croissant, their mini butter cake, and the triple threat cookie!
3. Asian Sweet Bakery
The treats within Asian Sweet Bakery are some of the best eastern delicacies in Madison. If you want a truly authentic Chinese dessert, you will not be disappointed if you stop in. Their red bean sweet rolls are on a whole other next level, and their steamed/baked buns are nothing but delicious. Not to mention the excellent and friendly service!
4. Monona Bakery And Eatery
If you want something sweet and savory, come downtown to one of the best bakeries on the south side. Their menu varies from scrumptious European crepes to Costa Rican style tamales and tacos. If you want something more original, you can also enjoy a simple danish and coffee. Monona Bakery is located right next to one of the giant sparkling lakes that border downtown, so along with great food, you can also enjoy a great view!
5. Perkins Restaurant & Bakery
Pie, pie, and more pie! Perkins is especially known for its richly cream and fruit pies. From their basic cherry to their more extravagant peanut butter silk, the options are endless. There is also a portion of their dessert menu called “Ice Cream Dreams,” and the name couldn’t be more accurate. Their shakes and malts are also worth every penny. Order yourself a side of french fries and you’ve got yourself a meal worthy of championships.
6. La Concha
This bakery is not for those with small stomachs. La Concha is known for its locale Mexican bread and authentic pastries, as well as their colossal portions. Along with sweets, the can also serve you up chicken tortas and steak quesadillas. La Concha has an easy-going family-friendly environment that makes you never want to leave. And with all of the food available to you, why would you?