7. Insomnia Cookies
This late-night bakery is for those who crave warm, gooey cookies at 1am and don’t feel like venturing out to retrieve them. Insomnia has a speedy delivery service that makes eating cookies the easiest thing possible. Centered right in the heart of downtown Madison, they can deliver their delicious cookies anywhere across the isthmus. But don’t forget to order a glass of milk on the side!
8. Madison Sourdough
This bakery is another french inspired shop with a gourmet breakfast, lunch fare, and a coffee bar with a wide selection. If you want something a little more outlandish, their red-eye gravy biscuits are a dish worth salivating over. Looking for the perfect wedding cake? Madison Sourdough is also especially known for catering such joyous events, and have been doing so for the past decade. This bakery truly has it all and is definitely worth trying out.
9. Gigi’s Cupcakes
Gigi’s offers some of the best gourmet cupcakes in Madison, as well as cookies stuffed to the brim with frosting. Wanting something gluten-free? Well, Gigi’s can certainly accommodate. Want something chocolatey? Their Midnight Magic Chocolate Cupcake is one of the best cupcakes I’ve ever had. This cupcake is baked with devil’s food cake with chocolate chips baked inside it, and then topped with chocolate buttercream and sprinkled with chocolate chips. Another personal favorite would be the classic strawberry cheesecake cupcake. Absolutely divine. And affordable! What more could you ask for?
10. Lakeview Bakery & Deli
One of the hidden gems in Madison, Lakeview Bakery & Deli has a wide selection of your basic baked goods, but at a super affordable price that you can’t beat. This bakery is the perfect place to sit down with a good book while eating a slice of their infamous strawberry cream cake.
11. Stella’s Bakery
Stella’s bakery is a unique little shop on the eastern side of Madison, Wisconsin. It is conveniently located one mile north of our famous Capital City Trail. And what perfect way to end a hike than by stopping in for a baked good as a reward? I know if I had just gotten done walking up a storm, all I’d want is something sweet to fill my stomach. But then again, that’s just me. Stella’s bear claws, cherry danishes, and spinach Empanadas will sure to fill you up in no time. Not to mention their spicy cheese bread is absolutely to die for.
12. Bloom’s Bake Shop
Last but not least on our list, we have the lovely Bloom’s Bake Shop! The second you walk into Bloom’s you’ll come to feel right at home. The staff is never anything but friendly and will do everything in their power to ensure you get the right dessert to meet your needs. They have everything from peanut butter cookies and birthday cakes to their bacon stuffed donuts and biscuit sandwiches. At Bloom’s, you’ll certainly never go hungry!