Man cannot survive on bread alone, they say, but clearly “they” have not yet discovered some of our city’s incredible artisan bread producers. Offering bread tasty enough to sustain any Capetonian for decades, Cape Town’s artisan bakers are indeed making the people of Cape Town fall in love with freshly baked bread all over again. If carbo-loading on fresh bread is your favourite past-time, then pay close attention. We’ve rounded up some of the best bread spots for you to try around Cape Town. And we’re not talking about the processed stuff here, the spots below offer nothing but high-quality, handcrafted bread that would make even the most devout banters cheat on their diet.

Loaves by Madame Baker – Salt River

Formerly known as Loaves on Long, Loaves by Madame Baker is now calling Salt River home. While they are well known for their delicious treats like bagels and croissants, it’s their scrumptious bread that brings all the boys to the yard. With everything from sourdough and rye to ciabatta on the menu, you’re bound to find a bread you adore at the bakery and eatery.

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Jason Bakery – Green Point & Bree Street

While Jason’s decadent doughssants are the bakery’s most well-known item, it’s the bread selection at Jason Bakery that really gets us excited. With everything from mosbolletjies to baguettes and sourdough on offer, you’ll be in bread heaven at this joint. Grab a loaf to enjoy at home or order a slice or two as part of a sandwich when eating in.

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Cassis – Newlands

Cassis has been supplying the suburbs with delicious, freshly baked bread for the last decade and is well worth the visit. Whether you’re popping in to grab one of their legendary country loaves or want to stay a while and enjoy a sandwich or a moreish savoury French toast, topped with bacon and roasted cherry tomatoes, there’s much deliciousness to be had at this quaint spot.

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Martin’s Bakery – Diep River

Yet another southern suburbs gem, Martin’s Bakery offers 12 different types of bread including focaccia, sweet potato, sourdough, ciabatta and seed loaf. Grab a loaf or stay a while and enjoy one of their famous sandwiches. The menu offers a wide variety of options but you can’t go wrong with the Italian salami and mozzarella or the roast chicken with curry-infused mayonnaise.

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Olympia Cafe – Kalk Bay

Ask anyone in Kalk Bay and surrounds, and they tell you that Olympia Cafe is somewhat of an institution in the area. The bread at this unassuming little spot is to die for and every morning you’ll find a queue of loyal locals, still rubbing the sleep from their eyes, waiting outside to get their hands on Olympia’s amazing bread and pastries.

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