The Best Bakeries in Clifton, New Jersey

The Best Bakeries in Clifton, New Jersey

February 20, 2020

Residents of Clifton, New Jersey know that our community has a diverse population that is welcoming to all. The community is well-known for being family-friendly. One thing that really makes Clifton stand out is our local bakeries. Our bakeries are as diverse as our residents, so no matter what type of tasty treat you're looking for, you can certainly find it right here. As your local jewelers, we have enjoyed several of the sweet treats Clifton's bakeries have to offer. Here's our list of the top 10 bakeries in Clifton, New Jersey:

1. Styertowne Bakery

Stytertown Bakery in Clifton New Jersey

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Styertowne Bakery first opened their doors in 1949 and have been defining what's delicious ever since. While the world has certainly changed quite a bit in the time they have been open, their dedication to creating fresh, great-tasting treats has endured the test of time. Styertowne Bakery is a local favorite that prides itself on being a place where customers come first and the products are fresh. The bakery's owners are proponents of giving back to the community and donate a large portion of their proceeds to cancer research, autism awareness, the homeless, local schools, churches, and fire and police departments.

They are best known for their world-famous crumb cakes that have been voted the best in New Jersey for four years in a row. Styertowne Bakery also offers custom cakes, pies, danishes, strudels, stuffed bread, soups, and more. Their products are all made from scratch, are trans fat-free, and baked in-house. They also offer a full selection of sugar-free baked goods.

2. Mr. Cupcakes

If you're looking for great-tasting cupcakes that come in a wide variety of flavor offerings, Mr. Cupcakes is the place to go. Mr. Cupcakes is a local favorite that was featured in Food Network's On the Road. Over the years, Mr. Cupcakes has been honored with awards such as Health and Life Mag's Best Restaurants in Bergen County and Best of Bergen in 2017, The Golden Popsicle Award and Best Business of Clifton Award in 2015, and Jersey Choice Best of New Jersey Food and Drink 2011-2014.

Mr. Cupcakes offers over 40 different cupcake flavors in standard, mini, and jumbo flavors. They also have gluten-free options. If you need your cupcakes in a hurry, they will deliver your pre-paid order curbside to your car. If you're looking for a unique fundraising idea, Mr. Cupcakes fundraisers are sure to delight.

3. Pink Petal Cakes

While Pink Petal Cakes is best known for its beautiful and delicious custom cakes, this bakery also has a comfortable cafe where you can enjoy a fresh cup of coffee and desserts made from scratch. They make luxurious cakes customized to your celebration's theme for all occasions, including weddings, baby showers, birthday parties, and more.

 They also offer custom cake pops, cupcakes, and cookies to match your cake and complete your sweets table at every celebration. With their same-day pick-up available for orders made on the phone in the morning, you never need to have another celebration without a delicious custom cake.

4. Gourmet Desserts

Gourmet Desserts is proud to be a Kosher-certified bakery serving cakes, muffins, brownies, tarts, cookies, croissants, scones, pies, danishes, and strudels. If you're looking to indulge in a delicious dessert on your own, you can order one of their individual-sized desserts.

5. Lakeview Bakery

Located on busy Lakeview Avenue, this bakery offers tasty treats at economical prices. Lakeview Bakery makes custom cakes, cheesecakes, cannolis, fresh rolls and bread, cakes, cookies, cupcakes, apple turnovers, and pies.

6. Clifton Bagels

Clifton Bagels is a great spot to visit for breakfast, lunch, or a snack in between. They offer a wide variety of bagels and gourmet bagel spreads to choose from. If you come in after 3 p.m. and buy six bagels, you will get six additional bagels for free. Their fresh bakery items also include muffins, brownies, cookies, croissants, crumb cake, and pound cake. For breakfast they offer several breakfast sandwiches, egg platters, french toast, and pancakes. For lunch, they offer delicious paninis, salads, fresh wraps, sandwiches, and soups.

7. Francesca's Bakery

Francesca's Bakery truly believes that local is better, so they get most of their ingredients from local farmers. This results in fresher and tastier products, including croissants, pies, crumb coffee cakes, scones, muffins, strudels, homemade granola, brownies, cookies, and more. You can order baked goods to go, eat in their store-front cafe, or pick up your favorite baked goods from one of their booths at local farmers' markets around town.

8. Macondo Colombian Kitchen

Macondo Colombian Kitchen is well-known for its empanadas, but they also have a wide variety of other baked goods to choose from. They pride themselves on offering authentic Colombian cuisines for breakfast, lunch, and desserts that taste delicious. Their menu includes products such as arepas, calentados, tamals, papa rellena, yuca frita, flan, tres leches, acemas, suspiros, croissants, and more.

9. Hornitos Bakery

Hornitos Bakery and Restaurant prides itself on offering authentic Latin taste in an environment that makes you feel at home. Besides its empanadas and other fresh bakery goods, Hornitos is a dine-in or carry-out restaurant offering Latin cuisines for breakfast, appetizers, lunch, and fast food. Their menu includes local favorites such as acemas, corazones, croissants, suspiros, tamals, arepas, churrasco, sandwiches, soups, and more.

10. Taskin Bakery

Located in nearby Paterson, New Jersey, Taskin Bakery is a family-owned and operated bakery that primarily focuses on baking traditional, premium handmade Turkish breads, pastries, and desserts. All of their products are handmade, baked in brick ovens, and Kosher and Halal certified. Their breads are all cholesterol, sugar, and fat-free, making them as nutritious as they are delicious. Their Turkish Pride Bread won the bronze award in the Baked Goods Specialty Food Association's Sofi Awards in 2019.

After grabbing some tasty treats in the area, come by and visit Unique Gold and Diamonds to browse our wide selection of vintage and custom jewelry. Whether you want to sell your jewelry, have your jewelry repaired, get a new watch battery, or design a new custom piece, we are your local jewelers.