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Taste the Sweet Life: Best Bakeries in West Chester

July 21, 2016

If you’re anything like us, you believe that bread and pastries make the world go round. But not just anything baked will do. We’re talking about baked creations that are made fresh in actual bakeries. Fortunately, West Chester has several top-notch bakeries that offer fresh, made-from-scratch baked treats that will show you what happiness tastes like.


A display of baked goods from Carlino's - Makers & Purveyors of Artisan Food in West Chester, PA.

Carlino’s Specialty Foods

128 W Market St, West Chester, PA 19382

Walking Distance: 8 Minutes from Chestnut Square

Carlino’s Specialty Foods is a low-key establishment offering a selection of authentic gourmet Italian foods. Discover signature pasta and sauces, butcher meats and meatballs, a collection of over 40 olive oils from around the world, balsamic vinegars on tap, and, our absolute favorite, homemade Italian desserts! We encourage you to try the apple fragipane tart or the gluten-free toffee fudge bar.


Cupcakes by Dia Dolce in West Chester< PA

Dia Doce

100 S High St, West Chester, PA 19382

Walking Distance: 6 Minutes from Chestnut Square

If cupcakes are your weakness, then this award-winning cupcake shop will end you. Dia Doce is cupcake heaven, disguised as a cute little place on a corner.

You must try the brownie cupcake. It is absolutely divine. Also try the salted caramel, cookie dough, chocolate ganache, and all the other flavors! In other words, get ready to return to Dia Doce again and again to discover new favorites.



Chocolate dessert from La Baguette Magique in West Chester, PA

La Baguette Magique

202 W Market St, West Chester, PA 19382

Walking Distance: 9 Minutes from Chestnut Square

There is definitely something magical about La Baguette Magique. Their bread and pastries are fresh, light, buttery perfection. They use old French methods that make their creations marvelously authentic and delicious. We usually go for the chocolate mousse or fruit tarts, but there is more to love! Being a French bakery means they serve perfect croissants and quiches. You’ll end up trying to sample everything. Try to pace yourself.



Dessert Display at T’ever Cafe in West Chester, PA

T’ever Cafe

124 E Market St, West Chester, PA 19382

Walking Distance: 2 Minutes from Chestnut Square

If you want to enjoy strong coffee–and we mean STRONG–with your delicious, baked sweet treat, then stop by T’ever Cafe. You’ll find gourmet coffee, espresso, and bubble tea along with an assortment of baked goods, Thai skewers, salads, and soup and rice dishes. We’re partial to the triple chocolate cake and the caramel apple cheesecake, though.



Display filled with yummy Treats from Yori’s Church Street Bakery from Yori’s Church Street Bakery in West Chester, PA

Yori’s Church Street Bakery

15 N Church St, West Chester, PA 19380

Walking Distance: 6 Minutes from Chestnut Square

Yori’s Church Street has the best donuts. This little gem, located on a side street yet easy to find, has more to offer than just the world’s best donuts, though. Their cinnamon rolls and sticky buns are also to die for. This place is worth visiting for the smell alone.


If you love desserts as much as we do, you probably want to be as close to these sweet shops as possible. Good news: all of these wonderful bakeries are a short walk from Chestnut Square! Consider finding an apartment here, and you’ll easily be able to live the sweet life. Reach out to us today!