Biscuits doused with butter and cakes with colorful frosting… ooey-gooey brownies and cookies filled with chocolate chips. Although we believe you should #TreatYoSelf daily, the holidays are made special for indulgences. And where better to get your fill of all that is decadent + devilish than a bakeshop? Luckily, Columbia SC has an abundance of bakeries—sure to fulfill your every craving.
Nestled in the luxurious Devine Street District, Silver Spoon Bake Shop has been serving up artisan pastries, cakes, pies and desserts since 2013. Although most well-known for its salted caramel brownies (!!) and black pepper pimento cheese biscuits (!!!!!), Silver Spoon’s “Croissant Fridays” can be credited for stealing the hearts of locals + visitors alike. We recommend the brie, jam and almond croissant paired with a seat by the window.
Named after the owner’s nickname and her beloved French bulldog, Ally and Eloise serves all things sweet to Columbia visitors on Main Street and on Forest Drive. While famous for its “baby cakes”—a creative spin on petit fours—and swoon-worthy macarons, the menu is endless with cakes, cupcakes and cookies of all varieties. Grab whatever suits your fancy, to-go, and stroll along Main Street for the perfect afternoon in Columbia SC.
The aptly named French bakery treats its patrons to fluffy crepes and flakey croissants—both with sweet and savory varieties. The entrée crepes are named after countries around the world + stuffed accordingly—i.e. the “Italy” crepe is filled with Provence herbs marinated chicken, mozzarella and tomato. The croissant sandwiches make the perfect lunch, filled with fresh + surprising ingredients from smoked salmon to pimento cheese. This quaint creperie proves that it deserves our attention for more than just dessert (although we would eat a S’mores crepe for breakfast, lunch and dinner).
Situated at the peak of Columbia’s recently revitalized Main Street (and in Irmo!), Blue Flour Bakery is one of the city’s most well-known sugar factories. While the make-you-drool menu includes the bakery basics—muffins, cookies, cakes, etc.—the folks at Blue Flour create “what the dawn hours inspire”, so come prepared for daily and seasonal specials that’ll knock your socks off. Oh, and be sure to snag a signature latte on your way out.
Located in the eclectic Rosewood neighborhood of Columbia, Crust Bakehouse fills our bellies with warm scones, muffins, biscuits and freshly baked breads, along with cookies + other sweet treats, that are all made from scratch, daily. Need we say more? Because, honestly, is there really anything better than warm carbs? Get back to us if you think of something.
1. Cupcake for the cupcake land of your dreams + cake shakes (cupcakes blended with soft-serve... we know, we know. It's okay to cry).
2. Sweet Temptations for unforgettable cakes - whole or by the slice. Try the red velvet, it's famous.
3. Chocolate Nirvana for a slice of its namesake - a rich, flourless cake topped with chocolate ganache. Order the turkey apple brie sandwich if you're feelin' something savory.
4. Main Street Bakery for pineapple right side up cake (on Fridays) or to buy a gift for your bestie or boo.
For even more inspiration, you can browse all sweets and treats in Columbia SC on our website. Then search by region for the nearest sweet shop to you.