The Best Bakeries in Tijuana and North Baja

Updated: Aug 1


A woman's hand holding a chocolatin or pan au chocolat from bakery Atilier Sucre in La Cacho, Tijuana.

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Since I've started traveling in Baja California, I've made it my mission to discover all the best bakeries the state has to offer. With this mission nearly complete, I've put together a list of my favorite bakeries from Tijuana to Ensenada, that you should try the next time you visit Baja!


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Bakeries in Tijuana


Atelier Sucré in Col. Dávila

Atelier Sucré has been operating in Tijuana for a number of years as a high end bakery with distribution channels through local cafés and restaurants. In April 2022, all that changed as they opened their first brick and mortar café and bakery. It's filling a niche in the Tijuana café space, as this is one of only a few cafés in the city with a robust offering of house made french pastries. Atelier Sucré is known to produce one of the best croissants in Tijuana-it's flaky crispy and buttery, everything that you want! Look out for their caracola de guayaba or guava roll, a unique offering in the city. To drink, try one of their flavored affogatos. The vibe is bright, airy, Parisian and glamorous, with seating available inside and outside.

Open: 7am-8:30pm Monday - Saturday

8am-4pm Sunday

Gob. Ibarra 2365, Davila, 22040 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico

www.ateliersucre.mx

+52 664 207 7586


L'Abricot in Zona Urbana Rio

L'Abricot is a café bakery that specializes in cookies and desserts- think apricot cookies and fresh fruit tartlets. The vibe is very San Francisco neighborhood café, with vintage architectural details and antique furniture sprinkled around the space-more chic than cutesy. Keep L'Abricot in mind if you're in need of a special cake for a celebration as their offerings in this category are crowdpleasers to say the least. Stop by for a coffee and a sweet treat, or a full breakfast. Their chocolate mouse might be the richest one you’ve ever had. L'Abricot is typically chill enough to get some work done, so bring your laptop and make an afternoon of it.

Open: 9am-6pm Monday - Saturday

De las Ferias # 375, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana, 22034 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico

www.labricot.com

+52 664 634 0643


Clásica Panadería Artesanal in La Cacho

Opening in 2021, this classical Mexican bakery with a few French additions specializes in small batches of traditional Mexican breads enriched with butter rather than shortening. Expect a fun twist on the traditional, like their matcha flavored conchitas or pumpkin empanadas. They make seasonal treats throughout the year, like pan de muerto with fresh orange zest and rosca de reyes spiked with traditional toy babies. The "artesenal" in the name is not for show. They hand stretch their laminated pastry, which tend to include croissants, chocolatín / pain au chocolat and esnaimadas. Stop by for a slice of quiche and take a loaf of garlic rosemary sourdough home for dinner. The vibe is welcoming and warm, with bistro seating available outside.

Open: 8am-8pm Monday - Friday

8am-4pm Saturday

Closed Sundays

Av. Ensenada #2269-A, Col. Madero (Cacho), 22040 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico

+52 664 975 8703



Tahona Pan Artesanal in Calete

Tahona is purely a bakery operating in the traditional Mexican style. Grab the tongs and a tray and make your selections, before brining all your treats to the till to pay. They offer traditional Mexican breads and European specialties with more savory breads than sweet ones. Pan dulce, chocolatín, almond croissants, berry cheese danishes, dinner rolls, brioche buns, sandwich loaves and french bread are all on offer. Their laminated pastries sell out early so show up around noon to make sure you get one. Sourdoughs and baguettes are quite good here, though a slightly less crunchy crust than you might be used to, which caters to the local preference for softer breads.

Open: 8am-7:30 pm Monday - Friday

9am-4pm Saturday

Closed Sundays

Calete, 22044 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico

+52 664 632 4242



La Ventanita del Pan in La Cacho

This little bakery window has got to be the most creative bakery in the city. While their footprint is modest, their range of products is generous and always changing. A recent scroll of their Instagram shows: cronuts, apple pop tarts, nutella bread pudding, sesame chocolate chip cookies, mini chocolate pies, blackberry danish, Homer Simpson doughnuts, raspberry brownies, honey cheese danishes and almond berry croissants. The products are high quality and their flavor combinations are top notch. Stop by early and with an open mind and you will surely be pleased... as long as they're open! Their hours of operation can be confusing, with different times during the week for special order pickups. However, you should see a line for their walk up pasty window on:

Thursdays 10am-6pm

Saturdays 10am-2pm

Durango 2426, Col. Madero (Cacho), 22040 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico

https://www.laventanitadelpan.com


Panadería Conde Duque in Playas and Revolucíon

Panadería Conde Dunue has positioned itself as a "masa madre" aka sough dough bakery, so they're bit more about the crusty rustic loaves than the sweet treats. They offer a large variety of beautiful artisanal breads and a small quantity of pastries. Check out their sourdough focaccia (sweet and savory varieties), jalapeño cheddar sourdough loaf, sourdough whole wheat sandwich loaves, bagels and buns. In terms of sweets, they produce anything from scones to galettes to laminated pastries, but their blueberry focaccia has got my attention.

Open: 8am-8pm Monday - Friday

9am-5pm Saturday and Sunday

Av. Rio Bravo 9920, Revolucion, 22015 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico

Av del Agua 1384, Playas, Jardines Playas de Tijuana, 22500 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico

+52 664 889 9686



Integral Bakery "La Alegria"

As the name suggests, Integral Bakery "La Alegria" is a whole grain bakery specializing in all of the products found at a typical Mexican bakery, but made with whole grain flours. They also have a fairly robust gluten free case and a mini bakery market with gluten free flours, seeds and harder to find flours in Mexico, such a rye flour. Try their gluten free mini nut tarts, banana bread or empanadas.

Open: 7:30am-8pm Monday-Sunday

Playas Location: P.º Ensenada 1378, Playas, Jardines Playas de Tijuana, 22500

+52 664 630 9699

Tijuana, 5 y 10 Location: Blvd Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, Manuel Contreras 390, Guadalajara, 22105 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico

+52 664 621 7084


Bakeries in Ensenada


Kofken Panificación Local

In my eyes, Kofken can do no wrong. I try to make it there every time I'm in Ensenada, just to see what they're up to and sample their latest experiments. Their products are all delicious, and they boast the best baguette in Ensenada. They also put out mini Italian focaccias, mini tarts and tiramisu, as well as really beautifully laminated croissants and chocolatín, which rival any in Tijuana. Try literally everything as the menu is seasonal and always changing! The vibe is like a bright and airy European rustic bakery. It's really unfortunate that they don't have any eat-in space, but they make lovely sandwiches for picnics. On June 30th 2022, they opened new location in Valle de Guadelupe, just around the corner from the cheese shop. So you can now grab a lovely breakfast or picnic items before heading out to the wineries!

Ensenada Location Open: Tuesday-Saturday 9am-4:30pm

Closed: Sunday and Monday

Miramar & Calle Novena, Zona Centro, 22800 Ensenada, B.C., Mexico