Wondering where to find the best bakeries near you?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable bakeries in Cleveland, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fulfill your urges.
1. La Plaza Supermarket
Topping the list is La Plaza Supermarket. Located at 13609 Lakewood Heights Blvd. in Kamm's Corner, the grocery store and bakery is the highest-rated inexpensive bakery in Cleveland, boasting 4.5 stars out of 240 reviews on Yelp.
La Plaza Supermarket is a bakery with Mexican breads and pastry specialties such as doughnuts and empanadas dulce. Cleveland.com praised the bakery's piña canasta in a taste test, saying "the shell had a nice texture, it was not doughy and had just the right amount of pineapple filling."
2. Presti's Bakery
Next up is Little Italy's Presti's Bakery, situated at 12101 Mayfield Road. With four stars out of 367 reviews on Yelp, the bakery, cafe and deli has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a cheap option.
A fourth-generation, family-run business since 1903, according to its website, Presti's made Cleveland Magazine's 2018 list of best bakeries. It offers pastries, cookies, cakes, ice cream and a full cafe menu. And, of course, there are freshly baked loaves of Italian bread.
3. Fluffy Duck Cafe
University Circle's Fluffy Duck Cafe, located at 10001 Chester Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the affordable cafe, bakery and coffee spot 4.5 stars out of 83 reviews.
The head baker of Fluffy Duck is a Culinary Institute of America-trained pastry chef with expertise in croissant making, according to Cleveland Magazine. In addition to breads and baked goods, Fluffy Duck serves sandwiches and salads.
4. Koko Bakery
Koko Bakery, a bakery, patisserie and bubble tea spot in Asiatown, is another cheap go-to, with four stars out of 212 Yelp reviews. Head over to 3710 Payne Ave., Suite 102, to see for yourself.
Koko Bakery is "wildly popular" among the legions of fans who flock there for its Chinese-style doughnuts, according to Cleveland Magazine. The spot also offers butter cookies, fruit tarts, toffee bars and more.
5. Gypsy Beans and Baking Company
Last but not least, there's Gypsy Beans and Baking Company, a Detroit Shoreway favorite with four stars out of 146 reviews. Stop by 6425 Detroit Ave. to hit up the bakery and coffee and tea spot next time you're in the mood for cheap eats.
Gypsy Beans and Baking Company offers pastries, muffins, coffee cake and more, along with both vegan and gluten-free treats for those with dietary restrictions.