Tampa's 3 top bakeries (that won't break the bank)

Tampa's 3 top bakeries (that won't break the bank)Gulf Coast Sourdough and Wild Yeast Breads | Photo: Cassie P./Yelp
Published on May 19, 2020

Wondering where to find the best bakeries near you?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable bakeries in Tampa, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture when cravings strike.

1. La Segunda Central Bakery

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Topping the list is La Segunda Central Bakery. Located at 2512 N. 15th St. in Ybor City, the Cuban cafe, which offers coffee, tea and more, is the highest-rated cheap bakery in Tampa, boasting 4.5 stars out of 240 reviews on Yelp.

"La Segunda Central Bakery has satisfied customers with authentic Cuban bread since 1915," notes the business's Yelp profile. "For over 100 years, we've used the same hand-baked process and traditional recipes to ensure a taste and texture that can't be duplicated." Here you'll find authentic Cuban bread, pastries, sandwiches and desserts, and catering services and party platters are also available.

2. Housewife Bake Shop

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Next up is Riverbend's Housewife Bake Shop, situated at 6821 N. Armenia Ave. "Housewife Bake Shop has been owned and operated by the same family since we opened in 1959," notes the history section of the business's Yelp profile.

"We specialize in Italian favorites such as cannolis, scacciata and various Italian cookies, as well as a complete line of pastries, pies, cakes and breads." With four stars out of 42 reviews on Yelp, the Italian bakery has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an inexpensive option. Catering services are also available.

3. Gulf Coast Sourdough & Wild Yeast Breads

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Gulf Coast Sourdough & Wild Yeast Breads, a bakery that offers sandwiches and more in East Tampa, is another much-loved, budget-friendly go-to, with five stars out of 24 Yelp reviews.

"Gulf Coast Sourdough is an artisan bakery making the most flavorful sandwich bread using old-fashioned techniques combined with modern tastes and sensibilities to produce loaves with flavor, texture, and character," states the business's Yelp profile. Specialty loaves, cinnamon rolls and "Tampa-style" pressed sandwiches are also available. Head over to 5214 N. Nebraska Ave. to see for yourself. 

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