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The 6 Best Bakeries in Aspen

By Sarah Wolak | March 24, 2021 | Food & Drink

There’s nothing quite as comforting and inviting as a local bakery. House-made pastries, bread and treats are just as enticing by their scents as they are to eat. Lucky for you and your tastebuds, we’ve rounded up the five finest bakeries in Aspen.

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Paradise Bakery & Cafe
Locally owned and operated since 1981, Paradise Cafe is a true Aspen staple for all things sweet. Best-selling cookies like their caramel pecan and oatmeal chocolate chip can be bought by the dozen. Behind the counter, blueberry cream cheese croissants, blondies, pumpkin nut muffins and an assortment of gelato await. The cafe’s signature raspberry mocha latte is best enjoyed with a raspberry bar fresh from the oven. 320 S. Galena St., 970.925.7585, paradisebakeryaspen.com

Baker’s Table
This Aspen cakery is owned and operated by Chef Tamara Ferro, the former executive pastry chef at Hotel Jerome. Baker’s Table specializes in cakes and cupcakes for all occasions, offering customizations based on size, tiers and decorations. The espresso and chocolate-infused mocha cake and funfetti cake decorated with sprinkle-swirled buttercream are just a few of Chef Ferro’s confectionary concoctions. 524 Vine St., 970.404.7447, bakerstable-aspen.com

Two Creeks Cafe
Known for being a skier’s staple, this coffeehouse-style restaurant sits at the base of the Two Creeks lift at Aspen’s Snowmass Village. Coffee, spiced chai and steamy cider can be enjoyed on the heated outdoor patio overlooking the slopes or as a grab-and-go option. Menu favorites include Two Creeks’ take on avocado toast: multigrain bread sprinkled with sunflower seeds, fresh sprouts and radish. 31 Burnt Mountain Dr., Snowmass Village, 970.923.8636, aspensnowmass.com

Jour de Fete Aspen
For over 30 years, this family-run cafe and brunch spot serves up house-brewed coffee beverages, smoothies, continental breakfast and light lunchtime options. Sweet and savory stuffed croissants— think strawberry cream cheese or feta and spinach— are a cafe must-try. Signature sandwiches, such as the roast pork loin smothered with sauteed onions, melted provolone and gravy, are served on locally-made Paonia bread. 710 E. Durant Ave., 970.925.5055, jourdefeteaspen.com

Local Coffee House
Buttermilk biscuits with whipped honey butter, brown butter french toast with creme fraiche and avocado toast are just some of the sweet and savory options at this Aspen coffee house. Homemade donuts, biscotti, apple turnovers, french macarons and locally-roasted coffee await behind the barista counter. The “Farm Boy” dish—made with cheddar biscuits, fried egg, honey-cured bacon and arugula greens—is a big breakfast favorite for guests with an even bigger appetite. 614 E. Cooper Ave., 970.710.7855, localcoffeeaspen.com

French Pastry Cafe & More
Across from the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport, pastry lovers can find divine, buttery, French treats that are sure to delight. Think madeleines, chocolate croissants, crispy palmiers, chocolate torsade and the coveted dessert tarts in flavors like caramel pecan and lemon meringue. They also make fresh breads like olive focaccia and French baguettes that are perfect for sandwiches or to accompany dinner. 111 Aspen Airport Business Center, 970.925.3569, facebook.com/maggiecoffee4/



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