Have a sweet tooth and looking to try some delicious bakeries in St Pete?
While there are so many fantastic restaurants in St Petersburg from its healthy restaurants, vegan-friendly fare, and upscale cuisine, to its, beach bars, cute coffee shops, and beautiful rooftop bars, St Pete also has its fair share of yummy bakeries to enjoy too!
I can’t lie, compiling this list of bakeries in St Pete has been so much fun and I hope you’ll enjoy these spots just as much as I do!
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1. HaleLife Bakery
Price: $5.50 USD for a cupcake or donut
Seating: Small row of chairs along the wall (St Pete location)
Location: 205 1st. St. N. They also have three other locations in Carrollwood, South Tampa, and Clearwater
Hours: Wednesday and Thursday 11 am to 6 pm, Friday and Saturday 8 am to 6 pm, and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
First on this list has to be HaleLife Bakery. They take the cake (pun intended!) for being one of the most well-loved bakeries in St Pete and the rest of the Tampa Bay area! They’ve won so many awards for their creations over the years including being voted Best of The Bay in 2020.
The craziest part is that they’re completely allergen friendly, yet you wouldn’t know it based on how insanely delicious their baked goods taste! You read that right, HaleLife is vegan, gluten-free, soy, peanut, egg, and tree nut free (except coconut). You can even find their full ingredients list for each item here.
I was a bit hesitant at first but the first time my fiance and I tried their donuts and cupcakes we were hooked and we have been repeat customers ever since!
You can’t go wrong with their classic chocolate or vanilla cupcakes but their fun flavors are always really good too! I particularly love the Blueberry Lemon Donut, Oreo Cheesecake Donut, and their Salted Caramel Cheesecake Cupcake. They also have a rotating monthly menu that always has something tempting to try!
They also sell brownies, bread, and take-and-bake items. I’ve even bought a whole pumpkin pie which they sell around Thanksgiving!
If you’re a first-timer make sure to sign up for a free treat on their website!
2. Valhalla Bakery
Price: around $7 per item
Seating: only enough for 5 people
Location: 2462 Central Ave
Hours: Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm and Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10 am to 7 pm
Valhalla Bakery is another one of the bakeries in St Pete that is completely vegan and egg free and a lot of what they sell is also gluten-free. There’s a lot to choose from here but their highlights are their cupcakes, cake slices, bars, and savory items.
If you see mentions of donuts left on the Google reviews this is not actually true. Some of the reviewers have confused Valhalla with the neighboring Valkyrie Doughnuts which is the shop next door (also on this list!).
Make sure to arrive early because they do sell out of popular items fast!
Valhalla Bakery was the first vegan spot I tried in St Pete and I got one of their Cookie Butter Blondies which was massive! It was really good but on the sweet side so I couldn’t eat it all at once but it was nice to save half of it and enjoy it again later.
If you’re local they also do custom cake orders for weddings, birthdays, and special occasions!
Note: Valhalla only accepts card payments, no cash.
3. Valkyrie Doughnuts St Pete
Price: $4 USD per doughnut/$36 USD for a dozen
Location: 2444 Central Ave
Hours: Wednesday to Friday 7 am to 3 pm and Saturday and Sunday 7 am to 4 pm
Valkyrie’s website describes their doughnuts as being monstrous, and I have to agree, they really are! This original Valkyrie was opened in Orlando and has since opened a St Pete location conveniently on Central Ave. It is west enough from downtown so finding a parking spot is much easier (and free!).
On top of the doughnuts’ size, you’ll also notice most of them are uniquely square-shaped and come in the widest array of flavors! There’s something about the Oreo one that will be hard to beat!
Whatever you do, don’t show up late! After the initial wave of customers comes through, you will have to take what you can get. Sometimes they even completely sell out!
You can also pair your doughnut with one matcha or one of their espresso drinks! Next time I want to try their Rose Pistachio Latte.
Note: Valkyrie only accepts card payments, no cash.
4. Le Clementine Bakeshop
Price: $3 to $12 USD per baked good and between $3 to $6 USD for a drink
Seating: several tables indoors and outdoors with a waterfront view
Location: 255 Beach Drive NE inside the Museum of Fine Arts
Hours: Thursday to Sunday from 9 am to 3 pm
Le Clementine Bakeshop has quickly claimed the ranks to now what I consider to be my favorite bakery in St Pete! That’s a big statement to make but they seriously can do no wrong!
First impressions say a lot and at Le Clementine, EVERY SINGLE THING they make looks beautiful – so much so that I feel bad eating them! It’s not just superficial because the taste of their pastries is out of this world too!
They also have a list of premium teas, coffee, and an all-day breakfast menu. The ingredients they use at Le Clementine are super intentional, only using cage-free eggs, homemade bread, humanely-raised meats, pesticide-free flowers, and hydroponic greens.
The cost per item here is rather high but it’s worth it for the quality, taste, and size of each item.
The last time I went I couldn’t decide on just one thing so I ended up getting their Cardamom Brown Butter Cream Cheese Cinnamon Roll (it was heavenly) and then I took home their Smores Cruffin which was a buttery croissant filled with dark chocolate pastry cream and topped with torched Italian meringue, smoked sea salt, and housemade graham crackers.
I definitely recommend sitting at one of the tables out on their patios for beautiful waterfront views!
Le Clementine’s menu rotates all the time so I can’t guarantee that my recommendations will be available when you visit but along with viewing their online menu, you can also check out their Instagram for hints as to what will be in the case for that given week!
5. Mama G’s
Price: around $5 USD for an espresso drink, $5 or less for loaves of bread and pastries, $12 USD for a German breakfast
Seating: A handful of small tables inside and outside
Location: 6114 54th Ave N, Kenneth City, FL 33709
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 7 am to 3 pm
Just a 15-minute from downtown is Mama G’s Bakery in Kenneth City. Although it is technically not one of the St Pete bakeries it is a true hidden gem and because it’s nearby I just had to include it!
One of my favorite things about Mama G’s is that they are family-owned and operated and everyone is always so friendly and patient which is needed because the lines get LONG on the weekends!
I found them originally by searching for bakeries with homemade sourdough and I scored big time. Each loaf of bread is around $5 USD or less! Nothing beats freshly baked bread! I can’t leave without an espresso drink and their lattes are so good!
There’s also a nice and fresh assortment of pastries (their guava cheese danishes are so good), savory breakfast baked goods, and personal pizzas. They even serve an authentic German breakfast which I haven’t tried yet but I want to soon.
Mama G’s is definitely a place that I get excited to visit when it’s time to buy another loaf and grab a latte.
Other Things to do in St Pete
If you’re looking for some other things to do while in St Pete check out some of my recommendations below!
- Walk at one of the parks – there are so many beautiful parks around St Pete that offer beautiful views and the chance to see some native wildlife including birds, manatees, gators, turtles, dolphins, and more. A couple of my favorite parks are Vinnoy Park and Sawgrass Lake Park.
- E-bike around downtown – E-bikes are so much fun and this has been one of my favorite activities that I’ve done in St Pete so far! The e-bikes on this guided city tour are super comfortable and zippy, plus, the ride along the coast, the pier, and throughout downtown is so beautiful. It’s also a great way to see many of the cool murals. This tour costs $71 USD per person or you can rent directly from Bay E-bikes and explore on your own.
- Try craft beer – If you love craft beer you’ll be happy to know that it’s thriving in St Pete! I personally recommend Green Bench Brewing Co, 3 Daughters Brewing, and Grand Central Brewhouse. You can explore on your own or you can join this Trolley Mixer Tour that takes you to 4 different stops including 3 Daughters. It costs just $39 USD per person and you can expect it to last around 2 hours.
- Ride in a Tiki Boat – head out on the waters around St Pete Pier on a floating tiki boat! The exact tour allows you to bring your own drinks and jam out to your own playlist over Bluetooth! For $60 a person, it’s a super great activity to do with a small group of friends (up to 6 people) and you’ll probably even spot some dolphins. I recommend booking your tour right before sunset!
- Go for a sunset sail – With this particular tour, you’ll depart an hour before sunset from Treasure Island Beach. This is the perfect tour to cozy up with your partner and enjoys the calmness of the open waters while drinking some wine (there is a cooler so you can bring your drink of choice). It lasts a total of 2.5 hours and costs $65 USD per person.
- Electric Paddleboarding Tour to Shell Key Island – Image a paddleboard with a motor attached to the back. Yeah, that’s essentially what this tour is! It is a very fun way to explore the gulf coast waters without so much struggle. You will head out to the beautiful and quiet Shell Key Island Preserve looking for dolphins as you go! It costs $75 per person and lasts 2.5 hours.
Final Word on the Best Bakeries in St Pete
Thank you so much for reading! I hope this list of St Pete bakeries will come in handy the next time you’re craving a sweet treat! If you want more inspiration for St Pete, I’ve included some other related guides below.