Top Bakeries in Port Elizabeth


Port Elizabeth has a wealth of fantastic bakeries.  The bakeries can be found throughout the city but there is a particularly high concentration in the suburb of Walmer.

Most of the bakeries also have a coffee shop with an espresso machine and many also serve breakfasts and lunches.

Below are a list of bakeries that Home Food and Travel have visited and enjoyed.

Vovo Telo

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Definitely among the top bakeries in Port Elizabeth on any list, Vovo Telo is famous for their pastries and coffees. The restaurant is situated in the vibrant area of Richmond Hill, Port Elizabeth.

From breads to pastries and a variety of jams, there is nothing their bakery cannot whip up. Their menu changes seasonally so you can expect something new with almost every visit.

If you’re feeling peckish and wanting to try something new and delicious in a great, comfortable atmosphere, look no further then Vovo Telo. If you do not have time to sit down, you can still grab a take-away from their menu – their amazing freshly-made bread is a case-in-point here.

Vovo Telo has built a reputation for prompt, friendly service. Free Wi-Fi also means business executives can also enjoy casual meetings over breakfast or lunch at the shop.

To try Vovo Telo’s new offerings, visit them along Raleigh Street, in Richmond Hill, Port Elizabeth, or call 041 585 5606.

Banneton Bakery

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Everything about the Banneton Bakery shouts perfection – it’s no coincidence they are among the top bakeries in Port Elizabeth. They are housed in a custom made bakery and restaurant.

The moment you step through the door, you know that you are in for a treat. The subtle smokiness from wood-fired baking oven, the sharp, caffeinated aromas from the espresso machine and the malty, heavenly smells of freshly baked bread are simply awesome.

Expect happy and cheerful assistance from everybody from the barista to the baker. The décor is part-functional and part-comfort and attractively pulled together.

There is no doubt in my mind that the best baguettes, rye and ciabatta breads are baked at the Banneton bakery. The menu has a heavy Italian influence thanks to the wood-fired oven and only the best ingredients are used. 

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They are open Monday to Sunday for breakfast and lunch and dinner on Wednesday to Friday.  Visit 154 Main Road, Walmer, PE, or call 041 450 6737.

Rhubarb & Lime Café

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Based in St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth, the Rhubarb & Lime Café is a must-visit for every foodie. All their dishes are created to cater for most dietary requirements, so you never have to worry about being left out.

Not only are their dishes healthy, but they are also packed with flavour and absolutely delicious!

They can serve some delectable sweet treats and coffees, and have a range that vegans and those who are gluten-free can enjoy.

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To find out more about Rhubarb & Lime, give them a call on 041 373 3186, or visit their Facebook page. Find them on Google Maps.


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Again no top bakeries in Port Elizabeth list will be complete without this one. With two restaurants to choose from, there is so much you can try at Bocadillos. One restaurant can be found in 6th Avenue in Walmer, Port Elizabeth, while the other one is based in the popular Lemon Tree complex.

This modern, upmarket restaurant merges edgy urban décor with Victorian architectural charm.

Freshly baked bread, scrumptious cakes and patisseries, good coffee and a varied menu befitting all tastes is what Bocadillos has to offer.

The menu at Bocadillos is so extensive that it resembles that of a thin book, which offers a wide variety of gourmet ensembles. From city-chic starters to crowd pleasing desserts, there really is something for everyone.

Filled with friendly chatter and smiling faces, Bocadillos on First is a lovely place to have a casual dinner with your friends and family.

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Call 041 581 8081 or visit


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