Indulge in pan dulce: 10 Hispanic-owned bakeries serving up the best fall pastries
It’s fall in Atlanta and with the weather already getting cooler, it’s the perfect time of year to enjoy a cafecito and pan dulce. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we wanted to spotlight some of the great Hispanic-owned bakeries around town, there is so much to sample and discover!
Make your Abuela proud and visit some of Atlanta’s best panaderias. Not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered so you can satisfy that concha, pastelito, pan de queso, marquesote, cortada or pan sobao craving.
Buena Gente Cuban Bakery
Enjoy sweet pan dulce, tres leches, flan, custom cakes and more at La Suprema Bakery and Panadería. Located across from the Big Chicken, this Mexican bakery has everything you’re looking for with its traditional sweet bread, bolillos and fresh coffee. They also serve quesadillas, tacos, tortas, burritos, nachos and even wood-fired pizza.
Location: Marietta - 12 Cobb Pkwy. SE; Instagram: @lasupremabakery; Contact: 770-794-0110
Panadera Boricua, a family-owned Puerto Rican bakery, serves classic desserts such as Pan de Agua, Pan Sobao, Pan de Mallorca, Tornillos de Crema, Quesitos, flavorful coffee, and fresh, natural juices. Come hungry for more than just dessert, as you’ll want to try their famous Alcapurrias (green banana shredded with ground beef), Sorullitos (cornmeal fritter filled with cheese), Tripleta sandwich and empanadas.
Location: Norcross - 1175 Indian Trail Lilburn Rd. NW, Suite E; Website: gerryscakesupply.com; Contact: 770-921-6055
La Churreria Cafe and Bakery
Discover the flavors of traditional Colombian treats such as Pan de Bono, Pan de Queso, Arepas de Queso, Buñuelos and Almojábanas. Along with their delicious breads, they have a variety of other wonderful dishes to try, like their Bandeja Paisa, Tostones de Pollo, Tamal Colombiano and Croquetas de Yuca. To take home, you can enjoy their authentic Salpicón de fruta (fruit cocktail), creamy Kumis (fermented milk drink) and Colombian sodas.
Location: Norcross - 5730 Buford Hwy., Suite G; Website: lachurreriabakery.com; Contact: 678-646-0421
Panaderia Mi Bella Guatemala
If you’ve never tried Guatemalan baked goods, here is your chance to sample them at Panadería Mi Bella Guatemala. As soon as you enter inside, you’ll see the variety of pan dulce and breads like Gallinitas, Gusanitos, Cortadas and others. If you want to try some authentic Guatemalan cuisine, try their Hilachas Guisadas, Tamalito de Chipilin, Rellenito de Platano, Chuchitos de Pollo and Longaniza.
Location: Norcross - 5895 Jimmy Carter Blvd.; Facebook: @Mibellapanaderia; Contact: 678-694-8235
Salazar’s Bakery / Panadería Salazar
Grab a pair of tongs and a tray and start piling on the freshly made pan dulce, including conchas, orejas, marranitos and more. Salazar’s Bakery has a great variety of bread and pastries as well as breakfast and lunch items. Try their chilaquiles, tamales, menudo, tacos, sopes or gorditas for a delectable meal.
Location: Marietta - 1368 Atlanta Rd. SE; Website: salazars-bakery.business.site; Contact: 770-433-1195
Step inside Panaderia Elizabeth to get a taste of authentic Salvadoran bread, pastries and food. Their fresh bread and pastries include Cachitos, Marquesote, Quesadilla Salvadoreña (sweet cheese bread) and many more. Panadería Elizabeth serves more than just desserts; pupusas and baleadas are some of their most popular dishes. Their healthy smoothies and hearty breakfast plates are a must-try as well!
Location: Norcross - 5050 Jimmy Carter Blvd.; Website: restaurantessalvadorenoelizabeth.com; Contact: 770-449-3327
Panadería Mi Bella Colombia
Over in Duluth, you’ll find a cozy little Colombian bakery called Panadería Mi Bella Colombia. There are so many breads and pastries to choose from, like the Pan Coco, Chicharron Dulce, Buñuelo, Pan de Bobo, Pastel Piña y Queso and more. Try a Pony Malta or one of their Micheladas and their Pastel de Pollo or Pastel de Carne, for something a little more savory.
Location: Duluth - 1500 Pleasant Hill Rd., Suite 123; Website: mi-bella-colombia-bakery.negocio.site; Contact: 678-373-1945
Pan American Bakery
Tucked away in a small shopping center, you can stop by Pan American Bakery to enjoy fresh Cuban bread and coffee. Their delicious Cuban bread and their sweet guava and cheese pastelitos will have you coming back for more. This cash-only establishment also has some unbeatable Cuban sandwiches.
Location: Brookhaven - 3671 Clairmont Rd.; Facebook: @PanAmericanBakeryATL; Contact: 770-457-2172
Panadería Pan Chapín
This Guatemalan bakery is well-known for its Pan de Yema Guatemalteco, a flaky, sweet, soft puff pastry. The distinctive flavors of Panadería Pan Chapín are a good representation of Olintepeque, a city in Guatemala’s western highlands. Authentic tastes from the Guatemalan region are found in their wide variety of sweet breads, pastries, coffee and other baked goods.
Location: Doraville - 5090 Buford Hwy. NE; Facebook: @PanaderiaPanChapin; Contact: 678-913-6992