WHETHER you’re in search of a fresh loaf of sourdough, a show-stopping birthday cake, a choux bun to die for or the perfect doughnut, Hereford has plenty of great bakeries to satisfy cravings.

Take a look at the top five places serving up the very best baked goods in the city, according to Google reviews.

Thurabread Bakery

Nestled within Maylord Street, the food from Thurabread Bakery is first-rate according to its many Google reviews.

It has an average rating of 4.6 stars on Google reviews, with one saying: “Hands down best bakery around. Rolls and sandwiches made in front of you, nicest sausage rolls and brilliant prices. Lovely staff behind the till. They also do doggy ice cream.”

The bakery also has branches in Coleford, Gloucestershire, and Monmouth, South Wales.

The Laughing Bloomer

In St Owen’s Street you’ll find the Laughing Bloomer with everything from quiche to delicious cakes on offer. They also serve jacket potatoes if you’re after a hot lunch.

The bakery has an average rating of 4.8 stars on Google reviews, with one saying: “Please, the people of Hereford, you have to skip supermarket junk and get your bread here. What an amazing little shop. Thank you. A proper bakers, just beautiful. Try it.”

Nizi Artisan Bakery

Also in St Owen’s Street, Nizi offers an impressive array of artisan baked goods alongside a variety of bread, including Italian heritage sourdough, San Francisco style sourdough and rosemary focaccia.

This place has an average rating of 4.9 stars on Google reviews, and one says: “Their sourdoughs are epic!”



The chain bakery Greggs is a lunchtime saviour across the UK, keeping the population well stocked in pastry and sandwiches for many years. This is no different in Hereford, where we are so fond of the place that we have three branches around the city.

The one in Commercial Street has the best Google reviews, with an average rating of 4.4 stars and one review saying: “I always get a cup of coffee. Great food and freshly made. Nice staff.”

Cakes and Catering

This cake shop serves exquisite baked goods from its city centre location in Eign Street. Its website says available flavours include vanilla with jam and buttercream, chocolate filled with chocolate ganache, lemon sponge with buttercream and lemon curd, carrot, red velvet with ganache, salted caramel, fudge cake and fruit cake. These can be made for birthdays, christenings, anniversaries, weddings and other events.

It has an average rating of 4.8 stars with one review saying: “The rich fruit cake was beautifully decorated, moist and tasted delicious.”