Here's a look at just some of favourite neighbourhood bakeries and patisseries that offer delivery services.
Belle's PatisserieThe home of the best crois-nut in town – a variation of the famous New York doughnut/croissant hybrid (try the strawberry flavour) – and exceptional red velvet cake. Belle's also makes incredible baked goods to order, from multi-tiered wedding cakes fit for royalty to replicas of any photo you can pull off Pinterest. There are branches at BluBird Centre in Birnam and at Sandton City.
HOW TO ORDER: Order through their website or find them on Mr D or UberEats.
Black Forest BakeryOne of Braamfontein's longest running businesses, this traditional German bakery has been in business for almost four decades, serving a faithful clientele of regulars who drop by to pick up their daily bread, although Black Forest's main business is in delivering bread and baked goods to other stores, cafes and restaurants. There is an array of super-authentic traditional German baked goods including pretzels, a multitude of different rye breads, Berlin-style jam doughnuts, irresistible orange cake, strudel and traditional biscuits like spekulaas.
HOW TO ORDER: Find their full range of cakes, breads and pastries online at their website and email email@example.com or call +27 11 403 0065 to place your orders.
Chateau GateauxThe refrigerators in this place encase beautifully decorated pastries and cake slices, while the counter overflows with freshly baked goods. Mouth-watering gateaux, pastries, savoury burekas and gourmet sandwiches are on the menu. Try the chocolate volcano – warmed to make the chocolate ooze. Supremely delicious. They deliver around Joburg, Midrand, Centurion and Pretoria or drop in and collect in person.
HOW TO ORDER: Everything can now be ordered online through their slick online shop here.
Just Teddy patisserie and High TeaJust Teddy patisserie at Hyde Park is spreading some much-needed happiness with a new delivery menu that includes a fully kitted out High Tea spread (you just need to make the tea). They also have a beautiful selection of cakes and classic patisserie like mille feuille and pavolva.
HOW TO ORDER: View the menu online on their website and call to make an order.
L'Atelier BakeryA delicious new French bakery and patisserie that opened at Keyes Art Mile in Rosebank just before the nationwide lockdown. Adjoining Afrikoa Cafe in the atrium of the iconic Trumpet building, the new patisserie sells freshly baked French baguettes, croissants, pain au chocolate and the most beautiful and dainty little French petit fours.
HOW TO ORDER: Drop by and collect or alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +27 10 110 7467 to place an order. View the delivery menu online on their website here.
The PatisseriePamper your sweet tooth with awesome cakes, as well as hot meals from The Patisserie in Illovo. The cafe offers a 'cakes in the car park' service which means you don't even need to step in the building or deliveries to your home.
HOW TO ORDER: Call, SMS or Whatsapp at +27 82 903 5944 to place your order.
Patisserie de ParisThe story is now legend - of Johannesburg filmmaker Paul Zwick who spent five years in France learning the art of being a patissier and bread-maker par excellence. Today he makes the best baguette in the land and the croissants have to be tasted a number of times to appreciate that doughy, buttery, flaky pastry combination. Once is never enough. He also sells a great selection of French patisserie as well as the best French cheeses all available for delivery.
HOW TO ORDER: Check out their menus on their Facebook page and email or whatsapp to place your order.
OreganoThis small - Oregano has one table inside - neighbourhood patisserie run by a mother and daughter team specialises in catering so they are perfectly placed for making bakes to order, although their tiny shop is also delightful to visit for unforgettable chocolate brownies, fresh baked breads and cakes, light and moist almond berry friands, and hot out of the oven pies.
HOW TO ORDER: Shop their bakes online via their website.