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The Best Bakeries and Sweet Treat Guide to Playa Del Carmen

Chez Celine Playa Del Carmen

There are so many good bakeries in Playa Del Carmen and other sweet treats!  We complied a list of some of our favorite places to visit when we want some pastries, a cookie or something special. Of course what goes good with baked goods? Coffee and tea, so make sure you check out our guide to great coffee shops in Playa Del Carmen as well.

For further information on any place that sounds good, just click on the link and it will take you to the article with full information. Below is a map with all the mentioned places on it.

The Best Bakeries in Playa Del Carmen

  • Das Brot Bakery is run by local Anja from Germany. Here you can find pastries and breads all with her special touch. This bakery is known more locally and a great find. Come here for some love “n” from the oven especially in the early morning when the cinnamon buns come out of the oven! This bakery is on 40th Avenue between 8th street and 10th Street.
  • Chez Celine is what most people consider one of the best bakeries in Playa Del Carmen. It is more in the French style of baking if the name did not tell you that already. Walk into this bakery and you are assaulted with a glass display and counter full of baked goods that will temp you into trying at least one thing! Chez Celine is on 5th Avenue near 34th Street.
Playa Del Carmen bakery

Chez Celine display of tempting desserts


  • Miga Playa Bakery is an Argentinian style bakery on 25th Avenue. They have a slightly different take on pastries. We love the cheese danish here because it is super moist.
  • Patty Perez Pasteleria is a small cake shop on 34th Street between 20th Avenue and 25th Avenue. You must try their cheesecakes!! They are open Monday-Friday 9:00am-6:00pm, Saturday from 9:00am-3:00pm, closed Sundays.
    Patty Perez Pasteleria Bakery in Playa Del Carmen

    Patty Perez Pasteleria Bakery in Playa Del Carmen

  • L’Atelier de Fred is a French bakery and café in the Playacar section of Playa. This is a delicious place where you can get pasties and croissants. L’Atelier is on the back side of Playacar Phase 2 near the entrance to Pakal Golf and is in the small plaza with the Oxxo. If you cannot make it here you can find their pastries at Afrodisiako Restaurant on 26st in the center of Playa for breakfast.
  • The Pitted Date Vegan Bakery is the only vegan bakery in Playa Del Carmen. This small and charming bakery has seating outside for you to enjoy your treats. This bakery is on 26th Street between 5th Avenue and 0th Avenue.
  • Sabrina Café is an Italian style café with baked goods. We love the ricotta and blueberry filled pastries here! They have mini tarts too. Sabrina’s is on Constituyentes Avenue between 10th Avenue and 15th Avenue.

Pekara Bakery in Playa Del Carmen

  • Tradiciones Comida Y Postres is an Argentinian bakery on 34th Street between 40th Avenue and 45th Avenue. They have different things from the traditional Mexican bakeries like lemon pie and chocolate mouse. It is not in the direct center of Playa but worth a trip here to taste the goodness.

Dulce Antojo Bakery and wedding cakes

  • Café Antoinette is another French style café/bakery that serves up pastries. This is at the south of town on Calle 3 sur just by the Cozumel ferry Pier. So if you are in the area this place is a good place to stop.
  • All grocery stores in Playa have a bakery and surprisingly enough they all are about the same and make exactly the same things. Mexican bakeries are like this throughout the country. We will note that AKI supermarket is the one bakery we don’t recommend because they are so basic, small and don’t have very fresh things.

Great Cookies in Playa Del Carmen

  • We have to mention The Little Teapot because they have an awesome peanut butter cookie sandwich with peanut butter filling. Besides these cookies look for the chocolate cookies and homemade mini cupcakes. The Little Teapot is on 5th Avenue between 26th Street and 28th Street.

Cakes and Cupcakes in Playa Del Carmen

  • If you are looking for a great chocolate cake, then Pasteleteria Bakery just outside of the downtown has an amazing cake for you! It is called the Bomba because it looks like a bomb and explodes like one with flavor. This cake makes any occasion special. Besides this cake they do have a full bakery.
  • The Cupcake Boutique on Constituyentes Avenue (between 10th Avenue and 15th Avenue) is dedicated to just cupcakes. Here is a tip: Wednesdays is usually two for one special!
  • Cakes are really inexpensive at grocery stores and for a simple event, these cakes suffice. Tres leche cake is always popular here because it is Mexican and always moist. Prices range from 160-300 pesos for a cake. For more on shopping in grocery stores and where they are be sure to check out our grocery store guide.

Handmade Donuts

  • Pasta & Polpetta is the place to go for a hand crafted donut. You can get a regular circular donut or a crèam filled donut. We highly recommend the crèam filled. The crèam is also homemade. Visit here for a great donut and friendly service. It is located on Constituyentes Avenue between 30th Avenue and 35th Avenue on the north side. Just go earlier in the day as they run out due to popularity!
Bakery Playa Del Carmen

Handmade donut filled with fresh crème

Ice Cream in Playa Del Carmen

  • We would have to mention Tepoznieves because it is the most unique ice cream store in Playa. They have very Mexican flavors like tequila, Mezcal with fig, and chili. This ice cream store is just off 5th Avenue near the Quinta Alegria Mall on Constituyentes Avenue.
  • At the new food market on 10th Avenue between 8th Street and 10th street there is a local ice cream shop that have a range of unique flavors. They don’t have all of the flavors at the same time but they do have beer ice cream on the menu, you just have to catch it the day they serve it. The market is called Nuestra Senora De Carmen Mercado De Playa. The store is just on the right by the entrance.
  • For those that are non dairy people we have not forgotten you! La Senda vegetarian restaurant has an amazing fruit sorbet made from pureed frozen bananas with different flavors added. It is all made to order. La Senda is on 10th Avenue between 10th Street and 12th Street.
La Senda vegetarian restaurant in Playa Del Carmen

La Senda frozen fruit sorbet


  • There are tons of ice cream shops on 5th Avenue, but these are the regular ones and we hope you enjoy the four unique ones mentioned above.

Mexican Desserts and Sweets

Mexican candies

Mexican Candies


  • Churros are a very Mexican treat. It is like a long fried donut that is filled with chocolate or what ever filling you like. You can find a churro stand on 5th Avenue between 2nd Street and 4th Street. It is a small stand but you will see a few people in line for them.
  • Kanki candy store is a great place to watch candy being made some  mornings at 10:00am. It is out of the center but a great activity for kids to watch and tasty fruit candy. Call ahead to see if they are making candy on the day you wish to visit. English and Spanish spoken.

Kanki artisanal candy Playa Del Carmen

  • El Gallinero Du Chocolat is a chocolate store on 5th Avenue right at the corner of 38th Street. They have lots of truffles and chocolates, some shaped like Chichen Itza even! Stop by here to fill your chocolate cravings.
El Gallinero Du Chocolat

El Gallinero Du Chocolat Store

  • Crepes filled with nutella sounds good right? La Crepacabana is your place to go. It is located on 10th Avenue between 8th Street and 10th street.
La Crepacabana Playa Del Carmen Crepes

Crepe filled with Nutella


  • Every tried a marquesita? You might not know this local Mexican sweet treat. It is usually served up on the street, in parks and at carnivals. These are like a crepe and filled with different toppings but it traditionally has a strong flavored Edam cheese in it with other toppings added. You usually can find a cart in the park by City Hall at night.
  • Rollito Dulce is a once of a king dough roll that is filled with things like Nutells and jam. These are made fresh each day and a nice balance between something sweet and not too sweet.
Rollito Dulce in Playa Del Carmen

George at his Rollito Dulce counter.

  • Do you need something to cool off? Try a raspado at La Raspaderia. This is a shave ice with flavoring.

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What are some of your sweet treats or bakeries in Playa Del Carmen? Let us know in the comments below. We would love to hear from you.

8 Comments on The Best Bakeries and Sweet Treat Guide to Playa Del Carmen

  1. The best churros for locals – not at 5th Av, it is at 15th Av and 2 Calle (small street food market is opposite collectivo station). Churros-man Rohelio! The best hot churros cost 20 pesos for 5 pieces (on 5th Av – 1 piece 25 pesos).Enjoy!

  2. Paul Sanders // July 24, 2016 at 8:19 AM // Reply

    A new ice cream store just opened in Playacar. It is located at the entrance to Pakal and is called Bendito Pecado. Very good product and they serve it in mini styrofoam coolers. Well worth checking out.

  3. A glorious addition to Playa Del Carmen’s bakeries is Chou Chou Café. I love the pastries there and all homemade there.

  4. I’m very surprised not to find Tere Cazola here. The traditional bakery from Merida offers exquisite brioche filled with Philadelphia and delicious moist cakes.
    It is located next to Aki, on Avenida 30.

    • We do like that bakery. We think they had one of the best Oreo cheesecakes until they changed the recipe. We will have to add them to this guide. Thank you for the suggestion.

  5. I found a delicious local bakery at the corner of 30th and Calle 4 Norte Bis, right next to Mom’s. I could never figure out the name of it but I went there almost every day and highly recommend it. I didn’t know what I would find day to day (which was part of the fun) and I got to try lots of Mexican sweet breads for very reasonable prices. (eg. 8 pesos for a pan de chocolate)

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