Best Bakeries in Watertown

We’ve had the pleasure of covering lots of different aspects of Watertown’s amazing food scene, from its array of international grocery stores to its coffee shops and food trucks. This time we’re looking around at bakeries, and boy are there a lot of great ones to choose from! Here are five must-tries around town:

SOFRA BAKERY AND CAFÉ – This hugely popular spot on the Watertown/Cambridge line is the passion project of local restauranteur Ana Sortun, of Oleanna and Sarma fame. Sofra’s menu specializes in Turkish and Middle Eastern inspired pastries, meals to order, and prepared foods, all for either taking home or eating onsite in their cozy café space. 

LILLYS CAFÉ AND BAKERY – For over 25 years, Lilly’s has been serving up a delicious array of cupcakes, cakes, pies, and pastries to Watertown and its surroundings. Family-owned and operated, Lilly’s baking staff prepares every insanely yummy treat you could think of, from crème-filled eclairs and crunchy biscotti, to Macademia Nut Truffles and Red Velvet Cupcakes. Their occasion cakes are legendary, and can be ordered ahead online – order forms and more info are here on their website!

SEVAN – With the third-highest Armenian population in the US, it’s no wonder Watertown has amazing bakeries like Sevan serving up some of the best Armenian food around.  Family owned and operated since 1971, Sevan’s is known for its spectacular array of Middle Eastern prepared foods and baked goods, as well as an extensive grocery selection. Our favorite? The pistachio baklava! 

DANISH PASTRY HOUSE – Since 2004, the folks at Danish Pastry House have been concocting the best in Danish and Scandinavian pastries and cakes, for both wholesale and retail clients. Their retail shop offers an incredible selection of Danish pastries, 6” cakes, and treats, along with Counter Culture coffee and other beverages. 

TABRIZI – If you’re interested in broadening your horizons a bit, head to Tabrizi Bakery – the first Iranian bakery in the Northeast! A fixture in Watertown since 1991, Tabrizi is known for its delectable pastries and cakes, as well as its wide selection of imported grocery items. On-line shopping is an option as well; head to their website for more info.