South Carolina’s sunny Grand Strand is home to a variety of bakeries, cafes, and confectionaries, many of which stand out amid the sea of options. Our very own North Shore Oceanfront Hotel boasts a small, seasonal bakery, Ocean Sweets, which serves everything from pastries to cookies and ice cream. However, during the winter season, families must strut off-site to enjoy a sweet treat or savory baked delight. Thus, we’ve pieced together a Myrtle Beach bakery guide, complete with our favorite cafe, bagel shop, confectionery, and more!
The Best of Myrtle Beach: Bakeries
The term “bakery” is frustratingly broad, especially if you’re searching for a specific baked good, such as an artisanal cake, cheesy bagel, or mammoth donut. We split our Myrtle Beach bakery guide into six categories: bakery, bagels, cafe, cakes, cupcakes, and donuts. Seemingly every family-owned business in the baking world has a specific focus—something that makes them stand out from the pack. Let’s begin with the best overall bakery: The Market Common’s You Eat I Bake.
Best Bakery: You Eat I Bake
You Eat I Bake’s idyllic location in The Market Common helps its case for Myrtle Beach’s best bakery. But, truthfully, the eclectic mix of offerings, combined with the mouth-watering flavors, is enough to make travelers weep with joy after each bite. Stop in for a cookie, cupcake, brownie, Swiss roll, or a pie to-go.
Best Bagels: Benjamin’s Bakery & Cafe
Yes, Benjamin’s Surfside Beach locale is a wee bit off-the-beaten-path. But those heavenly bagels are worth the journey, especially if you plan to visit Brookgreen Gardens, Wild Water & Wheels, or Huntington Beach State Park.
Best Cafe: Le Bon Cafe & Bakery
While most folks flock to Le Bon for the savory crepes, this Kings Highway staple offers everything from macarons to lattes and breakfast sandwiches. The fresh daily pastries, cinnamon rolls, and cobbler muffins all make perfect pre-shopping fuel for those headed to the Tanger Outlets.
Best Cakes: Sweet Poison Bakery
There are nearly a dozen confectionaries on the Grand Strand, but none of them have as much pizzaz as the guys and gals at Sweet Poison. Browse through their unique cake creations on Facebook, and you’ll quickly understand our obsession.
Best Cupcakes: Coccadots Cake Shop
Trade a slice of cake with a frosty, brilliantly-designed cupcake at Coccadots. They do it all: cakes, donuts, cookies, pies, and so on. But those cupcakes are to-do-for, especially for those of us with a sweet tooth (who doesn’t?).
Best Donuts: Peace Love & Little Donuts
Yes, Peace Love & Little Donuts is a country-wide franchise. However, how could one deny a box of “funkadellic donuts?” Donuts range from Almond Brothers to Robert Brulee and the Shaka Pecan. They’re fun, vibrant, and undeniably delicious!
Oceanfront Resorts in Myrtle Beach, SC
After a brief pit stop at a top-rated bakery in Myrtle Beach, set your sights on the sea. Sand Dunes Resort and North Shore Oceanfront Hotel (neighboring Myrtle Beach resorts) offer a genuinely one-of-a-kind lodging experience, including complimentary water park access, semi-private beach acreage, free parking, unobstructed Atlantic views, pristine accommodations, an on-site arcade, a blacklight mini-golf course, and surprising affordability.
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