Savoring the Season: Unwrapping the Best Holiday Treats from Cape Cod’s Top Bakeries!

The holiday season is my favorite time of year and with that being said I always receive a lot of requests regarding wonderful bakeries and shops that serve sweets from are guests who stay with us here at the Old Manse Inn. So with that being said I wanted to compose a blog around some of our favorites that we enjoy visiting during this festive time of year. Hopefully these recommendations will give you some new ideas or they may even be familiar places that you have visited before. There are so many wonderful places all over Cape Cod and it was difficult for us to narrow it down to just a few. Finally if you have a popular spot that we might not have mentioned, please leave a comment at the end of our blog with the name of your favorite bakery or sweet spot. Enjoy!


Welcome to the enchanting world of Cape Cod, where the holiday spirit is as warm as the freshly baked treats that grace the counters of its charming bakeries. In this blog, we’ll embark on a delightful journey through the best bakeries on the Cape, unveiling their most delectable holiday offerings. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, these festive treats are sure to add a touch of sweetness to your holiday celebrations.

The Gingerbread Delight from the French Patisserie Cafe Provincetown

Our first stop takes us to The French Pâtisserie Cafe at Provincetown, a quaint bakery renowned for its exquisite French-inspired pastries. During the holiday season, locals and visitors alike indulge in the irresistible Gingerbread Delight. This spiced marvel, adorned with delicate icing and festive decorations, captures the essence of the holidays in every bite. As you savor the rich flavors of ginger, cinnamon, and molasses, you’ll understand why this treat has become a Cape Cod holiday tradition.

Cranberry Bliss Bars at Pie in the Sky, Woods Hole

Venture to Pie in the Sky in Woods Hole for a taste of their Cranberry Bliss Bars. Packed with the tart goodness of locally sourced cranberries, these bars perfectly balance sweetness and tanginess. The holiday-themed layers of white chocolate and cream cheese frosting elevate this treat to a festive masterpiece. The Cranberry Bliss Bars at Pie in the Sky are a true reflection of Cape Cod’s dedication to incorporating local flavors into holiday traditions.

Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes from Pain D’Avignon, Hyannis

Hyannis welcomes us to Pain D’Avignon, a bakery that effortlessly combines European flair with Cape Cod charm. Their Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes are a holiday sensation, featuring moist chocolate cake topped with a swirl of peppermint-infused mocha frosting. The subtle blend of cocoa, coffee, and peppermint creates a symphony of flavors that dance on your taste buds. This elegant treat is a must-try for anyone seeking a sophisticated holiday dessert.

Chocolate-Dipped Shortbread Cookies at Cottage Street Bakery, Orleans

Cottage Street Bakery in Orleans is a hidden gem known for its homestyle baked goods. During the holidays, their Chocolate-Dipped Shortbread Cookies steal the show. These buttery delights are expertly crafted, with each cookie dipped in velvety chocolate and adorned with festive sprinkles. The simplicity of the shortbread combined with the decadence of chocolate makes these cookies a beloved holiday classic for locals and visitors alike.

Fruit-Filled Mince Pies at The Underground Bakery, Dennis

Our final destination is The Underground Bakery in Dennis, a cozy spot loved for its artisanal approach to baking. During the holiday season, their Fruit-Filled Mince Pies take center stage. These individual-sized pies boast a delicate, flaky crust filled with a luscious mixture of dried fruits and spices. Served warm, these mince pies evoke the comforting flavors of the season and showcase the bakery’s commitment to time-honored traditions.

Cranberry Bliss Scones from Eat Cake 4 Breakfast Bakery, Brewster

Indulge in holiday bliss at Eat Cake For Breakfast in Brewster, MA! Their “Cranberry Bliss Scones” are a seasonal sensation, featuring a perfect blend of tart cranberries and buttery goodness. These scones are a local favorite that captures the festive spirit in every bite. Treat yourself to a delightful holiday experience!


As you explore the best bakeries on Cape Cod this holiday season, savoring each unique treat, you’ll discover the true magic of the region’s culinary landscape. From the European-inspired creations of Pain D’Avignon to the homestyle goodness of Cottage Street Bakery, Cape Cod’s bakeries offer a diverse array of holiday delights. Make sure to treat yourself to these festive favorites, and may your holidays be filled with the warmth and sweetness of Cape Cod’s finest baked goods.


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