Metro Detroit’s Most Delicious Pastries

July 28, 2023
Pastries from Sister Pie

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When it comes to the world of pastries, there is an endless variety available. At the heart, a pastry is anything made with flour, water, and shortening, but creativity takes over from there. There are savory and sweet pastries, pastries best suited for breakfast, and others that carry themselves as a dessert. Some are fruity, others are chocolate-based. But all pastries have one thing in common: they require the talents of a pastry chef to make them truly phenomenal. The next time you’re craving a pastry at any time or for any occasion, check out one of these five Metro Detroit shops with delicious pastries. 

Cannelle by Matt Knio 

Detroit, Birmingham, Ann Arbor, and various popup locations

Cannelle by Matt Knio is a French bakery that offers a variety of pastries, breads, and cakes. The bakery has dozens of options for pastries from tarts and cakes to macarons, eclairs, and cookies. Their traditional French pastries and beautifully created and are almost too gorgeous to eat.

Pastry from Cannelle by Matt Knio
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Red Hook

Detroit and Ferndale

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Red Hook Coffee was founded in 2013 by two brothers who were inspired by the coffee shops they visited in Brooklyn, New York. While they are famous for their coffee, you can’t miss their homemade pastries. They have everything from cakes to homemade Pop-Tarts. If you’re looking for something more savory, try their quiches or scones. Each day brings something a little different to their pastry case.

Homemade pop-tarts from Red Hook
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Dessert Oasis

Detroit, Ferndale, Rochester, Royal Oak

Dessert Oasis Coffee Roasters started back in 2009 as a family business and has now evolved into an award-winning, multi-location stop for coffee, desserts, and entertainment. Their pastry menu has something for everyone including cookies, muffins, croissants, and savory puff pastries with flavors like spinach and feta and parmesan and leek. 

Cookie from Dessert Oasis
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Sister Pie

8066 Kercheval Ave, Detroit

Sister Pie serves up pies, cookies, breakfast, and lunch each day. They aim to use nontraditional flavor combinations while sticking to rustic baking techniques and honoring the local agriculture of Michigan. Their menu is always changing with the seasons so you might only get to have something once or twice before it’s gone. 

Slice of pie from Sister Pie
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The Congregation

9321 Rosa Parks Boulevard, Detroit

The Congregation proudly serves coffee, tea, food, and bar beverages from the inside of a church built back in 1924. They have taken great efforts to restore the original building, including all of the original stained glass windows. They have a variety of pastries that change on a regular basis including donuts, cakes, and cookies. It’s the perfect addition to your cup of coffee!

Pastry from The Congregation
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