#38 of 46 Cape San Blas Restaurants

Bayside Bakery

Bayside Bakery-Scratch-Made Desserts and Cafe
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Bayside Bakery is in Port St. Joe and serves scratch-made baked goods. The cafe offers light breakfast and lunch selections that use fresh ingredients. They can also help create a wedding or special event cake.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

What started as a dream became a reality for Mikayla. She began Bayside Bakery in her home in St. Joe Beach in 2019. Her goal was simple: provide delicious scratch-made baked goods for her community. 

Her reputation and tasty treats became well-known along the Forgotten Coast, so she and her husband invested in a brick-and-mortar store. 

Today, Bayside Bakery & Cafe is in the heart of Port St. Joe serving locals and visitors alike. Let’s step inside this quaint bistro to learn more. 

Since her beginnings featured baked goods, we’ll start there. She offers scratch-made cakes that are available daily. Flavors include vanilla, chocolate, salted caramel, chocolate ganache, red velvet, carrot, and German chocolate. The 6″ cake serves 6-10 people, and the 8″ version serves 8-14.

Do you need a cake for a special occasion? No problem. Ask one of her decorators to top it off with a customized message. Don’t see a cake you like? Simply inquire about the cost and turn-around time with the bakery staff.

Cupcakes have become one of the more popular bakery items over the last few years, and Bayside Bakery won’t disappoint.

The basic flavors are reasonably priced and feature the following flavors:

  • chocolate
  • vanilla
  • red velvet

Bayside Bakery offers premium cupcakes for an additional cost. These include:

  • salted caramel
  • chocolate ganache
  • German chocolate
  • carrot
  • custom creation

Naturally, cookies are available, too! Bayside Bakery serves classics like chocolate chip, sugar sprinkle, peanut butter, oatmeal raisin, and snickerdoodle. If you’d like iced cookies, check out the sugar cookie that a staff member will hand decorate to your liking. The minimum order for iced cookies is twelve. 

Bayside Bakery also creates pies with scratch-made crusts, coconut macaroons, muffins, cinnamon rolls, and brownies. They also offer the Southern staple, biscuits. 

The cafe offers a variety of breakfast options, fresh sandwiches, and tantalizing salads.

Here are a few samples:

Quiche
Using one of their homemade crusts, Bayside Bakery fills it with cheesy eggs for a delicious morning meal. Daily options are southwest chicken, spinach and bacon, sausage, and mushroom with spinach. 

Chicken Salad Sandwich
This classic meal of chicken, mayo, grapes, celery, and pecans is stuffed between slices of whole wheat bread.

Rollups
Customers may choose from the following: a turkey and cheddar, ham and provolone, or chicken salad wrap. 

House-made veggie cream cheese is on the turkey and ham wrap. Spinach herb cream cheese comes on the chicken salad wrap.

Mediterranean Salad
Arugula, baby spinach, and romaine lettuce are in this healthy salad. Next, the salad is topped with sliced red onions, chickpeas, feta, and roasted red peppers. A vinaigrette dressing is drizzled over the salad to make it a mouth-watering meal. 

Since the Forgotten Coast is a prime location for weddings, Bayside Bakery is your go-to shop for the perfect wedding cake. Stop in or call to discuss your dreams of an idyllic wedding cake. And if you need some suggestions, Bayside Bakery can assist with ideas, too. 

Bayside Bakery’s wedding cakes come as either tiered, round, or sheet cakes. A wide variety of flavors, toppings, and frostings means you’ll have a custom cake that isn’t cookie-cutter (see what we did there?)

We believe Bayside Bakery is the place to go in Port St. Joe for scratch-made desserts and cafe food. 

Insider Tip:
Bayside Bakery can create gluten-free cakes and baked goods. While some may be available in their showcase, others will need to be custom ordered.