Best Bakeries in the Greater Palm Springs Area

Delicious baking from Sherman’s.

There’s nothing better than indulging in baked goods with a great cup of coffee or bringing home a custom-designed cake for a special event. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best bakery offerings in the Greater Palm Springs area.

Best Bakeries in Palm Springs & area


5-440 S El Cielo Road, Palm Springs, CA

Carousel is a locally owned bakery that makes everything from scratch based on family recipes and tradition. Their website features an almost endless gallery of drool-worthy pastries. They make a variety of cakes, cookies, pastries, and other dessert items. Their reviews speak volumes, people rave about the great taste and wonderful atmosphere of Carousel.

Over the Rainbow

1775 East Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA

Located in the Smoke Tree Village Shopping Center, Over the Rainbow Desserts is a bakery that believes in fresh ingredients and adding a lot of color to its creations. They create wonderful themed cakes with 3D elements. They focus on cupcakes and cakes in a wide variety of flavors, offer gluten-free and vegan options, and create cakes for gay weddings.

Peninsula Pastries

611 S Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA

Peninsula Pastries creates handcrafted French pastries and bread and has done so since 2014. They make Apricot tartlets, special bread on specific days, macarons, chocolate custards, and apple turnovers. In the past, they’ve closed for the summer, reopening in the fall. During the Christmas season, they take orders for a specific number of Yule Logs and rolls, often reaching capacity.

Sherman’s Deli and Bakery

401 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA and 73-161 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert

Open since 1963, Sherman’s Deli and Bakery is a New York-Style restaurant that has a sizeable bakery offering. They offer around 20 different flavors of cake, some cheesecake options, and pie. They also sell specialty items like strudel, doughnuts, cream puffs, cinnamon rolls, danish, and muffins. There’s also a wide variety of cookies, specialty larger cakes, and they even offer dessert platters.

El Cielo bakery offerings.

El Cielo

68480 E Palm Canyon Dr, Cathedral City, CA

El Cielo Bakery is an unassuming small shop located in a strip mall that focuses on Mexican-style baked goods. They have outdoor seating, and you might hear classics from Palm Springs legends like Frank Sinatra in the air while you visit. Customers love the authenticity of their Mexican offerings like the pan dulce and Mexican bread.

Beautiful creations from Pastry Swan.

Pastry Swan

70225 Highway 111 Suite A, Rancho Mirage, CA

Pastry Swan is a family-run bakery that specializes in wedding cakes, cupcakes, and pastries for any occasion. All the cakes are hand-baked on-site, and every cake is customizable. They’ve been voted “Best of the Valley” and featured in Glamour magazine. Their creations speak for themselves and are beautifully adorned, stylish, and able to suit any style or occasion.

Villa Bakery

 67470 Ramon Road, Cathedral City, CA

Villa Bakery is a Cathedral City business that specializes in Mexican-based baked goods. They sell cakes large and small and are also known for morning coffee offerings like their danishes, cafecito y pan, cream empanada, and pan dulce. They also have a variety of Mexican lunch offerings that customers rave about.

All photos courtesy of each bakery.

Dave Ware