If you haven’t heard by now, Las Cruces is every foodie’s dream come true! Among our culinary highlights are these unforgettable Las Cruces bakeries, specializing in a wide range of cravable desserts, pastries, and breads. You can even find a satisfying selection of vegan and gluten-free treats here.
These bakeries are listed in no particular order (because who could pick a favorite?!), and we trust you’ll enjoy each bite as you work your way through the list!
Indulgence Bakery & Cafe
This charming mother- and daughter-owned cafe has been a community staple for many years, though the location and some offerings have changed. One thing that hasn’t changed: the cream puffs. These dreamy choux beauties have brightened Las Cruces weddings, parties, brunches, and everyday celebrations for over 15 years. Indulgence proudly offers a full menu in addition to their tempting bakery case.
If you’re craving something simple and sweet, this Las Cruces bakery is the spot for you! Bosa Donuts is a tasty local alternative to national donut chains, and the local vibe doesn’t stop with donuts. You can also enjoy menudo, tamales, breakfast burritos, and all-cane-sugar Coca Cola straight from Mexico here.
You’re going to love the cheerful feel of this small cafe and bakery. Nessa’s is nestled in a quaint yellow building near the historic Alameda district. Enjoy a rotation of creative pastries and desserts (try the Oreo Brownies), but don’t skip Nessa’s signature: The Blueberry Bliss Grilled Cheese. This sweet selection is made from house-made pound cake, a touch of cream cheese, and blueberries.
Lujan’s Bakery & Leo’s Bakery
These twin Las Cruces bakeries each have the warm, homey charm of a Mexican abuelita’s kitchen. Lujan’s and Leo’s are your spot for delicious panito rolls, colorful pan dulce treats, and other Mexican pastries, breads, and cookies. You can also purchase beautiful cakes here, including the local delicacy: Tres Leches Cake.
Zeffiro Pizzeria Napoletana
If the name didn’t tip you off, I’ll go ahead and say that this Naple’s style pizza joint knows its way around the wood-fired oven. You don’t want to miss Zeffiro’s mouthwatering, creative pizza offerings, but they’re also one of the best places in town for fresh bread. Their crusty, tangy sourdough bread (and delightful, chewy ciabatta) is made fresh daily. Drop in and pick up a loaf!
Le Rendez-vous Cafe & French Pastry
A word of advice: Anytime a French pastry chef offers to bake for you — accept! Le Rendez-vous Cafe & French Pastry is chef Thierry Marceaux’s delicious addition to the Las Cruces bakery scene, and their brimming bakery case is a work of art. Try the eclairs, macarons, and indulgent Mille-feuille, with or without a satisfying French meal.
Let Them Eat Cake
A sweet tooth’s paradise, Let Them Eat Cake has a rotating selection of fun cupcake flavors ready for you to peruse. Try the Butterfinger, Absinthe, and Ocean Water flavors! They offer vegan and gluten-free cupcakes as well, so everyone can find a favorite!
Life is sweet in Las Cruces
This concludes our tantalizing tour of Las Cruces bakeries, but the fun doesn’t have to stop now. Las Cruces has so many treasures, both culinary and cultural. Are you interested in selling or buying a beautiful home in Las Cruces?
Better Homes and Garden Real Estate – Steinborn & Associates REALTORS™ are passionate about this community, and not only can they point out the best places to grab a sweet treat, they can also make the home buying and selling processes stress-free. Make moving simple: Start by browsing the most extensive online listings in the area. Then contact our friendly team to make your dream home come true!
Call us today at 575-522-3698 or contact us online to start the conversation.