8 Bakeries in Panama Panama City Beach, FL That Will Blow Your Mind

From Fresh Bread to Breathtaking Wedding Cakes, These Panama City Bakeries are Beloved by Locals and Visitors Alike

So you are looking for bakeries in Panama City huh? Probably searched for something like “bakeries in Panama City Florida” or “what’s the best bakery in Panama City Beach” right? 

How did I know that? Well I mean this is on your phone or computer so this article will only show up for so many bakeries that you searched in Google so I know it had to be something like that. Either that, or you got here from another GiftYa post or article in which case thank you for reading two today! 

Well today, just like everyday we have exactly what you are looking for. This is a list of the best bakeries in Panama City and where you can find them. We also include links anytime one of these restaurants accept our super convenient virtual gift cards!

Huh? GiftYa?

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However, unlike traditional gift cards, a GiftYa can be sent straight to your phone in seconds, where it can be linked directly to the credit or debit card of your choice. That way you don’t ever have to worry about forgetting your gift card at home or, for the environmentally conscious among us, wasting plastic on something that will be thrown away after just a few uses anyway.

GiftYa makes delivering a gift card to thousands of local and national merchants easier than ever before. You don’t even have to go to a store in person if you want one for yourself. You can just visit the GiftYa website and pick one up today.

Absolutely Cake

Enjoy Custom Cake + Wedding Cakes from a Florida Cottage Food Operation Business Serving All of NW FL

Panama Panama City Beach | absolutely-cake.com

Think you can’t have your cake and eat it too? Think again. Since 2011, Sebrina Shepard has been bringing beautiful custom cakes to all of NorthWest Florida and its surrounding areas. As a Florida native and veteran of the food-service industry, Sebrina knows a thing or two about providing excellent food and excellent service to the area she calls home. 

Absolutely Cake offers a wide variety of flavor options, from decadent Italian Cream to the old southern favorite Key Lime. If you’re in the mood for something more traditional, her customers have rave reviews about her Red Velvet and classic Vanilla cake as well, so you really can’t go wrong no matter which flavor appeals to you.

But the thing that really makes Absolutely Cake stand out are the creativity of her designs. From intricate lace-like piping on wedding and groom’s cakes to whimsical cakes modeled after farmyard friends, nostalgic video games, or television shows featuring a certain British doctor and his time-traveling telephone booth, you will be blown away by Absolutely Cake’s confectionery creations.

“If I lived in PCB, I would make up events just so I could order from Absolutely Cake. I planned our entire wedding from Texas, which meant relying solely on reviews and word of mouth. Holy smokes am I glad we found Sebrina. Our wedding cake and cupcakes were AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS!” - Yelp Review by Randi E. 

Absolutely Cake doesn’t offer GiftYa digital gift cards just yet, but check back soon because we are always adding bakeries and attractions in Panama City!

Touch of Velvet Bakery

Grab Giant Cookies and Delicious Cake Fashioned After Old Family Recipes From This Carry Out Bakery

1219 Ohio Ave, Bldg F | Lynn Haven | places.singleplatform/touch-of-velvet-bakery

This locally-owned business brings a touch of history to the giant cookies and delicious desserts it serves up. The recipes behind the treats that fill Touch of Velvet’s shelves have been in the family for years, so it’s no wonder locals love stopping in to grab all of their favorites. 

Order a whole cake, or just grab a slice. Either way, be prepared to enjoy the spoils of your trip to Lynn Haven elsewhere because Touch of Velvet Bakery doesn’t currently have a seating area where guests can enjoy their desserts in-house.

“Soooooo yummy! I haven't found anything from there that I didn't like. It's also great to support local owners” - Yelp Review by Debra S.

You can’t get a digital GiftYa gift card to Touch of Velvet Bakery at the moment but be sure to check back soon as new bakeries and locations in Panama City are added all the time!

Donut Hole

Enjoy Sweet Treats from One of the Best Bakeries in Panama City Beach or Upgrade Your Entire Breakfast

12983 Hwy 98 E | Inlet Beach | whereindestin.com/donut-hole-destin

We don’t want to leave fried-dough lovers out of the fun with our list of best bakeries in Panama City, Florida, so we’re featuring a fan favorite donut shop, too. Step right up to the counter at Donut Hole to make your selection from dozens of donut flavors, classic as well as creative. Enjoy a traditional blueberry cake donut, or get adventurous with key lime filling.

If you donut want to fill up on sweets (can’t relate 🤷‍♂️), you can also enjoy some of Donut Hole’s savory options. How does crab cake benedict sound? Or maybe some cinnamon raisin french toast?

Plus, you can even play corn hole while you wait.

“I don't think there is much to say other than go here. The key lime donut is my favorite. Every trip to emerald coast, it's required visiting for us to stop and grab a dozen donuts. Not only are they good, breakfast and lunch is as well. You won't leave hungry here! Definitely a favorite of ours!” - Yelp Review by Steve C. 

Unfortunately Donut Hole isn’t one of the bakeries in Panama City participating with GiftYa just yet, but check back soon cause they might be any day now.

Simple Delights

Gluten-Free Baked Goods Even The Pickiest Dessert-Lover Will Devour

Joy in the Pan dessert from one of the best bakeries in Panama City. Image courtesy of Yelp.

606 Commerce Dr | McElvy Commercial Park | simpledelightsbysk.com

To the average dessert connoisseur, gluten is the name of the game. It’s the protein that gives baked goods like cookies, breads, and cakes their texture and structure. And unfortunately, it’s a no-go for some people. Luckily, the baker behind Simple Delights – Shandana Khattak – is adept at baking treats with gluten or without.

Simple Delights offers a menu packed with unforgettable flavors. Peach whipped cream cake? Chocolate raspberry brownies? Yum!

“Gluten-free cakes: ARE DELICIOUS! The cake she made for the cake tasting that was gluten-free tasted like a candy bar! Coconut, chocolate & cake. She makes wedding, multi-layer round and sheet cakes for all events! Try the mango cake, too!” - Yelp Review by Robin C.

Right now you aren’t able to get a GiftYa digital gift card to Simple Delights but check back because there’s more bakeries and stores in Panama City added all the time.

Black Bear Bread

Parisian-Style Cafe and Bakery Right in Panama City Beach

26 Logan Ln, Ste G | Santa Rosa Beach | blackbearbreadco.com

Ooh la la! As it turns out, you don’t have to fly across the ocean to enjoy a taste of delicious Parisian desserts. Black Bear Bread Co. is, unsurprisingly, known for their bread and pastry options. Their menu boasts everything from croissants and bear claws to country sourdough and honey oat bread. 

Got room for more? Black Bear Bread also serves a variety of breakfast and lunch options, plus coffee that borders on being a local cult classic.

“Omg!!! This place is amazing!!! Great coffee... we even buy bags for home. The staff is wonderful!! The food is all incredible.” - Yelp Review by Kelley W. 

There aren’t GiftYa digital gift cards available for Black Bear Bread as of the date of this writing, but there might be now! Be sure to check GiftYa itself for all the gift cards available for bakeries  in Panama City.

Andy’s Flour Power Cafe and Bakery

Treat Yourself to Baked Goods That Aren’t Fancy, But Are Super Fresh

6629 Thomas Dr | Treasure Grove | andysflourpower.com

Some bakeries have a certain air of pretension to them. That’s definitely not the case at Andy’s Flour Power Cake and Bakery. The folks here believe that the secret to serving up delicious baked goods isn’t making them fancy – it’s making them fresh.

Serving breakfast, lunch, baked goods, and cocktails, Andy’s is a favorite among Panama City Beach locals. Be sure to pick up a Danish or cinnamon roll.

“We really enjoyed this breakfast spot! The host (I think the owner?) was super friendly and had a smile for us as soon as we walked in the door. Great vibe. There is a little bar in the restaurant so we had morning Mimosa's while we waited for a table. The food was excellent. We would definitely go back!” - Yelp Review by Christy P.

As always we’re busy adding attractions and bakeries in Panama City to GiftYa all the time but you can’t get one for Andy’s Flour Power Cafe and Bakery just yet. Check back soon.

Cook Girls’ Bakery

Fast Becoming one of NW Florida’s Favorite Family-Owned Bakeries

748 15th St, Ste B | Panama City | cookgirlsbakery.com

Cook Girls’ Bakery is the perfect example of what you can achieve when you dream big. Started by sisters Courtney and Ashley in 2017 as a Cottage Food in-home bakery, Cook Girls’ Bakery has expanded to its own storefront as of January 2021. 

Whatever the sweet treat you’re searching for, you can find it at Cook Girls’ Bakery. From decorated sugar cookies to creative cakes, macarons, cupcakes, and many delicious treats in between, you’re sure to find something on the menu that satisfies your sweet tooth.

“Fantastic cakes, cookies and more! I adore their peanut butter sandwich cookies, sugar cookies and brownies!! Plus they make great items for events like birthdays. I got the pleasure of trying several of their desserts. Make sure you order ahead of time!” - Yelp Review by Beverly H.

Cook Girls’ Bakery isn’t accepting GiftYa digital gift cards just yet, but check here for all the other GiftYa available for bakeries in Panama City


Panama City Beach Runs on Dunkin’


11150 Panama City Beach Pkwy | Panama City Beach | dunkindonuts.com

Dunkin’ (formerly Dunkin’ Donuts) is a popular breakfast and bakery chain across the east coast, and the Panama City Beach coast is no exception. If you’re looking for a quick boost of caffeine or a delicious donut (including adorable bite-sized donut holes called Munchkins!) Dunkin’ is the place to be.

“Wow. This place blew my mind away. First time actually being at a Dunkin' Donuts and it did not disappoint. Phenomenal service along with phenomenal products.” - Yelp Review by Ben Z.

Get a GiftYa digital gift card for yourself or a loved one to Dunkin’ and enjoy one of the best bakeries in Panama City by following the link!

And that’s it, all of the best bakeries in Panama City, FL!

There you have it! All the best rated bakeries you can find in Panama City. Panama City is a major hub of business and commerce, so it isn’t easy to narrow down the list of great bakeries to only what can fit in this post. 

But just from what we gathered for you here today, you’ll be sure to find a location that's convenient for you with plenty of sweet options. 

And remember, if you or someone you love is located in Panama City, we marked off which bakeries accept convenient GiftYa digital gift cards. You can use them at any of the locations we indicated on this list today. But even if you choose a bakery that doesn’t accept GiftYa quite yet, you’ll be sure to find a plethora of delicious pastries and other baked goods in Panama City Beach. Panama City and GiftYa definitely have something to offer.

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