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Bakery Name Ideas
So you’re thinking of opening up a bakery! As you get started on your journey as a new bakery owner, you’ll be faced dozens, if not hundreds, of business decisions large and small before you even open your doors to the public. You'll be developing your restaurant branding and logo, writing your mission statement and core values, and choosing a floor plan and kitchen layout, designing your restaurant menu, finding a team and training them — there's so much that goes into opening a bakery.
And that’s not even all of it! Of the many decisions you’ll make when opening a restaurant, one of the most critical is your new restaurant's name. And, as many owners and operators know, this can sometimes be the hardest part.
You want something memorable that’ll help you stand out from the thousands of other bakeries in America, but you also need a name that represents your brand and describes your concept in a manner succinct and engaging enough to pique the public’s interest. And changing your bakery's name after you've gone through the process of putting it everywhere — from your napkins to your instagram to your store windows to your uniforms — is a serious pain.
Here's how to come up with a great bakery name that you'll love for as long as you're in business.
How Do I Choose a Bakery Name?
These steps are a great starting point to help you gather ideas for your bakery name.
Write down your bakery’s core values, mission, description, team, and location
- Ensure your bakery name isn’t already taken
Play around with a restaurant name generator to spark new ideas (and rule out the types of names you don’t want)
Reach out to your community for bakery name ideas
We’ll dive into all of these steps below, and keep reading to get inspired by 52 real bakery name examples.
How to come up with good bakery names
A great bakery name should be unique to your business – conveying your brand, and most importantly, what type of food people can expect to be served when they pop in for a visit. It should be relevant to your concept (are you specifically a cupcakery? Or do you specialize in pies? Wedding cakes? Croissants?), easy enough to spell and remember, and (this one’s extra important) not be too similar to any other restaurants or small businesses in your area — you don’t want your great marketing to inadvertently send foot traffic to the competition.
With all that in mind, here are some tips to get you started on the path to discovering the right restaurant name for your new spot.
1. Write down your bakery’s core values, mission, description, team, and location
Your bakery’s core values and mission statement can and should play a large role in choosing the right name.
Grab a pen and paper and write down the following:
The type of baked goods you’ll be offering
Your bakery’s core values
The intended personality and vibe of your bakery
Adjectives you’d use to describe your bakery
Your name (and the name of your business partners, if any)
Any family names that are important to you or your team
The neighborhood or town where your bakery will be located
The purpose of this exercise is to pull out words and phrases that describe your bakery and may warrant inclusion in your restaurant’s name. This list will also come in handy when building out your restaurant business plan and when building out your brand.
When you can’t think of anything else to add, read back over your list of superlatives, adjectives, and descriptors and circle your favorites. These will be the building blocks of your restaurant name.
2. Choose a name that isn’t already taken
To avoid stepping on any toes, and to avoid copyright infringement, make sure your name is completely unique. Once you've settled on a handful of contenders, run these possible names through some search engines and the following resources:
- Google search
Google My Business
The Yellow Pages
The Better Business Bureau
The United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark database search
To learn more about copyright, head to Copyright.gov.
3. Use a bakery name generator to spark new ideas.
Here's five name generators for you to play around with. Some ask for guidance in the form of keywords (have your key word shortlist hand), while others just assemble random combinations of words. While some of the suggested names and combinations you get from this step will be absurd and unusable, it'll help you narrow down what kind of name you are (and aren’t) looking for.
Restaurant and Bakery Name Generators
4. Ask your community for bakery name ideas
Reach out to your community with ideas. If you want to involve them from day 1, tell friends and family about your concept (your elevator pitch will be handy here!) and ask them what they think it should be called.
Or, you can take to social media and share a couple of your shortlisted options and ask your community to vote on which name they like best. You can use your personal account here, since you likely won't have a social media page built for your business if you haven't chosen a name yet.
You can also offer future discounts or raffle off a free baked good on opening day to all the people who help you with this task — or name a cupcake after them.
It can also be helpful to look to other bakeries for inspiration, especially those that seem to share your bakery’s values or vibe. And on that note, let’s look at some lists — from cool bakery names to clever bakery names and everything in between — to help you brainstorm.
52 Real, Unique Bakery Name Ideas to Inspire You
When choosing a name for your new concept, there are a number of directions you could go in. Here, we’ve compiled restaurant names in a variety of categories to provide you with inspiration as you start spitballing, brainstorming, and pitching ideas to your team.
Cute Bakery Names
1. Fluff Bake Bar – Houston, TX
2. Little Tart Bakeshop – Atlanta, GA
3. Huckleberry – Los Angeles, CA
4. Baked from the Hart – Seattle, WA
5. Sugar Mama's Bakeshop – Austin, TX
6. Sticky Fingers Bakery – Washington, D.C.
7. Baby Cakes – Henderson, NV
8. Dahlia Bakery – Seattle, WA
Creative Bakery Names
9. Devil's Teeth Baking Company – San Francisco, CA
10. Craftsman and Wolves – San Francisco, CA
11. Sour Duck Market – Austin, TX
12. Milo & Olive – Los Angeles, CA
13. Butcher & Bee – Charleston, SC
14. Zak The Baker – Miami, FL
15. Cinnaholic – Las Vegas, NV
16. The Rolling Pin Bakeshop – Denver, CO
17. Hot Hands Pie & Biscuit – St. Paul, MN
18. Un je ne sais quoi… – Washington, D.C.
19. Back in the Day Bakery – Savannah, GA
20. Arcade Bakery – New York, NY
21. Muddy's Bake Shop – Memphis, TN
Clever Bakery Names
22. A Baked Joint – Washington, D.C.
23. Weights + Measures – Houston, TX
24. Baked and Wired – Washington, D.C.
25. True Loaf Bakery – Miami, FL
26. Flour & Weirdoughs – Key Biscayne, FL
27. Crumb de la Crumb – Nashville, TN
28. Frost Me Cafe and Bakery – San Diego, CA
29. Bread Alone – Kingston, NY
30. On The Rise – Cleveland, OH
31. Fillings & Emulsions – Salt Lake City, UT
Funny Bakery Names
32. Rize up Bakery – San Francisco, CA
33. Jimmy Jamm’s – Chicago, IL
34. Piece of Cake – Atlanta, GA
35. Word of Mouth Bakery – Austin, TX
36. The Jampot – Eagle Harbor, MI
37. Defloured – Chicago, IL
38. Bang Bang Pie Shop – Chicago, IL
39. Turnover, Darling – Denver, CO
40. As Kneaded Bakery – San Leandro, CA
41. Homeboy Bakery – Los Angeles, CA
42. Salty Tart – Minneapolis, MN
43. The Peppered Cupcake – Wilmington, NC
Ingredient-Themed Bakery Names
44. Flour Bakery – Boston, MA
45. Sugar Bakeshop – Charleston, SC
46. Milk Bar – New York, NY
47. Yeast Nashville – Nashville, TN
48. Nutmeg Bakery & Cafe – San Diego, CA
49. Black Walnut Bakery – Minneapolis, MN
50. Fat & Flour – Los Angeles, CA
51. The Buttery ATL – Atlanta, GA
52. Cinnamon’s Bakery – Estes Park, CO