Wheat. Play. Love.

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About Detour Bakery

Wheat. Play. Love.

Wheat: A sacred grain since without it, our civilization wouldn’t be where it is today. Play: A reminder to relax for a moment and not take ourselves too seriously. Love: A state of being.


We are an independently owned, small production, retail bakery located in the Virginia Village neighborhood of Southeast Denver. We’ve happily served our delicious breads and pastries to a growing clientele for over seven years.

The bakery is a fast-paced, vibrant shop where you can enjoy a delicious treat, grab a baguette and pate for a picnic, or purchase something tasty to add to your own creations at home.

Detour Bakery has a dedicated, hard-working staff that produce consistently delicious breads and pastries while you sleep, so that our fresh-faced daytime staff can proudly serve you during the day.

TESTIMONIALSWords from our customers


Local, family-owned Denver gem. We’ve been coming here for years and have never had anything that wasn’t fresh and delicious. If you want an authentic French pastry but can’t cross the Atlantic, this bakery is your spot!

Elizabeth M.



Most amazing, authentic French bakery I’ve had outside of France. Florence, who is Parisian, and her husband do an amazing job of providing the taste of France in the Denver area. The pastry sells out quickly, so arrive early. The amazing coffee, latte and espresso put you back on the streets of Paris. Such a gem, you hope they don’t get too famous so you can keep them all to yourself ;).

Lindsey D.



Florence and her bakery… Exquisite! Her croissants are among the best I’ve had outside of France. She makes a petit gateaux au chocolat that is delicious and sinful. Amazing breads… Please buy things from these folks. They are terrific! I cannot wait to try the chocolate banana bread.

Doug R.



Great French bakery. We could smell the bakery as we walked through the parking lot. The croissants were delicious, flaky and super fresh. We had the chocolate and almond ones. Will definitely be back.

Gary F.



Excellent! Delicious classic French baked goods. Fresh and authentic. Cinnamon bun was perfect, just the right balance of fluffy, sticky, gooey. Freshest baguette around. Classic croissants are my favorite. Can’t wait to try more!

Michael S.



This bakery is hands down the best in Denver! They have the best cinnamon rolls and pastries ever, I could actually eat them every single day. 10/10 would recommend to locals or those visiting!!

Josh W.


Every croissant we make, every bread we bake...

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