Delivering baked treats for Wellington since 1989. We are the home to the lemon sour cake, pear and ginger cake, rhubarb and custard tart, artisan breads and much more.
Products and specialities
Amazing fresh hand-crafted breads - from ryes to sourdoughs, ciabatta to multigrain, baguettes to a fantastic walnut and honey stick. Unbelievable custard squares, slices, pastries, filled rolls, and an incredible cake range.
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Tucked away in Aro Valley, any list of Wellington bakeries would be incomplete without a mention of Arobake. While the scope of the products is so vast I can’t attest to all of them, I have tried a pretty extensive array of Arobake products, and haven’t been disappointed yet, and that says a lot. The sunflower seed sourdough is particularly delicious, as is the traditional Weggli bread.
I’m enough of a nostalgist to remember when Arobake was on the other side of Aro Street and much scrappier, less refined - the product was still good though. The rebranding and classy-ing up that took place over several years has only served to bring the stores image in line with its spectacular product.
Aro Bake will always hold fond memories of my time in Wellington. Scaling the impossible peak of Aro Valley was always a hardship, although such a feat was invariably made easier with an Arobake in hand. Freshly baked, artisan bread as well as more patisserie than you can shake a stick at is at your disposable. This lovely little bakery catches some awesome early summer, afternoon sun; perfect for a lazy few hours.
Every time I step into Arobake for a vegetarian sandwich or a pastry, I'm tempted by the fresh array of bread lining the back wall of the shop. Opening at 7 am daily (except Sunday, when sadly they're closed all day), by mid-afternoon some of their most popular breads have been snatched up, but a hefty sourdough beckons. If you're as much of a sucker for choice pastries as I am, you'll need to know Arobake easily makes the best pain au chocolat in the city!