Who has the best cinnamon rolls in Omaha, Nebraska? Our team took two days to explore the city and sample some of the most popular cinnamon rolls the big O had to offer.
We narrowed our list of potential locations down to ten Omaha bakeries that are recognized for their exceptional cinnamon rolls.
But, only five bakeries could make our list of the TOP 5 Cinnamon Rolls in Omaha!
Without further adieu…
Here Are The TOP 5 Cinnamon Rolls in Omaha
Wheatfield’s Bakery is a renowned Omaha bakery that has won countless awards, and Best of Omaha nominations, and is widely recognized as a strong supporter of Omaha non-profits and those in need.
Ron and his team have planned out how to best market each product, including their famous cinnamon rolls. They’re fantastic marketers and storytellers when it comes to promoting their products. This attention to detail adds to the customer experience as a whole.
Wheatfield’s cinnamon rolls have been praised by both locals and tourists alike. The cinnamon roll had the perfect amount of rise and was soft and pillowy. Just the way a cinnamon roll should be. The Wheatfield’s Cinnamon Roll has a very generous helping of frosting.
If you’re ever in Omaha, be sure to stop by Wheatfields bakery and grab one of their world-famous cinnamon rolls.
#2 The Omaha Bakery
With two locations in the metro area, The Omaha Bakery has made its case for having some of the best cinnamon rolls Omaha has to offer. Chef Kaiser gained national attention for her appearance on The Food Network reality show, The Spring Baking Championships.
The traditional cinnamon roll at The Omaha Bakery is what it should be. Baked to perfection with just the right cinnamon and a healthy dose of Kaiser’s signature frosting.
Kaiser and her team have continued to push the envelope with their creativity. They recently announced the launch of Omaha’s first cinnamon roll bar where the possibilities are endless.
Customers can choose from three types of rolls: Cinnamon, Caramel Pecan, and Peanut Butter. Then they can choose their frosting: Almond, Hazelnut, Mapel, Caramel, Chocolate, Cream Cheese, Strawberry, Orange, and Peanut Butter. And if that isn’t enough, customers can choose toppings like Apple Pie Fillings, Chocolate Chips, M&MS, Pecans, Sprinkles, Cookie Dough, etc. The possibilities are endless! And just in time for National Cinnamon Roll Day on October 4th!
#3 Farmhouse Cafe’
At the Farmhouse Cafe’, they pride themselves on serving delicious food that you and your family will love. Their food is made with only the freshest ingredients and tastes just like something your grandmother used to make.
The cinnamon roll was very good and drizzled with icing. There wasn’t as much rise in their cinnamon rolls which could have been a result of using all-purpose flour vs. bread flour.
#4 Vidlak’s Brookside Cafe’
Go to Vidlak’s Brookside Café in Omaha, Nebraska for an exceptional home-cooked meal that won’t break the bank. They’ve been serving their Omaha-famous cinnamon rolls since 1996.
Their cinnamon rolls are perhaps their most popular dish – gooey, hot, and delicious! Think truck-stop-type cinnamon rolls. Big as Texas with mountains of a rich decadent frosting.
#5 Sweet Magnolia
Sweet Magnolias Bake Shop is a hidden gem situated in Omaha’s Joslyn Castle neighborhood. This boutique bakery takes great pride in its ability to craft perfect, melt-in-your-mouth pastries. Every pastry is made from scratch and includes only the finest ingredients, this includes their buttery-soft cinnamon rolls.
Sweet Magnolia’s cinnamon rolls were meticulously prepared. There is nothing better in the Omaha region. So, why did they earn a #5 ranking? Their cinnamon rolls featured a more classic form of bun with no icing. We felt compelled to include them in our top 5 because they were so delicious. Don’t like excessive icing? This is the place to go!
Cinnamon Roll Capital of America?
Omaha bakeries know how to bake cinnamon rolls. They understand that baking is a science and there are no shortcuts. Sweet Magnolia’s is a prime example of that. There level of baking expertise is unmatched.
You might recall that in 2018, Master’s Hand in nearby Tekamah, Nebraska won the title of World’s Best Cinnamon roll.
There have been over a dozen bakeries in Omaha nominated for World’s Best Cinnamon Rolls in recent years. Sweet Magnolias, Vidlaks Cafe, Farmhouse Cafe,’ Le Quartier, Baked After Dark, A Cater’d Affair, The Omaha Bakery, and Yummy Bunz are just a few of the bakeries with top-shelf cinnamon rolls and raving fan bases.
Our two days in the metro identified the best cinnamon rolls in Omaha. Our trip also solidified Omaha as being one of the best cities in America for cinnamon rolls. Look out Houston, Omaha’s cinnamon roll game is strong. Very strong.
Will Omaha be crowned the 2023 Cinnamon Roll capital of the America? Stay tuned!