Supermarket bread just doesn’t cut it for you? Here are our picks of the best bakeries in Singapore for croissants, baguettes, and all things in between.
Are you a big fan of carbs, particularly bread? So are we. Nothing could possibly get in between our baguettes, buns, croissants, pastries and all that jazz. Sourdough your thing? We feel you. Lucky for us, food-crazy Singapore just keeps evolving with top-notch bakeries offering high-quality breads and artisanal loaves. Plus, now that we’re in circuit breaker mode, most of these spots deliver to your door! Now we’re seriously hungry…
Mother Dough Bakery
Order online for delivery
“Mother Dough” refers to the fermentation starter or sourdough culture used in bread making. Trust owner and baker Naadhira, who perfected her bread making skills in New York to make a dough reference in her store name. We implore you to check out the bakery’s Instagram feed and not get hungry for some fresh bakes, from cookies and cakes to beautiful looking brioche buns. Plus, now we can get our croissants straight from the source anytime.
Mother Dough Bakery, #01-01, 749 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198717
Order online by 5pm the day before for pick-up or $15 drive-by delivery to selected areas including East Coast, Tiong Bahru, Bukit Timah and Holland Village
Having amassed a cult following for its sourdough bread at its flagship store in Bali, Starter Lab is now gaining traction here at its first foray into Singapore. Tuck into the sammies – from avo toast to grilled cheese to PB&J – and you’ll taste what the hype’s all about.
Starter Lab, 721 Havelock Road, Singapore 169645
Order via Deliveroo or GrabFood for delivery within the East Coast area; islandwide delivery service also available at $10 for all orders, free delivery for orders above $80, call 6440 1228 to order
To the initiated, baking the perfect loaf of bread is an art form of its own. If you want to see just how deep the rabbit hole goes, pay a visit to this bakery concept in the East Coast. Firebake’s hand-built brick ovens allow the restaurant’s bakers to utilise classic European bread-making techniques, and ties into the restaurant’s traditional approach to making bread. While bread is certainly the highlight here, Firebake is also a full-service restaurant offering tartines, sandwiches, salads, soups, stews, grilled and smoked meats and fish, as well as baked desserts – all of which complement the bake house’s signature sourdough.
Firebake, 237 East Coast Road, Level 1, Singapore 428930
Artisan baker Nick Chua was trained in Hanover and took it on himself to master the art of bread. It has definitely paid off though, they have amazing bread here. Our personal fave is the ‘Rusti’ bread, which is sprinkled with seeds and always gets gobbled up the same day. The bakery also does great wholemeal pita bread, chocolate buns for the kids and excellent baguettes.
Nick Vina, #01-54/55, Icon Village, Gopeng Street, Singapore 078877
Bread & Hearth
Order online for delivery, minimum order $38
Adopting age-old bread-making techniques, the bakes and goods of Bread & Hearth yields real and a distinct flavour. Besides good focaccias and ciabattas, it’s also a good place to have a good and hearty breakfast. Steak sandwiches, BLTs, and bacon focaccias – you’re pretty set for the weekend.
Bread & Hearth, outlets in Keong Saik and Katong
Order online for islandwide delivery or takeaway, minimum order $50, free delivery for orders over $150
Simply Bread may be named as such but simple is not what they do. A great place to grab loaves and buns, this place is also a wonderland brimming with pastries, sliced breads, and large loaves. You can order them online too!
Simply Bread, outlets in Fifth Avenue and Cluny Court
Tiong Bahru Bakery
Order online for pick-up or via Deliveroo, Foodpanda and GrabFood for islandwide delivery
This iconic bakery first opened in the neighbourhood of Tiong Bahru and remains one of our top spots for pastries. Hot sellers such as their butter and chocolate croissants look almost too good to eat – the layers are distinctly fanned out and provide a great crisp to the pastry. If you need to satisfy your sweet tooth, you have to give the Kouign Amann a go; and don’t get us started on the rich, fudgy brownies…
Tiong Bahru Bakery, various locations
Order online for islandwide delivery or pick-up, free delivery for orders over $150
Known to weave exotic and sometimes unusual flavours into traditional French recipes, Eric Kayser’s eponymous bakery, famous for its use and invention of the Fermentolevain (a machine that creates and maintains liquid leaven), rolls out a wide range of savoury and sweet baked goods. Try the famed croissant, which has even been named as the best by Paris’ Figaro newspaper.
Maison Kayser, various locations
Order online for delivery or pick-up, free delivery for orders over $60
The proponent of healthy food scratches your itch for fresh-from-the-oven breads that are handmade with traditional and time-honoured techniques, containing no improvers and artificial ingredients. Lucky if you’re a bread lover, ’cause you can choose from three types of bread: sweet, savoury and organic. And if you’re done with bread shopping, catch a brunch bite with their eggs benny or the selection of gourmet sandwiches and soups.
Cedele, various locations
Order via GrabFood and Foodpanda for delivery
The range of baked treats here is absolutely to die for. We’re loving hot sellers like the French potato, bacon quiche, and curry donut.
Boulangerie Asanoya, various locations
Call 6466 0613 to order for delivery or pick-up, free delivery within the neighbourhood with a minimum order of $50
Have a slice of Paris at this decade-old French cafe along Bukit Timah Road. Popular breakfast items include the famous egg Benny – one of the best in town – and the croque monsieur. Oh, and make sure to pick up the freshly made loaves and croissants for brunch at home.
Choupinette, 607 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 269708
Carpenter and Cook
Co-owner and chef Shenn, a graduate of the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu in London and a former apprentice at Cocomaya, helms the kitchen at this lovely spot, churning out excellent bread, packaged jams and desserts daily. Phoebe, on the other hand, curates the vintage European furniture at the quaint dual-concept venue. So even if you’re not here to shop, the lovely furnishings around the cafe provide a charming, laid-back ambience perfect for those lazy off-duty afternoons.
Carpenter and Cook, #01-06, 19 Lorong Kilat, Singapore 598120; closed temporarily until 25 April due to circuit breaker measures, keep tabs on its Facebook page for updates
Baker & Cook
Order online for delivery; free delivery for orders over $200
More than just a bakery, this Greenwood hotspot is also a gourmet food store, helmed by renowned baker Dean Brettschneider. He brings to the table 25 years of experience and a strong love for the perfect sourdough. Choose from a spread that includes challah, sourdough carrot bread and baguette. There is also an online store where you can shop for ceramics – OTT tea, anyone?
Baker & Cook, various locations
Order online or via GrabFood and Deliveroo for delivery
The international outpost of France’s largest chain bakery in Singapore is great if you’re hankering for some delectable French croissants. These croissants are crispy, flaky and absolutely tasty when having it fresh in the morning. It also offers a selection of dessert pastries to enjoy over a pot of tea or cuppa, at one of their lush tearooms if you feel like you’ve binged on too many croissants for a day.
Paul, various locations
Order online for islandwide delivery or pick-up, order two days in advance
This unique Japanese style bakery and cafe in Singapore offers a selection of breads that are handmade from scratch. Decked with necessary baking tools for in-house, made-from-scratch products, you can definitely enjoy the freshest bread hot off the oven here. Whether you’re up for sweet or savoury, Provence is one bakery that you cannot miss. Those milk buns and koshi an pans (smooth red bean paste) are simply divine.
Provence, outlets at Holland Village and Jem
Artisan Boulangerie Co.
Order online for takeaway, order via GrabFood or Deliveroo for delivery
Award-winning French baker Eran Mayer uses flour imported directly from a traditional mill in Chartres, France, and the highest quality natural ingredients to make some of the finest gourmet pastries in town, all baked fresh daily in-house. We swear by his challah bread and baguettes, though it’s hard to resist the flaky, buttery croissants too!
Artisan Boulangerie Co., various locations
Order online before 6pm two days in advance for delivery or takeaway
It’s hard to miss Konditori while on Bussorah Street – simply follow the glorious scent of baked dough and freshly brewed coffee. Brought to you by the same people behind Fika Swedish Cafe & Bistro, Konditori serves up artisan bakes alongside comforting cuppas. Take your pick from croissants (there’s even a red velvet version) and crusty loaves, to cinnamon buns and delectable tarts.
Konditori, 33 Bussorah Street, Singapore 199451
Nassim Hill Bakery Bistro Bar
Located right across Tanglin Mall, Nassim Hill is a bakery, bar, and bistro that has all the right things going for it. Apart from its classic brunch options, you’ll be treated to a wide array of freshly baked goods like baguettes, almond brioche, multigrain bread and hot cross buns.
Nassim Hill Bakery Bistro Bar, #01-03 Tanglin Post Office, 56 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247964