The only time we welcome flakiness is when croissants are concerned. Here's where to find the crème de la crème in Singapore.
Croissants are one of those things we’ll keep craving for time and again – how can you not when it’s such a perfect pastry? It can be eaten warm or cold, savoury or sweet, plain or flavoured… there’s a croissant for everyone’s palate with the myriad variations of this traditional French bake. To help you find your faves, we’ve rounded up the bakeries and cafes to find the best croissants in Singapore.
Mother Dough Bakery
It’s all about the best selling almond croissant at Mother Dough Bakery. Soft and airy on the inside but crispy on the outside, these hide a sweet almond cream within. Taken together, each bite will leave you wanting more. Want more artisanal bakes? The quiches and scones here are delicious too.
Mother Dough Bakery, #01-01, 749 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198717
Au Croissant is a French-inspired bakery that’s known for – you guessed it – a menu of tantalising croissants. Expect flaky goodness in flavours of sweet potato, yuzu apple, sesame, peanut butter and more. There are also savoury croissant sandwiches for a grab-and-go meal.
Au Croissant, available on Foodpanda, #01-35, 12 Kallang Avenue, Singapore 339509
Famed for its use of Fermentolevain, a machine that creates and maintains liquid leaven, Eric Kayser’s namesake baker has some of the most exquisite croissants in town. Fun fact: It has even been named as the best by Paris’s Figaro newspaper! So if you like your croissants très authentic, you know where to go.
Maison Kayser, available online or on GrabFood, multiple locations including Raffles Place and Scotts Square.
Joo Chiat is hiding mouthwatering croissants at this little bakery. The reason why they’re so tasty? We’re guessing that it’s because Petit Plain bakes fresh croissant batches thrice daily. Cocoa lovers would like the pain au chocolat, but even if you order up the classic croissants, they’ll taste anything but plain.
Petit Pain, DM on Facebook or Instagram to order, 315 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427566
If the thought of a buttery, eggy croissant makes you salivate, head over to Group Therapy. Housed within a restored shophouse in Duxton, the cafe has a popular smoked ham and cheese croissant plate. Think freshly baked croissants stuffed with ham and cheese, served with two sunny side-ups (you can opt for scrambled or poached too) and a side salad. Talk about a full-fledged croissant meal!
Group Therapy, available online and on Foodpanda, Deliveroo or GrabFood, locations at Duxton Road and Katong.
Tiong Bahru Bakery
Tiong Bahru Bakery has long had a loyal following thanks to its amazing bakes. Naturally, this includes the must-try croissants which are well-structured with the perfect egg wash glaze. The classic plain croissant is amazing on its own, but if you have a sweet tooth, you’ll love the almond and green tea ones fosho.
Tiong Bahru Bakery, available on Foodpanda, Deliveroo and GrabFood, locations include Raffles City Shopping Centre and Tangs Plaza.
Brotherbird Milk & Croissants
This cafe is known for more than just your classic croissant. Fans flock to Brotherbird for its creative inventions like the hojicha croissant oozing with tea-flavoured goodness. Have trouble deciding? You can’t go wrong with the chocolate dipped iteration.
Brotherbird Milk & Croissants, check their Facebook page for order forms to preorder, #01-05, CT Hub 2, 114 Lavender Street, Singapore 338729
Artisan Boulangerie Co.
Artisan Boulangerie Co. started as a humble bakery in the bustling ‘hood of Orchard. It has since expanded its menu, drawing crowds for its wholesome bistro-style entrees like pastas and grain bowls. But, we’ll always have a soft spot for its delectable croissants – the perfect vessel for containing mash avocado, egg mayo, smoked salmon or any other filling that you fancy.
Artisan Boulangerie Co., available online and on Deliveroo and GrabFood, locations include Killiney Road, Great World City and Asia Square Tower.
Beyond breads, tarts and cakes (psst, there’s even a burnt cheesecake), Bakery Brera’s croissants are one of the best in Singapore. They’re touted as tasting authentically French with a delicious aroma you can’t resist. The bakery uses fine flours from France and Japan in its bakes – which might just be its secret ingredient in these sumptuous treats.
Bakery Brera, available online, #01-05, 8 Empress Road, Singapore 260008
Carpenter and Cook
Chef Shenn is to blame for our lengthy pastry bill at Carpenter and Cook. Having this Le Cordon Bleu graduate helming the kitchen, expect excellent bread, packaged jams and desserts… plus seriously good smoked ham and Emmental cheese croissants. With a mildly burnt bottom that exudes an aromatic, nutty aftertaste, these are one of the most delicious croissants in Singapore. Oh, and did we mention that this is a bakery and vintage homeware store all rolled into one?
Carpenter and Cook, available on Deliveroo and GrabFood, #01-06, 19 Lorong Kilat, Singapore 598120
Meaning ‘sweeetie pie’, Choupinette is a quaint cafe that brings European cafe vibes to a corner of Bukit Timah Road. Popular breakfast items include the egg benny and croque monsieur, but the croissants are no pushover either! Save some stomach space for the freshly made croissants that are delightfully chewy – perfect for bagging home to enjoy for an extended brunch. Or, make it your entire meal with a filling of your choice.
Choupinette, available on Foodpanda and GrabFood, 607 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 269708
Want something that’s not overly hearty for your lunch break? Kraftwich by Swissbake will be your ideal lunch spot, serving all-day serves sandwiches, salads and pastries. Alternatively, pop by in the morning for a croissant sandwich (get yours stuffed with tuna, turkey ham and cheese and more) to start your morning on a delicious note.
Kraftwich, available on Foodpanda, Deliveroo and GrabFood, multiple locations including One Raffles Place, Clarke Quay Central and Paya Lebar Square.
With its roots in France as a family bakery since 1889, PAUL whips up traditional country-style croissants, alongside many other quintessentially French bakes. The mini almond croissants are a real crowd pleaser – we challenge you to stop at one. Had one too many pastries? Take a post-binge break with a cup of tea or cuppa at one of PAUL’s lush tearooms.
PAUL, available online and on Foodpanda, Deliveroo and GrabFood, locations include Takashimaya, Ocean Financial Centre and Paragon.
Gourmet Japanese pastries are the highlight at Asanoya, but this bakery chain takes inspiration from multiple European recipes for its creations too. The result? Inventive bakes like the salted caramel banana croissant that’s sweet, creamy and slightly salty all at once. Plus, bag some mini croissants for the perfect teatime snack!
Asanoya, available on Foodpanda and GrabFood, or call an outlet to order, multiple locations including Bukit Timah and Paragon.