The only time we welcome flakiness is when croissants are concerned. Here's where to find the best in Singapore.
Croissants are one of those things we’ll keep craving 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 myriad variations of this traditional French bake. To help you find your faves, we’ve rounded up the bakeries and cafes serving up the best croissants in Singapore.
Best croissants in Singapore
1. Brotherbird Milk & Croissants
This cafe is known for more than just your classic croissant. Fans flock to Brotherbird for its creative croissant inventions like chendol, Ferrero Rocher, strawberry pain au chocolat, and even savoury options such as green curry chicken and mentaiko prawn. Check back regularly for new flavours or get your hands on the original. You can’t go wrong with that!
Brotherbird Milk & Croissants, multiple locations including CT Hub 2 and Bugis; order online
2. Tiong Bahru Bakery
The iconic bakery has 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, multiple locations including Raffles City and Funan; order via Foodpanda, Deliveroo and GrabFood for delivery
3. Mother Dough Bakery
It’s all about the bestselling 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 lemon drizzle cake and baguettes are delicious too.
Mother Dough Bakery, 3 Jalan Kledek, Singapore 199259; order online
4. 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 ham and cheese croissants. With a mildly burnt bottom that exudes an aromatic, nutty aftertaste, these are some of the best croissants in Singapore. Oh, and did we mention that this spot is a bakery and vintage homeware store all rolled into one?
Carpenter and Cook, #01-06, 19 Lorong Kilat, Singapore 598120
5. Bread & Hearth
This cosy and quaint bakery is one of our faves for a casual, relaxing lunch. The sandwiches totally hit the spot! To start your day right, order the flaky croissant stuffed with melted cheddar, ham, tomato relish and scrambled eggs. Pair it with your drink of choice for the perfect meal.
Bread & Hearth, multiple locations including Keong Saik and Katong; order online
With its roots in France as a family bakery since 1889, Paul whips up traditional country-style croissants alongside quintessentially French bakes. The mini almond croissants are a real crowd pleaser – we challenge you to stop at one. Nibbled on one too many pastries? Take a post-binge break with a cup of tea or cuppa at one of Paul’s lush tearooms.
Paul, multiple locations including Takashimaya and Paragon; order online
7. Merci Marcel
We’re big fans of the beautifully buttery croissants from this lovely cafe. Fabulous ambience? Check. Croissants that are light, crisp and airy? Check. Get yours served with jam or order the pain au chocolat for something a little more decadent.
Merci Marcel, multiple locations including Tiong Bahru and Orchard; order online
8. Boulangerie Asanoya
Gourmet Japanese pastries are the highlight here, 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. They make for the perfect teatime snack!
Boulangerie Asanoya, multiple locations including Bukit Timah and Paragon; order via GrabFood
9. Maison Kayser
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, multiple locations including Raffles Place and Scotts Square; order online
10. Bakery Brera
Beyond bread, cruffins and danishes (psst: you have to try the burnt cheesecake), Bakery Brera’s croissants are one of the best in Singapore. They’re touted as 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, #01-05, 8 Empress Road, Singapore 260008; order online
11. Au Croissant
Au Croissant is a French-inspired bakery that’s known for – you guessed it – a menu of tantalising croissants. Expect flaky goodness in flavours like sea salt, wholemeal sourdough, chocolate, almond and more. Plus, stock up on baked goods such as egg tarts, focaccia, Earl Grey buns and cheese toasts.
Au Croissant, multiple locations including Millenia Walk and Waterway Point
12. Petit Pain
Joo Chiat is hiding mouthwatering croissants at this little bakery. The reason they’re so tasty? Petit Plain bakes fresh croissant batches from scratch. Cocoa lovers will love the pain au chocolat, but even if you order up the classic croissants, they’ll taste anything but plain.
Petit Pain, 315 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427566; DM on Facebook or Instagram to order
Meaning ‘sweetie pie’, Choupinette is a quaint cafe that brings European cafe vibes to a corner of Bukit Timah Road. Popular breakfast items include egg benny and croque monsieur, but the croissants are no pushover either! Save some stomach space for the freshly made pastries 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, 607 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 269708; order online
14. 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 pasta plates and grain bowls. But, we’ll always have a soft spot for its delectable croissants. They’re the perfect vessel for containing mashed avocado, egg mayo, smoked salmon or any other filling you fancy. You can also enjoy ’em sweet in flavours such as almond and chocolate banana.
Artisan Boulangerie Co., multiple locations including Balestier and Buona Vista; order online
Want something that’s not overly hearty for your lunch break? Kraftwich by Swissbake is your ideal lunch spot for all-day sandwiches, salads and pastries. Alternatively, pop by in the morning for a croissant sandwich (get yours stuffed with egg mayo, turkey ham and cheese or tuna) to start your day on a delicious note.
Kraftwich, multiple locations including Paya Lebar Square and Clarke Quay Central; order via Foodpanda, Deliveroo and GrabFood
Now you know the best bakeries to visit when you’re craving croissants in Singapore!