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 popular cafe is known for more than just your classic croissant. Fans flock to Brotherbird for its creative croissant inventions like mentaiko prawn, cheesy mushroom, taro, maple pecan and more. Check back regularly for new flavours or get your hands on the original. You can’t go wrong with that!
Brotherbird Milk & Croissants, available online and at multiple locations including CT Hub 2 and Hillion Mall
2. Mr Holmes Bakehouse
Sweet tooths will love this spot! Indulge in chocolate, butter and matcha croissants, or hit up the cruffins in flavours such as lemon meringue, cheesy spinach artichoke, pistachio, and raspberry cheesecake. Don’t forget the donuts: we’re looking at chocolate, PB&J, and bubbly passion fruit variations to satisfy our cravings. Plus, savoury treats like sandwiches, salads, and sourdough bakes.
Mr Holmes Bakehouse, available online and at multiple locations including Pacific Plaza and Rochester Park
3. La Levain
Helmed by an executive pastry chef formerly from Bakery Brera and Keong Saik Bakery, La Levain whips up cruffins, cakes, scones, bread and other goodies. We can’t get enough of the buttery French croissants in flavours like four cheese and ham, burnt cheese, bobochacha, and chocolate. Psst: don’t miss out on the cinnamon roll!
La Levain, available online and at 23 Hamilton Road, Singapore 209193
4. Keong Saik Bakery
We’ve been big fans of this bakery ever since its Keong Saik days, and we can’t resist a good croissant from the store. Besides the original, you can get almond, black sesame, rocher and biscoffee creations, as well as danishes and kouign-amann pastries. Oh, and who can forget the lovely line-up of cakes and tarts?
Keong Saik Bakery, available online and at multiple locations including Bendemeer Road and Chip Bee Gardens
5. Nassim Hill Bakery Bistro Bar
For comfort food treats and freshly baked goods, swing by Nassim Hill. We simply adore its bestselling buttermilk scones, brioche donuts in chocolate and kaya flavours, and chocolate chip cookies. Of course, the croissants are irresistible, too! Buttery and flaky in all the right places, these babies come in original, chocolate and almond versions.
Nassim Hill Bakery Bistro Bar, available online and at #01-03, 56 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247964
6. 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, chocolate and green tea ones fosho.
Tiong Bahru Bakery, multiple locations including Raffles City and Funan
7. 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, it hides a sweet almond cream within. Other croissant variations include chocolate or chicken ham and cheese. Want more artisanal bakes? The olive oil cake and cookies are delicious too.
Mother Dough Bakery, available online and at 3 Jalan Kledek, Singapore 199259
8. 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 croissants. With a mildly burnt bottom that exudes an aromatic, nutty aftertaste, these are some of the best croissants in Singapore.
Carpenter and Cook, #01-06, 19 Lorong Kilat, Singapore 598120
9. 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, #02-27, 30 East Coast Road, Singapore 728751
With its roots in France as a family bakery since 1889, Paul whips up traditional country-style croissants alongside quintessentially French bakes. The mini croissants and croissant sandwiches 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, available online and at multiple locations including Takashimaya and Paragon
11. 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, available online and at multiple locations including Tiong Bahru and Orchard
12. 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 lemon meringue croissant, alongside the turkey ham and cheese or chizu bacon croissants. They make for the perfect teatime snack!
Boulangerie Asanoya, available online and at multiple locations including Bukit Timah and Paragon
13. 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. Get the original, the pain au chocolat, or croissants in flavours like almond and almond chocolate. If you like your croissants très authentic, you know where to go.
Maison Kayser, available online and at multiple locations including Joo Chiat and Scotts Square
14. 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. Pick up almond, taro mochi, ham and triple cheese, and bratwurst sausage croissants for an afternoon snack.
Bakery Brera, available online and at #01-05, 8 Empress Road, Singapore 260008
15. 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, sultana, chocolate, green tea and more. Plus, stock up on baked goods for the week.
Au Croissant, multiple locations including Millenia Walk and Waterway Point
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
17. 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 sandwiches. 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, ham and gruyere, or any other filling you fancy. You can also enjoy ’em sweet in flavours such as almond and chocolate banana.
Artisan Boulangerie Co., available online and at #01-01, 118 Killiney Road, Singapore 239555
Now you know the best bakeries to visit when you’re craving croissants in Singapore!