Cue the clotted cream, jam and butter – we found the best scones in Singapore.
Sourdough bread, macarons, croissants… we love baked goods and we can’t lie. Aside from these, scones are a definite mainstay in our afternoon tea and brunch line-ups. If you love a good scone, here are the best places for amazing scones in Singapore. Gather around, ‘cos these bites call for liberal lashings of butter and clotted cream.
Where to buy the best scones in Singapore
1. Humble Bakery
We’ll let you in on a little secret: we just can’t get enough of this bakery’s amazing scones. They’re baked fresh upon order, made with premium AOP French butter and dairy whipping cream. Try the original one or go for unique flavours like Earl Grey and fig, double chocolate and kaffir lime, and parmesan white chocolate. Best of all, we can’t get enough of the mochi scones – each bite is full of crumbly, gooey goodness. Eat your fill of orh nee (yam), matcha red bean or peanut varieties and thank us later.
Humble Bakery, available online and at #02-27, One Raffles Place, 1 Raffles Place, Singapore 048616
2. Burnt Ends Bakery
This store needs no introduction – you already know it for its donuts, bread, tarts, pastries and more. Needless to say, it doesn’t fail to impress. If you’re craving scones, it’s got you covered too. Get the plain ones and add on vanilla Chantilly cream or seasonal compote for a satisfying afternoon snack. Or try something new with the gruyere cheese and scallion version. For a sweet bite, get the cranberry and Earl Grey scones. Can’t decide? Just order the Slayer’s Pick for an assorted box of two each!
Burnt Ends Bakery, available online and at #01-01, 7 Dempsey Road, Singapore 249671
3. Alice Boulangerie
Whether it’s a treat for yourself or a special celebration, Alice Boulangerie delivers the baked goods in style. Its cakes are simply beautiful, and the croissants come in all sorts of lovely flavours. But we’re here for the sea salt scones, which are a light, fluffy delight best eaten with house-made jam and clotted cream.
Alice Boulangerie, available online and at #01-05/11, Icon Village, 12 Gopeng Street, Singapore 078877
4. Cheryl Scones
Cheryl Scones proves that scones aren’t just meant to be eaten as a dessert. This vegan- and vegetarian-friendly eatery, which also whips up pizzas and pastries, boasts a range of savoury picks that go well with soups on the menu. Think laksa or Madras spice scones. Prefer them sweet? Dessert-appropriate flavours include avocado pandan, English lavender and yuzu blossom. And did we mention there’s also a mojito scone?
Cheryl Scones, available online and at #01-04, Blk 466 Crawford Lane, Singapore 190465
5. L’Eclair Patisserie
Sometimes you just want a simple scone to hit the spot. When the mood strikes, look to this local brand for a bag of three or a box of six. While you’re at it, add madeleines, cookies and eclairs to your cart for an indulgent afternoon.
L’Eclair Patisserie, available online and at #01-28, Singapore Shopping Centre, 190 Clemenceau Avenue, Singapore 239924
6. Carpenter & Cook
Who doesn’t love a plate of buttery scones served with cornish clotted cream and homemade jam? Carpenter & Cook is a vintage homeware store and cafe in Singapore known for its fab scones. Alongside these delish treats, try dessert bakes like lemon meringue cakes, banoffee tarts and cinnamon rolls. If you like things sweet, the fruit scones will have you coming back for more!
Carpenter & Cook, #01-06, 19 Lorong Kilat, Singapore 598120
7. Scones Lab
Handmade with love, Scones Lab started as a hobby and is now a well-loved bakery. Don’t keep them all to yourself – a box of these buttery treats is the perfect gift for a dessert-loving friend. We’re talking flavours like double chocolate chip, white chocolate chip and the classic blueberry. The owner is also known to throw in a few extra pieces from time to time.
Scones Lab, available online
8. TWG Tea
There’s no way we can say no to a couple of swish scones from this luxe tea salon. The tea time treats have stolen our hearts. Opt for the 1837 tea time set for a choice of hot or iced tea to go along with these buttery treats, served with TWG Tea jelly and whipped cream for the ideal bite. Want to add an assortment of finger sandwiches (think: crab meat tart, Thai basil chicken brioche and more) to the mix? Elevate your afternoon tea sesh with the Chic tea time set.
TWG Tea, multiple locations including The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands and Ion Orchard
9. Da Paolo Gastronomia
How many times have we made spontaneous trips to Da Paolo for a quick sugar fix? Countless. But while the oversized meringues are an eye-catching option, give the humble-looking scones a go, we say. In flavours of chocolate chip, orange cranberry, and blueberry white chocolate, these make for an incredibly satisfying midday treat.
Da Paolo Gastronomia, available online and at multiple locations including Cluny Court and Paragon
10. All Things Delicious
As its name suggests, the bakes at this charming halal-certified bakery-cafe are nothing short of delish. All Things Delicious has been winning fans with its signature handmade scones since 2013 and lately, we’ve been into the mini versions for a bite-sized treat. Flavours include lemon blueberry, scallion feta, gula melaka, caramel date, chocolate chip raspberry and more. You’ll be back to try them all.
All Things Delicious, available online and at #01-01, 34 Arab Street, Singapore 199733
11. The Providore
After a day of retail therapy, The Providore is where you can catch your breath, dump your bags and chill out with a cup of chai and some delectable desserts. Go for the plain scones or try the fruit scones for a sweet, sweet way to refuel at midday!
The Providore, available online and at multiple locations including Wisma Atria and Downtown Gallery
Choose to enjoy your traditional English afternoon tea treat in the cosy indoors or by the breezy poolside terrace at L’Espresso. Its reputable high tea buffet features authentic scones that simply melt on your tongue, and are best accompanied by a cup of English Breakfast or Earl Grey amongst a spread of sandwiches, salads, pastries and cakes. Choose from plain or raisin scones and slather on strawberry jam, Nutella, Devonshire clotted cream and butter to your heart’s content.
L’Espresso, Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221
This fixture at Fairmont Singapore promises a stellar afternoon tea set that’ll brighten your day. As you munch your way through the goodies, grab the Madagascar vanilla scones and spread ’em with Devonshire cream and strawberry marmalade for the perfect bite. Talk about an antidote to your mid-week blues.
Anti:dote, Fairmont Singapore, 2 Stamford Road, Singapore 178882
Now you know where to go for the best scones in Singapore when the cravings kick in!