There’s nothing as amazing as hearing that snap from a tart as you cut into it. Presenting our top tart picks!
We’ll never say no to dessert. Cakes, donuts, ice cream, tiramisu, pies… we love it all. So of course, we’ve got a soft spot for tarts. The creamy fillings, fresh toppings and buttery-crunchy tart shells send us to sugar nirvana. Tarts in Singapore have evolved from the humble chocolate one with rainbow sprinkles you find at neighbourhood bakeries. Just browse through our guide and you’ll see what we mean.
Best tarts in Singapore
1. Patisserie Clé
Pastry chefs Germaine Li and Joy Chiam’s approach to French desserts is all about using fresh produce and flavours. And it shows in the tarts. Find vibrant, fresh and punchy flavours including passion sesame, bourdaloue (poached pears with almond cream) and cognac caramel chocolate. Get the tart gift box to sample eight signature flavours.
Patisserie Clé, multiple locations including Lucky Court and Paya Lebar Office Centre
2. Tarte by Cheryl Koh
Helmed by award-winning pastry chef Cheryl Ko, the shop prepares tarts using ingredients sourced from around the world. The finesse and technique is evident in each beauty. You almost don’t wanna eat them! Almost. Pick from dark chocolate, cheese cherry crumble, passion fruit meringue, Roussillon apricot and raspberry.
Tarte by Cheryl Koh, multiple locations including Raffles City and Shaw Centre
3. Ciel Patisserie
Easy on the wallets but packed with flavour, this humble patisserie whips out familiar flavours we all love. We’re talking about lemon meringue, chocolate caramel and fresh fruits. The buttery and crisp tart shell pairs perfectly with these flavours.
Ciel Patisserie, #01-1444, 124 Hougang Avenue 1, Singapore 530124
4. Drips Bakery Cafe
Not sure what to get at Drips? Start with the signature seasonal fruit tart. The sweetness from fresh fruit paired with Madagascar vanilla-infused custard on a buttery handcrafted tart shell will leave you in high spirits. Other highlights include the avocado, and baked macadamia tarts.
Drips Bakery Cafe, multiple locations including Tiong Bahru and Takashimaya
5. Whiskit Bakery & Cafe
This Le Cordon Bleu Tokyo alumni makes our hearts flutter with unique local creations. Sure, we like the usual fruit and chocolate tarts. But for a change, try kaya ondeh, Milo, kaya and orh nee, and durian ondeh tarts.
Whiskit Bakery & Cafe, #01-08, Helios, 11 Biopolis Way, Singapore 138667
6. Niche Savoureuse
Birthday cakes, sourdough bread and French pastry aside, this neighbourhood bakery in Toa Payoh has three cool tart flavours worth trying. Lemon meringue with reduced sugar, French apple tart and tropical fresh fruit tart.
Niche Savoureuse, #01-833, Blk 128, Toa Payoh Lorong 1, Singapore 310128
7. Fredo’s Baker
Located below an HDB block, Fredo’s Baker boasts beautiful pastries made from fresh fruit. Expect the usual suspects like lemon meringue and chocolate flavours, as well as lovely mascarpone cheese white chocolate avocado tarts. Don’t forget to say hi to pastry chef and owner Alfred Chan, who’s just as cheery as his tarts.
Fredo’s Baker, Blk 109, #01-05, Clementi Street 11, Singapore 120109
8. Flor Patisserie
Flor is a Portuguese word for flower, which is apt ‘cos every creation at this Japanese-style patisserie is delicate and fine. Japanese elements are used in the tarts too – toppings include Japanese Chitose strawberries and Amera tomatoes. A plus point in our books? The store has stopped giving out plastic bags and knives. So remember to BYOB!
Flor Patisserie, multiple locations including Siglap Drive, Duxton Hill and Capitol Singapore
9. Sugar Thieves
A quick look through the folks’ IG feed and you can see why they’re one of the most popular bakers in the city. The signature valrhona dark chocolate with sea salt tart, strawberry basil fraiser, banoffee, pistachio raspberry, rosemary honey fig and yoghurt blueberry tart look heavenly. The menu rotates weekly so be sure to check the Instagram page for updates.
Sugar Thieves, #01-23, Blk 333 Kreta Ayer Road, Singapore 080333
10. Luna Singapore
The edible works of art at Luna are not only delightful to look at, they’re just as delish too! Its menu offers Japanese-inspired flavours like Goma x PB (black sesame creme with peanut butter), and Hojicha-Kōhī (green tea). Other show-stopping tarts include sea salt noir dark chocolate, wild strawberry earl grey and yuzu meringue cheese.
Luna Singapore, 53 Amoy Street, Singapore 069879
In just one year, Wunderfolks has evolved from a home-based business to owning a takeaway tart and pastry shop in Joo Chiat. We’re not surprised! With crunchy and buttery tart shells topped with winning flavours like mixed fruit, dark chocolate, lychee, maple pecan, sesame and lemon meringue. Options include mini tarts in boxes of four and six as well as whole tarts.
Wunderfolks, available online and at #01-03, 201 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427472
Now that you’ve made it to the end of our list, reward yourself with one of the best tarts in Singapore!