The 10 Best Bakery Cafes to Check Out in Singapore
Life is all about the simple pleasures. Slice a whole cake for tiered layers with silky smooth buttercream frosting. Split the golden crust of a muffin to reveal a soft and fluffy interior. Bite into a chocolate chip cookie, right out of the oven, and the gooey chocolate melts perfectly together with the warm, sweet dough.
When you want a break, reward yourself with a sweet treat. After all, there's something really comforting about how freshly baked goods look and smell. From artisanal bakes to decadent cakes, you can satisfy any sudden dessert cravings at these 10 bakery cafes. You can also head down to a cafe for a change of environment as it's a great alternative to working from home.
1. Plain Vanilla
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Founded with the ethos that the simplest things are the most satisfying, Plain Vanilla had its humble beginnings at a small takeaway spot in Holland Village. Now, it has grown to five outlets islandwide and a 100 strong team.
Their well-loved cupcake flavours include Salted Caramel, Red Velvet, Cinnamon Brown Sugar and Dark Chocolate Ganache. There’s just something magical about the frosting that makes it melt in your mouth. The Plain Vanilla team adopt an Anglo-American style for their cupcakes and the sweetness of the frosting was decided after numerous taste tests in the kitchen.
Other notable mentions include their Strawberry Custard Tart and Banana Bread Loaf.
- 1 Yong Siak Street, Tiong Bahru Estate, Singapore 168641
- 2 Orchard Turn, #B1-06, ION Orchard, Singapore 238801 (within IN GOOD COMPANY)
- 134 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068600
- 501 Bukit Timah Road #01-03A, Cluny Court, Singapore 259760
- 167 Neil Road, #01-01, Singapore 088888
Monday - Sunday: 8am-5pm (Tiong Bahru), 11am-8pm (Orchard), 7.30am-7.30pm (Cluny Court), 7.30am - 7pm (Neil Road)
- Monday - Friday: 7:30am-7pm
- Saturday - Sunday: 7:30am-5pm
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2. Keong Saik Bakery
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With a wide selection of baked goods available, Keong Saik Bakery aims to delight with the number of choices available. They have cruffins, viennoiserie, tarts, cakes and more.
A cruffin is a hybrid of a croissant and a muffin. The Burnt Cheese Cruffin has a delightfully smooth cheese filling, which pairs well with the crisp and buttery crust. When served warm, the cruffin filling will ooze out like lava. Other flavours include Mao Shan Wang Burnt Cheese, Matcha and Milo.
They are also famous for their Burnt Cheesecake, made with four different types of cheese. Sor Hei, which is shaped like a hair bun, is also a signature pastry. The name Sor Hei derives from Cantonese, which means combing up, and symbolises a vow of celibacy.
33 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089140
Tuesday - Sunday: 8am-8:30pm
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3. Whiskit Bakery & Cafe
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Whiskit Bakery & Cafe is the proud creation of a Singaporean who trained at Le Cordon Bleu Tokyo to learn the art of making desserts. The place is beautiful and chic, a cosy place for you to chill out during a lazy afternoon.
Do try their Kaya Ondeh Tart, which is filled with kaya paste and ondeh ondeh. The Signature Orh Nee Ondeh Tart is also a good choice, where the gula melaka bursts into your mouth as you bite into the ondeh. Their newest offering is the Valrhona Raspberry Tart.
11 Biopolis Way, #01-08, Helios, Singapore 138667
Monday - Friday: 8:30am-5pm
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4. The Fabulous Baker Boy
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Founded by Chef Juwanda Hassim, The Fabulous Baker Boy is a renowned halal bakery in Singapore. The 70-seater space at Aliwal Street boasts an impressive menu of both mains and desserts. The Fried Chicken and Waffles is comfort food at its finest - garlic marinated chicken piece are tossed in a secret flour mix, then deep-fried and served on top of a waffle.
The Big Lub Carrot Cake is something you have to try, as some say it’s the best carrot cake in Singapore! Other signature flavours include California Apple Stacker, Ab Fab Red Velvet and Valrhona Chocolate Fudge. They also have cakes named cheekily after famous people, such as Barack Obama, a coconut cream cake with vanilla bean scented pineapple jam.
28 Aliwal Street, #01-01, Aliwal Arts Center, Singapore 199918
Tuesday - Friday: 11am-3:45pm, 5-8pm
Saturday: 9:30am-3:45pm, 5-8pm
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5. Little House of Dreams
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Little House of Dreams is a homegrown bakery established in 2009. Inspired by the famed Magnolia Bakery in New York City, the interior is a sweet floral fantasy tastefully decorated in pastel pink. The chill ambience makes it great for couples and families with young kids.
Their desserts are displayed beautifully at a glass countertop and a colourful feast for the eyes. One of their popular mainstays is the Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Slice, a decadent offering that balances the right amount of sweetness and saltiness. Signature cakes include Carrot and Cream Cheese and Snickers Cheesecake Pie.
200 Turf Club Road, #01-06A, The Grandstand, Singapore 287994
Monday - Thursday: 10am-8:30pm
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6. Daizu Cafe
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Daizu Cafe is a minimalistic cafe serving Japanese Western fusion food. The food is served fast and comes in generous portions. Their brunch items are available until 3pm and a popular option is the Salted Egg Soft Shell Crab Croissant.
Their Freshly Cut Bowls, available until 9pm, are also a hit with the crowd. The Unagi Chirashi comes with an assorted spicy marinated diced seafood (salmon, tuna, tako) and the Thick Cut Salmon Sashimi is really worth the money.
For desserts, go for the Decadent Chocolate Cake, Lemon Meringue Tart or Fuji Kori Amann. The sweet and flaky Kouign Amann is served with matcha powder, crushed pistachio and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
129 Rangoon Road, #01-01, Singapore 218407
Monday - Sunday: 8am-10pm
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7. Asanoya Boulangerie
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Asanoya Boulangerie started in Japan in 1933 and expanded to Singapore in 2014. They pride themselves on using premium ingredients to bake their bread fresh daily and use zero preservatives. You can dine in at their Bukit Timah and Queen Street cafés.
Their famous Karuizawa bread comes in three different flavours: blueberry, strawberry and matcha. The soft and fluffy milk bread is also infused with white chocolate chips and available in individual slices or whole loaves.
They also have a range of adorable animal-shaped buns - Sausage Bunny Bread, Lion Apple Pan, Asanoya Panda, Turtle Matcha Pan and Seal Bread.
- 15 Queen Street, Singapore 188537
- B1-K27, Paragon Mall, Singapore 238859
- 913 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 589623
Monday - Sunday: 9am to 6pm (Queen Street), 9:30am to 9pm (Paragon), 8.30am to 5.30pm (Bukit Timah)
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8. Tigerlily Patisserie
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Tigerlily Patisserie marries French techniques with an Asian twist for beautiful desserts that look as good as they taste. Chef Maxine co-owns the cafe. Les Amis, Joël Robuchon and Brae are just a few of the illustrious places she’s trained at.
Tigerlily is a popular brunch spot on the weekend, so be sure to get there early to avoid a long queue. One of their more memorable offerings includes Lup Cheong Brioche Feuilletée, a flaky brioche ring coiled with salty Chinese dried sausage bits and sweet caramelised onions.
Their signature dessert is The Beehive - a citrusy lemon thyme, honey parfait and yuzu mousse combination. The Pistachio Marimo is also heavenly, a must-try for all pistachio lovers!
350 Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 427598
Tuesday - Sunday: 9am-5pm
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9. Tiong Bahru Bakery
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Known as the Home of the Handmade Croissant, Tiong Bahru Bakery has expanded from a quaint outlet in Tiong Bahru to whopping nine outlets islandwide. They serve a good range of French pastries and artisanal bread, made only with the best French flour and butter.
A popular favourite is the Mushroom Brie Croissant, served with a generous amount of mushroom, brie, rocket and onion. Their croissant is light on butter yet flaky, invoking a crisp similar to biscuits.
My favourite would be the Kouign Amann. Although it looks simple, I was impressed with how the swirls of pastry melted in my mouth as I bit through the caramelised glaze. When I introduced it to my cousin, she immediately bought two more for her husband to try after tasting it. It is absolutely delicious and perfect for those who love exceptionally sweet treats!
56 Eng Hoon Street, #01-70, Singapore 160056
Monday - Sunday: 7.30am to 8pm
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10. Le Matin Patisserie
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Le Matin Patisserie is the proud brainchild of Chef Matin, who has honed his skills at Restaurant Andre and Noma. Le Matin means the morning in French and Chef Matin believes that pastries found him.
Despite being located off the beaten track at Raeburn Park, this patisserie still has many fans. Customers agree that the outstanding quality of the pastries justifies their steep prices. A must-try is their signature Kouign-Amann.
Their Ox Tongue and Cheese Croissant Panini is also a unique offering. Think a sourdough croissant layered with Ox Tongue and Wagyu Bresaola, a mix of four different kinds of cheese, pickled rose petals and butternut slices. Then it is flattened in a grill. This croissant is available in-store or as part of their Magnifique Pastry boxes online.
10 Raeburn Park, Blk B, #01-25, Singapore 088702
Wednesdays - Sundays: 8am - 5pm
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