10 Specialty Bakeries in Singapore To Get Artisanal Bread & French Pastries

Artisanal Bakeries

When artisanal bread was introduced to Singapore’s bakery scene, it became clear that not all bread is created equal. The long fermentation process that artisanal bakeries go through allows the dough to develop for more robust flavour and texture which gives rise to remarkable bakes.

Begin visually as you appreciate the bread’s brown hue. Feel its crispiness and breathe the perfume of the bread itself. Only then do you bite into it and take in its balanced texture of crunchy crust and fluffy soft insides. Let its complex flavours gradually develop in your mouth.

To fully experience this, we rounded up 10 specialty bakeries in Singapore if you are in it to get quality loaves and top-notch breads.

Baker & Cook

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BAKER & COOK

Baker & Cook is a cosy artisanal bakery in the Holland Village neighbourhood for a place to settle into with a good read while sipping on warm cup of coffee. Bakes include cakes, fruit tarts, and bagels of which all are available for takeaway. Regardless, eating them fresh and warm on the spot is the best way to enjoy their flavours.

44 Jalan Merah Saga, #01-56
Chip Bee Gardens
Singapore 278116
Tel: +65 6472 0998
Mon to Thu: 7:30am – 8pm
Fri & Sat: 7:30am – 10pm
Sun: 7:30am – 8pm
Nearest Station: Holland Village

Lemon Meringue Tart

CARPENTER & COOK

Carpenter & Cook in Upper Bukit Timah is a place that exudes vintage vibes as if you stepped back into the 1960s. Their menu includes choices such as Heavenly Croissant, Pain Au Chocolate, a simple Buttery Plain Scone or Fruit ones. You can also enjoy their daily bakes in savoury flavours such as Smoked Salmon and Avocado Croissant and their Bacon Tartines, both of which sound enticing.

19 Lorong Kilat
#01-06 Singapore
Tel: +65 6463 3648
Mon to Sat: 10am – 10pm
Sat: 9am – 10pm
Sun: 9am – 9pm
Nearest Station: King Albert Park

Choupinette

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CHOUPINETTE

For a taste of France and its idyllic countryside, Choupinette is a charming little French bakery tucked away in a corner along Bukit Timah road near Coronation Plaza. The scent of their bestselling freshly baked croissants and sour dough bread fill the air as you enter. Bag them with some danishes and macarons and stay for lunch because their Eggs Benedict’s are superb.

607 Bukit Timah Road #01-01
Singapore 269708
Tel: +65 6466 0613
Tue to Sat: 7am – 7pm
Sun: 8am – 6pm
(Closed on Mondays)
Nearest Station: Tan Kah Kee

Enjoué Bakery Tarts

ENJOUÉ BAKERY

enjoué bakery works with numerous F&B brands including the Black Hole Group, Bayswater Kitchen by Privé, Redtail by Zouk, Burgernomics, and more. The sturdy crusts of their breads are imbued with the natural flavours of fermentation and have a robust mouthfeel. Their bakes include a mean collection of pastries, croissants, cookies and cakes to whet every demanding appetite.

174 Joo Chiat Road,
Singapore 427445
Tel: +65 6440 3028
Tue to Sat: 8.30am – 5pm
Sun: 8.30am – 3pm
(Closed on Mondays)
Nearest Station: Eunos

Firebake-Bread

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FIREBAKE – WOODFIRED BAKEHOUSE & RESTAURANT

Firebake – Woodfired Bakehouse & Restaurant is an excuse to make your way to the East Coast for brunch. Their daily breads are made in-house and pulled straight out their two custom-made wood-fired ovens which shows how extremely serious they are about their craft. Sample their sourdough breads which come in white, rye, wholemeal, and fruit when you order of their Firebake Bread Board.

237 E Coast Rd
Singapore 428930
Tel: +65 6440 1228
Tue to Fri: 11:30am – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 10am – 10pm
(Closed on Mondays)
Nearest Station: Eunos

Maison Kayser

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MAISON KAYSER

Maison Kayser is Eric Kayser’s eponymous bakery chain from France with sweet and savoury bakes and it has been named by Paris’ Figaro newspaper to be the best. Besides their famed croissant, they are good with classic breads, viennoiseries, snacks, sandwiches, soups, and salads. Keeping things exciting are unexpected flavours that they bring to traditional French recipes.

6 Scotts Rd, #B1-25
Singapore 228209
Tel: +65 6636 3672
Daily: 8:30am – 9pm
Nearest Station: Somerset

Mother Dough

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MOTHER DOUGH

Mother Dough was an active pop-up selling Halal artisanal bakes but has now settled in Bugis so you can get their pains au chocolat straight from their store. Their name takes inspiration from the fermentation starter used to make bread and they source flour from environmentally friendly grain millers. Their baked goodies include their crusty sourdough baguettes and warm buttery sourdough croissant.

749 North Bridge Rd, #01-01
Singapore 198717
Tel: +65 6909 6604
Tue & Thu to Sat: 12pm – 7pm
Sun: 11am – 5pm
(Closed on Monday & Wednesday)
Nearest Station: Bugis/ Jalan Besar

Paul

PAUL

The largest bakery chain from France, PAUL, began doling out fresh loaves in 1889 and now has a presence in over 33 countries. Besides their must-try croissant, they have a variety of country-style and fancy breads, pre-made sandwiches, flaky pastries, and desserts that succeed because of their respect for tradition. For us, their eclairs and palmier, in particular, are to die for.

PAUL Takashimaya
391 Orchard Road, #03-16/16A/17
Ngee Ann City
Singapore 238872
Tel: +65 6836 5932
Mon to Thu: 9:30am – 9:30pm
Fri: 9:30am – 10:30pm
Sat: 9am – 10:30pm
Sun: 9am – 9:30pm
Nearest Station: Somerset

The Providore

THE PROVIDORE

The Providore at Raffles Place is the perfect solution for the downtown crowd be it for dine-in lunches, after work bites, or office-friendly pickup meals. From their menu, choice of breads include sourdoughs, bagels, baguettes. They offer Danish pastries, pain au chocolat, almond croissants, and fruit scones too as well as a flourless chocolate cake that is served with vanilla gelato.

7 Raffles Place
Singapore 048625
Tel: +65 6533 1352
Mon to Sat: 8am – 10pm
Sun: 9am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Raffles Place

TBB

TIONG BAHRU BAKERY

Tiong Bahru Bakery an iconic bakery for French pastries. Their kouign amann—which is a buttery pastry or cake—as well chocolate croissants are what are wildly popular on their menu and have been dubbed as one of the bests in Singapore. There is also a dine-in area at TBB outlets where you can relax with a gourmet sandwich and a coffee.

56 Eng Hoon St, #01-70
Singapore 160056
Tel: +65 6220 3430
Daily: 8am – 8pm
Nearest Station: Tiong Bahru