With an influx of bakeries, patisseries and sweets shops from overseas, it’s good to be reminded of what some of our passion-driven locals can do as well.
Located just behind Empress Road Food Centre, Bakery Brera serves up freshly-made bread, croissants and other pastries.
Helmed by passionate owners Jacky Chan and his wife, Thrina, Bakery Brera revolutionises the concept of neighbourhood bakeries. Gone are the days of overly-sweet yet flavourless sliced cakes and Swiss rolls! This is a modern change that we all hope to keep in Singapore’s ever-shifting culinary landscape.
The heartland bakery occupies a compact space at the foot of an old HDB estate. From classic buttery Croissants to the sweet Pain Au Chocolat, Bakery Brera did not disappoint.
We first tried Bakery Brera’s Kouign Amann (S$4.20). The flaky croissant hybrid was crisp and glazed generously with sugar.
Even with the deceiving amount of sugar dusted on top, it wasn’t too sweet and in fact was one of the best renditions of the pastry we have ever tried. It is one of the most indulgent croissant hybrids.
Now, we’re sure you’ve seen these well-hyped babies all over social media. Bakery Brera’s creatively flavoured Cruffins have been making its round on Instagram. We tried their PB&J Cruffin (S$4.50) and it certainly lived up to the hype.
The sugar-encrusted pastry was generously filled with creamy, savoury peanut butter and a sweet jam and they complemented the crispy pastry impeccably. It was definitely the highlight of our trip.
Other than what we mentioned, Bakery Brera also serves up other delicious variants of their signature cruffins – Nutty Salted Caramel, Lemon Curd and Kaya Coconut.
Bakery Brera is a true reminder of why we should continue supporting passion-filled local endeavours into Singapore’s diverse food landscape. Their indulgent handcrafted pastries should definitely be on your to-get list!
#01-05, 8 Empress Road
Tel: +65 6492 5428
Daily: 7am – 7pm
(Closed on Mondays)
Nearest Station: Farrer Road