12 Hidden Patisseries And Bakeries In Singapore To Check Out If You Have A Sweet Tooth

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Treasure hunts are always fun, especially if it’s for good food! Well, we now have a new quest for you hungry foodies with an insatiable sweet tooth.

We’ve compiled a list of some of the best hidden patisseries and bakeries in Singapore that serve up really amazing pastries, cakes and bakes! Here’s a treasure hunt for the grown-ups and for those who simply love good desserts.

P.S. You might just develop an even sweeter tooth for the finer bakes in life after this!

Ciel Patisserie


CIEL PATISSERIE


A heartland patisserie that boasts a menu of French desserts, Ciel Patisserie is a hidden gem. Unassuming but very surprising, this small patisserie has a wholesome range of cakes and tarts that are mostly priced under S$6.

We have said this before and we will say this again—Ciel Patisserie’s Lemon Meringue Tart (S$4.50) stands out for its perfect balance of sweet and tart.

124 Hougang Avenue 1
#01-1444, 530124
Tel: +65 6383 0803
Tue to Thu: 11am – 8pm
Fri & Sat: 11am – 9pm
Sun: 3pm – 9pm
Nearest Station: Serangoon

dona manis chocolate tarts

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DONA MANIS CAKE SHOP


Tucked away in Katong Shopping Centre is Dona Manis, one of Singapore’s traditional bakeries. Famed for their sweet Banana Pies, it’s a must-visit if you have a penchant for good ol’ day bakeries! Other than their pies, try their rich Chocolate Tarts (S$4.50 for 5) or their fluffy Cream Puffs (S$3.50 for 5)!

865 Mountbatten Road
#B1-93, Katong Shopping Centre
Singapore 437844
Mon: 9am – 5pm
Tue to Sat: 9am – 6pm
(Closed on Sundays)
Nearest Station: Eunos

folks & stories cookies bakery

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FOLKS & STORIES


Specializing in all sorts of cookies with quirky toppings and infusions is Folks & Stories. Their humble storefront is neatly nestled away in the quiet streets of Queenstown. Set up by SMU Alumnus Jody Ang, each cookie has distinct and unique personalities.

Their range of cookies (S$3.50) include the Quirky Tastemaker (Rosemary Dark Chocolate), the Curious Merrymaker (Cream Cheese Dark Chocolate) and the Inquisitive Wanderer (Green Tea White Chocolate).

Block 163 Stirling Road, #01-1238
Singapore 140163
Mon to Fri: 10.30am – 6pm
Sat: 10.30am – 4.30pm
(Closed on Sundays)
Nearest Station: Queenstown

Fredo's Baker Yuzu Meringue Tart


FREDO’S BAKER


Settled snugly in Sunset Way is Fredo’s Baker. This fairly new kid on the block features a delectable selection of pastries, cakes and tarts that are made with quality ingredients and the utmost passion from its pastry chef and owner, Alfred Chan.

We especially loved their Yuzu Meringue Tart (S$8.50)! While the yuzu creamy custard can come across overtly sour on its own, the sweetness of the meringue helped to counteract its tartness, which resulted in an all-round refreshing after-taste.

Block 109, #01-05
Clementi Street 11
Singapore 120109
Mon to Sat: 8am – 8pm
Sun & Public Holiday: 8am – 6pm
Nearest station: Clementi

Kura Tiramisu


KURA


Tucked away in The Herencia at Kim Yam Road is Kura that serves up delectable Japanese pastries at wallet-friendly prices. Even so, they don’t compromise on quality and offer up some mouthwatering cakes.

Kura’s Tiramisu (S$4) is an absolute must-try! It’s a mix of coffee-soaked sponge and mascarpone cream sitting inside a mini dark chocolate cup. The mascarpone filling was light – not too creamy nor heavy. You’ll finish this in mere minutes!

46 Kim Yam Road
The Herencia
Singapore 239351
Mon to Fri: 8am – 5pm
Sat & Sun: 9.30am – 7pm
Nearest Station: Fort Canning
(There’s a two-way shuttle bus from Somerset MRT to The Herencia)

Lee's Confectionery


LEE’S CONFECTIONERY


The West of Singapore isn’t so bad after all because it’s home to Lee’s Confectionery. Hidden away in the residential area of Chinese Garden, Lee’s Confectionery is minimalistic patisserie that serves hand-crafted desserts and pastries.

Tart (S$8) was the our favourite of their pastries. The base of its crisp tart shell was lined with almonds and layered with cream that had a citrus flavour without any artificial taste. Its tanginess, nuttiness, and baked cookie flavour was a very pleasant combination.

343 Jurong East Street 31, #01-59
Singapore 600343
Tel: +65 9183 8447
Wed to Mon: 12pm – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 11am – 10pm
(Closed on Tuesdays)
Nearest Station: Chinese Garden

nesuto cake

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NESUTO


This Japanese-inspired patisserie is located in the heart of Tanjong Pagar, serving up the prettiest cakes and sweet desserts. Each cake here is intricately made with several components, melding perfectly together to create a wonderful treat for both your eyes and tastebuds!

The L’Amour (S$10.80) is one of our favourites. It consists of a brown sugar sablé base, vanilla sponge, citrus cheese mousse and a hand-cooked strawberry compote. This sweet strawberry cheesecake rendition is perfect for any occasion!

53 Tras Street
Singapore 078992
Mon to Thu: 12pm – 9.30pm
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 10.30pm
Sun: 12pm – 5.30pm
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar

nicher tiong bahru

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NICHER


Located in the humble neighbourhood of Tiong Bahru, look past the hipster cafes and you’ll find Nicher. This bakery, opened by an ex-MBS chef, serves up artisanal loaf cakes at a wonderfully affordable price point of S$14 to S$16 for a full loaf!

They have more traditional flavours like Banana and Chocolate, but more modern flavours as well – Earl Grey Berries and Matcha Azuki!

71 Seng Poh Road
Singapore 160071
Mon to Wed, Fri & Sat: 11am – 3pm
(Closed on Thursdays and Sundays)
Nearest Station: Tiong Bahru

pantler hojicha cake

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PANTLER


Opened by chefs who met through working at the prestigious Grand Hyatt and Joel Robuchon Singapore, hidden patisserie Pantler brings a delightful plethora of intricately-crafted cakes to the table. From choux puffs to glazed cakes and croissants, Pantler has them all.

One of our favourites would be the Hojicha (S$8.50) – a milk chocolate and hojicha mousse cake with orange jelly and crunchy feuilletine.

198 Telok Ayer Street
Singapore 068637
Mon to Fri: 8.30am – 7.30pm
Sat: 10.30am – 5.30pm
(Closed on Sundays)
Nearest Station: Telok Ayer

Sugar Thieves Strawberry Watermelon Cake Group Shot


SUGAR THIEVES


Hidden away in the quiet streets of Kreta Ayer is the small, cosy bakery—Sugar Thieves. They can be easily missed so keep a look out for their modern wooden-panelled exterior and white signboard. Or just try spotting their freshly baked croissants sitting near the window.

Try their Strawberry Watermelon Cake (S$8.90). Normally, sweet cream gets rather jelak after a while, but this cream was cloud-like and complimented the overall cake well. Topped with fresh fruits and perfumed with rose, it’s truly a delight!

Blk 333, #01-23
Kreta Ayer Rd
Singapore 080333
Tel: +65 9850 4377
Wed to Sat: 12pm – 6pm
(Closed Sun – Tue)
Nearest Station: Outram Park

Voyage Patisserie


VOYAGE PATISSERIE


Sitting on the edge of Tiong Bahru is Voyage Patisserie. The cafe is as beautiful as their desserts, sporting a nice blue-coloured French theme. The patisserie also has a few savoury menu items in case you were up for a meal before your sweet treats!

The patisserie’s signature cake, Cynthia (S$9), is named after the owner’s girlfriend as it was the first-ever rose he gave to her. It’s definitely as sweet as the story behind it – consisting of a rose chantilly cream, lychee chunks, raspberry compote and vanilla sponge, all in the shape of a pretty rose.

249 Outram Road
Singapore 169048
Tue to Sun: 11am – 10pm
(Closed on Mondays)
Nearest Station: Tiong Bahru/Outram Park

Lemon Meringue Tart Whiskit Bakery & Cafe


WHISKIT BAKERY & CAFE


Tucked away in Upper Cross Street is Whiskit Bakery & Cafe—one of the most instagrammable cafes in Singapore which serves up an array of delectable desserts! From colourful Rainbow Cheesecakes to more local-inspired pastry such as Kaya Ondeh tarts, Whiskit Bakery & Cafe is definitely one to mark down on your list of cafes you have to try in Singapore.

Try their Lemon Meringue Tart (S$6.50)! It’s the perfect balance of tangy and sweet – a fluffy torched meringue sits on top of a lemon curd-filled tart. It’s one of the best lemon tarts in Singapore, for sure!

533 Upper Cross Street, #01-33
Singapore 050533
Tel: +65 9366 6136
Mon to Sat: 11am – 8pm
(Closed on Sundays)
Nearest Station: Chinatown