Singapore has slews of bakeries and cafes all around the island, but when we crave freshly baked bread and sweet treats (which happens more often than we’d like to admit), we’re all about the boutique spots. After all, why go plain Jane when you can indulge in handcrafted offerings like crusty baguettes straight out of the oven, tangy sourdough made with house starters, and buttery croissants with rich, creamy fillings? If you’re looking for divine baked goods, these artisan bakeries are whipping up some seriously spot-on creations like gourmet breads, gorgeous cakes boasting fresh local flavours, and interesting twists on confections.
Bakery Brera & Fine Foods
Bakery Brera knows that the secret to any good bake is the quality of ingredients, so they use only the finest like Japanese flour and French butter to craft their artisan breads, pastries, tarts, and rolls. Step inside the bakery and you’ll find the aromas of freshly baked bread wafting throughout and a great selection of goodies to choose from that change daily and could include anything from San Francisco-style sourdough, Taiwanese cheese tarts, and Filipino pandesals.
Bakery Brera & Fine Foods, 8 Empress Road, Empress Mall #01-05, Singapore 260008. p. +65 6492 5428. Open Tues – Sun 7am – 7pm
Baker’s Brew Studio
Have a special birthday coming up? Baker’s Brew Studio is renowned for their delectable cakes in a range of flavours that you won’t find anywhere else. Take for example the rose-scented watermelon cake with a dreamy almond dacquoise sponge or the dual fromage cheese cake with a light and creamy mascarpone mousse. They also do delightful cupcakes and macarons, and offer fun hands-on baking classes.
Baker’s Brew Studio, 290 Orchard Road, Orchard Paragon #05-46, Singapore 238859. p. +65 6909 0669. Open Mon – Fri 11am – 9pm, Sat – Sun 10:30am – 9pm
Brotherbird Milk & Croissants
Satisfy your sweet tooth at Brotherbird Milk & Croissants with some truly unique creations like the matcha pain au chocolat, Ferrero Rocher mochi croissants, and cruffins. Yes, you read that right… cruffins are a glorious combination of croissants and muffins, and they come in an array of enticing flavours like Thai milk tea and peanut butter and jelly. Of course you can also go for a classic croissant without all the jazz, but where’s the fun in that?
Brotherbird Bakehouse, CT Hub 2, 114 Lavender Street #01-05, Singapore 338729. p. +65 9296 4997. Open Wed – Mon 12pm – 5pm
Brotherbird Mochi & Softserve Co.
If you like Brotherbird Milk & Croissants, then you’ll get the same interesting fusion of sweet treats at their hip location on Bali Lane. Regularly changing specials include innovative pastries like the lemon meringue mochi croissant filled with tart lemon curd and topped with torched meringue. Save room for some of the homemade soft serve ice cream in locally-inspired flavours like gula melaka and oolong milk tea.
Brotherbird Mochi & Softserve Co., 32A Bali Lane, Singapore 189868. p. +65 9800 7628. Open Wed – Mon 12pm – 10pm, Tues 6pm – 10pm
Mother Dough Bakery
Mother Dough Bakery was founded in 2018 by Naadhira Ismail, who studied at the International Culinary Institute in New York and went on to learn the subtle art of slow fermentation at a renowned bakery in Brooklyn. When she moved to Singapore, she brought her sourdough starter with her, and now uses it to make handcrafted artisan loaves. Come by the bakery on any given day for fresh loaves, flaky croissants, crusty baguettes, and coffee.
Mother Dough Bakery, 749 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198717. p. +65 6909 6604. Open Tues – Sat 12pm – 7pm, Sun 11am – 5pm
The Bakery by Woodlands Sourdough
Husband and wife team Nurhasanah and Chalith started selling their artisan sourdough bread at local markets and by subscription, and soon the demand was so high that they transitioned to a brick and mortar bakery. Now you can grab their famous loaves at this cute cafe, along with sandwiches, toasts, and aromatic Cata coffee. Get in early though, because once they’re sold out, that’s it for the day.
The Bakery by Woodlands Sourdough, 10 Jalan Serene #01-05, SIngapore 528748. Open Wed – Sun 8:30am – 6pm, Sun 3pm – 6pm