Rice and noodles aren’t really your thing? Well, there’s nothing like getting your dose of carbs with some of these lovely artisanal loaves and wholesome bread from top-notch bakeries around town. From baguettes to pastries and even sourdough or gluten-free loaves, Little Steps has tucked into some of these tantalizing treats to scout for the best of the best bakeries in Singapore. All we can say is…delicious!
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At the top of our list is this quaint boulangerie in the art deco neighborhood of Tiong Bahru, which serves up the most fragrant and fluffy almond chocolate croissants. Eat in or take away, enjoy a delicious freshly baked artisan bread and a must-try, the apple kouign amann. They've even expanded their menu to include rice bowls and even burgers at their raffles city branch. Also check out their newest outlet at Chip Bee Gardens!
With over 25 years experience, Dean Brettschneider celebrated author, TV personality and baker set up Baker and Cook. As well as a bakery, it’s also home to a gourmet food store that sells their own produce. Claiming to become the world's leading artisan bakery & food store brand, we think he might just do it!
Baker & Cook, various locations, +65 6469 8834, www.bakerandcook.biz
Founded by Eric Kayser in 1996, Maison Kayser is an authentic artisanal French Bakery where artisan bakers start baking in-house early in the morning using natural leaven and a long fermentation process. Enjoy freshly baked French pastries and tarts or their famous croissant paired with a fresh brew - perfect for breakfast or a pick-me-up in the afternoon.
Maison Kayser, various locations, http://maison-kayser.com.sg/
One of the oldest bakeries in the world, France’s largest chain is perfect if you’re looking for some country-style bread. Pop into one of their many outlets on the island for a delicious baguette sandwich or a slice of cake over afternoon tea. For those on the run, you can grab a coffee to go.
PAUL, various locations, http://catering.paul-singapore.com/
Located along trendy Keong Saik Road and East Coast in Katong V, Bread & Hearth offers a great selection of specially-crafted baked goods. You've got to try the pain au chocolat - fluffy with just enough chocolate filling to satisfy the palate!
Bread & Hearth, various locations, www.breadhearth.com
With fresh home-made baked pastries, jams, and bread, Carpenter & Cook is also an eclectic little vintage store that curates furniture and home decor. Trained at the prestigious Cordon Bleu in London and honed her skills at artisan bakery and chocolate shop Cocomaya, co-owner and chef Shenn dishes out delicious cakes and tarts, plus packages her own tuck box treats like granola, marshmallows, and biscuits that you can take home with you!
Carpenter & Cook, 19 Lorong Kilat, #01-06, Singapore 598120, +65 6463 3648, www.carpenterandcook.com
What started out as a small neighborhood bakery near Orchard Road, Artisan Boulangerie Co. (ABC) has now expanded to various outlets islandwide that offer a variety of breads, pastries and morning treats crafted using artisanal techniques with the highest quality ingredients. Sit down and chill-out with a pastry and latte or sample their expanded menu of cafe classics or signature entrees for dinner!
Artisan Boulangerie Co., various locations, http://artisanbakery.com.sg
As the name goes, Firebake, in the heart of Katong along East Coast Road, is serious when it comes to baking with their 37 tonnes of 5000-brick woodfire bread oven. Now serving up breakfast using all-natural ingredients, their breads are named The Wave, The Field, The Valley, The Rock, and ranges from white sourdough to also a sourdough fruit loaf. Our take? Have the breads slightly toasted for added crisp before you savor them with some olive oil and butter. Yum!
Firebake, 237 East Coast Road Level 1, Singapore 428930, +65 6440 1228, www.facebook.com/firebakesg
For those thinking that Paris Baguette hails from the shores of France, you've got it all wrong! This bakery chain is one of the most popular ones in Korea, with its freshly-baked bread, sandwiches, and pastries. Using French baking/patisserie techniques, their selection of over a hundred items on the menu is impressive. Try their crab wasabi sandwich with their freshly-baked bread - delish!
Paris Baguette Boulangerie, various locations, www.parisbaguettesg.com
Cedele strives to uphold their ethos, 'Eat Well, Be Well' and serves food that is honest and wholesome. At the forefront is Cedele's baked goods, which are sweetened with organic unrefined sugar and no artificial, processed ingredients such as food coloring, improvers or premixes. With an artisanal bakery at its core, Cedele has grown over the years to open over 30 outlets islandwide comprising of bakery-cafes, all day dining service restaurants, and bakery kitchens.
Cedele, various locations, www.cedelegroup.com