Tried and tested, what you can expect from humble husband-and-wife-run Fluff Bakery is a repertoire of artisanal bakes such as bombolini, tarts, cakes, galettes and whole cakes—just to name a few—that are crafted fresh daily with equal measures of technique and heart. Their array of sweet, indulgent offerings is nothing short of exceptional and it’s evident having been around for over a decade now. It’s going to be difficult to narrow down on just one sweet delight but trust us and opt for their Ferrero Rocher Cake, Basque Burnt Cheesecake and Durian Pengat Cupcake.
Opening Hours: 11.30AM - 7PM (Mon to Sat), 11.30AM - 5PM (Sun)
Mother Dough is simply a must-visit if things like fresh crusty sourdough baguettes, buttery sourdough croissants, cookies and brownies get you excited. They offer a wide selection of artisan creations spanning sweet and savoury options. If you’re in the mood for savouries, you can’t go wrong with their English pea toast danish with bechamel, red onions, mint, dill, spicy breadcrumbs & whipped ricotta (available on weekends only) and their Miso Mushroom Sandwich. Sitting pretty in Jalan Kledek close to the heart of the buzzy district of Singapore's nostalgic Kampong Glam, you’ll have little trouble locating this charming bakery—just follow the smells and keep a watchful eye for a queue.
Opening Hours: 11AM - 6PM (Wed to Sun), Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
Take a peep through Konditori’s display window over at Bussorah Street and you’d be hard-pressed not to head inside to find out what’s baking. Marvel at a drool-inducing display of viennoiseries, tarts, pies and baked products galore. Run by the same folks that brought you Halal Swedish cafe, Fika, visitors can expect certain pastries created with a Swedish slant such as their oh-so-inviting Daim cake and Swedish cinnamon buns commonly referred to as kanelbullar in the native tongue of Sweden. While it’s hard to go wrong with their variety of baked goods, Konditori is more popular for its croissants, which come in a variety of fanciful flavours spanning Red Velvet and Salted Caramel Cheesecake to even oddities like Satay.
Opening Hours: 10AM - 6PM (Daily)
Located at the end of the buzzy Upper Thomson stretch within The Longhaus, Woodlands Sourdough is where you go for all things sourdough—hence the name. Regulars swear by their sourdough bakes with some boldly claiming theirs to be the best in Singapore—snaking queues early in the morning are a common sight so go figure. Sourdough loaves are what this couple-run bakery is known for but they also do bagels, doughnuts filled with all sorts of delicious fillings and more!
Opening Hours: 8.30AM - 3PM (Thu to Sun), Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays
A familiar name when it comes to customisable cakes, Butter Studio is one of the most well-known halal-certified bakeries in Singapore. They serve artisanal home-style bakes that are inspired by time-tested recipes as well as a multitude of elaborate cakes tailor-made to even the most complex of specifications. The folks here pride themselves on using only the highest quality ingredients such as farm-fresh eggs, local market produce and seasonal fruits. Hot favourites include their Sea Salt Nutella tart, Ondeh Ondeh cake and Lychee Blossom cake.
Opening Hours: 11AM - 9PM (Sun to Thu), 11AM - 9.30PM (Fri & Sat)
Specialising in Middle-Eastern flatbreads, Pita Bakery over at Bali Lane is the place to visit if you have a hankering for authentic Mediterranean goodies. In addition to selling pita with a variety of toppings and flavourings, they also serve bagels as well. Order a pita to go or if you can afford the time, grab a seat and indulge in a proper meal replete with freshly baked pita topped with vegetables, hummus, falafel and more!
Opening Hours: 9AM - 9PM (Mon to Thu), 9AM - 9.30PM (Fri to Sun)
Despite its obscure location in the industrial complex of CT Hub 2, this Muslim-owned bakery is worth making a trip down for. They specialise in their scratch-made “crispy cookies”, which are all made using the highest quality ingredients. What makes their cookies so unique is the fact that they are aged for 14 days prior to baking in order to achieve that perfect crispy crust and chewy middle. Their signature crispy cookies are available in five regular flavours. Namely Sea Salt Chocolate Chip, No Nut Chocolate Chip, Nutty Chocolate Chip, Cereal Milk Chocolate Chip & Cinnamon Raisin Chocolate Chip. Look out for their seasonal flavours too!
Opening Hours: 11.30AM - 4.30PM (Mon to Sat), Closed on Sundays
Boms & Buns is a speciality store opened by local celebrity couple Syarif Sleeq and Malaque Mahdaly—also the brains behind churros stall, Chulop!—that focuses primarily on choux pastry and cinnamon rolls. Choux puffs boast the perfect combination of textures from a crackly exterior to a pillowy-soft, fluffy interior. Here, they offer these indulgent treats in numerous flavours with new flavours sprouting up every few months. Among their vast repertoire of delectable choux puffs (or “Boms" as they like to call it) flavours to try include their Smoked Cream Vanilla Bom and Tiramisu Bom.
Opening Hours: 12PM - 8PM (Tue to Fri), 1PM - 8PM (Sat & Sun), Closed on Mondays
Having worked under celebrity chef Justin Quek at Sky on 57 at Marina Bay Sands Singapore, at Les Amis’ Canele patisserie and even as a baking instructor at At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy before deciding to partner up with her husband to open up her own bakery, Aishah now runs a buzzy bakery along Haji Lane. Look out for the snaking queues outside a striking turquoise store and it’s highly likely you're in the right place. True to its name, the spread of pastries and bakes that this bakery boasts is split between French pastries such as croissants, pain au chocolat, and American treats such as New York-style thick cookies and loaf cakes. Aishah's croissants take three days to make from preparing the dough, laminating the pastry, to finally the baking.
Opening Hours: 11AM - 6PM (Tue to Sun), Closed on Mondays
(Photos from: Alvin Tan, @iris.nihao)
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