Enter Buttery Flaky Heaven With These 12 Best Croissants In Singapore

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No one likes a flaker, but if it comes with delicate layers of crisp, buttery pastry, we're in 100%. That's right, we’re talking croissants. No matter what your usual morning routine looks like, starting the day with a hot coffee and a warm croissant is quite possibly one of the best experiences. Here we’ve compiled a list of the best spots in Singapore to get your hands on these lovely French pastries from traditional plain croissants to jam-filled ones and even savoury ones.

Alice Boulangerie Croissants Singapore
1. Alice Boulangerie

This patisserie opened shop in 2021 but has built a pretty solid fan base and has been making waves in Singapore’s thriving bakery scene. Born out of a love for French pastries, here is where you can experience bi or even tricoloured croissants filled with anything, spanning strawberry jam and cream cheese, pistachio and chocolate to peanut butter and jam.

Opening Hours: 8AM - 6PM (Daily)

12 Gopeng St, #01-05/11 Icon Village, Singapore 078877
MADU The Bakery Croissants Singapore
2. MADU The Bakery

Formerly a home-based operation, MADU The Bakery now finds home over at Race Course Road where you can find its signature mentaiko- and garlic-stuffed brioche buns and more. If you’re into savoury foods though, the Cereal Prawn Croissant is a dish you absolutely have to make a trip down for. Inspired by the iconic cereal prawn dish commonly sold at zi char eateries, this behemoth of a croissant sandwich boasts a mixture of zest, spice and umami-dense creaminess that spell out a good time. Stuffed between a freshly baked flaky croissant is a copious serving of tiger prawns, yuzu, mayo, toasted cereal crumbs, red chilli and curry leaves for an added burst of aroma.

Opening Hours: 10AM - 8PM (Tue to Sun), Closed on Mondays

421 Race Course Rd, Singapore 218668
The Bakehaus Croissants Singapore
3. The Bakehaus

Operating out of a small unassuming shop space along Owen Road, it’s easy to walk by and miss The Bakehaus but smells don’t lie and when these folks bake a fresh batch, you’re sure to know. The bakery specialises in a whole host of bakes from fresh sourdough bread to bagels and viennoiseries galore. We swear by the Almond Croissant, Raspberry Pistachio Danish and, if you manage to get your hands on it, the Guava Passionfruit Danish. Heck, even the plain croissant is impressive.

Opening Hours: 8AM - 5PM (Wed to Mon), Closed on Tuesdays

130 Owen Rd, Singapore 218934
Le Matin Patisserie Croissants Singapore
4. Le Matin Patisserie

The brainchild of chef Mohamed Al-Matin, former head pastry chef at Restaurant Andre, Le Matin soared to fame during the lockdown phase of the pandemic, largely due to his delightful array of bakes, all intrinsically French in inspiration and technique and all instagrammable beauties in their own right. His sourdough croissant is tinged with a good amount of tang that riffs off the buttery richness beautifully. And we absolutely adore his sweet and delightfully airy almond croissant. If you’re in the mood for something savoury, make room for his beef tongue and cheese croissant panini. This sensational sandwich of sorts is layered with beef tongue and wagyu bresaola, a medley of cheeses comprising four different kinds, and filled with an assortment of housemade pickles to help cut through the richness.

Opening Hours: 9AM - 5PM (Tue to Sat), Closed on Sundays & Mondays

77 Robinson Rd, #01-03, Singapore 068896
The French American Bakery Croissants Singapore
5. The French American Bakery

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 their own joint, 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 on offer are 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, and finally baking.

Opening Hours: 11AM - 6PM (Tue to Sun), Closed on Mondays

49 Haji Ln, Singapore 189242
The Lunar Rabbit Boulangerie Croissants Singapore
6. The Lunar Rabbit Boulangerie

Nestled within the quaint district of Jalan Besar, among a row of shops at Hamilton Road sits The Lunar Rabbit Boulangerie, a cosy bakery that’s doling out artisanal French bakes armed with plenty of finesse, heart and charm. The folks here nail their viennoiseries down to a tee from the proportion of butter to dough ratio they adopt coupled with the perfect proofing time. The result? An unfathomably light, airy and delicate pastry. Buttery, flaky and everything you want to start your day with. The croissants are a hit but definitely give their kouign amann a try as well — if you're lucky enough to get your hands on some.

Opening Hours: 8.30AM - 5PM (Tue to Sun), Closed on Mondays

16 Hamilton Rd, #01-02, Singapore 209186
Le Lavain Croissants Singapore
7. Le Levain
Amidst the eclectic charm of hardware stores, boutique hotels and cafes littered in and around Jalan Basar, Le Levain is one that’s worth a visit. Located right opposite The Lunar Rabbit Boulangerie, this artisanal bakery cafe concept brings to the fore a bevvy of delectable French classics and creative bakes. Owned by Executive Pastry Chef Wythe Soon, formerly the head baker at both Bakery Brera and Keong Saik Bakery, the shop treats one to a smorgasbord of innovative croissants and viennoiseries all inspired by Wythe's travels abroad. Those with a penchant for local flavours should gun for his Bobochacha Croissant. If not, we’re certain his Hojicha Mochi croissant will impress just the same.

Opening Hours: 8AM - 6PM (Tue to Sun), Closed on Mondays

23 Hamilton Rd, Singapore 209193
Petit Pain Croissants Singapore
8. Petit Pain

One of Joo Chiat's best bakery gems, Petit Pain boasts an ensemble of bread loaves and pastries that are all baked fresh daily using quality ingredients sourced from abroad. The bakery adopts a combination of French, Japanese, and organic stone-milled flour that is fermented for up to a day. The butter they use comes specially imported from France and is also fermented. Don’t expect over-the-top croissant offerings here because Petit Pain is stern about the bakes they put out, keeping their bakes as authentic and un-bastardised as possible. That being said, they only make one type of croissant, the classic kind — and boy do they make it well.

Opening Hours: 11AM - 5PM (Wed to Fri), 10AM - 4PM (Sat & Sun), Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays

315 Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 427566
Tiong Bahru Bakery Croissants Singapore
9. Tiong Bahru Bakery

Despite having several outlets scattered all across the island, the croissants that Tiong Bahru Bakery bakes are still on point. They’re handmade using French flour and butter that’s sourced all the way from Normandy. A testament to why they’re a tad pricier than most: their croissants are painstakingly prepared, requiring up to 72 hours before they’re ready for the oven. Craving a buttery flaky croissant? The bakery prides itself on baking a fresh batch every two hours regardless of which outlet you visit.

Opening Hours: 7.30AM - 8PM (Daily)

8 Maju Ave, Singapore 556686 (multiple outlets)
Yeastside Croissants Singapore
10. Yeastside

Yeastside at both King Albert Park (KAP) and at LYF at Farrer Park are where it’s at if you’re looking to score a solid cuppa and a croissant that’s just as sublime before commencing the work day proper. Their croissants are baked fresh daily early in the day so be sure to pop by early before they run out. Their classic butter croissant is a star but so are their almond croissants. The latter comes filled with a mixture of rum and marzipan.

Opening Hours: 9AM - 10.30PM (Wed to Sun), Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays

KAP Residences, 9 King Albert Park, #01-09, Singapore 598332
The Lim's Kitchen
11. The Lims' Kitchen

Looking for treats with that special homemade touch? The Lims' Kitchen started in 2019 as a humble home-based sourdough bread bakery. Today, it has expanded its menu to include the Cronigiri, the perfectly flaky — and generously sized — combination of a Japanese nigiri and a croissant.

Opening Hours: 10AM - 2PM (Daily)

137 Geylang Rd, Singapore 389227
8950 9546
Sweedy Patisserie
12. Sweedy Patisserie

Sweedy Patisserie has been in the business of creating unique pastry flavour combinations that convert people into believers, starting with the picture-perfect Fatcarons and durian cakes, since 2019. This chic cafe did it again with the Crookie. Think of a brown butter chocolate chip cookie combined with a freshly baked croissant, with a variety of toppings.

Opening Hours: 12PM - 8PM (Tue to Fri), 12PM - 9PM (Sat), 11AM - 8PM (Sun), Closed on Mondays

183 Jalan Pelikat Singapore, #01-37, Promenade, Singapore 537643
+65 9436 8160

(Photos from: Alvin Tan, @indulgentism, @oatsoatsbaby, and @thelimskitchen)

This article was first published on 6 October 2022. Last updated: 30 April 2024.

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