Best Artisanal Bakeries in Singapore

Best Artisanal Bakeries in Singapore

From sourdough bread to artisanal pastries, here are the bakeries that do it best!
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Mother Dough is filled to the brim with yeasty delights. There's amazing sourdough and croissants, of course, and also a whole array of smaller bakes, from fluffy Banana Walnut Bread ($4) to the Rye Fudge Brownie ($5.50). Burppler loves their savoury Beef Pepperoni Quiche ($6.50), "filled sparingly with smoky pepperoni and sweet dried cherry tomatoes."

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Firebake is a unique concept that showcases sourdough breads made using historical European wood-fired techniques. You’ll find unique variations like the Seedy, Wave, Rock, and Valley (from $8), and all of them are very good. Burppler Melissa Chee can't get enough of the Kaya Toast here, which is made with their own milk bun panini, French butter, and Katong kaya. I love the crust on this, and I really loved that the Kaya and butter were evenly spread and melted on the panini rather than clumped."

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As its name suggests, the sourdough breads here are great, but you'll want to try their donuts too, which have a little tang to them. Burppler Ting C shares her expertise with us. "Doughnuts on Sunday only starting from 1pm. The doughnuts are fluffy and tangy - like those old school bakery fluffy doughnut but with a sour tang. Flavours change every 2-3 weeks (I think) and there are 2-3 flavours each time." Other creations to order include the Praline Brownie and Lemon Sesame Teacake.

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This is the kind of place where you have to queue in the heat to get your bakes. Is it worth it? We certainly think so. Petit Pain is a not-so-secret gem on Joo Chiat Road for fresh-from-the-oven pastries like pain au chocolat, Shiitake Bread, and Chocolate Orange Escargot – a type of sweet kouign aman. Their ever-popular croissants are only available at opening, 12.30pm and 2.30pm. And even then, most of them sell out by 3.30pm. Burppler Smitten Angel says "It's crispy on the outside rather than flaky, and the inside is chewy and a bit wet, rather than fluffy."

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Bakery Brera isn't exactly the easiest place to get to without a car, but we recommend going down early in the morning for the best hot bakes. We're talking perfect-looking croissants, pain au chocolat, and Ferrero Rocher cruffins oozing with flavour. Burppler Ethel Tan likes their savoury items too. "Tried the ham cheese and onion scone for the first time this time and loved it too!" And don't get us started on their Basque Burnt Cheesecake.

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This unassuming small-scale takeaway bakery lies opposite Old Hen Kitchen, focusing on freshly-baked sourdough breads that are crusty, yet considerably light and fluffy inside. The Bakehaus also makes trendy Streusel bread and a small spread of bakes (try the croissants if you're lucky enough to get some). According to Burppler Xing Wei Chua, "The Bakehaus does seem like a spot with quite some potential; a great place to grab delicious sourdough especially for those residing near the area!"

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Are cruffins your thing? Check out Bread Yard for tasty variants (think Matcha, Passionfruit and Lychee) of the croissant-muffin cross breed. This rustic bakery also specialises in breads handcrafted with Japanese and European techniques, along with leavened pancakes and breakfast staples. Burppler Terence Ong says "Do try the kouign aman. This sugary treat was surprisingly good. I like the crusty crystallised sugar that surrounded the entire buttery, flaky pastry."

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