Penang may be home to many iconic local foods like asam laksa, char kuey teow, and Hokkien (prawn) mee. But they also have plenty of delectable baked goods worth picking up for your breakfast or teatime meals. We are not talking about commercial baked goods but rather the ones that are handcrafted and freshly baked with no added nasties (e.g. preservatives, artificial colourings). That being said, it’s time to grab a bite at these 7 artisan bakeries in Penang.
Love A Loaf prioritises both quality and freshness for its baked goods. And that means they use the best natural ingredients possible sourced from around the world. All of their baked goods are also made fresh with no artificial colouring and preservatives. They have a wide range of bakery collections, ranging from soft buns to sliced bread, doughnuts and Danish croissants. One of their top-selling baked goods — Salted Egg Lava Croissant is a must-try, where its savoury-sweet filling matches well with the nice, chewy texture of the croissant. You can locate Love A Loaf in several Penang locations, namely The One Bayan Baru and Vantage Tanjung Tokong.
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Here’s a popular French-style bakery among many locals and tourists alike. Le Petit Four Patisserie offers plenty of freshly-baked bread, buns, and pastries but one thing that impresses the most has to be their signature croissants. Great crispy texture, buttery aroma and chewy without being tough. Their plain croissant is good enough and so is the one with almonds. Both are bestsellers and tend to sell out pretty fast so it’s best to get them as early as possible (they open at 9 am).
Address: 310, Lebuh Pantai, 10300 George Town, Penang.
Sin Seh Kai Artisan Bakery bakes their bread and pastries fresh on a daily basis. Not to mention in small batches too to preserve its quality. Sitting on the top of the list would be their sourdough bread. They offer varieties from plain white sourdough to wholemeal mixed grains, cranberry & walnut and rye & spelt. Expect light and crispy texture and a whiff of buttery goodness the moment you bite into one of their croissants. Apart from croissants, they also sell other scrumptious baked goods like Pain Au Chocolat, Tuna Quiche, and Cinnamon Roll.
Address: 102-D, New World Park, 5, Jalan Burma, 10050 George Town, Penang.
Make La Vie en Rose Patisserie your next go-to bakery, particularly if you are a fan of beignets and madeleines. For beignets, they offer different fillings like Nutella and raspberry (both of them turn out to be the top sellers!), hojicha and vanilla. Their beignets have garnered many positive responses, where most customers praised them for their tasty, yet generous filling and overall fluffy dough. Some of their other bestselling baked goods include Almond Croissant and Tarte au Citron.
Address: 19, Lebuh Melayu, 10100 George Town, Penang.
Joies’ homemade sourdough varieties are all baked fresh daily using only quality ingredients with no additives, preservatives, and commercial yeasts too. Their bestselling sourdough includes Basic Wholewheat and Almond Walnut. Also, look out for their delicious Organic Adzuki Sourdough Rolls, which are only available on Sundays and Mondays. Don’t forget to try their melt-in-the-mouth tofu cheesecake, offering assorted flavours like blueberry, black sesame, and lime avocado.
Address: 2nd Floor, 32, Jalan Moulmein, 10350 George Town, Penang.
Devoid of commercial yeasts and additives, Yin’s Sourdough Bakery and Cafe stays true to its authentic sourdough-baking method. The same also goes for all of their freshly-baked bread and buns. They even sell sourdough cookies and noodles, with the former having Cranberries & Chocolate Chips and Pumpkin & Sunflower Seeds available.
Address: 11, Pesara Claimant, 10100 George Town, Penang.
Les Grains Bakery & Eatery’s speciality lies in its Japanese-French-influenced baked goods. Here, they only bake them using the finest ingredients available and you will find plenty of choices as well. Among them includes Valhorna Chocolate & Orange Bread, Crunchy Dutch Bread (Tiger Brot), Cinnamon Raisin Knot and Country Bread, just to name a few. All of their baked goods are made fresh with unbleached flour since they offer a denser texture.
Address: 9-1-7, Moulmein Rise Shoppes, Jalan Moulmein, 10350 Pulau Tikus, Penang.
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