Mention the word “viennoiserie”, and assorted French puff pastries or leavened doughs such as croissants, brioches and of course, the popular Pain Au Chocolats come to mind. Then, there’s the nutritious and gut-friendly sourdough bread that is known for its rustic taste and texture. Well, whichever you prefer, keep reading as we uncover our Top 10 Viennoiserie and Sourdough Bakeries in Singapore.
1) Nick Vina Artisan
Nick Chua, the master baker who operates Nick Vina Artisan Bakery, definitely knows a thing or two about making traditional European baked goods. After all, he honed his craft in Hanover, Germany way before he opened his own bakery back in Singapore. He even primarily uses old-school equipment like a wooden proofing cabinet, German proofing basket and stone oven. Among the choices available include Classic Sourdough, Wholemeal Loaf and 100% German Rye Bread, all of which are made fresh with no added preservatives whatsoever.
2) The Bakehaus
Founded in 2019, The Bakehaus doesn’t take shortcuts when it comes to baking artisanal bread. That means they only use the best ingredients and they believe that a long and slow fermentation produces both a great texture and naturally flavourful bread. They have assorted viennoiseries like Almond Croissants, Pain Au Chocolat and handcrafted Country Sourdough.
3) BREAD CRÉATEUR
At BREAD CRÉATEU, you will find that all their bread and pastries are baked fresh using only quality ingredients like French flour and butter. Handmade from scratch, the likes of additives and artificial flavourings aren’t included at all. For viennoiseries, they have delectable options like Almond Croissants and Kouign Amann (a traditional French pastry made with caramelised brown sugar). They also sell different types of sourdough, covering from plain (loaf/round) to Onion & Cheese, Figs and Multi-Grain varieties.
4) MICRO bakery
True to its name, Micro Bakery bakes its bread in small batches, freshly made on a daily basis. Their expertise lies in handcrafted sourdough, offering rustic choices like Country Sourdough Loaf and Buckwheat Sourdough Loaf. Also, do look out for their sourdough special of the month such as the sweet Pecan Date Sourdough.
5) Crown Bakery & Cafe
Crown Bakery & Cafe prides itself in offering only the wholesome goodness of artisan bread made with the best ingredients possible. And if that’s not enough, you won’t find any usual nasties like preservatives, additives or artificial food flavouring. Some of the yummy options include Almond Cream Brioche, Pain Au Chocolat and the unique 3 Berries Chocolate Croissant, which the latter includes not just strawberries but also cherries and blueberries. Sourdough lovers can look forward to the likes of Classic Sourdough made from the combination of French mill wheat flour & rye flour, sea salt and 100% pure malt extract.
6) Mother Dough
Mother Dough uses its sourdough culture imported all the way from New York. So, what you will get here is amazing texture and rustic sourdough bread full of flavours and of course, nutritious goodness in every loaf. They have selected choices like Whole Wheat and Sourdough Baguette while those who prefer croissants can try assorted flavours like almond and espresso almond cream with chocolate ganache filling.
7) Woodlands Sourdough
Woodlands Sourdough is where you can fulfil your sourdough cravings. Their sourdough bread varieties such as Country and Spelt are fresh, amazingly moist and delicious with the right amount of chewiness and crustiness. They are available in sandwiches and loaves. Do visit their bakery at 183 Upper Thomson Rd to see what’s available on the menu. And it’s best to come early (they open at 8.30 am daily) to avoid disappointment.
8) Firestone Bakery
Firestone Bakery’s signature baked goods include the sourdough bread, which is all naturally leavened with a 20-year-plus starter from France. These sourdough bread even underwent a long natural fermentation process to improve their texture and flavour. And of course, baking them fresh on a daily basis. The result? Moist crumb with a caramelised thin crust that tastes good in every bite. Choices are aplenty here such as Wholemeal Multigrain, Spelt Multigrain with Walnuts and Rustic Sourdough, just to name a few. They also have various premium viennoiseries like Butter Croissants and Pain Au Raisin.
9) Bakery Brera & Fine Foods Pte Ltd
Bakery Brera & Fine Foods Pte Ltd specialises in artisan bread and assorted viennoiseries. For the latter, they only bake them using high-quality ingredients and even imported flours from France and Japan. You will find the usuals like Pain Au Chocolat and Croissant. But if you are unsure what to get, you might want to go for The Brera Signature Set or The Brera Classic Set, which covers the bakery’s popular or all-time favourite baked goods.
10) Bread Yard
Quality and authenticity matters for Bread Yard, where they offer various types of artisan bread and pastries worth trying here. Love sourdough? They got plenty of them like Country, Miso Sesame and Multiseed. If you prefer viennoiseries, Bread Yard has delicious options such as the classic Pain Au Chocolat and pre-sliced Brioche made from wheat flour and unsalted butter.
That’s not all! More Top 10s in Singapore are waiting to be discovered!
The compilation of this list was made from accumulation of Public Votes at TallyPress.com.
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