The 12 best croissants in Singapore

Be it stuffed, filled, sweet, or plain ol’ butter, here’s where we get our fill of this crispy, flaky invention

The most delicious croissants in Singapore
The most delicious croissants in Singapore
16 Mar 2016

The most delicious croissants in Singapore

Croissant mania is underway in Singapore, all thanks to Antoinette’s recently released Salted Egg Lava Croissant. As much as we enjoy rich, oozing salted egg lava, these French pastries (supposedly adapted from the Austrian Kipferlt) are pretty much perfect without any form of adulteration.

And be it stuffed, filled, sweet, or plain ol’ butter, here’s where we get our fill of this crispy, flaky invention:

 Pictured above: Croissants from Tiong Bahru Bakery

Artisan Boulangerie Co.
Artisan Boulangerie Co.
16 Mar 2016

Artisan Boulangerie Co.

Glazed with egg wash before baking, and prepped in small batches throughout the day, Artisan Boulangerie Co. has managed to come up with a croissant that is flaky, rich, and sinfully good. Their croissant recipe calls for a special butter that contains as much as 84 percent natural fat and leaving dough to mature for an entire day before baking.

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Hediard French Café & Delicatessen Boutique
Hediard French Café & Delicatessen Boutique
16 Mar 2016

Hediard French Café & Delicatessen Boutique

Founded over 160 years ago in Paris, Hediard French Café & Delicatessen Boutique is backed with a long history and traditions. The underrated Tanglin Road café has been an advocate of quality French pastries in Singapore for more than a decade. Ingredients are procured from France, which might explain why their croissants are crescent-shaped buttery goodness.

Hediard French Café & Delicatessen Boutique is located at 123 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247921, p. 6333 6683. Open 9am-8pm daily. 

Carpenter & Cook
Carpenter & Cook
16 Mar 2016

Carpenter & Cook

While our inner hipsters love Carpenter & Cook enough for its vintage furniture and cosy ambience, what makes them special  is the fact that they serve up some of the best croissants in Singapore. Viennoiserie enthusiasts can look forward to regular and savoury versions of the French pastry, with items like the Ham & Cheese Croissant ($4.50) and Mozzerella & Basil Pesto Croissant ($4.50) on the menu.

Carpenter & Cook is located at 19 Lorong Kilat #01-06, Singapore 598120, p. 6463 3648. Open Tues-Sat 10am-10pm. Sun 10am-7pm. Closed on Mon. 

Tiong Bahru Bakery
Tiong Bahru Bakery
16 Mar 2016

Tiong Bahru Bakery

One does not simply go to Tiong Bahru Bakery without having their splendid croissants. The local bakery chain is a master at making these French delights, successfully applying the recipes of famed baker Gontran Cherrier in their baking. While we love the regular version, the Almond Croissant and the Mini-Chocolate Croissant make good sweet treats.

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Symmetry Café
Symmetry Café
16 Mar 2016

Symmetry Café

Located on the fringes of the trendy Arab Street Quarter, Symmetry Café is a go-to for brunch, coffee, and cocktails in the area. But if you love filled croissants, head over during lunch for their Duck Leg Confit Croissant or Pink Shrimp Croissant. Their beloved Pork Kakuni Croissant is available only during brunch on weekends.

Symmetry Café is located at 9 Jalan Kubor #01-01 Singapore 199206, p. 6291 9901. Open Mon 10.30am-9pm. Tue-Thurs 10.30am-11pm. Fri 10.30am-12am. Sat 9am-12am. Sun 9am-7pm. 

Bakery Artisan Original
Bakery Artisan Original
16 Mar 2016

Bakery Artisan Original

Located in the industrial district of Kallang, Bakery Artisan Original specialises in dishing out baked goods in an East-meets-West style (ingredients include kimchi and squid ink). However, their croissants are typically French. Made with butter from Normandy in the north of France, they’re coated with egg wash and left to dry before baking.

Bakery Artisan Original is located at 37 Mactaggart Road #05-01 Tasty Plaza, Singapore 368083, p. 6280 0158. Open Mon-Fri 11am-6pm. Sat 10am-1pm. Closed on Sun. 

Chye Seng Huat Hardware
Chye Seng Huat Hardware
16 Mar 2016

Chye Seng Huat Hardware

With a roastery, an island coffee bar, a coffee school, and a private coffee tasting room all within the same compound, Chye Seng Huat Hardware is a respected institution of artisanal coffee in Singapore. They also get bonus points for delicious butter and almond croissants that go very well with a cuppa joe.

Chye Seng Huat Hardware is located at 150 Tyrwhitt Road, Singapore 207563, p. 6396 0609. Open Tue-Fri 9am-7pm. Sat-Sun 9am-10pm. Closed on Mon.

Bread & Hearth
Bread & Hearth
16 Mar 2016

Bread & Hearth

The old school baking philosophy of Bread & Hearth is admirable. This tiny shophouse bakery at Keong Saik Road employs the use of age-old baking techniques, crafting the sought-after pastries with love and care. A rarity in today’s machine-based and productivity-driven world.

Bread & Hearth is located at 18 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089125, p. 6534 7800. Open 8am-8.30pm daily. 

O’Batignolles Wine Bar & Bistro
O’Batignolles Wine Bar & Bistro
16 Mar 2016

O’Batignolles Wine Bar & Bistro

A laid-back restaurant and wine bar that transports you right into the heart of France, this Gemmill Lane establishment prides itself on its excellent selection of affordable wine labels and an assortment of delectably crisp croissants baked to a glorious golden hue.

O’Batignolles Wine Bar & Bistrot is located at 2 Gemmill Lane 069247 Singapore, p. 6438 3913. Open Mon-Fri 12pm-12am. Sat 11am-12am. Sun 11am-9pm. 

Pantler
Pantler
16 Mar 2016

Pantler

A collaboration between Baker Matthias Phua and Chef Tomoharu Morita (both formerly of Grand Hyatt Tokyo and Joel Robuchon Singapore), Pantler is a bakery and pâtisserie at Telok Ayer with a gorgeous medley of baked goods in their arsenal. Their version of the croissant sees the traditional French pastry take on a beautiful crust, buttery texture, and a pillowy body.

Pantler is located at 198 Telok Ayer St, Singapore 068637, p. 6221 6223. Open Mon-Fri 8.30am-7.30pm. Sat 10.30am-5.30pm. Closed on Sun. 

Antoinette
Antoinette
16 Mar 2016

Antoinette

Following up on the success of their Salted Egg Lava Croissant ($6.50), they’ve combined another Singaporean flavour with the classic pastry. The Chili Crab Croissant ($7.50) sees a house-made rempah (spice paste) and crab meat stuffed in the same flaky shell, making it quite the savoury treat for the senses. When the hype is over, it’ll do you well to remember that their normal croissants ($2.50) ain’t too shabby either.

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Lola’s Café
Lola’s Café
16 Mar 2016

Lola’s Café

Lola Café’s colossal Breakfast Butter Croissant ($15) is probably the most filling one on the list. Scrambled eggs, pork ham, honey bacon, cheddar cheese, honey mayo, garden salad, and balsamic dressing sandwiched in a scrumptious butter croissant? This is one flavour bomb you should definitely try.

Lola’s Café is located at 5 Simon Road, Singapore 545893, p. 6284 0349. Open Sun-Thurs 10am-11.30pm. Fri-Sat 10am-12am. Closed on Mon.

This story first appeared on City Nomads


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