From cult-favourite Bakehouse to homegrown independent eatery Levain, here are the best bakeries in Hong Kong. Consider your bread and pastry cravings sorted!
With a cha chaan teng or Chinese bakery on almost every corner, Hong Kong is home to a range of iconic nibbles — from pillowy soft pineapple buns and cocktail buns to internationally-influenced treats like egg tarts and croissants. But how about a rustic loaf of bread or an indulgent flaky pastry? Thanks to the explosion of independent artisanal bakeries and global chains that have set up shop across Hong Kong, finding that wholesome sourdough, perfectly crusty baguette or decadent French pastries to satisfy your cravings has become all the more convenient. Keep reading for our pick of the best bakeries in Hong Kong.
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The Best Bakeries In Hong Kong: Where To Buy Bread, Pastries & More
Bakehouse – Sourdough egg tarts, croissants and more
With its flagship tucked away on Wan Chai’s Tai Wong East Street (and other outlets in Soho, Tsim Sha Tsui, Causeway Bay and Stanley), Bakehouse rose to cult status almost as soon as it opened. This spot serves up a wide range of pastries, including croissants, scones and Danishes, as well as a changing selection of daily specials — make sure to save some space for the famed sourdough egg tarts!
Levain Bakery – Artisanal sourdough made with 100 percent levain
Established over a decade ago by master baker KC Li, the story of Levain began with a physics degree and experiments in a home kitchen. Today, Levain remains the first, and still one of the only, bakeries in Hong Kong to use 100 percent levain in its sourdough. Pastry-wise, you’ll find all the classics here, hand-crafted using premium French butter.
The Baker & The Bottleman – Artisanal bread and classic British pastries
Bakery by day, wine bar by night, The Baker & The Bottleman is helmed by award-winning British chef Simon Rogan, the man behind Michelin-starred Roganic. This bakery champions traditional artisanal baking techniques and low-intervention wine-making, offering a selection of delectable baked goods (including classic British pastries!) and natural wines.
Frenchies – Freshly baked French pastries with a creative twist
Follow the inviting scent of freshly baked French pastries down Hollywood Road to this viennoiserie. Open daily from 7am, pair your morning coffee with a classic Croissant, Espresso Cinnamon Roll or signature Dragon’s Back, a creative take on a French pastry rolled with sweet almond paste and orange. The founder of Frenchies, Matthieu Maury, previously of Fineprint and Eric Kayser, also founded popular coffee chain La Station in Wan Chai.
Mayse Artisan Bakery – Latvian bread, vegan pizza and more
Mayse Artisan Bakery is a 100 percent plant-based bakery. Run by a father-daughter team originally from Latvia, the bread here calls on traditional Latvian recipes — and boy do they mean business. For the most undiluted expression of Mayse’s bread-making philosophy, try the Pure Rye. Pair this dark, caraway-infused bread with anything from smoked salmon to honey.
Mayse Artisan Bakery (Tai Mei Tuk), G/F, 64 Sam Wo Road, Tai Mei Tuk, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong, WhatsApp: 9849 8271
Mayse Artisan Bakery (Tai Po), Shop B, G/F, Fu King Building, 14-16 On Fu Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong, WhatsApp: 9855 6159, www.facebook.com/maysebakery
Sour Dough – Sourdough baked goods and hearty sandwiches
This Wan Chai artisan deli concept comes to us from acclaimed Swiss pastry chef, Gérard Dubois. Standing as the ultimate love letter to sourdough, all of its baked goods are made from sourdough starters that are over 30 years old. More than just a bakery, the menu further boasts a rotating array of vegan salads and soups, alongside hearty sandwiches.
Plumcot – Artisanal cakes, bread and French pastries
A family-run bakery hidden away down a Tai Hang side street, Plumcot has been delivering some of the finest patisserie and viennoiserie delights to Hongkongers since 2017. Owners Camille and Dominique bring a combined 30 years of pastry experience from a number of prestigious Paris institutions. In addition to signature croissants and other exquisite pastries, Plumcot also serves up artisanal ice creams.
Tai Cheong Bakery – Short crust egg tarts
The first bakery in Hong Kong to use shortcrust pastry in egg tarts, tourists and locals alike flock to Tai Cheong Bakery for the classic shortcrust tart. A favourite of Former Governor Chris Patten’s, these $7 tarts feature the best shortcrust shell we’ve come across in the city.
Pane e Latte – Artisanal bread, pastries, croissant bombolini and more
Styled as a traditional Italian panificio, it’s worth making a trip to this seaside bakery to stock up on freshly baked artisanal bread, pastries, focaccia sandwiches and more. If you’re looking to try something new, make sure to get your hands on the Croissant Bombolini — an original Pane e Latte creation consisting of layers upon layers of flaky croissant pastry concealing a soft, pillowy centre filled with delicate orange blossom crema. Pastries aside, the Focaccia Pugliese is the bakery’s signature, but we rate all of its sourdough, baguette, crispy brioche and rye selections.
Pane e Latte, G/F, U-C Court, 25 Stanley Market Road, Stanley, Hong Kong, www.paneelatte.hk
Proof – Sourdough, cinnamon buns, twice-baked croissants and more
Freshly baked sourdough, sticky cinnamon buns and perfectly flaky twice-baked croissants — if ever there was a reason to venture to Happy Valley by day, it’s charming neighbourhood bakery Proof. Its impressive selection of whole-grain bread, croissants and artisan pastries are made fresh in-house every single day with no artificial preservatives.
Village Bakery – Bread, pastries, cakes and more
A great little artisan bakery that bakes its own bread fresh every day, Village Bakery serves up the likes of cakes, sandwiches, pastries, bread and even its own homemade jam. The shop has a small seating area, but most people take their treats home to enjoy. Don’t forget to ask about its range of vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free bread!
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Big Grains – IG-worthy croissants, doughnuts, bagels and more
At Big Grains, the mission statement is simple: “to produce tasty breads and pastries that are healthy and creative”. If its ‘Gram-worthy pastry creations are anything to go by, we’d say mission accomplished! From chocolate-dipped croissants to mochi-filled doughnuts and squid ink bagels, expect the unexpected.
Miam Bakery – Cinnamon rolls, rustic loaves, galette des rois and more
Situated on Third Street, this Sai Ying Pun bakery is frequented for its bagels and rustic loaves of bread. For those craving something a little more sweet, we’d recommend picking up a couple of cinnamon rolls or apple turnovers.
A-1 Bakery – Chain Japanese bakery
A bakery franchise from Japan with locations all over Hong Kong, offering a wide variety of A-grade bread, as well as a delightful selection of Japanese desserts and doughnuts.
Wakey Wakey Bakery – Classic bagels, challah and small-batch bread
Bagels are the order of the day at this micro-bakery. Everything here is hand rolled in small batches, so you know your baked goods will be made with love. Whether you reach for the classics or more creative options, make sure you pick up a loaf of challah (you won’t regret it!).
More Bakeries In Hong Kong
- Gontran Cherrier – Flavoured mini baguettes, croissants and more, found at the basement of K11 MUSEA. www.gontran-cherrier.com
- Dang Wen Li by Dominique Ansel – Creative pastries inspired by iconic Hong Kong snacks. dangwenli.com
- Rise by Classified – Grab-and-go breakfast staples, including croissants and pain au chocolat. www.risebyclassified.com
- Fineprint – Homegrown independent chain offering sourdough bread made in-house. fineprint.hk
- Le Pain Quotidien – Breads and classic French pastries alongside organic spreads, oils and preserves. www.lepainquotidien.com
- Maison Eric Kayser – Classic French breads and pastries including eclairs, fruit tarts, financiers and more. maison-kayser.com.hk
- Kwan Hong Bakery – A longstanding family-owned bakery in Sham Shui Po best known for its traditional chicken biscuits. www.facebook.com/kwanhongbakery
Editor’s Note: “The Best Bakeries In Hong Kong: Where To Buy Bread, Pastries & More” was most recently updated by Nicole Moraleda in August 2023. With thanks to Annie Simpson and Jess Ng for their contribution.
Main image courtesy of Maison Eric Kayser via Instagram, image 1 courtesy of Bakehouse via Instagram, image 2 courtesy of The Baker and the Bottleman via Instagram, image 3 courtesy of Mayse Artisan Bakery via Instagram, image 4 courtesy of Plumcot via Instagram, image 5 courtesy of Pane e Latte via Instagram, image 6 courtesy of Village Bakery via Instagram, image 7 courtesy of Miam Bakery via Instagram, image 8 courtesy of Wakey Wakey Bakery via Instagram.