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Hong Kong’s best bakeries for bread and pastries

All you knead is loaf to make you feel butter

Fontaine Cheng
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Fontaine Cheng
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Hong Kong is home to some fantastic local bakeries that give us the best egg tarts and classic pineapple buns, but sometimes all you want is a proper sourdough or a buttery croissant to satisfy those carb cravings. Thankfully, there are plenty of top quality bakeries across the city that have European-style bread and pastries on the menu.

RECOMMENDED: Looking for more local delicacies? Try one of Hong Kong’s best egg waffles or head to one of the city’s best spots for cheung fun.

Hong Kong’s best bakeries

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  • Soho

Established by former Four Seasons executive pastry chef Grégoire Michaud, Bakehouse offers an array of wonderfully baked goodies including its famed croissants and sourdough egg tarts, artisanal sourdough loaves, tarts, doughnuts and pastries, among other bakes that emerge from the oven all day long. They also have branch exclusives including the curry pan which you can only find at the newest location in Tsim Sha Tsui. 

If you’re unable to get to Bakehouse, you can opt to buy bread from Gregoire’s retail brand Bread Pantry. Available in supermarkets across Hong Kong including Market Place and selected Wellcome stores from March 25 onwards, Bread Pantry is an easy way to bring great tasting bread home. They recently launched five flavours of pre-sliced loaves including rustic white sourdough; whole wheat sourdough; dark malt sourdough; toasted grains sourdough; and butter brioche.

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  • Jordan

This local artisanal bakery started as a small shop in Jordan in 2015 before expanding to Wan Chai and Tsuen Wan. Founded by siblings Andrew Li (the baker) and Jeffrey Li (the pastry chef), the duo crafts tasty bread and pastries. A definite must-try is their famous 25-layer croissant that is buttery, and extra flaky.

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  • Central

Award-winning French pastry chef Dominique Ansel, otherwise known as the creator of the cronut, makes playful, yet delectable, pastries, desserts, and other baked goods. Highlights include sea salt or maple croissant toasts, sourdough or smoked cheese milk loaves, and a variety of viennoiseries including a perfectly crisp and airy croissant.

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  • Tsim Sha Tsui

Gontran Cherrier is a French artisan boulangerie that has a wide variety of bread and pastries to choose from. Top choices include sourdough and one of our favourite croissants in all of Hong Kong as well as other thoughtful variations such as their ‘Cloud’ croissants, fruit-filled Paris-Brest, Danish toasts, pretzels and more.

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  • Discovery Bay

This bakery specialises 100 percent levain sourdough as well as other French bread, cakes and pastries, all of which are free from additives, flavouring and preservatives. Be it a classic baguette, pan bread, brioche or croissant, Levain Bakery has remained a favourite among Hongkongers since it opened in 2009 for good reason.

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  • Tai Po

Established by a native Latvian, Mayse makes its bread using a homemade sourdough starter and organic ingredients. The bakery bakes healthy wheat, rye, and sourdough bread as well as bread with olives or seeds and more. You can telephone or WhatsApp your order to ensure your bread of choice is available.

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  • Sai Ying Pun

Located in Sai Ying Pun, Miam Bakery has some great pastries and bakes on the menu. Think crispy croissants, fragrant cinnamon buns, bagels with great chew, rustic loaf and sourdough. They also do great pies if you’re looking to impress or want to get something more substantial.

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  • Stanley

This Italian bakery and gelateria is located in the heart of Stanley Village and offers a range of freshly baked goods and pastries such as traditional style baguettes, flavourful Mazi sourdough bread, ciabatta, soft focaccia Pugliese, and more. There’s also a range of pastries including croissants, choux, tarts, and sweet bombolinis to get your hands on.

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  • Tai Hang

This trendy neighbourhood patisserie in Tai Hang makes everything from artisanal ice cream to cakes and French pastries. You can pre-order some items online to avoid disappointment and they do some great gift boxes if you’re looking to get a selection. Our favourite pastries here include the croissants, canelé, and chausson aux pommes.

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  • Happy Valley

Proof is one of Hong Kong’s more unique bakeries and the treats vary from day to day. A small sign outside the shop lists what’s available. Using unbleached flour and no artificial ingredients or preservatives in everything they create, Proof’s menu ranges from the classic sourdough and bagels to the crowd-favourite cinnamon roll, pretzels, danishes and more.

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  • Wan Chai

Opened by the same team behind Roganic, this bakery’s menu features gourmet British bakes including pastries, scones, cakes, bread, cookies and much more. The grilled ham and cheese sandwich is great here, but if you’re looking to make your own, you can try the sourdough loaf or take home the Roganic Irish soda bread loaf which is also fantastic, especially when toasted and buttered.

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