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Hong Kong’s best bread bakeries

Don’t think there’s a decent boulangerie in Hong Kong? Think again

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Time Out Hong Kong
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Hong Kong has a legion of bakeries serving all sorts of local delicacies, but sometimes you just want a quality loaf of bread. If it’s European-style artisanal bread you’re after, you’re in luck as we’ve rounded up the best bread shops in Hong Kong that you knead in your life. By Sarah Moran

RECOMMENDED: Looking for more local delicacies? Try one of Hong Kong’s best pork chop rice dishes or a simple egg sandwich.

Hong Kong’s best bakeries

Bakehouse
  • Restaurants
  • Wan Chai

Established by former Four Seasons executive pastry chef Grégoire Michaud, Bakehouse offers an array of baked goodies, from the founder’s famed croissants to artisanal sourdough loaves as well as sandwiches and drinks. Savoury tarts and pastries emerge fresh out of the oven all day long. Viennoiseries such as pain au chocolat and croissants are on the shelves come 8am, while sweet pastries are available from around 11 in the morning. Bakehouse also offers freshly made scones and tarts for afternoon tea.

Levain Bakery
  • Restaurants
  • Central

This bakery aims to stoke Hongkongers’ interest in European-style artisanal bread by producing them free from all artificial flavours and preservatives. Here, you can find baguettes, sourdoughs, pan bread, brioche and croissants. Elsewhere, the café branch in PMQ offers patrons desserts, sandwiches and coffee. Levain also bakes an array of products which are either vegan or which feature reduced gluten – the kind of bread that can be tricky to find in Hong Kong.

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  • Restaurants
  • Wan Chai

Operating in 26 countries, Maison Eric Kayser is an authentic Parisian bakery that sells rustic bread, gourmet loaves and mouth-watering pastries and biscuits. Attached to traditions but in tune with the times, not only can you find traditional French bread on Kayser’s shelves but also a wide variety of bread with unique spins from around the world. A trip to any Kayser branch is never complete without getting some of the signature financiers, a dense, buttery sliver of cake perfect for sharing with friends and family.

Mayse Artisan Bakery
  • Restaurants
  • Tai Po

This bakery outside of Tai Po uses traditional Latvian recipes to serve fresh, organic bread. Founded by a former musician from Latvia who decided to make Hong Kong home, Mayse focuses on sourdough rye bread but also offers wheat bread, oat milk bread, challah, gluten-free buns and much more. Each creation uses a homemade organic sourdough starter and other organic ingredients to ensure a quality product.

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Panash Bakery & Café
  • Restaurants
  • Tsim Sha Tsui

One of the most popular bakery chains in Hong Kong, Panash is an affordable option with 10 different branches throughout the city. Famed for its large variety of freshly baked east-meets-west style bread, Panash has something for everyone. As well as a solid lineup of loaves, they also sell local staples, like sausage buns and red bean buns, as well as Japanese inspired treats.

Passion by Gérard Dubois
  • Restaurants
  • French
  • Wan Chai

Feast your eyes on row upon row of exquisite French pastries, desserts and freshly baked bread as you step inside this elegant café. Must-orders here are Passion’s signature sourdough bread and the Passion baguette, both baked in-house in a traditional stone oven and made with specially imported French flour. Pastry lovers with a sweet tooth will also adore Passion’s Tangy Tarte au Citron and mille-feuille with vanilla and salted caramel cream.

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  • Restaurants
  • Sheung Wan

Follow the heavenly smell of baked goods to the quiet corner of Sheung Wan where Po’s Atelier serves boutique bread and pastries made with Japanese and Scandinavian inspiration. With interesting treats like oolong fig bread, bostock (a cross between French toast and an almond croissant) and Jambon Yunnan (Yunnan ham fougasse) served fresh out of the oven, this place is not to be missed. Serious bakers can even sign up for workshops to learn how to make their own bread and cakes.

Proof
  • Restaurants
  • Bakeries
  • Happy Valley

Tucked away in Happy Valley beyond the MTR, Proof is one of Hong Kong’s more unique bakeries. The treats on offer vary from day to day – a small sign outside the shop lists what’s being baked that day and at what time (you can also keep up to date by checking Proof’s social media accounts). The Australian owners use unbleached flour and no artificial ingredients or preservatives in everything they create, which ranges from classic sourdoughs and bagels to matcha bostock and lemon crumb muffins with lemon curd filling.

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