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By Leanne Mirandilla | December 19th, 2019

While there are plenty of delicious Hong Kong-style bakeries all throughout the city, sometimes you just have a hankering for a good croissant or madeleine — especially as the weather gets colder and the desire to load up on carbs grows irresistable. Fortunately for you, Hong Kong has no shortage of French bakeries and patisseries. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites to satisfy all your pastry needs, whether you’re looking for something sweet to go with a good cup of coffee or a fresh-baked loaf for your pantry at home.


Eric Kayser

Eric Kayser is one of the best French bakeries in Hong Kong
Eric Kayser

There’s a reason why authentic, artisanal bakery Eric Kayser has expanded from its native France to 26 countries across the globe since its 1996 opening — truly delicious breads and pastries. Founded by fourth generation baker Eric Kayser, his eponymous bakery offers French classics like financiers, eclairs, fruit tarts, and baguettes, and plenty other treats besides such as fig bread, ciabatta, and some great sourdough. You can also get sandwiches and coffee here.

Multiple locations including Shop 139, 1/F, Landmark Prince’s, Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, 9335-1418.


Gontran Cherrier

Gontran Cherrier
Gontran Cherrier

A relatively new addition to the city is a bakery and restaurant by French baker, pastry chef, TV presenter, and cookbook author Gontran Cherrier. Alongside the bistro-style restaurant is a dedicated boulangerie where croissants and other breads and pastries are baked fresh every day. Try the scones, butter cookies or pastry puffs… or even go for the more adventurous sesame or curry baguettes.

B205-B207, B2, K11 Musea, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 3468-2430.


Bakehouse

Bakehouse is one of our pics for best French bakeries in Hong Kong
Bakehouse

Known to sell hundreds of croissants per day on weekends, Bakehouse is the brainchild of former Four Seasons executive pastry chef Grégoire Michaud, who boasts a career that’s over 25 years long. Behind the rustic brick facade you’ll find danishes, tarts, quiches and cookies, of course, as well as the bakery’s special sourdough egg tart. Bakehouse also serves soups, salads, brunch, lunch and desserts.

14 Tai Wong Street East, Wan Chai.


Plumcot

Plumcot
Plumcot

Plumcot was opened in 2017 by husband-and-wife team Camille Moenne-Loccoz and Dominique Yau who have combined experience at Pierre Hermé, The Peninsula, and Michelin-starred establishments in Paris. Their bakery-slash-patisserie offers breads, madeleines, cinnamon rolls, brioches, and cookies, as well as coffee and ice cream in a variety of flavors such as coconut, red berry, and their signature blue cheese.

10A Sun Chun Street, Tai Hang, 2573-6293.


The Mandarin Cake Shop

The Mandarin Cake Shop
The Mandarin Cake Shop

A mainstay for over 45 years, the Mandarin Cake Shop — which also accommodates dining in — offers a wealth of breads, pastries, and cakes baked fresh in house. Choose from danishes, donuts, muffins, pies, and quiches, or take a bread loaf or a pot of signature rose petal jam home with you. The 1963 Mandarin Cheesecake is a particular favorite — especially when paired with the hot chocolate, which comes with an edible chocolate spoon.

M/F, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road Central, Central, 2825-4008.


Passion by Gérard Dubois

Passion by Gerard Dubois
Passion by Gerard Dubois

Opened by Swiss pastry chef Gérard Dubois — who is also behind the La Rose Noire Patisserie, which grew from a humble cake shop in 1991 into a well-known brand — Passion by Gérard Dubois is a French-style cafe chain that offers sandwiches, cakes, and elegant, spacious interiors. When it comes to the bread, expect to be spoilt for choice — there are the signature sourdough and baguettes, which are made with special French flour and baked in a traditional stone oven, as well as millefeuilles, cupcakes, macarons, and other treats.

Multiple locations including Shop G12, G/F, Lee Garden One, 33 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay, 2529-1311.

 

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