Never has there been a bakery that has made us want to queue for a fresh tray of croissants like Bakehouse. Founded by former Four Seasons executive pastry chef Grégoire Michaud in 2018, this bakery started out in Wan Chai and has since expanded across the city thanks to its reputation for producing delectable breads and pastries. Aside from the excellent sourdough, Bakehouse also serves a variety of baked goods such as flaky danish pastry and almond croissant, addictive egg tart, soft and fluffy donut, as well as many other savory delights.
Sourdough is an artisan deli opened by Swiss pastry chef Gérard Dubois (behind Passion) that specializes in sourdough starters, flaky pastries and hearty sandwiches. For breakfast, we love tucking into its signature Sourdough Croissant and Caramelized Baby Pear Feuilletine Basket. And for lunch, it has to be the Pastrami Sauerkraut on Warm Rye Sourdough. We also can’t get enough of its Mille Feuille Bitter Orange Vanilla Tart!
Sourdough, Shop No. 2-3, G/F, 80 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, 2571 8873
Founded in 1990 by Belgian chef Alain Coumont, Le Pain Quotidien is an international restaurant chain with outlets worldwide. The à la carte style Belgian café serves pastries, organic breads, cheeses, tartines and salads, and stocks a variety of sweet treats ranging from the intricate fruit tarts to viennoiseries galore. Its Tsim Sha Tsui location with airy interior and charming alfresco seating area also make it a great place to spend a few hours.
Le Pain Quotidien, Shop G38, G/F, Tsim Sha Tsui Centre, 66 Mody Road, 2352 4588
Pioneer of the cronut and founder of the beloved NYC bakeries, Dominique Ansel’s Hong Kong outlet doesn’t disappoint. The bakery and café features a capsule collection of pastries made just for Hong Kong, along with made-to-order specialties and classic French viennoiserie. It is a must-visit if you’re looking for instagrammable and unique baked goods and desserts.
Dang Wen Li by Dominique Ansel, multiple locations across Hong Kong including Shop 2, Ground Floor of H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, 3482 7735
In Gontran Cherrier’s K11 Musea store, the classic French pastries are nestled alongside colorful viennoiseries and bread with surprising flavors, aromas and textures, taking you a journey of flavors which starts at first sight. Its crumbly and buttery croissant is without doubt one of the city’s greatest. Be sure to try the Ham & Cheese Croissant or Garlic Baguette for the more savory toothed.
Gontran Cherrier, Unit B205 – B207, 18 Salisbury Rd, K11 Musea, Tsim Sha Tsui, 3468 2430
This Happy Valley bakery offers up lots of yummy and freshly-made bread options, using only unbleached flour, water, salt and leaven. No preservatives. No additives. No improvers. As well as serving up delicious pastries, sourdough, and muffins. The team also come up with occasional specialty pastries at the weekends, so you could always check their social media page to see what’s new that week.
Proof, G/F, 14 Tsun Yuen St, Happy Valley, 6542 9788
Levain Bakery has gone from strength to strength in recent years and it has certainly solidified its reputation as one of the best artisan bakeries in Hong Kong. Among the breads they make are baguettes, sourdoughs, pan breads, brioche and croissants. There are also a range of traditional European desserts, sandwiches, and coffee available at the café branch. All products are handmade by artisan bakers and Levain Bakery is one of the very few bakeries in Hong Kong using 100% levain in the sourdoughs. A tried-and-tested The Loop favorite!
Levain Bakery, Multiple locations across Hong Kong including Shop A, G/F, Tung Sing Building, 138-144 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, 2708 8112
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