From cult-favourite Bakehouse to seaside bakery Pane e Latte and 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 and cocktail buns to internationally-influenced treats like egg tarts and croissants. But how about a top-notch 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 in recent years, finding that wholesome sourdough, perfectly crusty baguette or decadently rich pastries to satisfy your cravings has become all the more convenient – and confusing. Lucky for you, we’re more than happy to help out on that front with our guide to 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, Danishes and more
With its flagship tucked away on Wan Chai’s Tai Wong East Street (and other outlets in Central, 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! In addition to this eatery, former Four Seasons Executive Pastry Chef Gregoire Michaud heads up Bread Elements, the wholesale bakery supplying breads and pastries to premier restaurants and hotels in Hong Kong. In other words, quality is guaranteed.
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. Sustainability is at the heart of this modern bakehouse — all food is produced in-house from scratch using local ingredients, while the wine list has been carefully curated to spotlight winemakers with a strong environmental conscience.
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.
Dang Wen Li by Dominique Ansel – Creative pastries inspired by local Hong Kong food
Taking its name from the Cantonese rendering of “Dominique”, Dang Wen Li is brought to us by James Beard Award Winner chef Dominique Ansel. Located in Tsim Sha Tsui and Central, head here for Ansel’s collection of pastries inspired by quintessential Hong Kong foods. Think chewy mochi “fish balls”, pink peach mousse “har gow”, a Milk Tea Cookie Shot and more! The results are both visually stunning and pleasing to the palate, with the pastries merging classic French technique with innovative flavours.
Fineprint – Sourdough bread made in-house
Since Scottie Callaghan opened the first Fineprint on Peel Street in 2016, this Hong Kong coffeeshop has become known for its inexpensive flat white par excellence. Now with five more locations on the Island, the homegrown independent chain is making a name for itself as a bakery too! Almost all of the dishes — yes, that includes the Avo Toast — use its in-house sourdough, and you can even grab a loaf to take home with you.
Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong – Fresh pastries made by an award-winning pastry chef
If you really want to treat yourself, look no further than the Four Seasons’ online bakery offering. Featuring a premium selection of fresh pastries by award-winning Executive Pastry Chef Ringo Chan, you can expect only the very best five-star quality delivered straight to your door! The pastries, in particular, come Sassy-approved — you can never go wrong with a Fruit Danish or flaky butter Croissant.
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.
Gontran Cherrier – Flavoured baguettes, croissants and more
Boasting some of the best croissants in the city, Gontran Cherrier’s eponymous Hong Kong outpost is the reason for queues upon queues snaking around the basement of K11 MUSEA on weekends. In addition to the pastries, we’re big fans of the inventive mini baguettes flavoured with the likes of cuttlefish ink and curry. Feel free to experiment because you’re in good hands here — Gontran Cherrier boasts over 50 bakeries in eight countries including Singapore, South Korea and Japan.
Gontran Cherrier, B2, Shops B205–B207, K11 MUSEA, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.gontran-cherrier.com
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Le Pain Quotidien – Bread and classic French pastries
Like other major chains that have found a home here in Hong Kong, you can count on Le Pain Quotidien for solid breads, viennoiserie and pastries. In the market for organic spreads, oils or preserves to add to your pantry? Don’t leave without browsing the extensive selection on display here.
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 — no artificial enhancers allowed here! Each item is crafted using traditional methods and prime ingredients, which is apparent in the taste, texture and presentation of Levain’s breads across the board. Pastry-wise, you’ll find all the classics here, hand-crafted using premium French butter.
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Maison Eric Kayser – Classic bread and French pastries
Another chain that delivers both convenience and consistent quality is Maison Eric Kayser. There are several locations across Hong Kong offering classic breads and pastries, including eclairs, fruit tarts, financiers and more. Pop by on your morning commute and refuel with a black coffee and croissant.
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The Mandarin Cake Shop – Luxurious cakes and pastries
Satisfying Hong Kong’s sweet tooth for almost half a century, The Mandarin Cake Shop is a monument to time-tested pastries. Locals and tourists alike will be familiar with the plethora of cakes on offer; among them, the 1963 Mandarin Cheesecake is the unbeaten best-seller. Before you head out, supplement your pastries haul with a pot of the aromatic rose petal jam.
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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. There’s a variety of hearty goods on offer, including Cinnamon Raisin Wheat Sourdough, Cranberry Walnut Wheat Sourdough, Truffle & Garlic Ciabatta and even vegan pizza, to name a few. 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
Pane e Latte – Artisanal bread, pastries, croissant bombolini and more
Set against the idyllic seaside backdrop of Stanley, Pane e Latte is the Pirata Group’s first and only bakery. Styled as a traditional Italian panificio, it’s worth the trip 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. Cameras at the ready when you step into the rustic, light-filled location — every inch of the space is worthy of an Instagram spotlight.
Pane e Latte, G/F, U-C Court, 25 Stanley Market Road, Stanley, Hong Kong, www.paneelatte.hk
Plumcot – Artisanal cakes, breads 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 its signature croissant and other exquisite pastries, Plumcot also serves up artisanal ice creams. The flavours change on a regular basis, so check beforehand if you can — but the most well-known offering is the blue cheese.
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. Inspired by the bakeries of Europe and North America, Proof’s impressive selection of whole-grain breads, croissants and artisan pastries are made fresh in-house every single day with no artificial preservatives. Look out for the bakery’s speciality pastry items featuring both unique and classic flavours. And don’t forget to snap a pic — Proof’s minimalist chic exterior was practically made for the ‘Gram!
Rise by Classified – Grab-and-go breakfast bakery classics
Classified’s artisan bakery concept Rise is a great option for grab-and-go breakfast viennoiserie classics, including croissants and pain au chocolat. If you have a little more time, sit in and feast on breakfast dishes like Benedict on Sourdough Tartine, Smoked Salmon Eggs Salad Bagel and hot panini. Plus, don’t miss the retail section, which features a range of locally-sourced products from Hong Kong brands, including PÜRA VÏDA, Alive Food and Nicole’s Kitchen.
Rise by Classified (Central), Exchange Square Podium, Shop 313, 3/F, 8 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong
Rise by Classified (Tsim Sha Tsui), Shop 05, G/F, H Zentre, 15 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.risebyclassified.com
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, including the Raspberry Rhubarb Mille Feuille, Croissants, Chocolate Bread with Cranberries and more, 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 vegan soups, alongside hearty sandwiches.
Tai Cheong Bakery – Short crust egg tarts
The first bakery in Hong Kong to use shortcrust pastry in egg tarts, Tai Cheong Bakery is where tourists and locals alike flock to for the classic short crust tart. A favourite of Former Governor Chris Patten’s, these $7 tarts feature the best shortcrust shell we’ve come across in the city: crumbly, buttery and melt-in-your-mouth. Head there after lunchtime — the queue will be long but the tarts will still be hot from the oven.
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, breads and even its own homemade jam. The shop does feature a small seating area, but most people take their treats home to enjoy. Don’t forget to ask about its range vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free bread!
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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. Selections range from the classics right through to more creative options like Sea Salt Double Chocolate and Cheddar Jalapeño. Don’t forget to pick up a loaf of the challah too!
Editor’s Note: “The Best Bakeries In Hong Kong: Where To Buy Bread, Pastries & More” was originally published in March 2018 and was most recently updated in August 2022 by Nicole Moraleda. With thanks to Annie Simpson and Jess Ng for their contribution.
Main image courtesy of Wakey Wakey Bakery via Instagram, image 1 courtesy of Bakehouse via Instagram, image 2 courtesy of Dang Wen Li via Instagram, image 3 courtesy of Frenchies via Instagram, image 4 courtesy of Levain Bakery via Instagram, image 5 courtesy of Pane e Latte via Instagram, image 6 courtesy of Proof via Instagram, image 7 courtesy of Sour Dough via Insstagram, image 8 courtesy of Village Bakery via Instagram.