Traditional Bakery Singapore
Nowadays, when you think of bakeries, large chain bakeries like BreadTalk or even Paris Baguette come to mind immediately. With the rise of these bakeries taking over the market, many traditional bakeries have ceased to exist. However, there’s a certain wave of nostalgia that hits whenever we get treats from old-school bakeries. Here are 7 traditional bakeries that will hopefully bring you back to your childhood!
1. Chin Mee Chin Confectionery
Chin Mee Chin has been around for more than a decade, and its humble interior instantly transports you back to the early 2000’s. Instead of just selling pastries for customers to take away, the bakery also serves freshly toasted kaya buns, custard buns, egg tarts and coffee for those who prefer to dine in! If anything, it’s more like a small coffeeshop where families and friends gather for breakfast rather than just a bakery!
Address: 204 East Coast Road Singapore
Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 8.00am – 4.30pm (Closed on Mondays) Contact: 6345 0419
2. Dona Manis Cake Shop
A small old-school bakery situated in Katong Shopping Centre, Dona Manis’ banana pie has been frequently named as the best banana pastry in Singapore. Everything in Dona Manis, from preparing the dough to delivering bakes, is handled by an old couple, Madam Soh Tho Lang and Mr Tan Keng Eng. They also serve other pastries such as cream puffs, chocolate tarts and butter cakes!
Address: 865 Mountbatten Rd, Katong Shopping Centre, #B1-93, Singapore 437844 Opening hours:
Monday – Saturday: 10.30am – 5pm (Closed on Sundays)
Contact: 6440 7688
3. LE Cafe Confectionery & Pastry
LE Cafe Confectionery & Pastry is one of Singapore’s oldest bakeries, with a history of more than 50 years. They sell a wide variety of cakes, including cakes for weddings, babies’ rst months, as well as Chinese desserts and even homemade cookies! Apart from newer desserts such as durian puffs, LE Cafe Confectionery & Pastry also sells nostalgic treats such as their popular Old-Fashioned Butter Cream Cakes, Rock Buns, and Butter Cupcakes. These old-school treats would denitely remind you of your carefree days as a child!
Address: 264 Middle Road, David Elias Building, Singapore 188990
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday: 10.30am – 7.00pm, Sunday & Public Holidays: 10.30am – 4.00pm Contact: 6337 2417
Address: Blk 637 Veerasamy Road, #01-111, Singapore 200637
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday:1.00pm – 3.30pm, Sunday & Public Holidays: 1.00pm – 3.30pm Contact: 6294 8813
Address: Blk 42 Cambridge Road, #01-02, Singapore 210042
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday: 11.00am – 7.00pm, Sunday & Public Holidays: 12.00pm – 4.00pm Contact: 6298 1477
4. Sing Hon Loong Bakery
With 20 staff churning out more than 200 loaves of bread a day, this traditional bakery has been running for 35 years. Sing Hon Loong Bakery’s signature bake is the crustless Nanyang-style white loaf, but they also sell other products including french loaves, raisin bread, cream buns and sugar twists. You don’t have to doubt the quality of their bakes, as Sing Hon Loong Bakery supplies loaves to popular F&B businesses Fun Toast and Killiney Kopitiam! They even used to supply to Ya Kun, but eventually halted the partnership as they could not keep up with the demand. That should give you an idea of how good their bakes are!
Address: 4 Whampoa Dr, Singapore 327715 Opening hours: 24 hours daily
Contact: 6256 0878
5. Lek Lim Nonya Cake Confectionery
Lek Lim Nonya Cake Confectionery is situated in an unassuming corner of Bedok North, where most people would probably walk past without even noticing. The shop which started back in 1967 specialises in kueh such as their signature Jiu Ceng Gao (nine-layered cake) and Ang Ku Kueh (red tortoise cake). Their delicious kueh are priced at an affordable price of only about 70 cents per piece, making it value for money! Furthermore, they are also halal- certied!
Address: Blk 84 Bedok North Street 4 #01-21, Singapore 460084 Opening hours:
Monday – Saturday: 6.30am – 6.00pm
Sunday: 6.30am – 2:00pm
Contact: 6449 0815 (oce)
6. Gin Thye Cake Maker
This Teochew bakery sells traditional pastries, and even wedding cakes! Although most of the young crowd would probably prefer luxurious multi-tiered wedding cakes, this bakery still insists on selling their nostalgic old-school wedding cakes for the more traditional crowd. Prices of Gin Thye’s wedding cakes range from $9 for a heart shaped marble cake, walnut cake and butter cake to $12 for a sponge cake. The bakery also sells Guo Da Li pastries, which are betrothal gifts that the groom presents to the bride’s parents to thank them for raising her.
Address: 423 Sembawang road Singapore 758392
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday: 8.00am – 8.00pm, Sunday & Public Holidays: 8.00am – 5.00pm Contact: 6257 1566
Address: 632 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 #01-964 Singapore 560632
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday: 24 hours, Sunday & Public Holidays: 24 hours Contact: 6458 0206
Address: Block 152 Bukit Batok Street 11 #01-264 Singapore 650152
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday: 24 hours, Sunday & Public Holidays: 24 hours Contact: 6899 6929
Address: Blk 513 Bishan Street 13 #01-504
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday: 6:00am – 10.30pm , Sunday & Public Holidays: 6:00am – 10.30pm Contact: 6255 6362
7. Tiong Bahru Galicier Pastry
Tiong Bahru Galicier Pastry is now run by the fourth generation of its successors. If you’re a fan of kueh, this is the place for you as you’ll be spoilt for choice! Recommended kuehs at this bakery include ondeh ondeh (gula melaka in rice cake), kueh ambon (honeycomb cake), and kueh dar-dar (white coconut roll).
Address: Blk 55 Tiong Bahru Rd, #01-39, Singapore 160055 Opening hours:
Tuesday – Sunday: 10.00am – 8.30pm
Contact: 6324 1686