Best hawker bakeries in Singapore
Hawker centres are no longer only homes to the best hokkien mee or best bak chor mee stalls, —some of them even house hidden gem bakeries with affordable treats. From fancy bakes such as matcha white chocolate muffins and black sesame financiers to old-school buns and sugar doughnuts, here’s our list of the best hawker bakeries in Singapore.
1. Cat In The Hat
Cat In The Hat is one of the most popular hawker bakeries in Singapore. It’s located along Beach Road with more than 7K followers on their Instagram page. Fun fact: this humble bakery is run by a mother-daughter duo!
What’s interesting about this bakery is that their menu changes up every month, with new and upcoming items announced at the end of each. There are 10 baked goods to enjoy in October 2023, including Brown Butter Spiced Banana Cake ($2.10), Smoked Pepperoni & Cheese Scone ($3.10), Lavender & Peach Tart ($3.10), and Matcha & Black Sesame Financier ($3.10). You can either visit their physical store, or place your orders online via their website.
Read our Cat In The Hat review!
Address: 505 Beach Road, #01-106, Golden Mile Food Centre, Singapore 199583
Opening hours: Wed-Sun 11am to 1:30pm
Cat In The Hat is not a halal-certified eatery but uses no pork or lard.
2. Mr. Bready
Mr. Bready is run by two friends by the names of Rodney and Jason, who have been in this business for eight years now.
The mighty pair specialise in huat kueh, made a tad different from the traditional ones we’re familiar with. Their huat kueh looks similar to a muffin, and they are softer than the old-school steamed cakes in terms of texture. There’s a variety of flavours to choose from, with the Dark Chocolate Cranberry ($2) being a hot favourite. Their Rose Lychee ($2), which boasts a vibrant shade of pink, is also said to be popular among older patrons. For something more trendy, opt for their Matcha Cranberry ($1.80) instead.
Address: 159 Mei Chin Road, #02-31, Mei Ling Market, Singapore 140159
Opening hours: Wed-Sun 9am to 3pm
Mr. Bready is not a halal-certified eatery but uses no pork or lard.
3. Serangoon Garden Bakery & Confectionery
If you live in the vicinity of Serangoon, you would have come across—or at least heard of—Serangoon Garden Bakery & Confectionery. They serve up fresh buns as early as 6am, and sell out by noon.
They have a good selection of old-school buns, ranging from Coconut ($1.10) and Curry ($1.20) to Prawn Sambal ($1.30) and Cheese Ham ($1.10). Else, get the classics including Peanut ($1.10), Kaya ($1.10), and Butter ($1.10). While they are known for their buns, you can also give their Banana Cake ($1.10) and Butter Cake ($1.10) a shot.
Address: 49A Serangoon Garden Way, #01-45, Garden Market, Singapore 555945
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 6am to 2pm
Serangoon Garden Bakery & Confectionery is not a halal-certified eatery.
4. Mad Roaster
Tucked away in Amoy Street Food Centre, Mad Roaster is helmed by Madeline, an ex-lawyer who started her business in the hopes of helping the refugees she’s worked closely with by providing them with job opportunities.
For those with a sweet tooth, there’s the Chocolate Babka ($2.30) and Cinnamon Brioche ($2.10). The latter can also be purchased in a loaf for $18! Those who dig savoury treats can opt for the OG Grilled Cheese ($6) or Kimchi Grilled Cheese ($6.30) instead, which comes with a side of chips. Even better, they offer sets here including the Traditional Set ($4.90), and Coffee & Brioche Set ($6.10). The former gives you kaya toast, eggs, and a cup of kopi or teh. The latter comes with specialty coffee in four flavours: Espresso ($2.90), Americano ($3), Flat White ($4), and Latte ($4).
Address: 7 Maxwell Road, Level 2, Amoy Street Food Centre, Singapore 069111
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am to 3pm, Sat 9am to 3pm
Mad Roaster is not a halal-certified eatery.
5. Jia Mei Bakery
Jia Mei Bakery is a hawker stall in Old Airport Road Food Centre that offers old-school baked goods at wallet-friendly prices.
If you’re dropping by in the morning, you get Egg Tart ($1.40), Coconut Tart ($1.40), and Sugar Doughnut ($1.30). Their Egg Tart will surely be to your liking if you prefer a crispy shell to a crumbly one. We particularly enjoyed their Sugar Doughnut thanks to the airy and fluffy texture, and the generous sugar coating was truly the icing on the cake. For those looking to get their buns, we recommend visiting from 12pm onwards as the aunty requires more time to prepare them.
Check out our Jia Mei Bakery review.
Address: 51 Old Airport Road, #01-43, Old Airport Road Food Centre, Singapore 390051
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 9am to 6pm, Sun 9am to 6pm
Jia Mei Bakery is not a halal-certified eatery.
6. The Headless Baker
The Headless Baker is one of the more well-known family-owned hawker bakeries in Singapore. This humble business has more than 6K followers on their Instagram page, and they specialise in scones and petit bundt cakes!
Let’s start with petit Bundt cakes: their Lemon Pistachio ($3) is a constant favourite for good reason. Many patrons return to this flavour, which boasts a moist cake layer topped with pistachio bits, rose petals, and sweet icing glaze. Other flavours include Chocolate ($4), Earl Grey ($3), and Pandan ($2). Scone lovers can also opt between the Savoury Scone ($2) and Sweet Scone ($2). The bakery also offers financiers, cinnamon rolls and more!
Read our The Headless Baker review.
Address: 20 Ghim Moh Road, #01-64, Singapore 270020
Opening hours: Wed-Sun 8am to 2pm
The Headless Baker is not a halal-certified eatery.
7. Mr. Baguette
Mr. Baguette is an unassuming hawker stall at Golden Mile Food Centre that offers lava baguette bombs—yes, you’ve read that right.
Lava baguette bombs are a rare find in Singapore. Even better, you can try them in 13 different flavours here: Hazelnut, Tiramisu, Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Cookies & Cream, Red Velvet, Apple, Cheese, Orange Pomelo, Blueberry, Azuki, Cherry Cranberry, and Peach Aloe Vera. You can purchase these at $5 for two pieces, or $12.50 for six pieces. Otherwise, there’s also Garlic Cheese Bread ($2.50), Hawaiian Cheese Bread ($3.50) and more!
Read our Mr. Baguette review!
Golden Mile Food Centre outlet
Address: 20 Ghim Moh Road, #01-64, Singapore 270020
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 12pm to 4:30pm, Sat-Sun 12pm to 6pm
Address: 183 Jalan Pelikat, #01-03, The Promenade@Pelikat, Singapore 537643
Opening hours: Wed-Sun 11am to 7pm
Mr. Baguette is not a halal-certified eatery.
8. AJ Delights
Put together the initials of the husband-and-wife duo, Amy and Jerry, and you get AJ Delights. This homegrown bakery offers freshly baked muffins in a variety of flavours!
Their muffins are divided into three categories: Classic, Premium, and Specialty. For the classics, you get flavours such as Almond Chocolate ($2.59), and Banana Walnut ($2.81). If you’re looking at their premium flavours, there are 15 flavours to choose from, including Apple Streusel ($3.13), Cookies & Cream ($3.13), and Green Tea Monster ($3.67). For those in the mood to splurge, you can opt for their specialty flavours, namely Biscoff Pillow, Bischoc Pillow, and Peanut Butter. Each specialty muffin is priced at $4.86.
Read our AJ Delights One-North feature!
Bukit Merah outlet
Address: 120 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-82, Alexandra Village Food Centre, Singapore 150120
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 11am to 4pm
Address: 1 Fusionopolis Way, #B1-22, Connexis Tower, Singapore 138632
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11am to 6pm
AJ Delights is a halal-certified eatery.
9. Juz Bake
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Hawker centres and viennoiseries may not seem like the best pairing, but Juz Bake will make you think otherwise.
Their Plain Croissant is modestly priced at $2, while the Kouign-Amann costs $2.80. Besides their viennoiseries, you can also find local classics with the likes of Yam Bun ($1.80), Sugar Doughnut ($1.70), and Garlic Cheese Bun ($1.70). There’s also fancier options, such as their Hokkaido Cupcakes which are priced at $4.70 for three pieces. You get a generous amount of custard packed within an airy chiffon bread!
Address: 51 Upper Bukit Timah Road, #02-149, Bukit Timah Market & Food Centre, Singapore 588215
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 6am to 3pm
Juz Bake is not a halal-certified eatery.
10. Muffin Homme
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Muffin Homme is a hidden gem nestled in Bukit Canberra Hawker Centre. This family-run bakery takes pride in their house-made muffins.
Their muffins are priced under $2.30, and you get a good range of choices here. The most popular flavours are Oreo ($2.10), Apple Crumble ($2.30), and Double Chocolate ($1.90). If you’d like to try something less common, there’s the Blueberry Streusel ($1.90), Cranberry Cream Cheese ($2.30), and Matcha White Choc ($2.10).
Address: 21 Canberra Link, #01-48, Bukit Canberra Hawker Centre, Singapore 756973
Opening hours: Thurs-Fri 10am to 7:30pm, Sat-Sun 9am to 7:30pm, Mon-Tue 10am to 7:30pm
Muffin Homme is not a halal-certified eatery.
11. Chef Gan
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Specialising in legit Hong Kong pastries, Chef Gan is a hawker bakery in Clementi known for their flaky bolo buns and egg tarts. Plus, they open as early as 5am seven days a week!
The bolo buns here come in a variety of flavours, such as char siew, red bean, and chocolate. And even better, each bun is priced from $0.90. Their Coconut Tart ($1.70) is also a must-try; this treat features a crispy tart shell packed with a slightly caramelised coconut filling. Else, you can opt for their egg tarts. There’s the classic Portuguese Egg Tart ($1.60) for something familiar! If you’d like to try something more uncommon in Singapore, get their Charcoal Egg Tart ($1.60) or Flaky Puff Egg Tart ($1.60) instead.
Check out our Chef Gan review.
Address: 726 West Coast Road, West Coast Market Square, Singapore 120726
Opening hours: Daily 5am to 8pm
Chef Gan is not a halal-certified eatery.
Hawker bakeries in Singapore for cheap muffins and more
Bakeries in hawker centres are becoming more prevalent in Singapore, especially in recent years. This can only mean that we’re given more affordable choices to explore, and we hope there are more to come!
For bread lovers, read our guide to the best bakeries in Singapore, including old-school bakeries and pastry cafes. Alternatively, check out these unique kopi stalls in Singapore with espresso-based kopi, specialty lattes and more.
Feature image adapted from MH & El