Who can resist the aromas of fresh loaves coming out the oven?

From sourdoughs to whole grains, and dainty tarts to pillowy puffs, there're lots of confectionary to entice us in Singapore. Whether you're captivated by their eye-catching aesthetics or the tantalizing mouthfeel from each bite, here are some of the top places to satisfy that craving for the freshest bakes in town.
 

Antoinette


You'll find all sorts of beautiful pastries at this quintessential Parisian patisserie. Definitely try their macarons, or grab some daily bakes from their Penhas outlet's bread table, with items like almond croissant, parmesan chicken pizzete and baguette filled with homemade marmalade and French butter on offer.  
 

Artisan Boulangerie Co


Also known as ABC, this French bakery and sit-down brunch spot is run by Eran Mayer who bakes pastries like apple turnover, vanilla twists and loaves of bread with cinnamon. There's even a large, rustic Killiney loaf. 
 

Asanoya Boulangerie


This Japanese bakery takes cues from traditional European techniques of baking bread and pastries. This is a great place for those who like soft, fluffy and slightly sweet Japanese-style breads stuffed with items like ham and cheese.
 

Baker & Cook


This rapidly expanding bakery has outlets in many estates, but the flaghip in Hillcrest is still the best one. The New Zealand bakery specializes in all sorts of sourdough breads, as well as pastries like croissants and cakes. They also have an all-day brunch menu if you're looking for a place to sit down.
 

Berthold Delikatessen


Started and named as a tribute to Berthold Kempinski, the founder of the world-renowned Kempinski hotel chain, this German-style bakery and cafe at Capitol Piazza (yes, it's managed by The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore) is a quiet and sophisticated spot suitable for both an afternoon nip or for your morning fresh bake. Be sure to try their coffees too.
 

Bread & Hearth


This industrial space on Keong Saik churns out hearty loafs made in the traditional European style using levain. There are both traditional and fusion loafs like matcha orange on offer here.
 

Carpenter and Cook


Part artisan bakery cake, part vintage home store, this quaint store on Lorong Kilat is a rare find. Try some common favourties like lemon drizzle cake and banoffee tarts, or go for the more on-trend items like cruffins and dirty buns that are equally delicious.
 

Cedele


You'll be spoilt for choice with the array of cakes, breads, pastries and sandwiches on offer at any of their many outlets around Singapore. But whatever you fancy, be sure to try their chocolate truffle cake, a truly rich and well-textured creation that will turn any frown upside down.
 

Crown Bakery


This Bukit Timah bakery does 45 different types of organic breads, viennoiseries and other baked snacks. The kitchen is under the care of Kevin Chang, who's done stints at both Maison Kayser and New York's Iris Bakery.
 

Dolcetto by Basilico


Baked by the chefs of The Regent Hotel's Italian restaurant Basilico, this place does great ciabatta and focaccia. It's also got an extensive range of Italian cakes and pastries, as well as warm paninis for a quick lunch.
 

Firebake


With a full-scale woodfired oven housed within, you know this bakehouse and restaurant is serious about their breads. Their range of sourdoughs are impressive, such as the love-it-or-hate-it cheesymite, or the sure-hit milk soft bun best had as part of their breakfast set. 
 

Maison Kayser


French pastry master Eric Kayser is known to infuse international flavors into traditional French pastries. While his croissants are the star of the show, you can find pasties like pain aux yuzu and lots of varieties of bread.
 

Pantler


The CBD bakery is located on the hip Telok Ayer. It's got pretty pastries like croissants, as well as the signature pate de fruits and fruit tarts. Perfect for an after lunch jaunt.
 

Tiong Bahru Bakery


This one is a no-brainer. With a fourth-generation baker in the kitchen, the selection includes French breads and pastries. The award-winning croissants are a must-have but we actually prefer their delightful and downright decadent and buttery kouign amman, a spiral croissant-like creation stuffed with chocolate or savory hams and mustard.