8 Famous Bakeries & Confectioneries in Singapore for Traditional Treats

Social media has become an inevitable part of Singapore food scene. Many contemporary bakeries are photogenic spaces and their cakes and pastries are meant for the cameras. Bakeries that entice you through their doors with just the alluring aroma of baked goods are vanishing. However, if you are nostalgic about the treats from the bakeries and confectioneries of the good old days, there are still a number of traditional Singapore bakeries where you get can goodies like tau sar piah, kueh dar dar and kaya swiss rolls made to please the palates first and foremost. Add these 8 Famous Bakeries & Confectioneries in Singapore to your list of places to visit on your heritage cuisine trial.

Ji Xiang Confectionery

Tiong Bahru Galicier Pastry Bakery

Famous Bakery Galicier

Famous Bakery Galicier

Tiong Bahru Galicier Pastry Bakery is now run by their fourth generation owners. This famous bakery in Tiong Bahru has been making cakes with the same recipes since 1970s. They sell nonya kuehs and other local traditional cakes and cookies and their festive goodies, kueh putu ayu and kueh dar dar are very popular. Read more.

Tiong Bahru Galicier Pastry Bakery
Blk 55 Tiong Bahru Road #01-39 Singapore
Singapore 160055

Tel: +65 63241686

Dona Manis Cake Shop

Dona Manis Cake

Dona Manis Banana Pies

Dona Manis Cake Shop has been in the basement of Katong Shopping Centre for as long as we can remember. The unpretentious bakery is most popular for their freshly made buttery banana pie; but their rum balls, scones, cream horns and tarts also sell well. Read More.

Dona Manis Cake Shop
865 Mountbatten Road
#B1-93 Katong Shopping Centre
Singapore 437844

Tel: +65 6440 7688

Tan Hock Seng Cake Shop

Famous Bakery in Singapore

Famous Bakery in Singapore - Tan Hock Seng

It seems to continue live in a different time zone and still churns out cakes and other confectionery items from our childhood days. Tan Hock Seng cake shop sells a wide range of traditional cakes, cookies and biscuits. Their 老婆饼 Lao Po Bing (wife biscuits) and Beh Teh Sor (crispy biscuits) are popular. Read more.

Tan Hock Seng Cake Shop 陳褔成饼家
86 Telok Ayer Street #01-01
Singapore 048469

Tel: +65 6533 1798

Chin Mee Chin

Chin Mee Chin in Katong

Chin Mee Chin tart

Chin Mee Chin is an institution in Katong and probably one of the most famous bakeries in Singapore. The kaya toasts, custard puffs and sugee cakes in this old school confectionery have been delighting the residents of Katong for generations and, more recently, visitors from all over the world. The place looks almost unchanged from 30 years ago. Stepping into Chin Mee Chin is like stepping back in time.

Chin Mee Chin
204 East Coast Rd
Singapore 428903

Tel: +65 6345 0419

Ji Xiang Confectionery

Ji Xiang Ang Ku Kueh

Ji Xiang Traditional Ang Ku Kueh

Ji Xiang Confectionery in Everton Park specializes in traditional Ang Ku Kueh. We think they make one the best ang ku kuehs money can buy in Singapore. Ji Xiang ang ku kuehs are made fresh on the premises in batches. Not all ang ku kuehs of this traditional confectionery are “ang” – they come in many colours with different fillings. Read more.

Ji Xiang Confectionery
Block 1 #01-33 Everton Park
Singapore 081001

Tel: +65 6223 1631

Le Cafe Confectionery & Pastry

Famous Bakeries - Le Cafe Confectionery & Pastry

Famous Bakeries in Singapore

Le Café has been in same the Middle Road location for about as long as Singapore is an independent nation. They started selling cakes in the 60s but today their pineapple golf ball is the most popular item of this traditional bakery and confectionery. Read more.

Le Cafe Confectionery & Pastry
264 Middle Road,
David Elias Building
Singapore 188990

Tel : +65 6337 2417

Tong Heng

Tong Heng South Bridge Road

Tong Heng Traditional Chinese Pastries

This should be the oldest establishment in our list of Famous Bakeries & Confectioneries in Singapore for Traditional Treats. Tong Heng is run by a fourth generation owner but their pastries are still made by hand. Started in the 1920s, the shop is best known for their diamond-shaped egg tart which has a flaky buttery crust and velvety custard filling. Read more.

Tong Heng
285 South Bridge Road,
Singapore 058833

Tel; +65 6223 3649 / 6223 0398

Branch in Jurong
1 Jurong West Central 2,
Jurong Point Shopping Centre,
Singapore 648886

Tel: +65 65 6794 6292

Rich and Good Cake Shop

Rich and Good Cake Shop

Rich & Good Kaya Swiss Roll

Rich and Good Cake Shop makes their good old swiss rolls on their premises each day. The kaya swiss roll with the fragrant pandan kaya filling and soft fluffy sponge cake is their signature item but there offer other interesting flavours as well. Read more.

Rich and Good Cake Shop
24 Kandahar Street
Singapore 198887

Tel: +65 62943324

Famous Bakeries of Singapore

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