Bread is food that makes us feel good and healthy. Just the smell of freshly made bread can bring smiles to our faces. A new bakery is therefore almost always an exciting and welcomed addition to a neighbourhood. Those living or working in Joo Chiat and Katong should be happy that Petit Pain Bakery, a new charming bakery in Joo Chiat, has opened for business.
The new small batch bakery in Joo Chiat is started by Mark and Regina. It commenced operations in early September 2019 and was at the soft launch stage when we visited. Petit Pain’s website says they “wish to reach out to the local community, making bread which is affordable for everyone without compromising quality and honouring tradition”. Their breads are “free of improvers, preservatives and artificial flavours”.
Petit Pain Bakery occupies the ground level of a small shophouse along Joo Chiat Road. Located between an old school bicycle shop and a credit recovery agency, Petit Pain looked like a dainty lady in a rough neighborhood. The glass facade with white frames gives the shop an airy welcoming vibe. The interior decor is pared down to basics using light wood furniture, plants and a few accent pieces.
The typical items found in a French bakery can be found in Petit Pain Bakery – including baguette, brioche, chocolate pain, croissants and flat bread.
Currently, lemonade and cucumber green tea are the only beverages available in the new bakery.
We bought the pain aux raisins ($3.60) and a plain croissant ($3) to take home to try.
The croissant was of good standard. It had good volume, buttery layers and a honeycomb texture. It tasted as good as the croissants we had tried in other popular bakeries in Singapore.
The spiral shaped pain aux raisins of butter pastry with a crème pâtissière filling and raisins added was very good. It was sweet enough but not too sweet and was delightfully flakey. It was delicious and would go very well with a cup of hot coffee any time of the day
What we had tried at Petit Pain Bakery was good. We would definitely be going back to try other bread baked in the new charming bakery in Joo Chiat.
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs
Petit Pain Bakery
315 Joo Chiat Road
Tue – Fri: 11:00 am – 7.00 pm
Sat & Sun: 10:00 am – 7.00 pm
Closed on Monday
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