While finding stalls selling local dishes like chicken rice, char kway teow and laksa in hawker centres is a relatively easy feat, bakeries are much harder to come by. Despite this, they aren’t completely obsolete. If you look in the right places, you’ll find bakeries nestled within humble hawker centres selling all sorts of bakes, including atas pastries like kouign aman and financiers.
Here are 10 hawker bakeries in Singapore for you to enjoy delicious baked goods at affordable prices.
Cat in the Hat sells fancy French bakes from their humble stall in Golden Mile Food Centre. Since its opening in March 2023, Cat in the Hat has seen long queues on a daily basis, with customers eagerly waiting to get their hands on their cafe-style bakes.
Some bakes to try are the buttery Financiers, available in the flavours of Classic (S$2.50), Coffee Pecan (S$3) and Black Sesame with Tuile (S$3). Cat in the Hat’s gorgeous tarts are not to be missed either, with the Lemon Meringue Tart being a crowd favourite, costing only S$3. The Chocolate Ganache Tart (S$2.50) is another rich treat that will be sure to satisfy hardcore chocolate lovers.
Cat in the Hat’s cheapest item is their Madeleine, coming in at S$1.50. With a spongey texture and a strong citrus flavour, don’t expect this sweet treat to falter in quality.
505 Beach Road, #01-106, Singapore 199583
Wed to Sun: 11am until sold out
Closed on Mon & Tue
Syiok is one of my all-time favourite hawker bakeries due to their incredible innovativeness and creativity. I first stumbled upon this hidden gem in Beauty World Food Centre back in 2021, and I’ve been hooked ever since.
While Syiok may resemble any other hawker pastry stall at first, if you take a closer look at their menu, you may be surprised to find a whole range of exciting and extremely creative bakes for sale. I’m talking about mochi pies, egg tarts in flavours like taro, strawberry and apple, yam puffs and tom yum puffs.
The Mochi Puffs, priced at S$1.80 each, are stuffed generously with soft, stretchy and glistening mochi. Plus, they’re only available on weekends, making them extra exclusive. The Mochi Puffs come in the flavours of Chocolate, Red Bean and Peanut, with the Chocolate one being my personal favourite.
The Taro Egg Tart (S$1.80) is another popular treat at this hawker bakery, which had a firm egg custard and smooth yam fillings. Though it wasn’t my favourite pick, I can certainly see why many enjoy this unique tart.
144 Upper Bukit Timah Road, Beauty World Shopping Centre, #04-59, Singapore 588177
Tue to Sun: 9am – 3pm
Closed on Mon
3. Mr Baguette
Mr Baguette has been a prominent name in the local bread industry for years, with its famed lava baguettes making waves across all media outlets that it is featured on. What’s there not to love? This hawker bakery’s colourful baguettes are filled to the brim with warm, oozy fillings that spill out in the most satisfying way.
You’ll find Mr Baguette tucked away in the basement of Golden Mile Food Centre, with shelves of its lava breads sitting by the entrance, ready for sale. A box of 6 lava baguettes costs S$12.50, where you can mix-and-match from a selection of flavours, including Apple, Chocolate, Tiramisu, Cheese, Salted Caramel, Adzuki and Orange Pomelo.
You absolutely must toast your lava baguettes (toast, not microwave!) before consuming them, in order to ensure that the baguette is crispy and the fillings are molten and flowy.
Mr Baguette also has an outlet in Hougang, perfect for those who live in the North East.
4. Butter Town
Butter Town is a hawker bakery in Holland Drive Food Centre selling atas bakes like shio pan and sourdough mantou. The bakery was formerly a home-based business set up by 2 sisters, before it transitioned into having its own physical outlet.
Shio pan lovers will be excited to know that Butter Town has a whopping 8 different shio pan flavours on its menu, including Black Sesame Mochi, Mushroom, Maple Bacon and Garlic.
Craving a more substantial meal? Butter Town’s Chicken Curry with Mandough Set (S$7.50) combines the bakery’s unique sourdough mantous with classic Nyonya-style chicken curry, perfect for dipping.
5. Butter & Cream Bakery
Take a stroll around the tourist-dominated Lau Pa Sat and you’ll find Butter & Cream Bakery, which sells egg tarts, muffins and more.
This hawker bakery in the CBD will wow you with its range of muffins, costing S$2.60 each, with flavours like Apple Crumble, Volcano Cheese and even Marshmallow. They even have super unique Doffins (S$2.60), which are a cross between a doughnut and a muffin!
Be sure to try Butter & Cream’s egg tarts, like the Original Egg Tart (S$2.60) or the highly recommended Salted Egg Lava Tart (S$2.90). You can even find fancier bakes like Basque Burnt Cheesecake at just S$6.80 per slice!
18 Raffles Quay, Lau Pa Sat, #01-05/06, Singapore 048582
+65 8040 0283
Mon to Thu: 10am – 9pm
Fri: 10am – 10pm
Sat: 10.30am – 10pm
Sun: 10.30am – 9pm
6. AJ Delights
AJ Delights was founded by 2 home bakers, who later on expanded their tiny home kitchen to a whole stall within Alexandra Village Food Centre. This popular hawker bakery often sees long queues for its delicious muffins, and to make things even better, they’re halal certified!
AJ Delights’ muffins range from around S$2 to S$3.90, with classic flavours like Vanilla Choc and Double Choc coming in the cheapest. You must try their unique flavours like the Mocha Walnut Streusel, which infuses coffee into a vanilla base, or Ondeh Ondeh, a local-inspired treat made with gula melaka and coconut fillings.
The Biscoff muffin, which costs S$3.90, is filled with oozy biscoff spread.
7. Juz Bake
Juz Bake, located in Bukit Timah Market and Food Centre, is where the early bird catches the worm, as it opens at 6am. At this hawker bakery, look forward to indulging in both familiar local bakes and more atas French pastries, all at pocket-friendly prices.
Treat your more refined palate to viennoiseries like the Croissant (S$2), Pain Au Chocolate (S$2.50) and Kouign Aman (S$2.80), each boasting incredibly affordable price tags. For a taste closer to home, the Singaporean classics like the Kaya Raisin Roll (S$2), Chicken Char Siew Bun (S$1.80) and Japanese Red Bean Bun (S$1.80) may be more your speed.
51 Upper Bukit Timah Road, Bukit Timah Market and Food Centre, #02-149, Singapore 588215
+65 8500 5660
Tue to Sun: 6am – 3pm
Closed on Mon
8. The Headless Baker
The Headless Baker is a hawker bakery that became so successful, it opened its own little cafe outlet within The Star Vista shopping mall. However, their initial outlet in Ghim Moh Road Market & Food Centre still continues to serve up fancy and delicious bakes.
Head down to The Headless Baker’s hawker outlet to grab bakes like their Sunshine Lemon Loaf (S$13), which is drizzled with lemon icing and filled with lemon zest, or a more comforting Old-Fashioned Banana Loaf (S$13 for half, S$24 for full).
Why not treat yourself to some pretty teacakes by getting the Elegant Box (S$16.50), which comes with the flavours of Lemon Pistachio, Earl Grey Lavender, Pandan Gula Melaka, a Hojicha Financier and a Matcha Financier?
True to its name, Uggli Muffins is a hawker bakery that churns out some imperfect looking baked morsels. However, don’t let the unorthodox appearance of these muffins deter you from giving them a go. The founders of Uggli Muffins created a secret recipe that gives their muffins a crusty, caramelised top, resulting in their naturally irregular shapes.
You’ll find Uggli Muffins within Toa Payoh West Market & Food Centre, where you can enjoy a box of 12 Uggli Baby Muffins for S$18. Flavours include Classic Choc, Oreo Cookies, Banana Walnut, Cranberry, Fresh Grapes and even unique savoury combos like Sweet Potatoes with Parmesan Cheese and Salted Cherry Tomatoes!
Aside from their titular muffins, you can also get other bakes like cookies, chilled bread and even tiramisu at this bakery.
Block 127 Lorong 1 Toa Payoh, Toa Payoh West Market & Food Centre,
#02-34, Singapore 310127
+65 9877 9020
Tue to Thu: 12pm – 2.30pm
Fri to Sun: 12pm – 2.30pm & 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Closed on Mon
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10. Ah Tas Muffins
Ah Tas Muffins can be found in Old Airport Road Food Centre, where it sells, you guessed it, muffins. These sweet treats start from S$2.20, and even include oozy lava muffins!
Ah Tas Muffins has flavours like Banana Walnut (S$2.70), Dark Choc Banana (S$2.80), Cranberry Lemon (S$2.70) and Matcha Walnut (S$3). For a more savoury route, go for the Triple Cheese (S$2.90), which is made using a mixture of cheeses. If you’re a sucker for baked treats with flowy centres, definitely try the Lava Chocolate (S$2.90), which has a beautiful oozy molten core.
You can also give Ah Tas Muffins’ crunchy cookies a go, with freshly baked packs starting from S$5.80.