Taking a moment to pause on a busy day and savour a bite of freshly baked bread is truly one of life’s simple joys. In a city rich with international culinary influences, Western bakeries in Hong Kong serve up a slice of Europe with their masterfully crafted pastries. Picture yourself biting into bread that cracks just right – yum! While some bake shops introduce innovative technologies to elevate their craft, others put a modern twist to local beloved flavours, creating something truly unique. Explore how these best bakeries celebrate the art of baking.

Bakehouse

Bakehouse’s signature sourdough egg tarts (© Bakehouse)

Grégoire Michaud, an award-winning Swiss pastry chef, opened Bakehouse to share his passion for baking and dedication to high quality ingredients. Recognized as one of the best bakeries in Hong Kong, their shops are inspired by European craftsmanship shops. Bakehouse has five locations in the city: Causeway Bay, Soho, Stanley, Tsim Sha Tsui and Wanchai. Their house signatures are artisanal bread loaves and pastries such as sourdough egg tarts, croissants, danishes, scones, and quiches, all made with quality ingredients from Europe.

Opening Hours: Depends on the branch
Location: 5 locations in Causeway Bay, Soho, Stanley, Tsim Sha Tsui and Wan Chai
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook

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Gontran Cherrier

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The Brown Cheese & Salted Caramel Nuts Croissant at Gontran Cherrier (© Gontran Cherrier)

Since launching in Paris in 2010, the artisan baker Gontran Cherrier has “wowed” the world with its unique and bold flavours. 9 years later, the opening of his French bakery in Tsim Sha Tsui’s K11 Musea drew a long queue for their signature croissants and baguettes. Using traditional French baking methods and sourcing the finest ingredients locally and from abroad, Gontran’s creations, such as black baguettes, ‘Cloud’ croissants, Danish toasts, and pretzels, are inspired by his global travels.

Opening Hours: 9:00am—9:00pm (Weekdays); 10:00am—9:00pm (Weekends & Public Holidays)
Location: B205, B2/F, K11 Musea, Tsim Sha Tsui
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook

Hashtag B

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Hashtag B serves different flavours of Hong Kong’s classic Pineapple Buns (© Hashtag B)

Local bake shop Hashtag B redefines traditional local baking with a creative twist. Embracing the endless possibilities of ‘B’—Bakery, Better, Bread, Believe—it offers a fresh take on Hong Kong-style breads, such as the Earl Grey Pineapple Bun and the Sweet Potato Cocktail Bun, while using less sugar and salt for healthier options. Handmade daily with natural, premium imported ingredients, it features popular items like the Napoleon Caramel Mille-Feuille Tart, delightfully made with 27 layers of flaky pastry and a dreamy golden caramel custard filling.

Opening Hours: 7:30am—8:00pm (Weekdays); 8:30am—9:00pm (Weekends & Public Holidays)
Location: Shop F, G/F, Po Wing Building, 67 Lee Garden Road, Causeway Bay | Shop C, G/F, Savoy Mansion, 49 Carnarvon Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | Area A, G/F, Berkshire House, Taikoo Place, Quarry Bay
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook

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Happy Bakery

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Happy Bakery reopened in Wan Chai (© Happy Bakery)

Happy Bakery has been a local favourite since the 1970s, with workers and students seeking breakfast or afternoon tea treats. Despite closing last August due to lease issues, it made a comeback on Queen’s Road East, still cherished for its affordable, freshly baked goods. Famous for its cream cones, an almost-lost traditional pastry with a light, crisp texture and a creamy filling that’s lightly sweet with a hint of saltiness, as well as other classic delights like red bean cakes and sables, the bakery also serves new delights such as mochi pudding tarts.

Opening Hours: 6:00am—8:00pm
Location: 66-68 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai
Contact: +852 2528 1391

hkBREADBOX

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hkBREADBOX’s pre-made items are ready for reheat at home (© hkBREADBOX)

Have your home smelling like freshly-baked bread, without all the mess and work. Bread products are delivered to you 90% baked then quickly frozen, leaving you to pop them in your oven for fluffy brioche, crispy baguettes and savoury focaccia ready in under ten minutes. Order on Tuesdays by 5pm, and expect delivery on Thursday or Friday.

Location: Online orders only
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook

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Leisurely Bakery

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Tiramisu Soft Bun is one of the best-selling items at Leisurely Bakery (© Leisurely Bakery)

Top bakery Leisurely Bakery in Hung Hom is popular for its innovative pastries. Known for its signature Tiramisu Soft Bun, which oozes mascarpone cheese and rich coffee flavour, this bake shop often sells out items quickly. Other signature items include Scookies (a mix of scone and cookies) and Creamy Sweetcorn Soup Soft Bun. From nostalgic Hong Kong favourites to Western classics and fusion creations, it’s clear that Leisurely Bakery has won the hearts of locals.

Opening Hours: 8:00am—9:00pm
Location: 147-155 Wuhu Street, Wuhu Street, Hung Hom
Contact: Instagram | Facebook

Levain Bakery

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Levain Bakery’s popular sourdough bread (© Levain Bakery)

Levain Bakery, opened in 2009, has been dubbed one of Hong Kong’s first artisanal bakeries for its commitment to using 100% traditional bread making methods and levain. You can be confident that the rest of their fine ingredients, including Aichermühle flour from Germany, also exclude additives or flavoring to make sure their baguettes, signature sourdough bread, brioche, croissants, European desserts, and coffee meet their high standards. All of their displayed products are handmade fresh daily. There are a variety of vegan and gluten-free products available in the bakery for purchase. 

Opening Hours: 8:00am—7:00pm
Location: Block B, Unit H105 and H107, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central | Shop A, G/F, Tung Sing Bldg, 138-144 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai | G63, G/F, DB Plaza (Block C), Discovery Bay
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook

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Maison Kayser

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Take a break at Maison Kayser beautiful shops across Hong Kong island and Kowloon (© Maison Kayser)

Delicious French bakery serving baguettes, cakes and pastries to eat in and take away at their 12 locations in Hong Kong. The bakery also does beautifully decorated seasonal sweets – their Christmas logs look too good to eat.

Opening Hours: Depends on the branch
Location: Shop online | 12 locations across Hong Kong island and Kowloon
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook

Plumcot

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Plumcot’s glorious French pastries (© Plumcot)

Plumcot is an artisanal French bakery opened by two pastry chefs that believe every baked good should be fresh with premier quality. As one of the best bakery in Hong Kong, they sell a variety of desserts and pastries such as flan, vanille mille-feuille, madeleines, lemon meringue tarts, cheesecakes, and more. One of Plumcot’s best-selling products is the canelé, a rich rum vanilla cake filled with creamy custard. They also make homemade ice cream flavours including dark chocolate, toast baguette, blue cheese, latte with yuzu, and dairy-free sorbets. There is an online store for pre-order and pick-up in-store.

Opening Hours: 8:00am—6:00pm (Wednesday to Sunday); Closed Monday & Tuesday
Location: G/F, 10A Sun Chun Street, Tai Hang
Contact: Website | Instagram | +852 2573 6293

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Proof.

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Freshly baked pretzels at Proof (© Proof)

Proof, an Australian bakery located in Happy Valley, sells fresh artisanal bread made with unbleached flour, natural ingredients, and no preservatives or additional additives. The store bakes fresh products daily from Tuesday to Friday and on the weekend. Proof specializes in sourdough, multigrain loaves, croissants, muffins, classic French breakfast pastry bostock, cookies, pain de levain, and their own granola, which incorporates coffee beans roasted in Hong Kong for that rich aroma and flavour. The store supports environmental-friendliness and arranges its overstock baked products to be given to charities. 

Opening Hours: 7:30am—4:00pm
Location: 14 Tsun Yuen Street, Happy Valley
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 6542 9788

Tai Cheong Bakery

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Tai Cheong Bakery’s original location at Lyndhurst Terrace (© WikiCommons)

With a clientele includes Chris Patten, the last governor of Hong Kong, this local bakery has been churning out their award-winning egg tarts since 1954. First opened at Lyndhurst Terrace in Central, the top bakery currently have 6 locations in Hong Kong, which attract tourists on the hunt for that famous egg tart, and locals who pop in for pineapple bread, red bean buns and steamed sponge cake at low prices. Not to be missed is their doughy sugar puff.

Opening Hours: Depends on the branch
Location: 6 locations in Central, The Peak, Hung Hom, Tsing Yi and Tseung Kwan O
Contact: Website

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