In a city infused with international food culture, Western bakeries in Hong Kong are platforms to share the art of European-style desserts and pastries. These baked products such as expertly proofed, crackling breads, delicate elegant cakes, and twists on the characteristics of Hong Kong’s local favourites are a creative, artistic collection of flavors, textures, and aromas.
Discover your next go-to places for indulgent sweet tooth snacks, exquisite celebration desserts, or a delight to simply enjoy in the afternoon.
Grégoire Michaud, an award-winning Swiss pastry chef, opened Bakehouse to share his passion for baking and dedication to high quality ingredients. The bakery’s setting is inspired by European craftsmanship shops. Bakehouse has two locations: the sitdown café at Wan Chai cafe offers an à la carte lunch menu, and the location at Soho is for takeaway only. 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.
Wan Chai: 14 Tai Wong Street East, Wanchai | [email protected]
Soho: 5 Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong | [email protected]
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.
14 Tsun Yuen Street, Happy Valley | +852 +852 6542 9788
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.
Flagship Shop PMQ: Block B, Unit H105 and H107, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central | +852 2559 0889
Wan Chai: Shop A, G/F, Tung Sing Bldg, 138-144 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai | +852 2708 8112
Discovery Bay: G63, G/F, DB Plaza (Block C), Discovery Bay, Lantau Island | +852 2726 4922
Plumcot is an artisanal French bakery opened by two pastry chefs that believe every baked good should be fresh with premier quality. They sells 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 flavors 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.
G/F, 10A Sun Chun St, Tai Hang | +852 2573 6293
Bien Caramélisé is a vegan French bakery with the belief in keeping things simple, delicious, and natural. The meaning of Bien Caramélisé is “well caramelised” as an ode to the caramelization process that transforms sugar into different flavours. Founder and chef Jessica uses organic, natural plant-based ingredients from local networks and businesses to support the pastisserie’s food system. The menu changes through the seasons and every product is made with in-house recipes. The pastries they have on offer depending on the season include the classic mille-feuille, Paris brest, gluten-free eclairs, lemon bergamote tarts, gluten-free bread, and delightful fruit tarts. Order by WhatsApp or by email 72 hours in advance, and pick them up in their tucked away store in the Mong Kok Flower Market.
Shop D, 1/F, Hentiff Building, 160 Prince Edward Road West | +852 5239 5198
Cookie Vission sells delicious and innovative cookies. The bakery strives to bake special cookies with textures and flavour combinations you can’t find anywhere else, and changes the menu frequently to satisfy all kinds of cookie dreams. Their departure from well-known flavours range from matcha and nutty to fruity cookies and creative cookie products. Take for example the crème brûlée cookie cup, a chocolate chip cookie base with refined custard filling on top. Popular cookies are the chocolate chip, toasted walnut, fudge, and spiced s’more cookies. Cookie Vission also bakes pet-friendly cookies that are the best treats for your furry friend.
Shop D, 6 Wun Sha Street, Tai Hang | +852 5545 5655
Ananas La Pâtisserie is probably one of the newest bakery in town and operates fully online. Chef Sue Fong invites you to (re)-discover all the French classic cakes you can dream of. If you fancy a fresh mille-feuille, flan, fraisier, Paris-Brest, pear charlotte, lemon meringue tart or even a Saint-Honoré, be sure that you can find it at Ananas La Pâtisserie. You can order online 24 hours in advance and pick-up your delicious cake in Wong Chuk Hang or get it delivered to one of the following MTR stations: Prince Edward, Central, Kowloon Tong, or Tseung Kwan O.
Unit I, 6F, Block 1, Kingley Industrial Building, 33-35 Yip Kan Street, Wong Chuk Hang | +852 9510 4526
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