Find the Golden Croissant challenge. Source: Tiong Bahru Bakery

From burger croissants to onigiri croissants, find out why these are some of the best croissants in Singapore.

The simple croissant in Singapore has undergone major transformations over the years, from variations we’re familiar with, such as the humble almond croissant and pain au chocolat, to unorthodox creations like Percolate’s Fishcake Laksa croissant. Keto croissants and vegan croissants seem to be increasingly popular too.

From the basic butter croissant to quirky mentaiko-filled variations, we have rounded up the best cafes for the best croissants in Singapore for you.

10 bakeries for the best croissants in Singapore

Singapore croissants
1. Alice Boulangerie — Singapore’s first croissant burger…?
2. Croissand — new cafe with savoury loaded croissants
3. La Levain — creator of the onigiri croissant
4. Mr Holmes Bakehouse — popularised the cruffin — a mix of a croissant and muffin
5. Upgrain — somewhat of a keto croissant
6. Percolate — Asian-inspired savoury croissant
7. Tiong Bahru Bakery — Top 1 Singapore croissant
8. Le Matin Patisserie — famous for their kouign amann, almond croissant, and pain au chocolat
9. Petit Pain — small-batch bakery in the east
10. Breadyard — cruffins at One-north

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1. Alice Boulangerie

best croissant singapore in the form of a burger
Burger Croissant in Singapore. Photo: Alice Boulangerie

Is this really one of the best croissants in Singapore or is it just a gimmick? You might know them from their viral Giant Croissant that they released at the end of 2023. Well, Alice Boulangerie has just invented something even more absurd.

The Beef Royale ($27), perhaps the most expensive croissant in Singapore, features two croissant rolls with a beef patty, cheddar, smoked bacon, burger sauce and salad. It’s essentially a croissant burger.

If you’re not that adventurous of a foodie, rest assured, Alice Boulangerie does serve the classics, such as almond croissants, matcha croissants and kouign amanns.

Alice Boulangerie

Location: 12 Gopeng St, #01-05/11 Icon Village, Singapore 078877
Opening hours:
Mon-Sat: 8am-9:30pm
Sunday: 8am-6pm

2. Croissand

new best croissant singapore at a new bakery in bugis
Photo: Croissand / Instagram

Located near Bugis, this new bakery has taken TikTok by storm with its seriously loaded savoury croissants.

If the photo fails to capture the sheer insanity of this creation, perhaps words will. It’s a croissant overflowing with truffle caviar, wagyu minced beef, Japanese sweet sauce, and melted Emmental cheese. Despite how packed it is, this croissant only costs $9.

Other crazy combinations include the Seafood Otah Mayo ($8) and Smoky Chicken Masalaa ($7).

Croissand

Location: City Gate #01-14, 371 Beach Road (Facing Main Road, beside taxi stand, 199597
Opening hours:
Monday: Closed
Tue-Sun: 8am-2:30pm, 3:30-7pm

3. La Levain

Onigiri croissant Singapore from La Levain, also home to the viral flat croissants
Onigiri croissant in Singapore. Photo: La Levain

La Levain, a cafe at Jalan Besar, brings something new to the table.

Co-founded by the former head chef of Keong Saik Bakery and Bakery Brera, this bakery offers onigiri croissants, including the classic Pain Au Chocolate ($4.8) and interesting flavours like the Mentaiko Cheese Onigiri Croissant ($7.5). If you’re spoilt for choice, opt for the Signature Box ($44), providing the opportunity to sample eight of their creations.

Le Levain’s menu also includes other bakes like cakes and scones.

La Levain

Location: 23 Hamilton Road, Singapore 209193
Opening hours:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 8am-6pm
Wednesday: 8am-4:30pm
Thu-Sun: 8am-6pm

4. Mr Holmes Bakehouse

Cruffins and croissants in Singapore from Mr Holmes Bakehouse
Is this croissant actually worth the hype? Photo credit: Mr Holmes Bakehouse

The cruffin, a mix between a croissant and a muffin, was popularised by Mr Holmes Bakehouse in 2013.

This San Francisco pastry shop has made its way to Singapore in 2021 and has been a big hit since.

The interesting flavours include the Pistachio Cruffin ($7.6) and Maple Pecan Cruffin ($7.63=). On top of viennoiserie, they also have a mean line up of doughnuts, including the White Chocolate Peppermint Donut ($6) and Mentaiko Donut ($6).

Mr Holmes Bakehouse

Location: Multiple locations

5. Upgrain

Keto croissants seem to be getting more and more popular in Singapore. So, we’ve found the next best things — low carbs, high fibre, and high protein almost-keto croissants.

Upgrain is a Singapore food tech company that aims to recreate our favourite carb-heavy food, such as breads and noodles, into a low-carb alternatives. For instance, their Almond Croissant, $10.8 for a set of two, has 12g less carbs than a regular croissant.

As Upgrain is an e-commerce store, all purchases can only be made online.

Upgrain

6. Percolate

Flat lay of croissants from Percolate. Kaya Croissant, Matcha Almond Croissant and Laksa Fishcake Croissant
Kaya Croissant (left), Matcha Croissant (bottom), Fishcake Laksa Croissant (top-right)

While Percolate markets itself as one of the best coffee speciality cafe in Singapore, its croissants should not be neglected.

Located in Bedok, their extensive menu includes a variety of sweet and savoury croissants. While both types of croissants were buttery and airy, the savoury ones retained their flakiness better.

The Smoked Salmon Croissant ($9.5) elevates the basic brunch ensemble with a smear of wasabi mayo, adding a touch of brightness to the croissant. Meanwhile, the Hae Bee Hiam Croissant ($8.5) adds a touch of locality into this French pastry.

Percolate

Location: 136 Bedok North Ave 3, #01-152, Singapore 460136

7. Tiong Bahru Bakery

Flakey cross-section of a plain croissant from Tiong Bahru Bakery, known as the Singapore croissant cafe
Number 1 butter croissant in Singapore. Photo: Tiong Bahru Bakery

Another classic on this list, Tiong Bahru Bakery claims to be the best French bakery in Singapore, offering some of the best croissants. This prominent name has outlets all around the island — literally, they’ve opened at least three new ones in the past year.

With over ten types of viennoiseries and eight types of breads, it’ll take a couple of visits to get through every item on their menu. But, if you’re spoilt for choice, we recommend the Original Kouign Amann ($6.3). Flaky but moist, and baked with the right amount of sugar to keep you hooked without it being too decadent. Alternatively, the classic Plain Croissant ($4.5) is also a testament to the bakers’ skills.

Tiong Bahru Bakery

Location: Multiple locations

8. Le Matin Patisserie

One of the nicest croissants in Orchard before the Le Matin Patisserie Orchard branch closed down temporarily.
Kouign Amann. Photo: Le Matin Patisserie

Le Matin Patisserie has come a long way, from starting off as a pastry shop near Tanjong Pagar to having its full-fledged bakery at ION Orchard.

Matin means ‘morning’ in French. The bakery aims to embody the quote “nothing beats the smell of freshly-baked pastries in the morning”. As such, you’ll find an enticing line up of pastries with a wider variety than ever. Savoury highlights include the Escargot Escargot ($13) and Wagyu & Bone Marrow Sausage Roll ($16). Of course, their signature Kouign Amann is still on the menu a $7.5 per piece.

Do note that the physical store at Orchard is currently closed, but all orders for pastries are still available on their online store.

Le Matin

9. Petit Pain

Best croissant Singapore located at Petite Pain, a cafe bakery at Joo Chiat
Popular croissants in Joo Chiat. Photo: @coldbutter.sg / Instagram

Foodies have a love-hate relationship with Petit Pain. Without a doubt, it’s regarded as one of the best croissants in Singapore. But that reputation comes with a long queue that may ultimately lead to despair as the customer in front of you snags up the last croissants.

Starting from $3.2, Petit Pain’s menu includes Apple Danish, Raisin Escargot and Pain au Chocolat. Not forgetting their Plain Croissants that are flaky, buttery and airy.

Their viennoiseries are limited to eight per customer.

Even if it’s not your lucky day, you might be able to procure their fresh loaves such as Honey Brioche ($7), Ciabatta ($2.8) and Shiitake Flatbread ($4.5).

Petit Pain

Location: 315 Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 427566
Opening hours:
Mon-Tue: Closed
Wed-Sun: 10am-5pm

10. Breadyard

Cruffins and croissants at Bread Yard, including matcha cruffins, plain croissant, flat croissants and more
Photo: Breadyard

Breadyard is a brunch cafe at One-North that started out as a small bakery cafe.

It’s popular among NUS students due to its affordability and comforting dishes. Of course, its location also plays a huge role.

Their croissants are slightly cheaper than average, with an Almond Croissant priced at $4.5. It’s intensely nutty and buttery. But it’s intensity is unmatched with their Matcha Cruffin ($5), which was generously loaded with a thick, grassy matcha filling.

Breadyard

Location: 1 Fusionopolis Pl, #01 – 23 / 24 Galaxis, Singapore 138522
Opening hours:
Mon-Fri: 8am-6pm
Sat-Sun: 8am-3pm

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