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All the World's Bakeries

It's not just rice that sustains the city – bread does too! Perhaps it's the British colonial heritage and Hong Kong's status as a global city, but this town is chock full of bakeries of all types. Breads, pastries, cookies and other floury treats form part of the city's staple breakfast and feature in lunch, dinner and beyond.
Bakery shops are ubiquitous – walk by any busy street and chances are you'll be greeted by the inviting aromas of freshly made bread and pastries. Whether it's a French or other European artisan bakery churning out sourdoughs and whole-grain bread; bakeries from Japan , Korea and Taiwan serving up seemingly endless versions of croissants; or Hong Kong-style local bakers that combine the best of East and West, offering mouthwatering egg tarts, crisps, bean-paste cakes and cookies, Hong Kong has them all.
CityLife is delighted to offer our own Hong Kong bakery guide that showcases some of the city’s best and most popular bakeries from the world all over. So, stop the salivating and check them out to your heart’s content!
Bakehouse: This highly touted French artisan bakery & café specialises in leavened sourdough breads, Danish and other pastries using flour from France.
Address: 14 Tai Wong Street East, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Le Pain Quotidien: This popular Belgium bakery and restaurant chain has established itself as one of the finest in the city featuring a variety of grain breads, croissants, sandwiches, and salads. The coffee is good too.
Address: The Avenue, 200 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong plus other locations.
Eric Kayser: This well-known artisanal bakery from France is famous for its attentive breadmaking including a long fermentation process. Specialties include whole grain breads, whole sourdoughs, croissants, and baguettes.
Address: 8 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong plus multiple locations throughout the city.
Tardemah: The Koreans are crazy about their breads too. This popular bakery from Korea serves sweet and savoury baked breads including Special Korean cuisine bread plus a variety of cheese buns, cream buns and croissant muffins.
Address: Shop B223. B2 Level, K11 Musea, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Hazukido: Japanese bakeries are not too shabby either and gaining in popularity in Hong Kong. If you love croissants like we do, then Hazukido is your place to be with dozens of sweet and savoury croissant concoctions on offer.
Address: Shop A30, Phase 3, New Town Plaza, Sha Tin, New Territories plus others
Cinnabon: If you crave yummy warm and soft cinnamon rolls melting in your mouth, check out this American bakery chain which opened its first store in Hong Kong. It is sweetness galore with your choice of cinnamon rolls, caramel pecanbon and chocobon.
Address: G06, G/F Olympian City 2, 18 Hoi Ting Road, West Kowloon
Big Grains: Another up and coming local artisan bakery which introduces French and Japanese breadmaking techniques and uses only natural ingredients. Big Grains offers premium croissants, pastries, and cookies plus healthy drinks.
Address: Shop G/F, 61 Parkes Road, Jordan, Kowloon
L Y Bakery: Another local bakery made good. L Y Bakeries which opened its own bakery factory recently specialises in non-additive artisanal breads. Its signature items include vanilla and matcha ice-bread, bagel, and croissants.
Address: Shop E, G/F, Maxgrand Plaza, 3 Tai Yau Street San Po Kong.
Gontran Cherrier: This bakery under famed French chef Gontran Cherrier sells a variety of baked breads, savoury points, desserts, English muffin, apple turnover, etc. including its signature croissant
Address: B205-207, Level B2, K11 Musea, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Lo Fung Bakery: This venerable Hong Kong style bakery made its name from its popular butterfly and almond crisps, Chinese wife cakes, muffins and cookies – all at affordable prices. It’s worth a trek out to the New Territories.
Address: Shop M25, Hin Keng Market, 69 Che Kung Miu Road, Tai Wai, New Territories
Tai Cheong Bakery: This renowned bakery in the heart of Central is known not just for its iconic butter crust egg tart. Check out its Chinese wife cakes, bean-paste pastries and egg donut as well.
Address: G/F, 35 Lyndhurst Street, Central plus other branches
Kee Tsui Cake Shop: This award-winning cake shop located in the heart of Mong Kok has been a local institution for decades. Check out authentic Hong Kong style Chinese wife cakes, egg tart, cheesecake, moro crisp and even chicken biscuits.
Address: G/F, 135 Fa Yuen Street, Mong Kok


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