With bakeries popping up all over the city, Bangkok is quickly gaining an endless list of options to satisfy any type of dessert craving, and to please any kind of baked goods lover. With everything from wood-fired oven bread to French-inspired patisseries, we’ve curated a list of the eight best venues all diehard bakery connoisseurs need to visit now.
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Yellow Spoon Pastry
Nestled in Ekkamai Complex, Yellow Spoon Pastry’s concept focuses on the use of all organic ingredients, with each pastry containing the least possible amount of sugar, or none at all. Mixing together perhaps the most healthy desserts of all of Bangkok’s bakeries, Yellow Spoon offers everything from signature fudgy flourless chocolate cake to a bright lemon tart with a beautiful swirl of snowy meringue on top. Not only catering to your dietary needs, seated between tones of yellow and white, the bakery is also a cheerful spot to chill out. An insider’s tip? Definitely keep an eye out for their baking classes to learn how to master the art of dessert-making. Conveniently, you can now find this feel-good bakery on the G floor of the Emquartier, too.
Yellow Spoon Pastry, 379/15 Ekkamai Complex (between Ekkamai 19 and 21), Sukhumvit 63, Bangkok, +6685 482 2842
Holey Artisan Bakery
Following the success of their first bakery in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Holey Artisan Bakery is now sharing with Bangkok its fine sourdough legacy. Since opening its doors in Phrom Phong’s residential area, the bakery has become a true bread connoisseur hot spot. An absolute dream for food lovers, the bakery features an open kitchen at its centre, surrounded by high shelves stacked with fresh bread and pastries. Claimed to have the best buttery croissants and baguettes in town, the eatery also offers other delightful treats, including carrot cake, pillowy Berliners, and golden-fried doughnuts filled with various vibrant fruit jams. Craving for something savoury? Then go for the breakfast pizza, made up of a sourdough crust covered in melty mozzarella, ricotta, pecorino, bacon, and eggs, topped with a sprinkle of fragrant Italian basil.
Holey Artisan Bakery, 245/12 Sukhumvit Soi 31, Bangkok, +662 101 1427
Tucked away in Warehouse 30 in the old town district of Charoenkrung, the newly launched French pastry bakery Maison Chatenet is serving baked goods using only top ingredients imported from France. Lead by Marcel Chatenet, the brother of famed Laotian-French baker Albert Chatenet, Marcel’s well-crafted baked goods are all the rage at the moment. For first-timers, we recommend going for the classic butter croissant — flaky and luscious, as a result of its three-day baking process. The same pastry dough is also used to make a perfect base for sweet fillings and toppings. Think, fine almond cream, fresh strawberries, chocolate, and cheese. A haven for all sweet tooths, the bite-sized chouquettes and the beautiful canelé are an irresistible treat, with the moules marinière, quiche, and sandwiches making for an ideal light meal here, too.
Maison Chatenet, Charoen Krung Rd 30, Khwaeng Bang Rak, Bangkok, +66092 408 0308
The newly opened Landhaus has dedicated itself to the art of baking with a traditional wood-fired oven. Situated in the chic area of Ari, the bread house is a rustic venue, with concrete floors and wooden elements. Landhaus delivers beautiful loaves of seeded and whole grain bread but it’s really the quality pastries and their means of baking that really speak to the bakery’s strengths. For first-timers, we recommend going for the rich brioche cinnamon rolls with different types of scrumptious fillings. Since all delicacies are baked in the live fire here, each pastry gives off a scent of subtle smokiness, and shows off a crisp caramel crust you wouldn’t get from any regular bakery oven.
Landhaus Bakery, 18 Paholyothin Soi 5, Phayathai,Bangkok, +662 165 0322
Maison Eric Kayser
A fourth generation bread maker, Eric Kayser was born into a baker family, later making his own fame through his two signature pastries: the Baguette Monge, and the sunrise-gold croissant. With the thought that Bangkok could absolutely use more glorious croissants to start the day with, you can now enjoy Kayser’s baked goods in 3 central locations: Thonglor, Gaysorn Village, and Siam Discovery. Come for the bread and the croissants, and stay for the savoury offerings, such as the French onion and prawn bisque soup, served in a rustic bread bowl. The hearty foie gras sandwich, pasted with honey and slices of apple in lemon juice, is also a prime choice. Want to end your meal on a sweet note? Try the ‘Paris Bangkok‘, a choux pastry filled with mellow hazelnut and banana cream, created exclusively for Kayser’s Bangkok bakeries. Delicious.
Maison Eric Kayser, 103 Thonglor, Between Soi 3-5, +662 712 9070
Baker Gonna Bake
Baking is one of the most joyous culinary art forms, and the Baker Gonna Bake Bakery located deep in the lush greenery of Sukhumvit Soi 26 is the perfect proof of this statement. Here, the bakers offer an indulgent choice of sweet creations, alongside an imaginative beverage list. A menu highlight is the mango sticky rice tart, made up of a round butter base filled up with rice pudding and cooked in coconut milk, before being topped with delicately sliced mango placed together in a rose-shape. Another signature here is the velvety brownie; chocolaty, chewy, fudgy, and dreamily reminiscent of eating brownie batter from the spoon. If you’re keen on something to cool you down from the heat, you’ll want to order the mascarpone bingzu, the Korean shaved ice dessert that will sure freshen you up like nothing else.
Baker Gonna Bake, 61 Sukhumvit 26, Bangkok, +6692 651 6463
Get your sugar fix the elegant way at Paris Mikki. Tucked away in Soi Sukhumvit 19, with another prime location within Central Embassy, the bakery house is serving authentic French pastries inspired by the seasons, aiming to celebrate the colours and the flavours of fresh fruit to the fullest.
Having trained in France with big names like Laduree and Angelina for almost a decade, owner and pastry chef Carol Boosaba wanted to bring photogenic as well as palate-pleasing desserts back home with her to Bangkok. Beautifully executed, signatures here include an array of eye-catching sweet treats: Mille-Feuille, a flaky and slightly salty puff pastry with a sweet cream spread between layers, and St.Lucia, a puffy choux pastry filled with a lava of mango puree and passion fruit cream. If you take desserts seriously, you’ll appreciate the Parisian feel of this charming venue as well as the attention to small details in their beloved afternoon indulgences.
Paris Mikki, 27 Metha Wattana Sukhumvit Soi 19, Bangkok, +6688 870 0020
The Bakery is a Thai-French patisserie house within The Athenee Hotel Bangkok situated on leafy Wireless Road. The atmospheric spot is serving up delicate European-style pastries with an added local twist of Thai ingredients. A must-try are the newly-launched butterfly palmier cookies, a classic French treat made of puff pastry, and filled between each fold with interesting fillings like pad Thai and sweet fish sauce. Don’t forget to treat yourself to the luxurious afternoon tea that highlights three patisseries made from Royal Project produce: carrot cake, caramel corn financier, and beetroot and passionfruit cake. Undoubtedly, it’s a gorgeous way to spend your after-work unwind, and secure extra glamour points for the ‘gram.
The Bakery, 61 Wireless Road (Witthayu) Lumpini Pathum Wan, Bangkok, +662 650 8800