For The Loaf Of Bread
Nothing beats the feeling of biting into a fresh pastry and licking the crumbly bits off your fingers after. Freshly-baked bread and pastries seem to be all the hype now, perhaps we all need some baked goodness to comfort our soul in the midst of this overwhelming pandemic.
To satisfy your cravings, we've compiled a list of our favourite bakeries around Klang Valley where you can get your delicious croissants, sourdough toast, apple strudels, egg tarts, and more! Time to tick them off your checklist one by one:
- Universal Bakehouse
- Dou Dou Bake
- Michelle Young Cakes & Desserts
- Croisserie Artisan Bakery
- Jaslyn Cakes
- TK Bakery
- Tommy Le Baker
- The Bread Shop
- Bunn Choon
- Kenny Hills Bakers
- Lisette's Cafe & Bakery
- Der Backmeister
- Levain Boulangerie & Patisserie
13 Of Our Favourite Bakeries Around Klang Valley
1. Universal Bakehouse
Do not be fooled by its obscure signage (hand-painted by a 71-year-old painter!) - Universal Bakehouse may look like an unsuspecting store from its exterior, but the smell of freshly-baked bread and pastries will hit you the moment you step in!
The bakehouse takes pride in their artisan sourdough bread, made fresh daily with love, and best enjoyed with a humble slab of butter plus a sprinkle of sea salt. Other popular items include their apple pie, choco cookies, and curry potato pastry. Seats are limited here, but the folks at the store are always smiley and friendly!
- Address: 21, Jalan SS20/11, Damansara Kim, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
- Must-Tries: country sourdough, curry potato pastry, doughnuts
2. Dou Dou Bake
Dou Dou Bake is the new kid in town and arguably the most-talked-about designer bakery of 2020. Enjoy freshly-baked goodness and fragrant coffee in a calming ambiance with a minimalistic charm and raw aesthetic.
Here's a warning: while the bakery opens its doors at 7:30AM, queues start as early as 6:30 in the morning and you may find yourself waiting in line for 1 to 2 hours before getting a table if you're late. We heard the wait is totally worth it though, so sleep early and head over before the sun comes out!
- Address: 38, Jalan SS 4c/5, Taman Rasa Sayang, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
- Must-Tries: sourdough croissant, kaffir lime drizzled loaf
3. Michelle Young Cakes & Desserts
This new bakery located in Bukit Jalil may just be the prettiest bakery in town! The dreamy Michelle Young Cakes & Desserts looks just like an English tea house and will hit you with the smell of warm fresh-out-of-the-oven bread and cookies the moment you step in.
The bakery is owned by Michelle Young, a passionate home baker who started out with an online bakeshop before fulfilling her dreams of opening her very own bakery cafe. While dine-in is not yet allowed during these tough times, you can pop by to takeaway some freshly-baked goods, or order them via delivery! Besides baked treats, you can also get drinks like hot chocolate, snowy oolong tea, and strawberry milk matcha here.
- Address: 7, Jalan Delima, Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
- Must-Tries: s'mores cookies, sea salt dark chocolate cake, pistachio doughnuts
4. Croisserie Artisan Bakery
Some claim that Croisserie Artisan Bakery serves up some of the best, most fluffy croissants in KL. This neighbourhood bakery is an underrated gem that has garnered a steady stream of loyal patrons who keep coming back for their consistently-delicious pastries, cakes, and bread.
All the baked goods here are made using only the finest ingredients and authentic baking techniques, baked in small batches daily. Some must-try star products (besides their famed croissants!) include their pain au chocolat, baguettes, quiches, and canelés! With lots of seating indoors and outdoors, this is a great place to catch up with your long lost friends over delicious pastries.
- Address: No. 14, Jalan Medan Setia 2, Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur (also have stores in Atria Shopping Gallery, KL City Walk, and Four Seasons Place)
- Must-Tries: croissant au beurre, pain au chocolat, canelés
5. Delifrance, Publika
After its nationwide store closures back in 2016, good old Delifrance has finally made a comeback! The bakery and cafe we were once familiar with is back with a chic, fresh, and modern look, and delicious croissants that taste just as good as we remember them to be.
Their new flagship store is located in Publika Kuala Lumpur, and is a perfect spot for you to hang out, people-watch, and sip on coffee as if you're on the streets of Paris (no harm trying to fuel our wanderlust, right?). Besides ala carte items, they also offer combo meals perfect for breakfast, lunch or a teatime snack.
- Address: Publika Block C5, Level G3, Unit 30A & 31, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
- Must-Tries: lemon raspberry muffin, chocolate praline tartlet, croissants
6. Jaslyn Cakes
Jaslyn Cakes is no stranger to lovers of cakes - the cakes here are so good they sell like hot cakes (literally). With shops located in Bangsar and Mont Kiara, it's the perfect spot to head to if you're craving something sweet, fluffy, and satisfying.
Our favourite bakes from Jaslyn's are the Custard Donuts, Pavlova, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake. Do note though that both the shops are pretty small and can only seat a few tables at once. The vibe is totally quaint and homey, though!
- Address: Lot 1B New Wing, Lower Ground Floor, Mont' Kiara Shoplex, Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur || 7A, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
- Must-Tries: custard donuts, carrot cake
7. TK Bakery 棠记兄弟饼家
Also known as Tong Kee in Mandarin, TK Bakery has been a household name for many generations since its establishment. The traditional bakery was established in 1970 and still upholds its legacy to this day, retaining the traditional skills and techniques in its baking process.
It is most well-known for its fresh, creamy egg tarts - with an estimation of 10,000 being sold daily now in all branches! Other delicious pastries you can get include a variety of mini buns, kaya puffs, lao po bing, and butter rolls. Enjoy 23% off your TK Bakery bill when you book your discounted voucher on Klook!
- Address: 8-10, Lorong Brunei 3, Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur || 61-G, Jalan SS21/60, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya || B9-G, Jalan SS15/4D, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan
- Must-Tries: egg tart, coconut tart, siew pao
8. Tommy Le Baker
Fans of sourdough, here's another gem on the list! The breads at Tommy Le Baker are all kneaded, shaped, and baked on-site - don't expect anything too fancy, the menu here is pretty simple, with a humble selection of sourdough sandwiches, tartines, toasts, platters, and drinks.
The little bakery is tucked away in a courtyard of the Zhongshan Building in Kampung Attap, and you'll have to walk through a little art shop to get there. The al-fresco dining environment is definitely a breath of fresh air from the usual cooped-up establishments, and exudes a laid-back charm that's great for casual dates!
- Address: No. 82, Jalan Rotan, Kampung Attap
- Must-Tries: smoked salmon tartine, sourdough cookies, roast ribeye steak
9. The Bread Shop
The Bread Shop has been around for 10 years now, and was the bakery that introduced cruffins to Malaysians. For those who are not familiar with cruffins, this little pastry is a hybrid of a croissant and a muffin, filled with a variety of indulgent fillings from creams to jams and curds. It originates from Melbourne, Australia and has since taken the world by storm!
The Bread Shop bakes their cruffins in large muffin moulds and pipes them with delicious fillings like lemon curd, chocolate, and salted caramel. These sugar-dusted little treats will convert you into a cruffin lover and leave you craving for more. Other baked goods at The Bread Shop include hot cross buns, scones, tarts, sandwiches, and more! You'll probably be caught in a dilemma of what to order when you stand in front of the display section - everything just looks so good.
- Address: 11, Jalan Setiakasih 5, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur,
- Must-Tries: cruffins, pain au chocolate, chocolate danish
10. Bunn Choon 品泉
If you've been to the popular Kwai Chai Hong (Jalan Panggung) area in Petaling Street, you've probably noticed this adorable row of shophouses with cheery yellow walls and old-school shutter windows painted blue. The shophouse houses Bunn Choon, a local bakery known for having one of the best egg tarts in KL, baked with a traditional recipe passed down since its establishment back in 1893.
The bakery used to operate from a small, humble store in the Imbi morning market which was sadly demolished few years ago. The egg tarts here are available in two flavours - charcoal and original. If you're a fan of flaky egg tarts, you'll love the ones at Bunn Choon! Most people pop by in the morning for a satisfying dim sum breakfast in the cosy space.
- Address: 153, Jalan Petaling, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Must-Tries: egg tarts, char siew sou
11. Kenny Hills Bakers
Kenny Hills Bakers started off as a small bakery in a tiny half-lot back in 2014, and has expanded into three stores over the years, located in Bukit Tunku, Desa ParkCity, and Ampang. With a vow to serve great coffee, amazing pastries, cakes, and organic breads to local communities, the people behind Kenny Hill Bakers have held tight to their mission since Day 1.
Indulge in an endless selection of treats from sourdough loaves to organic bagels, pies, tarts, mini pavlovas, toasties, and cakes when you pop by. Whether you're craving something sweet or savoury, you'll find your cup of tea here. Our favourite bakery is the one in Ampang where there's lots of seating space and a cosy ambiance!
- Address: 241-B Lorong Nibong, Off, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Wilayah Persekutuan
- Must-Tries: peach strudels, chocolate cake
If you're a fan of croissants, you have to give Hazukido a try. Hazukido is a premium bakery that specializes in Japanese-style croissants - they take pride in their exclusive folding technique that creates honeycomb multi-layer croissants with a crispy outer layer and soft inner layer that will wow you once you bite in.
Say goodbye to plain old croissants, the ones at Hazukido comes with a myriad of interesting fillings and unique toppings - our favourites are the salted egg yolk and french strawberry croissants! There are also other more exotic flavours like taro and pudding, durian custard, and earl grey milk tea.
Get 20% off your bill when you book your RM20 cash voucher on Klook for only RM16! Simply present it at the counter to redeem your delicious croissants.
- Address: KLCC || Sunway Pyramid || SS15
- Must-Tries: salted egg yolk croissant, french strawberry croissant
13. Lisette's Cafe & Bakery
Lisette's churns out freshly-baked loaves, pastries, and sweet treats from their pretty bakeries in Bangsar and Subang. We love the store tucked away in a leafy corner of Bangsar, the quaint space exudes a homey charm with its vibrant wall murals and laid-back vibe. Pssst, choose to sit by the cafe's popular pink floral fence built out of hundreds of faux peonies if you'd like to take a shot for the 'gram!
With an extensive menu of fresh bakes, desserts, and mains, Lisette's Cafe & Bakery has a focus on healthy and nutritious food, with great options even for vegetarians and vegans. Most of the pastries and cakes are baked fresh by their very own patisserie chef!
- Address: No. 8, Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur
- Must-Tries: chocolate caprese, raspberry cheesecake
14. Der Backmeister
Der Backmeister translates to the Bake Master in German, and the folks here are truly the masters of baking. What makes Der Backmeister stand out from other bakeries in KL is their menu that consists of a range of delicious German bread and European pastries, a refreshing selection compared to the usuals.
Everything is hearty and good, from custard Danishes to yummy apple strudels and crusty farmers' bread. Don't forget to bring home a fresh loaf after you're done with your dine-in fare!
- Address: Ground Floor, Hospital KPJ Ampang Putri, 1, Jalan Mamanda 9, Taman Dato Ahmad Razali, 68000 Ampang, Selangor || 40, Persiaran Zaaba, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur
- Must-Tries: sunny meatloaf, apple strudel, custard danish
15. Levain Boulangerie & Patisserie
Housed in a cosy renovated bungalow off Jalan Imbi, Levain is the perfect spot to indulge in a good cup of coffee and fresh pastries. It's also a popular spot for brunch, offering a selection of mains from pastas to burgers.
The bakery dons high ceilings and neo-classical decor, with ample seating both indoors and out on the patio. Fresh breads and pastries are baked daily in a specially-imported stone oven by their in-house Japanese baker, Australian patissier, and local bakers!
- Address: 7, Jalan Delima, Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
- Must-Tries: chocolate crunch bun, curry chicken loaf