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A tasty treat at Tiens Tiens bakery in Beijing. | © Jim Boyce / beijingboyce.com
A tasty treat at Tiens Tiens bakery in Beijing. | © Jim Boyce / beijingboyce.com
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7 of the Best Bakeries in Beijing

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Updated: 2 April 2017
While the most famous food in Beijing might be roast duck, this city also offers tasty treats from every corner of the world. That includes a wide range of baked goods to keep everyone from bread fans to pie lovers happy.

Opera Bombana

Bakery, Restaurant, European, Italian, none
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Regularly praised for Italian food inspired by Umberto Bombana, who is also known in Milan and Hong Kong for his Michelin-star restaurants, Opera Bombana doubles as a bakery. Fresh baked goods, made with a starter yeast now more than a decade old, can be enjoyed on site or taken away.

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Tiens Tiens

Cafe, Bakery, European, $$$
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A relatively new venue in Sanlitun Soho, Tiens Tiens has two floors, a spacious rooftop and modern decor with soothing light woods and off-whites. Tiens sounds close to Chinese for “sweet” and you will find plenty of foods in which to indulge, including macaroons and delicate pastries, as well as quality coffee.

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Mon - Sun:
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

Meal service:

All Day

Atmosphere:

Cosy, Modern

The Bake Shop

Bakery, European, $$$
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Relative newcomer The Bake Shop does not have a physical space but is getting superb reviews from those ordering online through its WeChat account at ‘thebakeshop’. The options include cookies, bagels and, most notably, what some consider the city’s best sourdough bread.

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Comptoirs de France

Bakery, Cafe, European, $$$
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In terms of bakery chains, Comptoirs de France ranks among the more reliable veterans. It has more than 10 years under its belt of providing cakes, pies, cookies, pastries and more to Beijing’s baked goods fans.

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South German Bakery

Bakery, Cafe, European, German, none
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It’s no surprise, given the name, that this bakery features strudel, farmer’s bread, pretzels, stollen and plenty of other German favorites. Take away or enjoy with a coffee in Cafe Konstanz that shares the same space. The food menu also includes sandwiches, sausages and breakfast options.

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Meal service:

All Day

Atmosphere:

Casual

Baker & Spice

Bakery, Cafe, European, $$$
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Expect baguettes, cupcakes, sourdough, carrot cake and more from this Shanghai chain that expanded to Beijing in late 2015. Baker & Spice is a also good place to grab a cup of coffee and have a meeting, to enjoy sandwiches, pastas and salads, or to pick up a nice bottle of wine.

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