Find your way to these 10 best bakeries in Kuala Lumpur serving the freshest bread and most tempting cakes in the Malaysian capital.
From satisfying sourdough loaves to carefully-crafted cakes and traditional pastries, Kuala Lumpur is full of bakeries for foodies to try. Check out these 10 best bakeries in town – they’re so good you won’t mind the extra carbs!
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Pastry chef in the kitchen decorating a cake
First operating out of her tiny apartment in London, Jaslyn Rangson brought home to Kuala Lumpur her rustic baked goods which have captured the hearts of many Malaysians. Her shop is stocked with delicious cakes and the occasional loaf made from organic flour and kampung (free-range) eggs. You’ll find a rotation of baked goods on display, including innovative options such as mango shortcake, honey whole wheat cake and banana yoghurt loaf.
Bringing the best and largest selection of European-style bread to the sleepy neighbourhood of Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Der Backmeister takes baking very seriously, following traditional recipes using only natural ingredients. No premixes, preservatives, or other additives are used when baking. Head over here early in the morning as the shelves of bread clear out fast. For a hearty breakfast grab a seat and order the The Big Backmeister, which includes a mix of salami, meatloaf, cheese, butter, jam and eggs topped off with a warm basket of fresh bread.
From humble beginnings in Sentul, Tommy Le Baker pares it down to basics at the quirky Zhongshan Building in Kampung Attap. The bakery has only sourdough bread – you won’t find fancy tarts or flaky croissants here. Not that it matters. With constant experimentation with flour, salt and water, the sourdough bread here has garnered fans from near and far.
Housed in a cozy colonial-style bungalow in the quiet streets off Jalan Imbi, Levain smells heavenly of warm bread and good coffee. From morning until night, the stone oven continues to churn out bread and pastries. With a relaxed setting and neoclassical decor, Levain is where locals come to get away from the bustle of the big city. In one corner, you’ll find delicious bread in baskets and pastries in a glass display, with options including maple log bread, cream cheese rye bread and grains rye.
For a good bite of traditional egg tarts, Bunn Choon is one of the best places in Kuala Lumpur. Before moving to its current location off the main streets of Petaling Street, this small bakery was operating at the now-closed Imbi morning market. The delicious egg tarts here are baked around the clock, so there will always be a fresh batch up for grabs. Other traditional Chinese pastries on offer include salted egg buns, char siew pie and pineapple tarts.
This is one of several Komugi spots in the city and it’s where you’ll get an array of authentic handmade Japanese pastries. From bread and tarts to cakes and puddings, everything is made fresh daily with natural and premium ingredients. You’ll find the matcha baum and fuwa fuwa bun delectable; and the pastries creatively delicious.
Tucked away in a cushy row of shops near Kenny Hills Residence, Kenny Hills Bakers has made itself the breakfast joint for locals with its pizzas and bread. Push open the doors and the aromas of delightful baked goods waft over to greet you. Options include egg tarts, chocolate croissants, tuna puffs and spinach and goat cheese tarts. Be sure to head here early as this place is packed to the brim on weekends.
Pastries at Lavender are handmade from scratch, using traditional techniques. You’ll find wholesome loaves made with no preservatives or additives. To provide the best for customers, Lavender also works together with local farmers and suppliers to get quality ingredients. The team here works tirelessly to create delectable European bread, Asian buns, classic cakes and innovative desserts.
This highly regarded French bakery landed on Malaysia’s shores in 2017, bringing the best of its pastries and bread along. PAUL has a long history, having started out in 1889 near the city of Lille in France. From a small humble bakery, they have honed their production methods, which have been passed down for generations. You will find beautiful freshly-made desserts in the glass display and a wide selection of French dishes at PAUL.
Another international bakery, Hogan hails all the way from Taiwan serving over 100 types of freshly baked breads. Following traditional European baking techniques, Hogan brings interesting flavours from classic French bread and buns to Danish tarts and desserts. Popular offerings include lychee & rose bread, mulberry cream cheese buns, squid-fried baguettes and Valrhona cocoa chiffon cake.