10 Great Places for Gourmet Bread in Manila
It's the yeast we can do.
(SPOT.ph) If there's one food item that's remained a staple in people's pantries throughout the decades, it's bread. The past year has seen the rise (no pun intended) of many bespoke bakeries, mostly in places you wouldn't expect to see a bakeshop and
Meet the newest bakery on the block:
Must-tries: Pan De Sal, Pan Casero, Buttermilk Loaf
You wouldn’t expect one of the Metro’s best bakeries to be hidden inside an exclusive subdivision in White Plains. No signage, no flashy storefront—just the heavenly scent of freshly baked bread. This townhouse-turned-bakery is the brainchild of Miguel Santiago, who’s also known for his café pop-up, The Barista Box. Besides their selection of European
Must-tries: Croissant, Carrot Cake, Brioche
28 Derby is at 28 Derby Street, White Plains, Quezon City.
Baker & Cook is among some of the newer and bigger names when it comes to churning out quality bread. Now with two branches under their belt, the Singaporean franchise serves gourmet bread for people on the go. Their mouthwatering breads-and-pastries display can definitely make anyone hungry!
Must-tries: Vanilla Bamobolini, Pain Au Chocolat
Baker & Cook has branches at S Maison at Conrad Manila, Pasay City and UP Town Center, Quezon City.
Must-tries: Matcha Croissant, Red Wine & Cheese Loaf, Opera Cake
Since it opened its first branch in UP Town Center in 2014, this bakery-and-restaurant-in-one still manages to offer consistently good and high-quality bread with affordable price tags. The bakery’s cozy
Must-tries: Rye Bread, Baguette
See a list of Lucca branches.
How Apero stays under the radar after all these years is still a mystery, you'll know what we mean after you’ve had their freshly baked
Must-tries: Breakfast Muffin, Brioche
Apero is at Corinthian Hills, Temple Drive, Quezon City.
Co-owned by Ginny Roces de Guzman, formerly of Sugarhouse; lifestyle photographer Neal Oshima, and advertising maven Chiqui Lara, this hole-in-the-wall in Poblacion deserves a standing ovation. Not only do they bake their
Must-tries: Sourdough with Butter and Homemade Langka Jam
Tilde Hand Craft Café is at 5417 Matilde Street, Poblacion, Makati City.
Like its more popular older sibling, Wildflour, Little Flour will make an impression on those who want nothing but good, straightforward meals in a homey and rustic atmosphere. The new restaurant also has an in-house bakeshop where they offer all sorts of bread, from savory to sweet. Don’t miss out on classic selections like their homemade croissant and Danish pastries, as well as their more adventurous takes on the
Must-tries: Ube Bambolini, Cassava Cake
Little Flour is at G/F World Plaza, 4th Avenue corner 31st Street, Bonifacio Global City.
As if Classic Confections wasn't enough of an indication of Chef Baba Ibazeta-Benedicto’s culinary prowess, she comes up with one of the best surprises of 2017: Nono’s. Besides heartwarming favorites like crispy fried chicken and creamy mac and cheese, the homegrown restaurant also recently started to offer handcrafted, freshly baked bread, which you can buy at any of their branches.
Must-tries: Country Sourdough, Sourdough Baguette, Italian Sourdough
See a list of Nono’s branches.
Trigo is one of San Antonio Village's best-kept secrets. Located along Kamagong Street, it could be easily mistaken for a bakery and commissary from the outside. Their crusty
Must-tries: Sourdough, Brioche, Pepperoni Pizza Ciabatta
Trigo is at 9626 Kamagong Street, San Antonio Village, Makati City.