10 Must-Try Bakeries in Metro Manila to Satisfy Your Pastry Cravings

Picture this: You wake up from your afternoon siesta and your lola has prepared your favourite snack — orange juice and a mamon from the kanto bakery. Doesn’t that bring a sense of nostalgia? Whether you are looking for croissants, eclairs, cookies, or even the good old-fashioned pandesal, we have a full list of the best bakeries in Manila!

Sometimes a cup of coffee isn’t just enough, you need the perfect pastry to enjoy it with. Keep reading as we share the best bakeries in Manila to add to your foodie bucket list!

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Best bakeries in Manila to satisfy your cravings

1. Wildflour

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Unless you live under a rock, you probably heard of Wildflour. Known for one-stop-shops combining a bakery, pastry shop, and cafe, this sweet haven caters to a diverse range of tastes, offering breakfast, dinner, and everything in between to meet every craving. Indulge in their delectable assortment of homemade bread and pastries, available for enjoyment within the cosy cafe or conveniently to go.

Having a vast menu of food to choose from, it can feel overwhelming on what to order. Can’t resist sitting down for a meal? Try the best-selling Squid Ink Pasta or the Double Cheeseburger. To satisfy your sweet tooth, Wildflour’s Tres Leches and Young Coconut Pie made a buzz on social media — for good reasons. For something savoury, they also have Hand Pies that are perfect for snacking.

Locations: Bonifacio Global City, Greenhills, Salcedo Village, Rada, Rockwell, Podium, Uptown, Greenbelt, Alabang, Quezon City 

2. Kumori Cafe

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If you want a taste of Japan without the expensive flight, Kumori may be one of the best bakeries in Manila for you. Japanese cakes and pastries are known for being fluffy and sweet — Kumori delivers just that. Their pastry chefs have adapted Japanese techniques that make their treats one-of-a-kind in Manila. 

Don’t miss the famous Hanjuku Cheese which is a bite-sized half-baked Japanese-style cheesecake or the Assorted Yakigashi that is similar to the Pinoy treat mamon but with a Japanese flair. Their pastries are so light and fluffy that you might finish a whole box by yourself!

There are lots of Kumori branches in and around Metro Manila.We recommend grabbing a table at the one in Robinsons Place Manila, where you can dine and enjoy the pastries with a cup of coffee.

Locations: SM Mall Of Asia, SM City North EDSA, SM Makati, Robinsons Galleria, UP Town Center, Robinsons Place Manila, Festival Mall Alabang, Gateway Mall, SM City Fairview, Ayala Malls Manila Bay

3. Conti’s Bakeshop and Restaurant

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What started out as a family recipe turned into a booming business with Conti’s Bakeshop and Restaurant — it’s now a staple in every Filipino family’s special occasions. Your family would enjoy dining in the restaurant as they serve a wide range of food from rice bowls to pasta dishes to decadent desserts.

Home of the famous Mango Bravo, Conti’s also has a wide selection of cake flavours for everyone’s palate. Besides their delicious cakes, Conti’s offers catering services for private events and selected branches even offer drive-thru.

There are dozens of branches throughout (and beyond) the metro, but the flagship branch is in BF Homes, Parañaque — if you want to take a peek at the original.

Locations: Katipunan, Trinoma, Robinsons Place Magnolia, Gateway Cubao, Royale Place Commonwealth, SM Grand Central, SM Southmall, Century City Mall, SM Megamall, UN Manila

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4. Bake House Manila

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Talk about Instagram-worthy! Not only does Bake House Manila offer bread and pastries that look almost too good to eat, the bakery’s interior is a feast for the eyes too. It’s one of the best bakeries in Manila to visit with your friends or even for a romantic date. Not only that, but Bake House Manila also believes in low-waste initiatives, which include using recyclable materials for takeaway packaging. This philosophy also extends to their menu: the best-selling Conscious Cookie was actually originally made from cookie trims and unused ingredients. 

Feeling adventurous? Their menu will excite you with other unique items like the sinfully yummy Aligue Croissant, Oihana Cake, and Speijia Bread.

Locations: Shangri-La The Fort, Manila, Shangri-La Plaza Mall

5. Purple Oven

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Initially recognized as the pastry supplier for Starbucks Coffee, Purple Oven has since carved out its own distinctive identity and garnered a devoted following of cake and pastry lovers. It has established itself as a prominent player in the local dessert scene, celebrated for its array of delectable baked treats, indulgent cakes, and savoury pies. The bakery prioritises quality ingredients, ensuring that each bite is brimming with flavour and consistently satisfying.

Bring home their famous White Chocolate Sans Rival, which puts a special twist on the classic sans rival. Another must-try: Turtle Pie, made with layers of caramel, nuts, mousse, and cream in an oreo crust.

If you’re unsure which branch to visit, San Antonio Village offers a cosy interior where you can enjoy their delectable baked goods.

Locations: Temple Drive, Legaspi Village, San Juan, Alabang, Portico, Scout Rallos, Sacred Heart

6. Scout’s Honor

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Raise your hand if you’re a cookie monster! Scout’s Honor presents a unique craft-your-own cookie concept, offering a contemporary twist to traditional girl scout cookies. Savour the bakery’s signature cookies, monster cookies, and cookie tarts, freshly baked and straight from the oven — and they’re perfectly complemented by their homemade flavoured milk!

Scout’s Honor may be well-loved for their unique take on cookies but other menu items are a must-try as well. The Spinach and Cheese Pockets and Craft-Your-Own Mac & Cheese are also crowd-favourites.

Locations: UP Town Center, Ayala Mall Vertis North, Santolan Town Plaza, Robinsons Magnolia

7. The Tattooed Baker

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What connects pastries and tattoos? At first glance, not much — unless you find yourself at The Tattooed Baker. This cafe and dining establishment comes from the creators of One World Deli and Pardon Your French. As the name suggests, it is led by the tattooed baker, Chef John Lees. 

The pastries offered by the Tattooed Baker predominantly feature classic European and American flavour profiles. Picture: choux buns filled with chocolate and almond praline, tarts adorned with salted caramel and almonds, raspberry-ruby chocolate macarons, and a refined rendition of pecan pie in the form of an elegant tart.

Location: Kalayaan Building Salcedo, Corner Dela Rosa Street, Legazpi Village, Makati

8. KIJI Bakehouse

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Describing itself as a “neighbourhood takeaway bakery,” KIJI Bakehouse showcases a menu that leans heavily toward flaky and buttery delights. The coffee shop and bakehouse hybrid, quickly becoming a local favourite, opens its doors as early as 7am from Wednesdays to Sundays, providing an ideal spot for a swift grab-and-go breakfast.

While offering classics such as Kouign Amann, Raisin Escargot, and Farmer’s Ham & Cheese Croissant, it also introduces unique creations like Matcha Pistachio Cube Croissant and Banana Brownie Kouign Amann.

Location: Verve One, 26th St., BGC, Taguig

9. Dean and Deluca

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Dean and Deluca is known for elevating traditional breads using locally sourced ingredients. It made its way to our list of best bakeries in Manila as it takes immense pride in ensuring the quality and taste of their offerings.

Dean & DeLuca’s appeal lies in consistently serving healthy and organic options, which include salads, pastas, sandwiches, and uniquely crafted pastries that entice customers to return for more. Perfectly paired with coffee, their Pain Au Chocolat is a hit! Other pastry must-tries include Pan Au Levain, Cuban cheese rolls, and Danish bread.

Locations: ORE Central, BGC, Eton Tower Makati, Three Central Mall, Scout Rallos, Quezon City

10. Bungalow Cafe

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Wrapping up our list of best bakeries in Manila is Bungalow Cafe. Although it features an inviting and spacious interior bathed in natural light, Bungalow Cafe transcends being merely Instagram-worthy. The restaurant-cafe is also a foodie paradise, offering homemade pastries, an all-day breakfast menu, freshly made pasta, and delightful entrees.

With a range from superb coffee to well-crafted cocktails, it undeniably secures its place as one of the premier hangout spots. It’s the perfect place to bring your family and friends for a great dining experience! Our pastry recommendations? Auro Glazed Doughnut, Brioche Bomb, and Mascarpone Chocolate Crolly are definitely worth trying when you get the chance.

Location: Molito Complex, 1780 Madrigal Ave, Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa

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From artisanal creations to classic favourites, each bakery on this list has contributed unique flavours and artistry to the vibrant tapestry of Manila’s food scene. Whether you’re drawn to the flaky croissants, decadent cakes, or innovative pastries, these best bakeries in Manila showcase the diversity and evolving nature of the metro’s baking scene.

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