Baked goods are extremely popular in Hong Kong and bakeries are widely available. On the whole, the bread here tends to be sweeter than that available in western bakeries but some savory types are available. The Chinese have a great fondness for white bread though nowadays whole wheat and multi-grain breads are also gaining favor amongst the populace. Elaborately decorated cakes are big business and are frequently given as gifts.
The majority of the supermarkets in Hong Kong stock fresh bread on a daily basis though various kinds of breads and cakes can be found in the bakery shops on all busy streets or at the MTR stations.
Some of the most popular bakery stores are listed below:
|Honolulu Coffee Shop||Popular bakery and coffee shop that stocks both Chinese and Western products.||33 Stanley St
176-178 Hennessy Rd
|Tel: 2575 1823|
|Kee Wah Bakery||Traditional Chinese style bakery which specializes in Chinese wedding cakes, moon cakes, cookies and bread based snacks. Open all 7 days of the week from 7am to 8pm from Monday to Saturday and from 8am to 8pm on Sundays.||Various, throughout Hong Kong||http://www.keewah.com/|
|The largest cake chain store in Hong Kong, with more than 160 outlets which can be found on nearly every main street and MTR station in Hong Kong. Maxim’s stocks both local Chinese and Western breads and cakes. Maxim’s cake shops are also open seven days of the week||Various, throughout Hong Kong||http://www.maxims.com.hk|
|Wing Wah||A Chinese bakery that specializes in local products and delicacies. Business hours vary according to the location of the outlet.||Various, throughout Hong Kong||http://www.wingwah.com/tch/|
|Arome Bakery||A Japanese-style bakery with over 45 outlets that stock a full range of freshly baked bread, pastries, homemade cookies and cakes. Arome Bakery is now owned by the Maxim’s group.||Various, throughout Hong Kong||http://www.aromebakery.com.hk|
|Tai Cheong Bakery||A traditional Chinese bakery, famous for its egg tarts and for being a favorite of Hong Kong’s last governor, Chris Patten.||35 Lyndhurst Terrace||http://www.taicheongbakery.com|
|Mandarin Cake Shop||Located at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, this shop is famous for its handmade chocolates, cakes and breads.||5 Connaught Road||http://www.mandarinoriental.com/hongkong/dining/cake_shop/|
|Saffron Bakery||Offers a preservative-free selection of savory and sweet pastries, novelty birthday cakes, assorted cookies and all-natural breads and bagels.||34 Hoi Kwong St, Quarry Bay
Shop 102, Stanley Plaza
|Sweet Secrets||A little bakery best known for their handmade cakes and light and fluffy cupcakes. Operating times differ according to location.||35 Graham St
28B Canal Rd, Causeway Bay
|The Real Bread Cafe||An all-in-one bakery, deli and cafe, offering more than 30 types of bread and pastries. Monday to Thursday-8amto 10pm, Fri to Sat- 8am-11pm.||14 Shelley St,
|Beard Papa’s||Japanese bakery chain with 8 outlets that sell a wide-ranging, ever-changing selection of cream puffs.||Various, throughout Hong Kong||N/A|
|Saint Honore||This chain of cake shops offers a wide array of reasonably priced fresh breads, rolls, egg tarts, cookies, Egg rolls and a range of premium Belgium chocolate cakes.||Various outlets throughout Hong Kong and Macau.||http://www.sthonore.com/en/about.html|
|Sift||Sift Dessert Bar and Patisserie is a western style patisserie which is famous for its cupcakes, pastries and cookies.||G/F,46, Graham St
22 F Horizon Plaza, Ap Lei Chau.
G/F Dominion Center, Queen’s Road East.
|A-1 Bakery||This bakery operates the A-1 Bakery and Das Gute stores. It specializes in a wide array of German and French breads, cakes and pastries.||Various outlet throughout Hong Kong.||http://www.a-1bakery.com.hk/|
|La Rose Noire||This company supplies a wide range of breads, specialty breads, cakes, pastries to stores like Olivers, 360 and various Wellcome stores.||Various outlets throughout Hong Kong|