Do or donut… just be a-glazed with our list of the best doughnut shops in Singapore!
Donut or doughnut – it doesn’t matter how you spell it. These sweet treats are one of Singapore’s perennial favourites, so donut underestimate the power of these fried goods! Whether you prefer a traditional hole-in-the-middle doughnut or you’re more of a trendy bombolone, we went on a sweet, sweet mission to find the very best doughnuts in Singapore. Here’s what we found…
Where to find the best doughnuts in Singapore
1. Nassim Hill Bakery
If it’s just one sweet treat you’re after, then Nassim Hill’s brioche doughnut should be it. Each buttery bun contains a generous filling of chocolate or kaya, so don’t be surprised if they squirt all over you with the first bite! And psst, right now the store is open 24 hours for delivery and takeaway. Doughnuts at 2am? Yes please! Just make sure the littlies are asleep before sinking your teeth in…
Nassim Hill Bakery, Tanglin Post Office Building, 56 Tanglin Road #01-03, Singapore 247964
2. The Fat Kid Bakery
We love the tongue-in-cheek name at this decadent patisserie, but you know what we love even more? Its sourdough bomboloni. They’re light and fluffy with a slight tang, perfect if you don’t fancy something too saccharine sweet. Grab a whole box with yummy flavours like calamansi, passion fruit, and apple cinnamon to share with the fam.
The Fat Kid Bakery, Floravista, 7 Ang Mo Kio Street 66 #01-07, Singapore 567708
3. Sourbombe Artisanal Bakery
Started by MasterChef Singapore 2018’s runner-up Genevieve Lee, her “sourbombe” (a mashup of sourdough and bomboloni) creations are a smorgasbord of whimsical flavours that you won’t find anywhere else. We love the basque burnt cheesecake bombolone, it’s the bomb! Other flavours include a mango twist on the classic Thai milk tea and hojicha caramel crunch.
Sourbombe Artisanal Bakery, online only
4. Plain Vanilla
Mention this bake shop, and the first thing that comes to mind is… cupcakes. But did you know that Plain Vanilla makes tasty doughnuts too? Treat yourself to a box of three custard-filled brioche doughnuts in flavours such as cinnamon brown sugar, raspberry rose, and coconut gula melaka. These cuties are only sold on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays at its outlet at Yong Siak Street, so get them first before spending your fam day in Tiong Bahru!
Plain Vanilla, multiple locations include Tiong Bahru and Cluny Court
5. Common Man Stan
The CBD sibling to Common Man Coffee Roasters has a Dough of the Day for those on the lookout for exciting new doughnut flavours. Last time we checked, there’s zesty chocolate orange, key lime meringue pie, and black forest in its repertoire. We can’t wait to see what’s next on its menu!
Common Man Stan, 11/12 Stanley Street, Singapore 068730
This hole-in-the-wall cafe in the CBD is basically an entire meal in one – start off with its sammies before moving on to its New York-inspired brioche doughnuts for dessert. We love its caramelised biscuit offering. Kiddos will love the peanut butter & jelly stuffed dough. Fun fact: the crunchy cinnamon sugar do’ holes are actually made of the leftover dough from its ringed doughnuts!
Korio, Far East Square, 135 Amoy Street #01-03, Singapore 049964
7. Burnt Ends Bakery
Foodies often sing praises of this Michelin-starred restaurant, but its bakery is equally revered thanks to its, err, baked goods. Get a baker’s dozen of its famed Milo Dinosaur doughnuts, which were made exclusively for the 2020 Singapore Food Festival. Or, mix and match with other flavours such as pandan and lemon meringue.
Burnt Ends Bakery, 20 Teck Lim Road Level 3, Singapore 088391
8. Doughnut Shack
Can’t decide between the old-fashioned doughnut and the pillowy bomboloni? We have a suggestion – go crazy and get both in all kinds of flavours! Doughnut Shack will leave you spoiled for choice with its offerings that include vanilla glazed, earl grey blueberry, and even chilli crab. Psst, the doughnuts tend to sell out fast here, so fastest fingers first!
Doughnut Shack, Blk 87 Whampoa Drive #01-887, Singapore 320087
9. Puffs and Peaks Bakery
Eastsiders, rejoice! Now you don’t have to travel far to get your sugar fix. This cosy bakery by a mother-daughter duo specialises in oh-so-adorbs doughnuts that mean you won’t stop at just one. Flavours rotate every week, including its mainstay cinnamon doughs. No time to make your way down? Online preorders refresh every Monday evening, though everything is available in limited quantities.
Puffs and Peaks Bakery, Tampines Central Community Complex, 866A Tampines Street 83 #03-03, Singapore 521866
10. Kind Kones
Is there such a thing as gluten-free, vegan doughnuts in Singapore? If it’s coming from Kind Kones, yes there is. Baked with ingredients like flax seeds and almonds, this hole-some treat is sure to delight! Get some ice cream when you’re making your purchase for some additional healthy snackin’ at home.
Kind Kones, locations in Forum the Shopping Mall and The Paragon
11. Fluff Bakery
This quaint Muslim-owned bakery has all the sweets that you need, including chewy stuffed doughnuts. With imaginative flavours such as strawberry cream pie, lemon curd, and toffee nut, it’s not going to be easy to just pick one – you have to get them all! Our pick? Get the New York cheesecake… or the maple French toast… see, even we’re having a hard time picking!
Fluff Bakery, 4 Jalan Pisang, Singapore 199071
12. Simple Cafe
Just like its name, this pastry shop keeps things lean and simple on its menu. The star item is, of course, its sugar-coated brioche buns. Apart from vanilla, Simple Cafe offers another flavour that changes every month and leans towards the Asian palate. You’ve just gotta try one to see what it’s all about!
Simple Cafe, NEWest Mall, 1 West Coast Drive #01-87, Singapore 128020
13. Doughter Bakery
Another mother-doughter founded bakery, this quaint Telok Kurau store offers a unique take on this quintessential snack – chocolate mochi! Its chewy doughnuts are made using the finest Belgian chocolates, baked (not fried, wowzers), and generously dipped in chocolate ganache. Perfect for choco-lovin’ kiddos!
Doughter Bakery, 127 Lorong L Telok Kurau, Singapore 425562
Looking for something a little different? Well, how about a hybrid pastry! Flake’s take on the cronut (croissant and doughnut) is made using French butter and comes in myriad rotating flavours that include banana caramel, hazelnutella, and tiramisu. Kiddos not that adventurous? Just grab a box of its classic cinnamon sugar and enjoy…
FLAKE, online only
15. Delish Hotel Pillow Doughnuts
We’re just gunna go right ahead and say it: this doughnut shop’s too delish for words! Dense and soft, and just like its namesake, the doughnuts here are pillowy and delish. One box contains a mix of flavours such as matcha, lemon cream cheese, and strawberry cream. Fans of the king of fruit, you’ll want to try its durian pengat doughnuts!
Delish, online only
16. City Donut
We’re all about loving local, and City Donut carries a selection of exciting flavours that pays homage to our tiny red dot. We’re talking pulut hitam, orh nee, and pandan ondeh ondeh, just to name a few. There’s also churros – also known as the Spanish doughnut – if you’re looking for a different kind of doughy treat in Singapore.
City Donut, locations in Telok Ayer and Novena
17. Madd Pizza
For a place that serves pizza, people have been raving about its bomboloni, which speaks volumes. Go for the chocolate or custard cream if you want some filling in your doughnuts; otherwise, get it in its original plain fried goodness.
Madd Pizza, 19, 20 & 21 Haji Lane, Singapore 189212
18. Red Sparrow
Here’s an option for the adults – Ca Phe Banh Ran, which is coffee-glazed doughnuts from this Vietnamese eatery at Dempsey Hill. Made in-house and served with chocolate ice cream, these look similar to their Krispy Kreme counterparts but with a caffeine kick.
Red Sparrow, 11 Dempsey Road #01-18, Singapore 249673
19. Bakes By NY
Sweet tooths, this Muslim-owned pastry shop should be one of your go-tos to satisfy your donut cravings! Its stuffed doughnuts come in both full and mini sizes with a variety of flavours such as ovomaltine, cream cheese, and biscoff. There’s also a supersized option which can feed two people – perfect for parents to share (don’t tell the kids).
Bakes By NY, locations in Bedok, Tampines, and Yishun
20. Haritts Donuts & Coffee
This low-key yet well-known Japanese brand won raves for its handmade doughnuts – we’re told that the entire batch sells out a few minutes after they’re out! Flavours specially created for Singapore include pistachio, speculoos, and creme brûlée. Don’t forget to pair your fluffy treats with an iced coffee, as per its name.
Haritts Donuts & Coffee, Havelock II, 2 Havelock Road #01-08, Singapore 059763
21. Curious Palette
Those with a curious palette (ba dum tss!) will no doubt be up to try the candied bacon or salted espresso caramel doughnuts. Not so curious? There’s also the fluffy cinnamon twist, which has been rolled and coated in cinnamon sugar. Its doughnuts are only available in-store, so get them before everything runs out.
Curious Palette, 64 Prinsep Street, Singapore 188667
So what are you waiting for? Time to go glazy for this jelly and eat alllll the best doughnuts in Singapore!
Top image: Nassim Hill Bakery via Facebook