Best traditional bakeries in Bangkok


There are plenty of bakeries popping up in Bangkok’s shopping malls all the time, but most of them often offer similar selections and can get pretty pricey.

For those craving simple yet delicious flavours that are close to home, here are 9 old-school Thai bakeries around Bangkok that serve authentic traditional pastries that locals love.


1. Panlee Bakery – famous fluffy egg cake


Panlee bakery
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Panlee Bakery is famous for its fluffy egg cake, which has been on the menu for over 70 years since. Way back in 1950, this bakery used to offer French-style pastries and breads like baguettes, but has since adapted their recipes to suit Thai preferences.

Now, they have a wide selection of items, ranging from buns, cakes, cookies, pies, and even bubble milk tea. 

Panlee bakery
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Their signature Egg Cake (starting at ฿100) is perfect for people who don’t like heavy cream cakes. There are 9 flavours to try, including original cheese, almond, coffee, raisin, sweet potato, double chocolate, taro, and multigrain. 

Panlee bakery
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Big fans of salted egg snacks can opt for their Salted Egg Lava Buns (฿150/box) to savour a soft bun filled with rich and creamy salted egg filling. 

Panlee Bakery
Address: 1335 Charoen Krung Rd., Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500.
Opening Hours: 6AM-8PM, Daily
Nearest Train Station: Saphan Taksin BTS
Telephone: +66 2 233 5428
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2. Home Bread – cheap bakery in Silom


Home Bread
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Home Bread is one of the most popular bakeries among office workers in Silom due to its big variety of menu items and friendly prices that start from ฿20

Home Bread
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What most customers come here for is their freshly-baked loaves (฿35-฿60) stuffed with overloaded fillings. The best-sellers are Tuna Cheese (฿35), Hokkaido Milk Bun (฿40), and Japanese Chiffon & Cheddar Cheese (฿25).

Home Bread
Image credit: @koya.102

The shop is quite crowded in the morning and lunchtime, and their pastries sell out very fast. That just proves how delicious this bakery is, so make sure to time your visit properly before stopping by!

Home Bread
Address: 9/1 Soi Phiphat (Silom Soi 3), Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500.
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 6AM-3PM
Nearest Train Station: Silom BTS | Saladaeng MRT
Telephone: +66 81 493 4545
Website


3. Wanglang Bakery – sweet and savoury stuffed bread


Wanglang Bakery
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Wanglang Bakery has been operating around Wanglang Pier for over 40 years and has been a local favourite ever since. 

Wanglang Bakery
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The first thing you’ll probably notice is the long snaking queue from the store. Their affordable bread costs around ฿50-฿55 with over 20 fillings, both sweet and savory, which has racked up lots of fans over the years.

For example, you can find items like giant loaves stuffed with ingredients like chocolate raisin, pork sausage and cheese, chicken sausage, or garlic butter. 

Wanglang Bakery
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We can confirm that whatever you decide to order, you will get a freshly baked loaf with a surprising amount of fillings for sure. 

Aside from the main branch at Siriraj, you can visit 2 other branches on Arun Amarin Road and at Tha Chang Pier. 

Wanglang Bakery
Address: Wanglang Plaza, Room 13, Siriraj, Bangkok Noi, Bangkok 10700
Opening Hours: 8.30AM-7.30PM, Daily
Telephone: +66 2 866 1649
Website


4. Kanompang Saparn Leung – cheap prices from only ฿10


Kanom Pang Sapan Leung
The bakery’s popular coconut bread
Image credit: Ryoii

Kanompang Saparn Leung’s bakeries are considered to be one of the cheapest options in Bangkok with prices starting from just ฿10. But don’t be fooled by the price; its quality is above usual standards.

The pastries here are made from well-selected ingredients without any preservatives and trans fats. 

Kanom Pang Sapan Leung
A no-frills bakery with quality bakes
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What you shouldn’t miss here is the Coconut Bread (฿20) that comes with a rich, sweet scent and crunchy texture from real coconut flakes. 

Kanom Pang Sapan Leung
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Other flavours include:

  • Red Bean (฿10)
  • Black Sesame (฿10)
  • Sweet Potato (฿10)
  • Ham Almond (฿12)
  • Tuna (฿12)
  • Ham Cheese (฿12)
  • Chicken Pie (฿12)

Kanom Pang Sapan Leung
Address: 504 2 Rama IV Road, Maha Phruttharam, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Opening Hours: 10.30AM-9.30PM, Daily
Nearest Train Station: Hua Lamphong MRT
Telephone: +66 81 171 4865 | +66 86 053 1142
Website


5. Amabakery – long queues everyday


amabakery
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Amabakery is another shop that proves its quality and taste by the crowd it garners at the front of the store each day. And if you’re wondering just what they’re queueing for, the store’s Pandan Custard Bun (฿10 | ฿100/Box) is your answer.

Amabakery
Pandan Custard Buns
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Along with their pandan custard bun, make sure to try Amabakery’s signature custard with their Bread with Custard Dip (฿40). You will get a fluffy loaf of bread with a cup of custard, with the option to choose between green pandan or orange egg custard. 

amabakery
Images adapted from: @amabakery

Other than the two best sellers, buns with 10 different fillings (฿12-฿50) like pork sausage, ham cheese, shrimp and minced pork, and black sesame are on rotation every day.  

Besides Thai classics, Choux Cream and Eclairs (฿65/12 pieces) are also available through Monday-Thursday afternoons. The desserts are made in very limited batches too, so hurry up to go grab it. 

Amabakery
Address: 745 Silom Rd., Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500.
Opening Hours: 9AM-3PM (Closed on Sunday)
Nearest Train Station: Surasak BTS
Telephone: +66 2 635 2278 | +66 84 559 1656
Website


6. D.K. Bakery – handmade pastries for 70 years


D.K. Bakery
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70-year-old D.K. Bakery still bakes desserts and pastries the traditional Thai way. You can see the staff kneading flour by hand, showing that every piece of bread is made with hard work and dedication.

D.K. Bakery
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Sweet tooths will be impressed with their pandan custard buns and egg custard buns (฿12/piece | ฿110/box with 10 pieces) which are made freshly with no preservatives and added colouring. 

D.K. Bakery
Images adapted from: Starving Time

Buns with savoury fillings like Mushroom And Shrimp Bun are another must-try. The bakery doesn’t scrimp on ingredients either. Bite in and you’ll see an entire piece of shiitake mushroom and shrimp that’s only going to set you back ฿16.


Images adapted from: Ploypineappz and DK Bakery (ร้าน2ห้อง ใกล้วัดแขก)

This bakery is located nearby Maha Uma Devi Temple, so don’t hesitate to pop by if you’re visiting the area. 

D.K. Bakery
Address: 741 Si Lom, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500.
Opening Hours: 9AM-7PM, Daily
Nearest Train Station: Chong Nonsi BTS
Telephone: +66 2 233 8352
Website


7. Kita Artisanal Yeast Bun – healthier bread options


kita
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Health nuts should add Kita to their list of favorite bakeries because their products are made with healthy ingredients in mind.

The bread here is made using natural yeast from seasonal fruits, which adds a little sweet flavour to the bread. With their homemade yeast, the bread is also easier for your body to digest and has less sugar. 

Kita Artisanal Yeast Bun
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There are 8 fillings to try: Thai tea cream custard (฿25), lemonade custard (฿28), sugar-butter (฿18), butter almond (฿28), chicken breast with black pepper (฿38), pork sausage (฿28), and Japanese rolled egg (฿28)

You can try their healthy bread at Food Villa Ratchaphruek and Rama 5 Road. Ask out to try their special filling of the month while you’re here!

 Kita Artisanal Yeast Bun
Kita’s Ratchaphruek branch has a coffee corner for cold brew lovers
Image credit: กินที่ไหน

Kita Artisanal Yeast Bun at Ratchaphruek
Address: 77 Ratchaphruek Rd., Bang Ramat, Taling Chan, Bangkok 10170.
Opening Hours: 8AM-11PM, Daily
Telephone: +66 92 735 1166
Nearest Train Station: Lak Song MRT


8. Tonkla Bakery – old-school cream cakes


tonkla bakery
Image credit: ต้นกล้าเบเกอรี่ – Tonkla Bakery

Iconic buttercream cakes with vibrant designs used to be a part of many of our childhoods, and are a rare sight these days with all sorts of new-age bakeries popping up. 

But if you’re missing these bakes and would like them for a special occasion, Tonkla Bakery still serves these cute cakes till today.

tonkla bakery
Made-to-order cakes start at ฿185 for a pound
Images adapted from: ต้นกล้าเบเกอรี่ – Tonkla Bakery

Many online reviewers who have purchased cakes from here have shared their childhood memories, mentioning that the store was their childhood favorite, and that the quality and taste are still the same. 

However, the bakery keeps up with current trends too. Chocolate Lava Cake (฿22) is another popular dessert here. Customers can ask the store to warm it up and you can then enjoy the rich lava and fluffy cake on the spot. 

Tonkla Bakery
Image credit: ต้นกล้าเบเกอรี่ – Tonkla Bakery

The place is also renowned for its supersized Eclair (฿24 for 6 pieces | ฿35 for 9 pieces). It’s recommended to make a reservation before going there. 

Tonkla Bakery
Address: 477/1 Soi Charansanitwong 35, Charansanitwong Rd., Bang Khun Si, Bangkok Noi, Bangkok 10700
Opening Hours: 8.30AM-8PM, Daily
Nearest Train Station: Bang Khun Non MRT
Telephone: +66 2 418 3821
Website


9. Kanom Pang Pornchai – giant stuffed bread


Kanom Pang Pornchai
Image credit: @moomuk104

If you have a chance to enjoy Bangkok’s old town vibes in Bang Lumphu neighbourhood, Kanom Pang Pornchai is a store you shouldn’t miss. 

Walk around till you spot the classic pastel yellow shophouse with a long line and you’ll know you’ve found the bakery.

Kanom Pang Porncha
Images adapted from: Wongnai

At ฿45, you will get a loaf with an impressive amount of filling. The popular choices are shredded pork with chilli paste, raisins, bacon cheese, and ham cheese. 

Kanom Pang Porncha
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Besides, foodies can start their food adventure with tons of delicious street food around the area, so pop by for an appetizer or snack before making your way around for your main course!

Kanom Pang Pornchai
Address: 78-80 Tanao Rd., Talat Yot, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200
Opening Hours: 7AM-5PM, Daily
Nearest Train Station: Sanam Chai MRT
Telephone: +66 2 281 0801


Bangkokians’ favourite bakeries


Visiting restaurants and food stores that are well-loved by locals will definitely make your food journey around Bangkok worthwhile instead of visiting famous locations that are popular among tourists.

Aside from the authentic flavours, you will get quality food at friendly prices too. So the next time you’re in BKK, be sure to add its bakeries to your food adventure amid all that street food and desserts.

More local favourites to enjoy in BKK:


Featured images adapted from: Tonkla Bakery, ขนมปัง สะพานเหลือง

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