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Jun 19, 2024

Saigon's Flakiest Pastries: 5 Viennoiserie Spots for Mouth Watering Croissants

Saigon's mornings are now becoming more serene with the addition of French breakfast “petit dejeuner”, namely a cup of hot coffee or chocolate and a viennoiserie.
Saigon's Flakiest Pastries: 5 Viennoiserie Spots for Mouth Watering Croissants

Top 5 viennoiserie spots to indulge in Saigon's flakiest pastries.

While "patisserie" conjures up images of delicate cakes and tarts, and "boulangerie" brings to mind crusty baguettes and hearty bread loaves, "viennoiserie" refers to the flaky, buttery creations, from the iconic croissant to the decadent pain au chocolat, a multi-layered perfection.

So, get ready to embark on a delightful journey through Saigon's finest viennoiserie havens, where every bite promises a flaky, melt-in-your-mouth sensation. This list unveils the top 5 viennoiserie spots to indulge in Saigon's flakiest pastries, taking your taste buds on a delicious exploration of the city's pastry scene.

Palais des Douceurs

Palais des Douceurs, nestled on the first floor of a charming shophouse, transcends the ordinary bakery experience. Soft lighting, antique furniture, the gentle murmur of conversation, and the gentle French background music create an atmosphere perfect for savoring each bite. Push open the door, and a captivating interplay of sight and scent instantly welcomes you.

Source: Palais des Douceurs.

The air is alive with the buttery perfume of fresh pastries, while the display cases overflow with different colors and textures. With this diversity and craftsmanship, no wonder the store’s name is “Palace of Sweets”.

This haven for cake and viennoiserie lovers offers an array of indulgences. You can start with a savory option featuring Taleggio cheese and mortadella croissant with a touch of toasted pistachio, and finish with their signature macadamia croissant with a decadent banana and chocolate cream filling.

Basic Information:

Opening hours: 9:30 - 21:30 (Closed on Tuesday).
Address: 1st Floor, 87 Nguyen Trai, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1.

Salt Bakehouse

Located in the heart of District 1, Salt Bakehouse beckons with its charming facade. Awash in elegant pastel pink and blue tones, it instantly evokes a delightful summer breeze. The moment you step inside, an intoxicating wave of freshly baked viennoiseries greets you at the door, a delightful promise of buttery bliss.

Salt Bakehouse prides itself on crafting its pastries in-house, and the quality shines through. Their pain au chocolat stands out as a must-try. Filled to the brim with generous chunks of rich chocolate, it delivers a delightful textural contrast – crisp, flaky pastry and silky smooth chocolate. And even more impressively, the price remains affordable, especially considering the prime location and exceptional quality.

Source: Salt Bakehouse.

But the bakery's offerings extend beyond the realm of viennoiseries. Their enticing display of cookies is waiting to be explored. From classic chocolate chips to more unique and creative flavors, Salt Bakehouse promises a delightful discovery for any viennoiserie lovers.

Basic Information:

Opening hours: 7:30 - 18:00 (Closed on Sunday).
Address: 66 Nguyen Du, Ben Nghe ward, District 1.

Ivoire Pastry Boutique

If you happen to take a detour around the Opera House, remember to satisfy your sweet tooth at Ivoire Pastry Boutique nearby.

This location offers a refined ambiance perfect for savoring their delectable cakes. You can settle in and enjoy the view from the 3rd or 4th floor, savoring their luxurious Caviar tiramisu or exploring their diverse cake selections.

Source: Ivoire Pastry Boutique.

However, the star of the show remains their beautifully crafted viennoiseries. Particularly pistachio pain suisse or kouign-amann, each an epitome of the talent of Ivoire's pastry chefs. Whether you crave viennoiseries or any creative sweet treats, Ivoire Pastry Boutique is a must-visit in Ho Chi Minh City.

Basic Information:

Opening hours: 10:30 - 20:30 (Closed on Monday).
Address: 28 Cao Ba Quat, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1.

Roch French Bakery

Established in 1966 by a passionate French owner, Roch Bakery is one of the most authentic viennoiseries in Thao Dien. Here, you'll find a haven for authentic French pastries and breads, crafted with refined techniques and the good quality ingredients.

The buttery flakiness of their freshly baked croissants is a delightful option for a budget-friendly breakfast or a decadent afternoon pick-me-up. You can also delve into their diverse selection of breads, each boasting a unique texture and flavor profile.

And for those with a sweet tooth, their meticulously crafted cakes from the display cases can send your taste buds into a frenzy.

Source: Roch French Bakery.

To ensure the freshest experience, their pastries and breads are baked daily and sold throughout the day. While they may not have stock overnight, feel free to inquire about pre-ordering larger quantities. For cakes and croissants in bulk, simply place your order a day in advance with their friendly staff.

Basic Information:

Opening hours & Addresses:
6:00 - 20:00: 192 Nguyen Van Huong, Thao Dien ward, District 2.
7:00 - 21:30: 45 Vo Truong Toan, Thao Dien ward, District 2.

Le Petit - Bake & Cake

In the heart of Saigon, Le Petit (French for "little goodies") lives up to its charming name, offering a haven for all things sweet. Driven by a passion for heart-melting desserts, they bring the world's trending premium confections directly to you.

Marking their triumphant return, Le Petit has unveiled a brand new viennoiserie collection brimming with delicious treats. Imagine enjoying one of their classic croissants, or savoring the delicate layers of their flaky pain suisse au chocolat. But the highlight doesn't stop there! Le Petit is also tantalizing taste buds with their new lineup of cinnamon bun options, with a soft texture and cozy cinnamon aroma.

Source: Le Petit - Bake & Cake.

Whether you're a seasoned pastry aficionado or simply seeking a delightful afternoon pick-me-up, Le Petit promises an experience that will satisfy your palate and leave you wanting more.

Basic Information:

Opening hours: 8:00 - 21:30.
Address: 33 Mac Thi Buoi, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1.