Next to rice, Pinoys love breads.
The smell of freshly-baked bread is an enticing invitation to grab a piece of this treat and enjoy it, crumbs and all. For the past year, we saw bakeries popping up everywhere, selling irresistible tasty breads of all kinds. And boy, how we love peering through the glass casements of these bakeries, appreciating this food made simply from flour and water. Our love affair with bread is a day-in day-out activity; whether we bought these baked treats in a bakery inside the Metro’s lifestyle malls or at the panaderia at a street corner, we’re sure to enjoy it – alone or shared with family or friends.
Get ready with your hot cup of joe or hot chock’li and let’s fill your bread basket with piles of delicious manna!
Wildflour Cafe + Bakery
6 branches in Metro Manila
A famous French/American cafe and bakery, Wildflour offers a good selection of breads perfect for foodies out there. Their breads are beautifully made – crunchy on the outside while the inside is soft and fluffy. Aside from these goodies, it also prides itself as a top choice for brunch as well as dinner. Wildflour also has great selections of freshly baked pastries and desserts.
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Several locations across Metro Manila
When one mentions Bread Talk, the rich and tasty floss bread will surely pop up in your head. This Singapore-born bakery is a bread shopping haven for food lovers who want good breads in affordable price.
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Several locations across Metro Manila
A Japanese outfit which has become a favourite spot of teens for their delicious Krones and signature Japanese cheesecake, Kumori also offers tasty pillowy loaf breads perfect anytime of the day.
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The Alley, Karrivin Plaza, 2316 Chino Roces Ave., Makati City
The scent of freshly baked bread inside Panaderya Toyo will surely make you speechless and elated at the same time. Steadily gaining a wide following, Panaderya is known for its sourdough bread, tasty spreads and snacks consisting of coffee and tinapay/palaman combo.
Panaderya Toyo has already gained a reputation of producing the best breads in the city.
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Branches in different locations
Offering assorted selections of baked treats and sweets in affordable prices, Boulangerie22 has already carved its niche in the bakery and cafe category. It sells classic cakes, French baked goodies, and Asian breads. One of its best sellers is the floss bread.
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Branches in Makati area
Established in 20017, Lartizan is your go-to boulangerie if you’re feeling French for a day. It creates artisanal breads using unbleached bread flours to augment one’s healthy lifestyle. Aside from bread, Lartizan has a huge selection of drool-worthy French and European desserts, teas and coffee.
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Hearty Bread PH
Several locations in Metro Manila
What started out as a dietary supplier in different hospitals, Hearty Bread is now the place to get breads that work with divergent diets. It offers delicious, healthy, gluten-free breads like sourdough, multi-grain and banana bread made from saba.
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Paul Boulangerie et Patisserie
Several mall branches
Hailing from London, Paul is one of the newest brands that entered the Philippine market. Popular with the business crowd, they serve pasta dishes along with baked-daily bread and sweet treats. Their coffee is also quite famous in trend-setting circles
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Several branches in Metro Manila
What started out as Starbucks’ food commissary, Purple Oven branched out on its own to operate small bakeries around town, serving communities with their breads, pastries and cakes in ready-to-go fashion.
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