Where: 2 Duxton Hill, 01-01, tel: 6223-8628, open: 11am to 7pm Mondays to Saturdays, 11am to 6pm Sundays
What: A selection of slice cakes, pies and cookies, including Tahiti, a coconut dacquoise with passionfruit mousse and fresh pineapple ($6) and mango pie ($6).
CHEF ICON NATURE BAKERY
Where: 5 Kampong Bahru Road, tel: 9337-3900, open: 8am to 8.30pm Mondays to Saturdays, closed on Sundays
What: No preservatives or artificial flavouring and colouring is used in its cakes and breads. Special confections include its Chocolate Trovana cake (below, left), a luscious dark chocolate cake ($28.80 for 500g).
IMPERIAL TREASURE BAKERY
Where: 111 Somerset Road, 01-26, TripleOne Somerset, tel: 6732-8363, open:8am to 9pm weekdays, 10am to 9pm weekends
What: Classic Hong Kong-style pastries and confections including its Hong Kong crispy polo bun ($1) and Hong Kong paper cupcake ($1.20).
BREAD OF LIFE BAKERY
Where: 6 Raffles Boulevard, B1-17, Marina Square, open: 11am to 10pm daily
What: Its Hokkaido cupcake ($2) is a fluffy cake with a mousse centre that comes in flavours such as lemon, chocolate, green tea and strawberry.
Where: 51 Telok Ayer Street, 01-03, China Square Food Court, tel: 6225-4754, open: 8am to 8pm weekdays, closed on weekends
What: A range of Nonya kueh such as kueh dadar ($1.20) and chendol agar-agar ($0.90, below, left) and Western cakes including its Chocolate Ecstasy, a dark chocolate cake ($4.50 for mini cake) and banana carrot cake ($2.50 per slice).
Where: 27 Mackenzie Road, tel: 6238-6235, open: 7.45am to 7.30pm Mondays to Saturdays, closed on Sundays
What: Croissants are popular and come in flavours such as ham and cheese ($2) and almond ($2.20). But the bamboo charcoal custard bun is also a delight ($2).
Where: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Tower 3, level 1, Marina Bay Sands, tel: 6688-8588, open: 7am to 10pm daily
What: This European bakery and dessert shop sells everything from hand-made chocolates in flavours such as pear-brandy ($2.50 per piece) to cakes such as its signature Chocolate Paradigm ($9.10 individual portion).