Update: Burnt Ends Bakery, Dempsey Hill
Address: 7 Dempsey Rd, 01-01, Singapore 249671
Opening Hours: Thursday to Sunday 8:00am – 4:00pm
Official Website / Preorder: bakery.burntends.com.sg
Update: Burnt Ends just opened a bakery at Dempsey Hill, where you don’t have to buy a dozen just to eat one doughnut. Take note of their opening hours though. Also, if you want to snag a doughnut, you’re going to have to wake up super early to grab one — and I mean 8:00am early. It gets sold out pretty quickly, so don’t expect you can grab a doughnut and coffee in the afternoon. Otherwise, you’d be better off getting a dozen at their take away bakery at Teck Lim.
Burnt Ends Bakery, Teck Lim Road
Address: 20 Teck Lim Rd, Singapore 088391
While I was waiting for my table at Burnt Ends, I couldn’t help but notice an onslaught of people climbing a narrow staircase.
Reminds me of Cafe Corridor in Hong Kong. I missed that tiny coffee shop so much.
What could they be doing there?
Patrons coming out, carrying eco-friendly paper bags, a superior and satisfied look on their faces. As if they knew a secret I didn’t know.
Of course I knew. It’s those damn brioche doughnuts people have been raving about as the best brioche doughnuts in Singapore.
I was going to grab a few after eating, but the server politely told me I had to preorder in advance. It wasn’t a bakery where you could just grab and go.
So immediately, I booked my brioche doughnuts, and lo and behold, it had a week long wait.
A half-dozen brioche doughnuts at Burnt Ends would cost at least $18. Assorted ones would be around $24, and nutella and coffee flavored brioches are at $30. So are the ones filled with Tahitian Vanilla Cream, which I ordered. The drawback to this whole preorder thing is that you have to spend at least $30.
These should be the best brioche doughnuts I ever had in my life if I had to go through the trouble of preordering and trekking all the way to Teck Lim Road just for doughnuts. And what I meant was it had to top my experience at Bread Ahead in Borough Market in London.
These were one of the fluffiest doughnuts I had. The Vanilla cream was dainty, never too sweet or too much stuffed inside.
Best brioche doughnuts in Singapore? Maybe. But sad to say, it wasn’t the best brioche doughnuts I ever had in my life. Bread Ahead still tops my list.