micro bakery is a Small Artisan Dream with tremendous heart

Micro Bakery was a relative newcomer that quickly already solidified its stature in the artisan bakery scene in the span of a year. Sourdough is ubiquitous in Singapore right now, used in all manners of dough including pizza dough  — and this humble bakery was one of the trailblazers.

Their first outlet was at Serene Centre, taking over the hole-in-the-wall spot of sourdough OG Woodlands Sourdough, which was closing. It was a big deal as they were one of my favourites. Fortunately, Micro Bakery filled their shoes perfectly and they are now one of my favourite places.

Micro Bakery Red House, their second outlet

Fast Forward a year, Micro already opened a second branch in Katong at Red House — and I don’t see brakes to their momentum. They have legions of fans crazy over their bakes. If you’d tried even just a toast from them, you’d empathise with that fervour.

First Experience at Serene Centre

Speaking of toasts, you have to try their Nut Toast ($6). It is a great acid test to tell the quality of their sourdough, which they passed with flying colours. The toast was dense but still fluffy, whilst boasting a satisfying crunchiness on its toasted exterior.

The nut butter delivered a pleasantly fragrant nuttiness but wasn’t cloying or overly thick. Could be stronger, but its current intensity worked well with the gentle funk of the sourdough. It threw me straight back to the days of Woodlands Sourdough’s. Very much comparable.

One of the best grilled cheese sandwiches I’ve had.

Here’s something that Woodlands Sourdough didn’t have. Micro Bakery’s Grilled Cheese Sandwich ($12) with brie, cheddar and mozzarella was scrumptiously rich, and possibly one of the best I’ve had.

The harmonious cheese blend ensured it was thoughtfully balanced with Brie earthiness, Cheddar sharpness, bookended by sauerkraut piquancy. It was also served with an addictively zesty tomato dip that could cut through the heartiness further. 

Snazzier outlet at Red House

Dreamily creamy scrambled eggs.

My first taste at Micro bakery Red House was of this scrambled free-range eggs toast ($14). Hoo boy, that egg was dreamily creamy with a beautiful underlying fluffiness. It was fragrantly eggy and would make any egg lover swoon.

Alas, the side of pesto mushrooms left me a bit blase to their inclusion. And to be honest, for the price tag of $14, it was a bit on the steep side

micro bakery kaya toast

On the other hand, Micro bakery’s Kaya Toast ($7) was the perfect modern kaya toast, even if slightly pricey — thick, fluffy and lightly chewy sourdough toast blanketed by a luscious layer of kaya.

The intoxicating fragrance of pandan and coconut was the star but the supporting cast of sourdough twang, rich butter and sea salt bestowed some show-stopping nuances. 

Micro Bakery is here to stay and we are a little better off from that. If you haven’t been, please pay them a visit. You could grab some toast or get a loaf home to make Jon Favreau’s famous grilled cheese sandwich. Be it their customer culture, their friendly customer service or their great bread — it’s a complete package. 

Micro Bakery (Serene Centre)

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  • Address: 10 Jln Serene, #01-05 Serene Centre, Singapore 258748
  • Hours: Wed-Sun: 8:30am to 3pm; closed on Mon-Tues

Micro Bakery (Red House)

  • Address: The Red House, 63 E Coast Rd, #01-06, Singapore 428776
  • Hours: Wed-Sun: 8:30am to 3pm; closed on Mon-Tues

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