When you have lived almost all your life in western countries, have traveled a lot, you got to know what is a croissant, pain au chocolat, baguette and others. Finding pastry & bread as good as in France, that taste the same, is very important to feel like home here.
So where to find a good pastry & bread?
Of course Annam is an option but if you want to get the best bread in town, you should better go to:
Voelker on Thao Dien street, just in front of An Phu supermarket. They have 2 shops next to each other, one is the bakery, the other is a coffee shop where you can also have pastries. The Ciabatta or Sour bread and for all the pastries they offer are excellent quality. Croissant, pain au chocolat and chausson aux pommes are roughly 20,000 – 25,000 VND. The mini tart cost around 55,000 VND.
Saint Honoré in Thao Dien, just in front of Papagayo restaurant, has excellent bread like the pain de campagne. They also have the largest choice of pastries. You will find delicious desserts such as Opera, Saint-Honoré, Macarons and so on. To know more about Saint-Honoré and its restaurant, click here.
Le Padam has very good artisanal baguette in Thao Dien. It is cheese bar located on Nguyen Van Huong, they serve imported cheese, home-made rillettes and wine. The baguette costs roughly 30,000 VND.
Paul at Takashimaya/ Saigon Center on Le Loi street in district 1. Paul has the best baguette and excellent pastries such as éclair au chocolat, tarte citron meringuée, tarte à la rubarbe and so on. The pasty & bread is much more expensive but the quality is undeniable. For example, the strawberry tart costs 110,000 VND. To know more about where to have the best tart in town, see the article here.