The Bread Rack is the newest sourdough bakery opened by a cancer survivor

by Evan Mua
the bread rack singapore review

Bakeries have been sprouting up all over Singapore, but The Bread Rack stands out as a passion project. It’s an inspiring story—the owner was a cancer survivor who dropped out of his Polytechnic course to chase his dream of baking.

He was unemployed due to the pandemic and then decided to double down by opening his own bakery.

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The Bread Rack only opened recently at Space@Kovan, near other popular cafes such as Amber Ember. Many café hoppers would enjoy the very spacious shop space that was oozing chic industrial vibes.

The first thing you’d notice when stepping into the café is a display rack filled with baked goods galore. But the most popular items though, are definitely their gorgeous pastries.

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If there’s one item that catches the eye, it’s their Almond Croissant (S$4.80). It’s beautifully glazed and decorated with generous amounts of almond, making it perfect for those Instagram shots. You can almost taste the flakiness just by looking at the photo.

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Other popular pastries include classics like Butter Croissant (S$3.80) and Pain Au Chocolat (S$4.50) as well as a sumptuous-looking Raisins Scroll (S$4.80) packed with juicy raisins. There are also croissant sandwiches like Scrambled Eggs (S$6.90) or Avocado and Smoked Salmon (S$10.90) if you want a more savoury punch to your croissants.

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But besides the pastries, there’s also a diverse selection available, ranging from hefty breakfast plates to whole sourdough loaves. The mains like the Little Baker’s kind of breakfast (S$11.90) are price reasonably with a decently-filling portion compared to some other more expensive cafes.

The Bread Rack’s sourdough like the Country Loaf (S$8.90) and Honey WholeWheat (S$9.90) are priced similarly to the other sourdough favourites like Micro Bakery and Starter Lab. If you’re on the hunt for the best sourdough bakery in Singapore, it’s worth making a trip down.

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It’s barely a month in but this bakery has already gotten a ton of buzz on Instagram, and they have even been selling out early on some days. You’d feel even more compelled to support them after you hear that they will be donating a portion of their profits to cancer patients.

A survivor’s dream, a nice café space, an impressive selection of baked goods, and a heartfelt gesture—what’s not to love?

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