Maison Eric Kayser
Baker extraordinaire Eric Kayser has opened eponymous boulangeries throughout his native France and across the globe from Tokyo to Dubai to Moscow, so when he brought his signature artisanal breads to Hong Kong in December, the city’s not-insignificant French population warmly welcomed this authentic slice of home.
Perched prettily above Victoria Harbour on the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront, Maison Eric Kayser boasts both a traditional grab-and-go boulangerie, which offers a selection of his trademark baguettes as well as savoury and sweet pastries, and an attached restaurant serving a short menu of Parisian café favourites.
A fourth-generation boulanger, Kayser heralds the family tradition, with each of his loaves baked to perfection on the premises, following the same simple recipes passed down from his great-grandparents. In addition to classic baguettes and croissants, there’s Kayser’s signature buckwheat Paline, as well as his nutty ryes and the honeyed Tourte de Meule so beloved by celebrity chef Alain Ducasse.
Sugary treats like brioches, tarts, and financiers are on hand for sweet-tooths, while dishes like salmon tartare, grilled prawns, and French onion soup are available for those in need of a meal. But no matter what you do, don’t leave sans baguette. Au bon pain!