The truth is, I only found my way here because Open Door Policy was closed. This is truly a hidden find because in terms of dessert shops at Tiong Bahru, I could only recall Café Pralet and Drips exist at Tiong Bahru. It was kind of embarrassing when I asked if Centre Ps was new, but got the reply “It has been around for 4 years”.
Does Centre Ps even sound like a cake shop to you?
Centre Ps stands for Centerpieces, with the Ps standing for Passionately Perfecting Personalised Premier Patisserie.
The man behind the counter was Chef Patissier Steven Ong whose cakes are featured in many lifestyle magazines, having helmed the pastry kitchens of the Intercontinental and Conrad Centennial Singapore collectively for the past 12 years. Customers included Zoe Tay, Tay Ping Hui, Christopher Lee and Joanne Peh.
He could customise cakes to the tee. If you need a cake in the shape of a Coach handbag, Doreamon, Angry Bird, or Hermes, he can do it for you. I have seen the catalogue. It was IMPRESSIVE.
I had a Pisa ($7.00 nett), with pistachio biscuit layered with raspberry compote and vanilla bean bavariose. And the taste was delicately light and sweet, something you would never expect to find at an olden estate neighbour out of the blue.
The Sapporo ($7.00 nett) is a unique unforgettable cake, comprising matcha green tea and 70% dark chocolate sachertorte added with Japanese black bean. The taste needs some time to grow on you, and that is when you appreciate that you are having the best of both Japanese and Austrian dessert world. What have I been missing?
78 Guan Chuan Street, #01-43 Singapore (Tiong Bahru) Tel: +65 6220 1285
Opening Hours: Mon–Sat: 10am – 8pm (Closed on Sun)