The 3 Inch Sin people who are known for their wondrously rich molten lava cakes have opened a new café at Holland Village.
It is about time. Feels like Holland Village has a lot of ‘night places’ and dinner choices, and a chill-out café to to hang out for a coffee chat with friends and work on your laptop is always welcomed.
They are about a week old, so probably still getting the hang of things. I immediately liked the vibes, nothing too pretentious, with rows of wholesome hand-crafted croissants, banana cakes and muffins on display in the shelf which reminds me of cafes in Australia.
Food wise, it includes the usual salads, soups and sandwiches, though they also offer some mains such as Shepherd’s Pie ($13.60) Bacon Mac N Cheese ($12.50), Bangers and Mash ($17.00), Spicy Sausage in Arrabiata Sauce ($16.00) and Prawn Aglio Olio ($18.00).
I thought to myself, “Other than molten lava cakes, this place needs some signature dishes. After all, people love some photogenic café food.” And lady boss Celine pointed out to me The Craft Sandwich ($11.50) lost in the middle of menu. Yes.
This Craft Sandwich consists of maple-candied bacon and green apple slaw on waffle grids. It was not as heavy as I would imagine to, and would make for perfect café food if there is a sunny side up in the middle. If you are a mustard lover, you would find the slaw mustardy-enjoyable.
In celebration of their opening, they are offering a 1-for-1 deal on their mains and sandwiches during weekday lunches. So that’s a pretty good deal.
Of course, you really shouldn’t leave this place till you tried the signature 3 Inch Sin Molten Cakes ($9.50) available in hazelnut, peanut butter, mint, caramelized banana and baileys. Their version really put many restaurants and cafes who offer the same thing to shame.
I had the Caramelized Banana Molten Cake, and boy-oh-boy, it is so chocolaty-rich-potent you better share this temptation with your friends. Unless you want to get high on chocolates, which is kind of crafty.
Craft Bakery & Café
24A Lorong Mambong Singapore 277183 (Holland Village, opp Haagen Dazs), Tel: +65 6467 7710
Opening Hours: 12:00pm-11:00pm (Sun-Thurs), 12:00pm-12:00am (Fri-Sat)