Craftholic is collaborating with Kki Sweets at School of the Arts SOTA to bring their very first pop up café outside Japan.
Beside Kki’s cakes, they are offering a themed menu till 13 November.
For those who you who have zero idea what Craftholic is, it is a series of huggable and stylish plush cushions designed by the Japanese designer, Ikuko Yamamoto.
Alamak. Soooooooo CUTE.
You may have recognised some of its characters, namely Korat Cat, Loris Monkey, Rab Bunny and Sloth Bear.
As this is Craftholic’s first foray into the café concept in Singapore, they wanted to look for something Japanese inspired, indie, and fits the brand. I must say Kki Sweets fits the choice wonderfully.
Kki Sweets offer one of the best Japanese styled cakes in Singapore. If you are a fan of Craftholic, this seals the deal.
Some items to expect include Beef Stew with Butter Rice ($16.80), Garlic Aioli Roast Chicken Sandwich ($16.80), Dessert Cups ($12.80), and a “Singapore flavoured” Pandan Souffle Cheesecake ($7.80).
While they admitted they are no Hello Kitty in terms of popularity, they were pleasantly surprised with the turnout so far.
So the bad news first: The RAB Green Tea Hokkaido Pancakes are OUT due to popular demand. They catered enough Hokkaido pancake flour to last a month, but yes, they were gone in a week.
Expect the pancakes to return end of October.
I thought I was quite done with SOME of the character themed cafes in Singapore – good to see, no good to eat.
The Garlic Aioli Roast Chicken Sandwich ($16.80) turned out to be quite tasty, fluffy RAB bread and all. The side was a no-sugar Japanese Iced Green Tea. Yeah to more healthiness. (Okay, this wasn’t super super good, but better than expectations.)
The “Singapore flavoured” Pandan Souffle Cheesecake ($7.80) was really delicious – soft like cushion (or soft like Craftholic cusion), matched with lightness of pandan and cheese. I can have one more of this.
The Craftholic pop-café also presents good opportunites for photo-taking and purchase of toys and accessories. I was SO tempted to get this grey-coloured plush-toy, and it looked sad like me. Should I?
School of the Arts (SOTA), 1 Zubir Said Drive #02-01
Tel: +65 6225 6650
Opening Hours: 12pm – 7pm (Sat, Sun), 12pm – 8pm (Tues – Fri), tentatively closed on Mon