Always great to see small cafes in Singapore going big. In this case, Baker’s Brew Studio which was a humble café and baking studio at Sembawang, has opened its 3rd branch at down-town high-end Orchard Paragon.
It was a chanced encounter, as I was searching for a place with coffee and cakes at at Orchard Road.
I know. Even though Orchard Road is already lined with so many cafes, I am still thinking of ”Where to eat?”
Baker’s Brew Café is a contemporary café and baking studio dedicated to serving handcrafted cakes and artisanal desserts, with specialty coffee from Papa Palheta and loose leaf tea from the 1872 Clipper Tea Co.
The Paragon store is an experiential concept space, with the provision of holistic one-stop offering – to “Learn, Savour, and Celebrate”. Again, happy that they have done well enough to afford the rent.
This cake café at Level 5 becomes a suitable resting point, for tai-tais (or man-tais who need a resting point after a day of shopping. Loved the marble tables and clean look by the way.
Some signature cakes included the Ondeh Ondeh ($8.80/slice), Tiramisu ($8.80/slice), Dual Fromage ($8.80/slice) and
Pandan Sugees ($7.80/loaf).
The Dual Fromage which was only available at this store, became my immediate order.
The first question my friends had was, ”How does this match up to LeTao’s?”
This was a creamy, smooth baked cheese cake, with light, fluffy, delicate chilled mascarpone mousse topped off with finely grated parmesan cheese. A delicious, soft blend of sweet and savoury.
I would reckon LeTao’s is still the most impressive, but Baker’s Brew Café should come running in 2nd or 3rds in Singapore.
The Thai Milk Tea Cake ($8.80/slice) was also not-bad a choice, and I particularly liked the Thai milk tea leaf crumble which added some varying textures. Would have personally preferred it to be moister to further bring out that milk flavour.
The smart thing here is, if you like any of the cakes, you can always learn to make them at the studio at the cafe. Or if you want to pick up a new hobby at the heart of Orchard Road.
Baker’s Brew Café
Orchard Paragon, 290 Orchard Road #05-46 Singapore 238859 (Orchard MRT)
Tel: +65 6909 0669
Opening Hours: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm (Mon – Sun)