“Why slog for others when you can have your own?”
Six By Sera at 89 Rangoon Road was started by Seraphina Poh, who graduated from At-Sunrice Global Academy armed with a Diploma in Pastry and Bakery. After working for a few production kitchens and cafes, she decided to start out her own.
Everything is freshly baked at Six By Sera, and most of the fillings are also homemade.
The signatures include Smoky Pork Croissant ($12.90, weekends only), Scrambled Eggs & Bacon Croissant ($10.90), Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake ($5.90) and interesting sounding Cheesecake Croissant ($6.60).
I do not write a lot of emails to café owners, but Sera was one of those whom I did. I thought that her bakes were actually tasty, but could work on the presentation to appeal to her target customers.
The Scrambled Eggs & Bacon Croissant ($10.90) had fragrant buttery house-made croissant that was quite flaky and airy – tough to achieve in perpetually humid Singapore.
However, it was marred by a relatively long preparation time – about 15 minutes considering I was the only customer. The scrambled eggs were also needed to be creamier with fuller mouth-feel.
I wondered more about the Mini Choux Pastries, coming in flavours of yuzu, raspberry and chocolate.
Well, I know they were called “mini” for a reason, but it still needed to be of a certain size to fully experience the interesting flavours. Plus they were served in a relatively large plate. So…
To me, the highlight was the savoury donuts ($2.90) which come in 3 flavours of Smoked Salmon with Cream Cheese and Truffle Oil, Cheeseburger (Minced beef & Cheddar topped with Jalapeño) and Bacon and Mozzarella.
The texture of the Cheeseburger Donut itself was fluffy, and the savouriness somehow worked. However, more work has to be done about the details, for example how they were displayed and presented.
This was one of the unusual cases for cafes, where food tasted better than how it looked.
Six By Sera
89 Rangoon Road, #01-03 Urban Lofts Singapore 218375 (Farrer Park MRT Exit B)
Tel: +65 9652 8141
Opening hours: 12:00pm – 9:00pm (Tues – Fri), 10:00am – 10:00pm (Sat), 10:00am – 9:00pm (Sun). Closed Mon