These are some 10 of the best Cake Cafes in Singapore, which serves up attractively gorgeous, appetising cakes.
From Galaxy Cakes, Watermelon Strawberry Cakes, Rose Cake to locally inspired Chendol Cake, this is for you to fulfill your sweet tooth cravings.
I have every intention to expand this list, but will probably revisit some of the old favourites (so look out here for updates). For a start, many are home-grown patisseries that we should be proud of.
30 Penhas Road Singapore 208188 (Lavender MRT)
Opening Hours: 11:00am – 10:00pm (Mon – Thurs), 11:00am – 11:00pm (Fri, Eve of PH), 10:00am – 11:00pm (Sat), 10:00am – 10:00pm (Sun)
333A Orchard Road #02-33/34 Mandarin Gallery Singapore 238897 (Somerset MRT)
Opening Hours: 11:00am – 11:00pm
Antoinette at Penhas Road and Orchard Mandarin Gallery, has been known for its elegantly crafted pastries and Parisian bistro favourites.
There are 8 eight existing cake creations: Antoinette, Chloe, Jasmin, Le Royale, Strawberry Shortcake, Mont Blanc, Superlova, Le Fetish Éclair, and 5 have joined including La Rose and Orient.
The La Rose ($12) is just gorgeous. Each petal is hand-piped, and then fanned to create a rose. The cake is made with grand cru dark chocolate mousse, exotic caramel, almond nougatine, cocoa sponge, grand marnier and dark chocolate Chantilly.
Gets you in the mood for romance. Antoinette (Penhas Road)
Millenia Walk #01-40/41, 9 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039596
Opening Hours: 7:30am – 9:00pm (Mon – Thurs), 7:30am – 10:00pm (Fri), 9:00am – 10pm (Sat), 9:00am – 9:00pm (Sun)
6A Shenton Way, Downtown Gallery #01-30/34, Singapore 06881 (Tanjong Pagar MRT)
Tel: +65 6222 0390
Opening Hours: 7:30am – 7:00pm (Mon – Fri), 9:00am – 4:00pm, Closed Sun
Patisserie G is a pastry and café brand founded in 2012 by Gwen Lim, an entrepreneur and pastry chef, born and raised in Singapore.
The brand is homage to artisanal French techniques, simplicity and the love of high quality ingredients.
Combining that pursuit with Asian flavors has resulted into original creations such as Patisserie G’s version of a mooncake, the Gâteau Blune.
I generally enjoyed their chocolate-based cakes. What I would recommend would include The G Spot ($9) with dark chocolate mousse, chocolate meringue, chocolate hazelnut praline crunch; and Lychee Rose Cheesecake ($8.50) with lychee jelly at the top, crumble as base.
Boufé Boutique Café
308 Tanglin Road, Phoenix Park, #01-01, Singapore 247974
Tel: +65 6734 7656
Opening Hours: 8:00am – 7:00pm Last order 6:00pm (Mon – Fri), 9:00am – 7:00pm Last order 6:00pm (Sat – Sun)
Boufé Boutique Café is quite ulu to get to, but this is not stopping fans to visit Phoenix Park for their cakes and tranquil surroundings. (While I am at this, I used to teach at this location. Do you know Republic Poly used to be using the buildings here as temporary classrooms?)
Good to know too, everything in the menu is $20 and below.
Their best-selling cakes are the Mini Unicorn Cake ($8.50) and Milky Way ($8.50).
Made of white chocolate yoghurt mousse, honey genoise, chocolate sable & calamansi jelly, the Milky Way is pretty galaxy cake which is light and sweet, balanced with the tanginess of the calamansi jelly inside.
83 Tanjong Pagar Road Singapore 088504 (Tanjong Pagar MRT)
Tel: +65 64443868
Opening Hours: 12:00pm – 9:30pm (Mon – Thurs), 12:00pm – 10:30pm (Fri, Sat, Eve of PH), Closed Sun
I have been supporting Cake Spade since the good old days when it was a small little shop at Orchid Hotel. It has since moved a couple of shops down to 83 Tanjong Pagar Road with a bigger, more comfortable shopfront.
Cake Spade believes in baking from scratch and using the best fresh ingredients – no use of chemical stabilizers and shortenings to extend the shelf life of the cakes and pastries,.
Some of the recommended include the Mississippi S’mores Cake, Mao Shan Wang Durian Cake, Hummingbird Cake, and Lychee Rose Cake.
The Strawberry Tofu Cheesecake ($6.90) has been a main-stayer. The tofu cheesecake with a smooth texture, is melded with a layer of Digestive biscuit crust or Oreo cookie crust and adorned with fresh strawberries, encased in jelly. Cake Spade (Tanjong Pagar)
198 Telok Ayer Street Singapore 068637 (Telok Ayer and Tanjong Pagar MRT)
Tel: +65 6221 6223
Opening Hours: 8:30am – 7:30pm (Mon – Fri), 10:30am – 5:30pm (Sat), Closed Sun
Popular with the CBD workers, Pantler is a place where straight-out-of-the-oven viennoiserie, pristine entremets and delectable sandwiches can be enjoyed with a good cup of coffee.
Everything is freshly made on-site using the highest quality ingredients, and its signature items that include the simple yet luscious Pantler Cheesecake.
Head Chef Tomoharu Morita who used to be part of the pastry team at Grand Hyatt Tokyo, has brought their signature cake The Yatsura ($8.50) over.
It features a dark chocolate mousse, a thin and crunchy feuilletine layer, a base of hazelnut dacquoise and covered with a chocolate glaze. Both delicate and intense at the same time. Pantler (Telok Ayer)
Blk 1 Tanjong Pagar Plaza, #02-44, Singapore 082001
Opening Hours: 10:00am – 6:30pm (Mon – Sat), 10:00am – 4:00pm (Sun)
Fans of Japanese-style cakes shouldn’t miss this. Chef Yamshita Masataka who was trained in Tsuji Culinary Institute in Osaka Japan, was previously taking charge of the kitchen at Glace and Flor Patisserie (2 other fantastic places to get cakes).
He started his own patisserie at a slightly obscure shop on the 2nd level of Tanjong Pagar Plaza. There are limited seats, so most customers come for takeaways.
You can have a go at the soft and fluffy Ichigo Souffle ($6.80) a Japanese light cheese cake with fresh strawberries; Mt Fuji ($7.10) of Japanese chestnut cream with chocolate sponge; and Matcha Roll Slice ($6.80).
Cream & Custard
(Moving to a NEW location. Will keep you all updated.)
Cream and Custard, the humble homegrown café run by siblings Melissa and Wesley, probably had two big breaks – when they launched the Watermelon Strawberry Cake and Galaxy.
One good thing for regulars is they will come out with new cakes every single week.
It is not hard to associate the Watermelon Strawberry Cake ($7.80) with Sydney’s Black Star, though I had one friend who preferred C&C’s version!
The cake consists of two layers of almond dacquoise, fresh rose whipped cream and watermelon, spruced up with fresh strawberries, grapes, blueberries and rose petals.
Great when you need a slice of refreshing-ness. Cream & Custard (Jalan Bt Ho Swee)
Out Of The Cake Box
45 Telok Blangah Drive, #01-173, Singapore 100045
Tel: +65 6271 1975
Opening Hours: 12:00pm – 8:30pm (Tues – Fri), 12:00pm – 9:00pm (Sat), 10:00am – 5:00pm (Sun), Closed Mon
You may just miss this unassuming cake shop Out of the Cake Box located at Telok Blangah Drive, and the basement of Our Tampines Hub.
With desserts like Chendol Cake, Chendol Fudge, Mango Sticky Rice, Watermelon Cake, White Rabbit (yeah, that nostalgic sweet), Rose Lychee, Matcha Yuzu Cheesecake — not only are they creative, they may please picky sweet-tooth looking for a unique dessert fix.
My favourite was the Mango Sticky Rice Cake (per piece $6; whole cake $24.80 to $96). Yeah, that Thai dessert in a cake form. Geng mak!
What you get is a square slice of layered coconut glutinous rice, mango jelly, pandan mousse, topped with Thai Honey Mangoes. Out Of The Cakebox (Our Tampines Hub)
53 Tras Street, #01-01, Singapore 078992 (Tanjong Pagar MRT)
Opening Hours: 12:00pm – 10:00pm (Mon – Thurs), 12:00pm – 11:00pm (Fri, Sat), 12:00pm – 7.00pm (Sun)
The desserts were so dainty and delicate, that some customers couldn’t help but to take multiples photos of them, and with them.
Signature items include Suzette ($9.80), Blush Berry ($9) and Yuzu Raspberry Cake ($9).
The Suzette ($9.80) was soft and light, with a moist, citrusy layer of orange caramel that blended well with the distinctive vanilla cream, best paired with Hojicha Tea. Nesuto (Tras Street)
Tarte by Cheryl Koh
1 Scotts Road, Shaw Centre #02-12, Singapore 228208
Tel: +65 6235 3225
Opening Hours: 10:30am – 10:00pm
Les Amis’s very own Pastry Chef Cheryl Koh helms her own with Tarte by Cheryl Koh. Chef Cheryl was also named “Asia’s Best Pastry Chef” in the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants awards in 2016.
Chef Koh does not like complicate recipes. She isn’t aiming to be super creative, just a simple goal to create classic desserts.
I liked the Pistachio Tart ($10) made with toasted Iranian green pistachios, with smooth creamy pistachio filling, and not overly sweet.
True enough, the buttery base was classic French, simple and firm, does not leave crumbs over as you bite into them. Tarte By Cheryl Koh (Scotts Road)
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