Another day, another ulu cake café for Singaporeans to look out for.
Kura is a patisserie-café found at The Herencia, a commercial development located at Kim Yam Road (near River Valley Road), where Nan Chiau High School used to be situated at.
Thus, you would find the surroundings very school-like, and the space KURA is in now was the former canteen.
As to how to get to The Herencia, it is perhaps a 15 minutes’ walk from Fort Canning MRT (thereabouts).
For drivers, take note as it is within private property there is parking fee. But nothing can stop food-finders, yah?
This is a place considered central yet obscure. Hidden gem, I suppose.
KURA 蔵 in Japanese stands for a “storehouse”, a place where the owners would ‘store’ treasured pastries for customers.
Some of their signature offerings include the Key Lime Tart ($4, $7.5), Earl Grey Tart ($8), Dark Black Forest ($8.50), Uji Triple Matcha Tart ($4.60, $8.50), Kopi Gao Tiramisu ($8), Hojicha Tiramisu ($8) and even a Mango Pomelo Tart ($9).
Prices are considered pretty affordable, in comparison to other cake cafes in Singapore.
The Dark Black Forest ($6.50) which is a contemporary twist on nostalgic flavours comes recommended.
While it didn’t look like a black forest cake at all, it kept its ‘cherried’ essence within, and I enjoyed the soft chocolatey mousse-like texture.
The Key Lime contained a combination of tartness and sweetness complimented by the zesty key lime juice.
Instead of a firmer curd inside, they café uses French almond cream which provided a softer, smoother texture.
Interesting to note that the café serves up traditional kopi and teh, and has included savoury bites such as Sauteed Mushrooms on Ciabatta ($10.50), Mushroom & Tomato Focaccia ($7), Gyu Sando (!0.50), and Egg Mayo Croissant ($5.50).
By the way, there are also groceries, household items and loads of local-designer knick-knack around, so you can do some shopping after your cake-eating.
46 Kim Yam Road, The Herencia #01-07 Singapore 239351
Tel: +65 9722 2996
Opening Hours: 11am – 6pm (Mon – Sun)