The Red House is an iconic fixture along East Coast Building, known for its fire-engine-red painted façade and housing the relic Katong Bakery & Confectionery in the good-old-days.
You probably won’t miss it if you have driven or walked past before.
Ah, history. During the 1960s, this bakery used to popular among the Easties for its swiss rolls and puffs; the building was conserved and reoccupied by Wangs Café from 2016 onwards.
Not many would have noticed that its occupants have recently changed, and is now housed by Micro Bakery & Kitchen.
Funny how that the hipster and instagrammability factor has upped a few notches.
With a bit of décor and greens, this place would easily be packed with residents and expats in the East, or even café hoppers who would come purely for this. (Helps that Birds Of Paradise is just a few steps away.)
The bakery which previously took over the business from Woodlands Sourdough, maintains the same philosophy of making small batch, hand-made breads.
Their breads are naturally leavened using organic and sustainable flour, using natural ingredients and no additives.
Compared to the Bukit Timah outlet, this has a bigger space and larger variety of bakes and cakes.
Its brunch menu includes Big Breakfast ($18), Granola ($8), Smoked Salmon on Sourdough English Muffin ($18), Micro Club Sandwich ($14), Grilled 3 Cheese Sandwich ($12), Ricotta Tartine ($12), Smashed Avocado Tartine ($14) and Scrambled Free Range Egg Tartine ($14).
The Brownies ($5, $6 each) here are not to be missed – chocolatey, dense and moist, sometimes coming with interesting flavours such as cookies and cream, Bischof, and even miso with coconut flakes suitable for vegans.
The one added bonus here (compared to Serene Centre outlet) is that it has a chiller which can stored chilled desserts.
I ordered a Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Tart ($7). How season appropriate!
The combination of chocolate and pumpkin worked well together, was beautifully creamy, though I wished that the spice element could have been upped a bit.
Coffee beans are currently sourced from Common Man Coffee Roasters; but if you opt for filter, the coffee would be brewed using Artisan Roastery beans roasted in Malaysia.
The space is quite tight here though, and get quite echoey (Two screaming children and that’s it.)
Find a slightly off peak timing to come, and you would be awarded with delicious bakes and the alluring smells from the oven.
Micro Bakery & Kitchen – Red House
63 East Coast Road #01-06 Singapore 428776
Opening Hours: 8:30pm – 5pm Last Order 3pm (Wed – Fri), 8:30pm – 5pm, Last Order 4:30pm (Sat – Sun)
Micro Bakery & Kitchen – Bukit Timah
Serene Centre 10 Jalan Serene #01-05 Singapore 258748
Opening Hours: 8:30am – 5pm (Wed – Sun), Closed Mon – Tues