Fans of Woodlands Sourdough were probably devastated upon hearing the closure of the previous outlet located in Serene Centre. (That shop has been replaced by Microbakery Bakery & Kitchen.)
But good news, owners Chalith and Nur are back at a brand-new location in Upper Thomson.
Woodlands Sourdough is known for their sourdough bread and brownies, which we argue may probably be one of the best in Singapore.
Unlike other bakeries, the sourdough here is on the dense side, with a slight sticky texture on the inside.
If you are new to their bakes, the owners assured us that the bread is fully cooked despite the texture.
The new outlet bears some resemblance to their previous outlet, with racks of bread and display trays full of bakes.
With the white walls and the interior decorations, it felt like a bakery-café in San Francisco for that split second.
Apart from the usual brownies such as the Rye Hazelnut Almond Brownie ($5.50), some new items include the Tartine ($8) which is essentially a slice of their signature sourdough bread topped with fresh mozzarella, pesto and salad greens served alongside some roasted tomatoes.
What caught my attention was the Treacle Tart and Apple Tart ($5 each).
The treacle tart, a classic British dessert, is usually made with breadcrumbs and syrup.
Woodlands Sourdough’s rendition is topped with pecans which gave the tart a nice roasted flavour and aroma. Slight warning, some may find this tart on the heavy side.
However, the Apple Tart was definitely less dense compared to the treacle tart. It also had a crumblier texture and was probably my favourite item due to the apple fragrance.
The glazed apple on the top had a slight sour tinge which went well with the entire tart, balancing out the slight sweetness of the tart.
To wash it all off, the Cold Brew Tea ($5) was a perfect choice.
The slightly roasted rice fragrance resembled the notes of a Genmaicha was especially refreshing on a hot day.
Woodlands Sourdough has also brought back some items such as the Not Cross Bun ($4).
This vegan bun is packed with ingredients such as currant, fresh orange and ginger. If you choose to dine-in, the Not Cross Bun will be served with butter and jam ($6).
The bun had slightly spicy notes, probably due to the addition of the Allspice powder.
Other bakes at Woodlands Sourdough include Whole Wheat Banana Walnut Date Tea Cake ($5.50), Rye Chocolate Prune Tea Cake ($5.50) and Spelt Lemon Sesame Tea Cake ($5.50).
Some items may only be available on certain days so do check their Instagram page before heading down as they post a dedicated menu for each day.
183 Upper Thomson Road, The Longhaus #01-03 Singapore 574429
Opening Hours: 8:30am – 3pm (Thurs – Sun), Closed Mon – Wed
* Written by DFD’s Café Correspondent @__sy_g. Songyu is a food and travel blogger whose hobby is uncovering hidden hipster cafes. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.