Are you looking forward to having some Lychee Rose Cake, Basque Burnt Cheese Cake, and Earl Grey White Chocolate Cake?
Toa Payoh residents have a new cafe in their hood (Lorong 4, Blk 85C to be exact) to get their sweet tooth cravings satisfied.
The Twisted Trio was started by three friends that have known each other since young, serving a range of cakes and coffee.
Do note that this is a space that is more catered towards takeaways. What I heard is, best-sellers have been flying off their shelves like hot keks.
However, there is a small corner at the cafe that can accommodate 3 customers. So don’t bring your entire class here.
Walking in, you could be enticed with a display of cakes in both the display chiller and counter-top.
Let me see… Orange Yogurt, 70% Callebaut Chocolate Cake, Earl Grey Pound Cake, Banana Pound Cake, Matcha Pound Cake and Banana Muffins. Okay, enticed already.
The dessert table set up did remind me of the other humble set-up, The Better Half at Everton Park.
Besides cakes, The Twisted Trio also sells freshly bakes and packaged items such as Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies ($14) and Biscotti ($18).
If you are a fan of brownies, you may be glad to know that they sell a Dark & Milk Chocolate Brownie ($4) here as well.
The first item that caught my eye was the Watermelon Rose Cake ($8).
You can see a distinct layer of watermelon sandwiched right in between, topped with a generous number of grapes and strawberries.
Add a couple of sprinkles of pistachios and you have a dessert that is worthy to be put on your Instagram feed.
First bite in and you can taste the distinct floral notes of the rose. The watermelon added a nice texture to the entire cake. Do not worry about the calories because this cake is one of the less sweet ones I have had in a while.
The Blue Pea Passionfruit Cake ($5.50) was another interesting item that caught my attention.
While the cake itself is more on the crumbly side, the light fragrance of the passionfruit cream made it easy to enjoy. The cake had a nice balance of sweet and citrus-sourness.
Noticed a lot of elderly customers visiting when I was there, and I think they made the right decision to make their bakes less sweet.
Drinks-wise, I ordered the Espresso Tonic ($5.5) which had a refreshing kick to it. I really think it is a perfect drink for Singapore’s hot weather.
The owner said that the Espresso Tonic tastes different drinking it with and without a straw, but highly suggested drinking without a straw because it tastes better. The Twisted Trio serves coffee using beans from Brawn & Brains Coffee.
The Iced Dirty Matcha ($7) is basically a matcha latte with an espresso shot. Nice balance of matcha and coffee, with the matcha bitter aftertaste being the highlight for me.
A nice new addition to the Toa Payoh neighbourhood, and perfect for people who love to grab some chio, less-sweet desserts.
The Twisted Trio
Blk 85C Lorong 4 Toa Payoh #01-384 Singapore 313085
Opening Hours: 10:30am – 6:30pm (Mon – Fri), 9:30am – 6:30pm (Sat – Sun)
* 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.