Dolc Patisserie is the newest kid on the block located along the stretch of shophouses at Kampong Bahru Road (somewhere near where Strangers’ Reunion was).
Specialising in French techniques with modern flavours and incorporating influences from Spain, Dolc Patisserie wants to introduce a piece of Barcelona in their pastries to the locals.
It also hopes to provide a familiar taste of hometown to the Spanish expats residing in Singapore.
Before stepping into the shop, one will be greeted with the flower motif “El panot de flor” found on the glass window, one of the most representative symbols of Barcelona street tiles.
The 20-seaters white and minimalist space is warm and cosy, with 2 display shelves for the pastries and the desserts respectively.
The desserts display features their current selection of the day, ranging from Fruit Tart ($8+) to Bananier ($8+) made from chocolate and banana, Elsie ($8.50+), Passionfruit Meringue ($7.50+), Charlotte ($8.50+), chocolate with coffee Royale ($8.50+) and Mango Shortcake ($8+).
It was indeed rewarding and therapeutic to look at these pretty and dainty desserts that are beautifully crafted.
I ended up with the velvety red Charlotte ($8.50+) made of Strawberry, Basil and Mascarpone.
Appearance-wise, the Charlotte reminded me of the Mango Mousse Spring cake from Two Bakers, except that the latter is yellow in colour.
Slice the Charlotte into halves and you will see layers of basil sponge cake with a strawberry core on top of a butter cookie.
I was intrigued with the first bite, mainly due to the basil sponge that resembled the savoury pesto pasta.
It was love at first bite (or sight).
The basil taste was distinctive yet not overwhelming, pleasantly balanced with the sweet strawberry coulis with a touch of creaminess from the mascarpone layer.
Since Basque Burnt Cheesecake is currently trending, I decided to go with Elsie ($8.50+), an elongated cheesecake encased within a white chocolate tart shell filled with cream cheese and yogurt.
The texture was interesting and tasted like a Magnum bar – fluffy light cream with a denser cheesecake sandwiched by a sturdy chocolate tart shell.
The desiccated coconut embedded within the white chocolate added more crunch to the textures.
Pastries such as Croissant (Plain $3.80+/ Ham & Cheese $4.50+), Napolitana ($4.50+), Donuts ($3.20+ – $3.80+) and Curry Muffins ($3.50+) are available on the other display shelf.
Beverage-wise, the usual selections such as Espresso (Single $3.50+/ Double $3.80+), Latte/ Cappuccino ($5+), Mocha ($5.50+), Tea ($5.50+) are available.
Coffee beans used were roasted by Tiong Hoe Speciality Coffee, and my cup of Latte ($5+) was decent.
The ladies here (referring to the names of the cakes) definitely stole the limelight.
Dolc Patisserie offers quite a selection of beautifully crafted desserts with interesting flavours and I foresee myself coming back to try the other desserts.
67 Kampong Bahru Road, #01-00, Singapore 169371
Opening Hours: 9am – 6pm (Mon – Sat), 10am – 4pm (Sun)
* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.