You may not have expected to find a hipster bakery café like this under a block of flats at 63B Lengkok Bahru, in between a roti prata eatery and 4D shops. (Also read: 10 Alexandra & Redhill Cafes)
Many curious uncles and aunties walk past, take a peek inside. One or two can be heard lamenting about the price of a ”roti”, then proceed to place their bets next door.
The Muslim-owned bakery Maison Sucreé is quite striking with its dark blue frontage and buttery aroma, and has gained quite a positive reputation via word-of-mouth.
Of short walking distance from Redhill MRT station and 85 Redhill Food Centre, I visited the bakery from time to time, but wanted to wait till its café space opens before writing about it.
(A slight pity that its marble tables were replaced by the more generic wooden ones within a space of a few days.)
On its menu are viennoiseries like Butter Croissant ($3.50), Chocolate Croissant ($4), Almond Croissant ($4.50, Coffee Bun ($2.50), Custard Bun ($2) and Cinnamon Roll ($6).
Almost popular are its Carrot Cake ($7.50), Red Velvet ($7.50), Blackforest Cheesecake ($7.50) and Flourless Triple Chocolate Cake ($8).
The must-have item in the menu when you dine at Maison Sucreé is definitely the croissant.
And I recommend having there and then (if possible) as it may lose some of its crispiness due to the humidity.
All the baked goods are rolled, baked and crafted by the Head Baker Tommy Lim, who was previously from Jones The Grocer and has a heapful experience of 10 years in the bread and pastry industry.
Every croissant baked from Maison Sucreé are prepared at least 3 days prior, using ingredients such as natural homegrown levain and premium quality butter from Brittany France.
I thought that the Original Butter Croissant ($3.50) was delightfully crisp (crispier than many of the famous brands out there) with good amount of fluffiness and buttery aroma.
But note, there is a quota of 180 croissants baked daily, and sometimes they are sold out early. So you may end up disappointed.
There are also occasional seasonal flavours such as Nutella Rocher Croissants, Biscoff Croissants, and even Gula Melaka Croissants, so look out for them on the display.
As there is now an expanded café area on the side with some outdoor seats of about 20, there are other plated bites and desserts.
You can look forward to Croissant Sandwiches filled with Truffle Egg Mayo ($7), Ham and Cheese ($8), Salmon and Eggs ($12) and “Breakfast” ($10) items of chicken ham and scrambled eggs.
(Photo credit: Nicholas Tan @stormscape)
Plated desserts are also available, such as Sticky Date Pudding ($10), and Sao Palme 60% Lava Cake ($10).
I love it that you can find quality bakes and cakes at a humble location like this. Instead of just the usual high-profile brands, perhaps we can also support little bakery cafes that churn out goods with passion and quality.
63B Lengkok Bahru, #01-362, Singapore 152063
Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon