We are beginning to see more bakery cafes opening in clustered areas across Singapore, specialising in croissants, sourdough, baguettes and the likes.
Everton Park near Outram is considered one of the oldest neighbourhood in Singapore which has this quaint and laid-back vibes. But due to its vicinity to Keong Saik and Duxton, you do get the occasional hipster indie shops to be found here.
If you happen to be in the Outram Park vicinity, you may want explore newer cafes such as Ballad Of Anna May (Craig Road), At3 (Kampong Bahru), Dolc Patisserie (Kampong Bahru), Kream & Kensho (Kampung Bahru), and the revamped Strangers’ Reunion (Kampong Bahru).
Though their name Pickle Bakery reminds me of the tongue twister – Peter Piper, you won’t be able to find pickled peppers in there but instead, two female bakers – Liz and Jas.
The humble shop serves mainly as a takeaway bakery with limited seats both indoors and outdoors.
Note that they only open 4 days a week from Thursdays to Sundays, for limited hours from 8:30am (the opening hours also change from time to time).
They prepared the food based on memories and experiences through their travels, backpacking endeavours and the people they met which is translated into the products on the shelves.
Pickle Bakery uses quality flours and heritage blends for all their bakes.
All their ingredients are prepared in-house, from sprouting to pickling, preserving and long periods of fermentation to obtain their fruits of labour.
Their menu rotates on a regular basis but focuses on Sourdough Loaves (Country $10, Seeded $11, Baguette $4) and Viennoiseries (pastries made from a yeast-leavened dough).
Recommendations also include Plain Croissant ($4.50) and Kinako Snail ($5.00).
Their Tartines, a slice of bread topped with sweet or savoury toppings, are only available after 9am.
There are two types of choose from include Parma Ham, Burrata & Balsamic Vinegar ($14) and Mushroom, Potato, Béchamel & Aged Cheddar ($11).
Do not under-estimate the size as each tartine is about 7 to 8 inches wide, like a mini pizza.
I enjoyed the Parma Ham, Burrata & Balsamic Vinegar Tartine ($14) that was like a brunch dish on its own.
It had a good mix of textures between the soft burrata, buttery parma ham and chewy sourdough.
The balsamic vinegar added a flavourful touch, which complemented well with the savoury parma ham and the tangy sourdough bread.
The Mushroom, Potato, Béchamel & Aged Cheddar Tartine ($11) tasted ‘healthier’, with a comforting, hearty and more filling portion.
Apart from the Sourdough Loaves and Tartines that are more substantial in portion, The Pickle Bakery also offers smaller bite-sized bakes.
These include Assorted Sourdough Buns – Figs Blue Cheese & Walnut, Herbs & Kalamanta Olives ($5.50), Sprouted Quinoa ($5) and Viennoiseries: Original Croissant, Smoked Cheddar Sausage Roll, Black Forest Ham, Mozzarella & Pickle Square.
One thing to note is that they do not offer coffee or drinks on their menu, so technically speaking they are not considered a cafe but a bakery. But you can always head over to Nylon for some coffee.
2 Everton Park, #01-61, Singapore 081002
Opening Hours: 8:30am – 3:30pm (Thurs – Sun), Closed Mon, Tues, Wed
* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.