From Hong Kong to Singapore, from Springleaf to Orchard, Café Bakeaholic may just be that new café you want to head to at Wheelock Place (especially when it is opened throughout the CNY holidays).

(Also read: 10 NEW Orchard Cafes & Coffee Places)

The café is opened by Charmaine Hui who is daughter of veteran Hong Kong Actor Benz Hui 许绍雄.

‘Hui-Kor’ was spotted helping out around, and was also invited for selfies with excited fans. 我好喜欢看你演的戏哦!

This first started as a home-baking passion-project during the “Circuit Breaker” period for the 25-year-old Charmaine.

The business eventually turned into a full-fledged double unit bakery-café at The Brooks II at Springleaf. While the first store is one of the few cafes at Springside, Orchard would prove to be very much more competitive.

This is a bigger space at a more upmarket venue, with a huge backdrop of rear projection video wall.

The visuals will change according to the seasons and period, and therefore you get images of koi ponds and blooming flowers.

Its menu is also more extensive now, serving starters, handmade pizzas, burgers, and pastas.

There are the more typical-sounding Grilled Chicken Sandwich ($14.90), Brioche Eggie ($13.90) – creamy truffle egg mayo with buttery brioche, Japanese Carbonara ($17.90) served with onsen egg and shitake mushrooms, and Veg Pomodoro ($14.90).

If you are looking for the house specials, they are the Classic American Cheeseburger ($15.90), Truffle Poulet Pizza ($20.90), and BH’s Laksa ($17.90) – linguine pasta with laksa sauce.

With the objective of “bringing the best flavours with basic ingredients”, signature bakes include Mini Loaves ($5) in flavours of blood orange, banana walnut, lemon blueberry; and Madeleines (Single $3.90, Box of 6 for $22).

The small sponge cakes come in various flavours such as Lemon, Earl Grey, Match, Genmai Matcha, and Hojicha. The prices remain the same as its original outlet.

Tasting like butter cake, the Lemon Madeleine had a soft-spongy and buttery texture with a light citrusy punch from the lemon.

Customers can head to display to look out for what’s in stock, which can include Cinnamon Rolls ($4), Scones ($2.50, $3), Sea Salt Rosemary Focaccia ($6.50, $10.50), Brioche Buns ($6 for 3pcs), to even Bolo Bao ($3.80, $4.30 with butter).

(However, as some of the bakes are displayed at a lower position, be careful of bending or squatting too down. Emm…hmm…)

Korean-style Croffles which are a combination of croissant and waffles are a new addition to the menu, with savoury and sweet options.

Expect Smoked Salmon Avocado Cream Cheese Croffle ($15.90), Maple Chicken Croffle ($14.90), Ice Cream Croffle ($9.90), Maple Croffle ($5.90), and Cinnamon Croffle Crunch ($5.90).

I had the Dirty Strawberry Croffle ($7.90), called ‘dirty’ due to the drizzling of caramel-toffee flavored biscoff sauce.

Freshly prepared, there was a delightful croissant-like texture on the outside, though I would have preferred the inner texture to be fluffier. The biscoff element could be enhanced as well, with a sprinkling of some crumbs perhaps?

Café Bakeaholic – Orchard
Wheelock Place #02-19, 501 Orchard Road, Singapore 238880
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

CNY Eve: 10am – 5pm, CNY Day 1&2: 10am – 8pm

Cafe Bakeaholic
The Brooks ll, 25 Springside Green, #01-12/13, Singapore 786015
Opening Hours: 8:30am – 5pm (Mon – Sun)

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