Brunch @ The Bakery Chef

September 20, 2014 in European (cafe) by thywhaleliciousfay

With The Bakery Chef conveniently located near my workplace, I’ve managed to visit them a few times. Yeah!

The Bakery Chef is not near to any MRT station. However, one can hop onto a bus that’s headed towards Bukit Merah Bus Interchange or Bukit Merah Central from Tiong Bahru or Redhill MRT stations.

And because The Bakery Chef is located near to offices, the small cafe is packed even at non-peak hours. Went once at 3pm to take away a cup of coffee and saw most of the seats within the cafe taken! The best time to visit on weekdays is probably at 1.30pm when most have returned to work after lunch or at 5.30pm when most are preparing to head home from work. Cant comment much about weekends though.

And from the menu, my colleagues ordered:-

1) Rainbow slice, $5.80 (above) – We were drawn to the layers of pastel-colored sponge despite its size. And what took me by surprise was how soft and light the cake was. It was moist without being too sweet. But what I felt was redundant in the presentation was the coloured ball sprinkles which were so hard. It’s slightly pricey for a small slice of cake which I could easily finish with 3 big mouthfuls. Or was I able to finish it in so few mouthfuls cause it was good? Hmm… Haha.

2) Carrot cake, $10.90 (above) – From the tower cakes series, the carrot cake was really moist. I liked that the cream cheese was just right in terms of sweetness and how additional crunch was introduced into the cake from the walnuts and shredded carrot that were sparsely mixed into the layered cake’s batter. Although I wondered if the cake was really moist or a little mushy as I ate. But I liked it nonetheless.

3) Red velvet cheese cake, $5.80 (above) – This was really good. The sponge was really moist yet light. Perhaps due to its porous sponge texture? I initially thought it would be an overload of the cream cheese since the layer of the cream cheese was really thick, but it worked out well.

4) Opera cake, $5.80 (above)

5) Red velvet waffle, $13.90 (above) – Waffle was nicely done with the interior being fluffy. However, a plain(er) flavour of ice cream would have been better because the thick chocolate ice cream overpowered the red velvet taste. I almost failed to realise there were chocolate chunks in the waffle batter, especially when the ice cream melted. So yah, in a way, it was as though I was eating plain waffle with chocolate ice cream instead.

6) Latte, $4 (above) – I drank their latte in-house and take away. The take-away ones were too milky. I say, stick to drinking the coffee at the cafe and enjoy the cute latte art!

7) Latte, $4 (+ $1, green tea)

The Bakery Chef is definitely recommended for their cakes. And that shouldn’t come as a surprise as I have seen a few other cafés getting their supply of cakes from The Bakery Chef too. If not why would they get their supply from them, right? =)

For better value, come with a big appetite or in a group and order their dessert platter at $22.40 which allow one to enjoy 3 counter cakes, 1 cupcake, 2 macarons and 1 glass dessert (lychee mousse). The dessert platter unfortunately does not include the tower cake series.

Blk 161 Bukit Merah Central, #01-3711, Singapore
6273 9211, Website, Facebook
Overall: 6.5
Opening hours:-
Food/Beverage: 7
Mon : 10:00 – 21:00
Ambience: 6
Tues – Thur : 10:00 – 19:00
Value: 7
Fri – Sun : 10:00 – 21:00
Service: 6