Brunch @ Do.Main Bakery

December 17, 2014 in European (cafe) by thywhaleliciousfay

My friends and I were in the East with the intention to brunch. However, we were left stranded when we reached the cafe only to learn the kitchen had closed! But thankfully, fellow blogger JiakSimiPng had earlier instagram-ed of a new (French) café in the East which was a 8 to 10 minutes drive from where we were. And with that, we were off. =)

  

Parking can be a little tricky. With no parking lots along the main road, we tried circling in the private estate that was directly behind Do.Main Bakery. But no luck there. Thankfully, one of my girlfriends was familiar with Katong. Just across the road, there’re (carpark coupon) parking lots behind the stretch of yellow-painted shophouses at 50 cents per half hour.

We entered into the café which was dominated in white and black. I liked the idea that the pop colours in the café would be the food we were eating. Ha. We chose to sit at the seats further away from the entrance where we were treated to live ‘performances’ within the kitchen! The full-length glass allowed us to watch the staff, including the man himself (chef Frederic Deshayes), in action. What a splendid way of telling us everything is handcrafted. And don’t be shy to return their smiles if they happen to ‘catch’ you watching them. Ha!

And from the menu (pages 1, 2, 3), we ordered:-

1) Quiche lorraine, $8 (above) – Wanting to try their savoury, we chose quiche over sandwiches and croque monsieur. And when I took my first bite, the very first thought that struck me was how fresh the egg was. I kid not. It just tasted very different, in a good way of course. I liked how they managed to keep a good balance between the egg and bacon. Vegetarian version was also available with a ‘quiche veggy’!

2) Apple tart, $5 (above) – With flavours like apple, bourdaloue (pear) and fruit available, we went with apple. I liked that there was another layer of minced apple filling under the top layer of beautifully laid caramelised apple slices. A must try.


3) Phitivier, $7 (above) – An enclosed pie of puff pastry and almond cream.


4) Salted caramel eclair, $5 (above) – These came out fresh from the kitchen. And yes, we are aunt-ish in a way where nothing could stop us from ordering items that’re freshly made! Especially if we saw it with our own eyes. Haha. And this certainly did not disappoint. The choux pastry held itself well and was crispy (instead of becoming soggy) although it was fully piped with cream.

5) Millefeuille jivara, $8 (above) – With milk chocolate being the main ingredient, this was pretty good. I liked the different textures where the blob of chocolate was smooth and creamy with the bottom being crunchy with nuts yet airy. Although my girlfriend mistook the bottom layer to be lao hong (漏风). If only the price could be adjusted to be more affordable. Maybe $6?

6) Latte, $6.80 (above)

So yes, we were impressed with what we had at Do.Main Bakery. I definitely recommend giving Do.Main Bakery a try.

I wanted to try their dough range of croissant, orange danish, etc, but we were too full. I don’t normally think of taking away when I am very full. Ha. So I guess I will definitely be back not just to try the other baked stuff, but to buy an apple pie (back) to share with my family too! =)

DO.MAIN BAKERY
226 Tanjong Katong, Singapore
6348 1406, Website, Facebook
Overall: 7
Opening hours:-
Food/Beverage: 8
Tues – Thur : 08:00 – 21:00
Ambience: 6
Fri – Sun : 08:00 – 22:30
Value: 6
* Closed on Mon
Service: 7