Good coffee at cafes should be a given. Some cafes have great desserts but average savoury food. Others have good food but forgettable sweets. Started by three friends, two bakers and a cook, Two Bakers Artisan Patisserie is a bakery cafe where you will find great coffee to go with good savoury dishes and desserts. Located next to a mechanical engineering workshop in the latest hipster enclave of Jalan Besar-Lavender, Two Bakers is a place you can go to for a good cuppa, a proper meal or just some interesting pastries.
Two Bakers occupies a shop house along Horne Road just opposite the Jalan Besar Stadium. The full height glass frontage lets in plenty of natural light in the day. In the front of the cafe is the beverage preparation area with a display counter with a tempting array of pastries and cakes. The dining area is long and narrow with a mix of communal tables, dining tables and bar tables.
On their menu are brunch items as well as soups, burgers, pastas and salads. Their mains include Duck Confit Penne, Butternut Mushroom Risotto, Thai Chicken Burger and Roast Beef Bagel.
We went there for dinner and ordered a Sesame Dory Burger ($14.80) and a Bacon Alfredo ($14.80). The burger used charcoal sesame bun and was served with fries. The fish patty was quite big but a bit thin. The battered dory was tasty and we like the fries too. The pasta came in a sensible portion nicely presented. The creamy alfredo sauce was rich and smooth. The pasta was cooked just right and well coated by the sauce. The simple pasta dish was fabulous.
For desserts we had the attractive looking Eclair Ondeh Ondeh ($6.80). A long black was $4.50. The French choux pastry looked like an elongated ondeh ondeh. Glazed with desiccated coconut taste of gula Melaka and the scent of pandan leaves were clearly discernible. The elements combined quite well to produce an unusual but delectable eclair.
Currently, they have an afternoon tea set where you get a piece of cake or pastry and top up $3 for a cup of coffee.
We like the Two Bakers (and the cook too). We enjoyed the savoury dishes and there was an interesting range of pastries, all made in house. The eclair we tried was good. We could help ourselves to iced water from the water station. Service was friendly and efficient. No service charge or GST was added to the bill. The space is cosy and warm. The Two Bakers at Horne Road can be an ideal place for a proper meal or just to relax over a cup of coffee and some delectable desserts.
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs
Two Bakers Artisan Patisserie
88 Horne Road
Tel : +65 62930329
Mon: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Wed & Thu: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Fri & Sat: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sun: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Closed on Tuesday
Nearby Station: Lavender
#Street Fact – Horne Road is said to be named after Justice Horne, a judge in Singapore in the 1930s; although based on the names of neighbouring roads, it is more likely that the road was named after Henry Sinclair Horne, a British army general during the First World War.