Continuing our discovery excursions into the Fusionopolis area, we ran into the Bread Yard cafe. According to their website, “Bread Yard sprouted on campus in the early and inspiring days of the Singapore University of Technology and Design. It became quite the food icon of the university, drawing in crowds from outside the campus.” It is a good thing that they have decided to venture out into the real world because there seems to be a great demand for their freshly baked bread and pastries. This small cafe was quite crowded. The first thing that came to mind was that this reminded us of the early days of Cedele in their bakery and cafe in Siglap, before they hit the big time.
The dining area of Bread Yard was simple and practical. But that does not stop the constant flow of patrons into the shop, despite its out-of-the-way location at the end of a corridor. These empty tables were filled up quite soon. On one side of the cafe lies the working area where serious baking was taking place. If they can produce so much good stuff from this small area, one can only imagine that it is a matter of time before they will become a household name.
The Bread Yard’s menu predictably revolves around bread items – sandwiches, all day breakfast dishes, plus a small section of mains such as rib eye steak. Unfortunately we only ran into Bread Yard after our meal and only had space for dessert. What we can tell is that the sandwiches on the other tables looked wonderful and the other people having them seemed like having a great time.
We had a long black ($3.50), cappuccino ($4.50) and dark chocolate bread pudding ($6). It was a self-service place – order and pay at the cashier and collect the food when the buzzer sounds.
The dark chocolate bread pudding looked really ugly. We think that it is a strong contender for ugliest dish in 2016. The other strong contender is the charcoal fish and chips at Pipe District (read review here).
Fortunately, the taste of this black lump was very good. Moist, dense and very chocolatey. The coffee was also very good and can rival those of many of the hip cafes in town.
Overall, this small humble cafe in Fusionopolis really punches above its weight in terms of quality of food.
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs
1 Fusionopolis Place
Tel: +65 97735318
Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. 8:00 p.m.
Sat 9:00 a.m. 2:30 p.m.
Nearby MRT Station : One North