Nayuki VivoCity (奈雪の茶) is such a popular bakery cafe. We saw a long queue at the shop when we were there recently. Curiosity got the better of us. From the name, the cafe layout and the bread, we thought it was a Japanese cafe. Or maybe Taiwanese, because of its range of fancy teas. We were wrong on both counts. We later learnt from Retail News
Nayuki is described as
In addition to the bread, the other attraction at Nayuki VivoCity was the tea selection – supreme fruit tea, cheese tea pearl milk tea and cheese fruit tea. What caught our eye were the cheese teas. Cheese and tea sounds like a weird combination. But we saw so many customers going for it. So many people can’t be wrong, right? We decided to try the most basic one – Cheese Jasmine Tippy Tea ($4.50) to go with the cutest bun – silly choco sesame ($3).
Nayuki Silly Choco Sesame Bun
The food and drinks at Nayuki VivoCity are all packaged for takeaway. There is a small dining area at the back where customers can consume their purchases after paying for and collecting them at the cashier. We like the paper inserts for each tray used to collect the bread. So many bakeries do not provide them nowadays.
The Nayuki Silly Choco Sesame Bun looks so adorable. It is quite a large bun coated with chocolate and stuffed with black sesame filling. It tasted as good as it looks. The amount of sesame filling used was generous. No crockery was provided, only a glove to be used by dine-in customers.
Nayuki Cheese Jasmine Tea
How does cheese tea taste like? Not as bad as it sounds. The cheese used was very mild. Only when we tasted the cheese directly did we get a soft cheese taste. Once the cheese that floats at the top was stirred and mixed with the tea, it was like cream without any detectable cheese flavour. It was a pleasant Jasmine tea with cream. All in all, Nayuki VivoCity bakery cafe is a nice place, except that it was so crowded and the cramped conditions did not do justice to the lovely bread and drinks.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Nayuki VivoCity (奈雪の茶)
1 Harbourfront Walk, #01-207
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