Kamome Bakery is a Japanese bakery cum cafe that gets the Japanese community in Singapore all excited. It seems that the Japanese style bakery in Goldhill Plaza is at close as it gets to the small cozy bakeries found in Japan. However, even someone who has never been to Japan will be charmed by Kamome’s soft fluffy milk toast and a range of interesting and delectable breads and pastries.
Kamome Bakery in Goldhill Plaza
Kamome Bakery is located in a shophouse in Goldhill Plaza, facing United Square. Craftsmen Specialty Coffee and Udders can be found along the same row of shops. The Novena MRT Station is within walking distance.
The bakery cafe has no obvious signboard save for a portable advertising board placed outside the shop. It is more easily recognised by the light blue headboard with an illustration of a seagull ion its shop front.
The interior of the bakery cafe is long and narrow. At the front, there is the cashiers’ counter on one side and shelves of tempting bread and pastries on the other side. The rear is divided between the baking and food preparation area and the dining area. The wonderful aroma of freshly baked bread permeates the whole dining space.
A wide variety of sweet and savoury bakes are available for eat in as well as takeaway.
One of the most popular takeaway items is the signature Kamome Toast Bread, which takes 5 hours to bake using an original recipe with no preservatives, no honey and no egg. There is a signboard telling customers how the loaf can be sliced to the precise thickness for different purpose.
Other popular items will include Melon Pan, Brownie and Pork Cutlet (Tonkatsu) Sandwich.
A variety of beverages, including wine, is offered.
Dining in at Kamome
Dining in at the Japanese bakery in Goldhill Plaza can mean picking up items from the shelves or ordering from the menu. Kamone Menu is fairly limited. Currently, there are eight main items on the menu. Below is picture of the menu.
The items on the menu come with a free hot tea or coffee. A small top up of $.50 and you can get hot or iced, latte, cappucino or flat white or iced tea. No GST or service charge will be added to the prices shown on the menu.
We ordered the Teriyaki Burger ($13.80) and Kamome Breakfast ($9.80) with hot coffee. The coffee was average and nothing to write home about.
The Teriyaki Burger was served with fries. It was a simple dish which was palatable and satisfying. The soft bun was very nice.
The Kamome Breakfast was the prettier dish. It gave us the chance to try the signature thick toast bread. The bread was indeed very good. It was like and really soft and fluffy. It was enjoyable eating the bread alone, and even more delightful with some butter and jam. The bacon was quite thick and we could use part of the bread to make an open sandwich with the egg and bacon. The green salad with lots of sweet cranberries complete the meal nicely.
Buns & Snacks
We also tried the Pork Cutlet Sandwich and Red Bean Butter Bun.
The Red Bean and Butter was a rather unusual item for us. The smooth salted butter and sweet azuki red bean paste combined well. We thought the bread was a bit too tough and chewy.
Pork Cutlet Sandwich had a nice soft bun. The pork cutlet was not very special but palatable enough. It was not a bad alternative to the more common ham sandwich or hotdog.
We bought the popular melon pan as well as mini croissants and mini doughnuts to take away. The croissants and doughnuts were fairly ordinary but the melon pan lived up to expectation.The sweet bun with a crispy outer texture was soft and light and rather delicious.
Homely Bakery Cafe
We saw many Japanese in the bakery cafe – both to buy bread for takeaway and to have snacks or a meal there. It is not hard to understand the popularity of Kamome Bakery. Its breads are good. The prices are very reasonable. You can have a nice hot meal, delectable snacks or just bread and wine there. The cafe has a relaxed atmosphere filled with the lovely aroma of freshly baked breads. Kamome Bakery is a homely Japanese style bakery cafe. It is easy to feel at home at Kamome, whether home means Kyoto or Kembangan.
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs
169 Thomson Road, Singapore 307621
Tel: +65 8757 8560
Opening Hours: 8 am – 5 pm
Closed on Wednesday
Nearby MRT Station: Novena
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