A makeover has given the Two Bakers at Horne Road a fresh new look. The interior design has aesthetics that matches Two Bakers attractive signature pastries and desserts. The cafe at Horne Road is now an even more inviting place to go to for a good cup of coffee or a casual meal.
Two Bakers at Horne Road
Co-founded by Le Cordon Blue-trained Erica Yap and cooking-enthusiast Jessica Chin, Two Bakers had been in business at Horne Road since 2014. It now has a branch in Upper Serangoon at Teck Chye Terrace.
Two Bakers at Horne Road occupies a shop house just opposite the entrance to the multi-storey car park of Jalan Besar Stadium. The area still has many light engineering workshops and spares & accessories businesses and has a somewhat gritty vibes.
Two Bakers is an artisanal bakery cafe that serves bespoke French and fusion inspired pastries which are aesthetically pleasing. The cafe had the industrial interior style, which seemed rather appropriate for the neighborhood it was in, but somewhat incongruent with the creative beautiful cakes and pastries in its display counters.
The makeover has given Two Bakers at Horne Road a more stylish and contemporary look. The Modern-style decor, with clean lines, light wood and neutral colours, creates a practical but inviting space.
The cake display counter and cashier’s counter have been pushed to the rear. The dining space in front is more spacious. There is a small outdoor dining area.
The Menu of Two Bakers
The menu of Two Bakers is quite extensive. It is said to be inspired by Japanese food culture and focused on offering “a harmonious palette of flavours and colours attuned with nature and the Japanese aesthetic”. Expect starters like Teriyaki Ginger Chicken Salad, brunch item like Okonomiyaki French Toasts and mains such as Saikoro Steak Don and Seared Duck Sesame Soba. Desserts, pancakes and gelato are also on the menu.
The full menu of Two Bakers can be viewed online. Below are sample pages of the menu – available in physical form and digital form, which can be accessed with the mobile phone by scanning a QR code.
Lunch at Two Bakers
We had visited Two Bakers at Horne Road on several previous occasions and went there for lunch recently. We ordered a Salt & Pepper Chicken Don ($18), the Ponzu Steak ($22) and the Miso French Toast with Umeboshi Compote ($16). A Flat White was $5.00 and Iced Latte was $6.50.
The Salt & Pepper Chicken Don was the classic Japanese rice bowl given a contemporary international interpretation. The purple rice was completely covered by the roasted chicken thigh, corn, spinach and 64-degree egg. The chicken prepared with salt and sichuan peppercorn was tender and had a nice aroma. The flavours were subtle but appealing. There was just a slightly spicy bite. The slow-cooked 64-degree egg added to the aesthetic appeal of the rice bowl – the whites were like jiggly custard and the yolk was soft and creamy. The Salt & Pepper Chicken Don was a simple yet satisfying, complete meal in a bowl.
The Ponzu Steak was attractively plated with the bright orange carrot puree as a dramatic backdrop. The cuts of beef were very generous. The steak had a nice brown crust. The beef had a fair amount of fats and just a little chewy. Marinated with ponzu sauce, the full-flavoured beef had a tangy-zesty citrus twang. It was an interesting tasty and filling dish.
The Miso French Toast with Umeboshi Compote was fairly standard cafe fare. The miso flavour was subtle
Coffee & Cake
The coffee at Two Bakers was good. Expertly brewed, it was smooth yet robust and left a pleasant aftertaste.
We did not have room for desserts during our latest visit but we would just show you photos of the beautiful Two Baker cake we had tried on another visit. It tasted as good as it looked.
We had visited Two Bakers at Horne Road many times. It was always an enjoyable experience. With its new modern look, we like it even more. Service is friendly and efficient. The casual dining menu is interesting and offers sufficient choice. It is a very nice spot for a casual meal or a good cup of coffee and delectable desserts.
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs
88 Horne Road, Singapore 209083
Tel: +65 6293 0329
Opening Hours: 9 am – 5 pm
Nearby MRT Stations: Lavender, Bendemeer
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