Dough CHIJMES is a smart new bakery cafe that opened in the earlier part of 2021. Referred to as Dough Supply on their website, it is set up by the folks behind the hip cafe and coffee roaster Glyph Supply Co in 111 Somerset at Orchard, Singapore.
A nice clear view of the kitchen welcomes each visitor to Dough Chijmes cafe. The freshly baked pastries are available for dining in or takeaway. Perhaps because of the reduced visitor traffic during these COVID times, the range of pastries available at the time of our visit was not very wide.
You can tell from our pictures that the Dough CHIJMES cafe is a modern, spacious place. It is a pleasant change from the cramped small cafes that seem to be the norm these days. There is an air-conditioned dining area and a large outdoor (sheltered) area that looks out into the pretty CHIJMES surrounding.
What we like most about Glyph Supply is their coffee and the large coffee machine at the counter reminds us that coffee is the main event. The use of split-flap boards, often seen at airports, is a nice retro touch. It reminded us of the Starbucks Reserve Roastery Tokyo which also uses such panels for information displays.
Dough CHIJMES Menu
In addition to the cakes and pastries from the Dough bakery, there is also a small selection of warm food such as burger and pasta. Here are pictures of portions of the Dough Chijmes menu for food and drinks.
We had stopped by at Dough cafe after lunch at the CASA restaurant at CHIJMES. Coffee was the main objective but we also picked up a hazelnut banana Danish ($5) to go with the coffee. The standard of cafe bakeries in Singapore is very high these days. This was a nice Danish but not better than those of the competition. The coffee at Dough CHIJMES was however a different story. The cappuccino ($5) was smooth, creamy and complex. This is probably the best coffee we had in recent months.
At a visit sometime ago to the Glyph Supply outlet at 111 Somerset where they have a small roasting machine that produces very nice smells in the morning, I wanted to buy some of their beans to see if I can make a similar cup of coffee at home. Their prices start from around $24 for 200g and can go up to $60. I changed my mind when I saw their prices. It is better to enjoy these precious beans in the Glyph cafes, prepared by the experts with the shiny coffee machines.
Overall Rating: 5 TOPs
30 Victoria Street, #01-30
Tues – Sun: 10 am – 6 pm
Closed on Mondays
Nearby MRT Stations: Bras Basah, City Hall
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