Cakes are a type of food that occupies a special place in our hearts (and our stomachs). On special occasions such as weddings and birthdays, we celebrate with a cake. Even on normal days we search for the list of top cake cafes in Singapore. We escape to these pleasant places to escape from the humdrum of daily life. Sometimes a slice of cake costs more than our lunch at the food court. But a beautiful cake in a peaceful setting never fails to brighten our spirits. Even better when it tastes as good as it looks. These days, thanks to the opening so many cake cafes in Singapore, we are spoiled for choice. Here is The Ordinary Patrons’ (TOP) list of our favourite cake cafes in Singapore.
The Owl has flown to the Courtyard. The Owl Cafe operated as a pop up store of sort along a narrow corridor in the National Gallery Singapore. Earlier this year it moved into the space vacated by the Padang Cafe and took on a new name. Courtyard Café National Gallery Singapore located on the ground level of Supreme Court Wing is a casual diner serving Straits Asian food, good coffee and a selection of traditional kuehs.
Stärker Signature, Tanjong Pagar Centre is the latest outlet of the Starker Group. They seem to be sprouting outlets all over Singapore. As of today they have three Starker Bistro outlets, two Starker Signature and one each of Starker Music and Starker Q. It seems that the “Bistro” series have more food choices with “German signature roasts as well as popular international dishes” while the Q series at the other end “is a multi-concept bar that serves a variety of cuisines with a local touch at wallet-friendly prices“. The “Signature” outlet at Starker Tanjong Pagar is therefore something in the upper middle segment. What is common through the range is the fresh and fruity beer that Starker is known for.
The Lobby Bar 1864 Sofitel Singapore is named after the year 1864 when the Tanjong Pagar Dock Company was founded. This gesture commemorates the start of the transformation of the neighbouring district from the fishing village to the city downtown that it is today. The 1864 Bar is a lovely place. It felt like the sort of living room that we like but never had. In the age of the sharing economy, we could “own” it for a while for the price of a few drinks. We made a detour to the 1864 Bar before our lunch at the Racines restauant next to it.
Katong Kitchen is the hotel dining space at Village Hotel Katong in Katong V. Katong Kitchen is a very popular destination for halal buffet in the East. For those who can resist the all you can eat buffet, the a la carte menu of Katong Kitchen at Katong V has tempting items as well.
Looking for a nice, quiet cafe to have coffee, tea and desserts in the middle of the busy Scotts Road / Orchard Road area? Lady M Scotts Square will probably meet with your approval. As we have come to expect, Lady M Scotts is an elegant place. It is located on the ground floor and fits right in with the equally immaculately groomed Scotts Square Shopping Mall on Scotts Road. By the way, Lady M cafes are referred to as “cake boutiques.”