Ottoman Turkish Delights at Bussorah Street is a delightful Turkish bakery and confectionery. It was one of the places we stopped by when we did a walkabout of the Singapore Kampong Glam area during the December holidays. There were many folks like us walking about in the area near the Sultan Mosque. Local tourists, discovering new places which we had hitherto not noticed before.
Desserts, Coffee, Tea
Parallel Coffee Roasters Cafe at Duxton Hill was where we ended up for coffee after our lunch at Beng Who Cooks along Neil Road. The cafe has a peaceful environment. The coffee was good and reasonably priced. The pastries however are unikely to win any prizes in a beauty contest.
Lucid is a minimalist cafe opened by Andrea Tan, called Singapore’s ‘coffee princess’ by CNA Lifestyle. With 2 National Brewers Cup champions as partners, quality barista-brewed coffee is the main attraction of the stylish cafe in Hamilton Road. As even the most die hard coffee lovers cannot live on coffee alone, Lucid has introduced a new menu of a few savoury dishes and baked pastries.
Café Ma Maison is a new Japanese cafe in Mandarin Gallery. The tart shop by Ma Maison from Nagoya, Japan is also a family friendly cosy cafe for Japanese-style Western food and desserts.
I think we might have just tasted the best egg tart in Singapore. After sampling many types of egg tarts over the years from restaurants and Hong Kong-style char chaan tangs in Singapore, this wonderful Portuguese egg tart turned up in a most unexpected place – an European cafe in the heart of the Lion City.
Tucked away inside Vanguard Campus in Kallang Avenue is a contender for coziest outdoor cafe. The inviting Banchong Cafe, which serves coffee & toast and simple local fare, is a place that you may feel like lingering.