The Imperial Treasure Bakery & Cafe at the 100AM Mall in Tanjong Pagar (next to Amara Hotel) has become So Good. It is not a case of great improvement of an already nice bakery but a change of name. We do not know if it is a rebranding exercise or a new owner has taken over the premises together with all the fittings including the menu board. You can see the photos in our earlier post Imperial Treasure Bakery & Cafe and compare them with photos of So Good Bakery in this post and play spot the difference.
Typhoon Cafe at Plaza Singapura is an attractive contemporary Taiwanese cafe on level 4 of the popular Orchard Road mall. It offers Instagram-worthy artisan fruit teas and desserts as well as classic Taiwanese dishes like Lu Rou Fan and Oyster Omelette. Signature dishes of Typhoon Cafe at Plaza Singapura include Australian Beef Short Rib with Wuxi Maltose Glaze and Crispy Whole Pork Knuckle with Taiwanese Chilli Jam.
Creamier Tiong Bahru is a new outlet of Creamier Handcrafted Ice Cream and Coffee. It fits in nicely in the bohemian estate of Tiong Bahru. Opened a few months ago without fanfare, the unpretentious ice cream parlour and cafe occupies an unassuming spot in Yong Siak Street. It has a low key frontage and with only a small signage on its plain white wall. Those in the know head to Creamier Tiong Bahru to enjoy its freshly made ice cream and excellent waffle – and it would seem that they are many people in the know.
We all know Imperial Treasure as the Peking duck and dim sum people. They are not the first place that comes to mind when we think of coffee and desserts. At the 100AM Mall in Tanjong Pagar (next to Amara Hotel), we saw the Imperial Treasure Bakery & Cafe and we thought of Chinese restaurant items like bo lo bao (菠蘿包). But they also have a nice looking coffee machine and a cake display. We decided to have our coffee and desserts at Imperial Treasure Bakery & Cafe instead of the more usual choices at Tanjong Pagar.
When Pablo Singapore opened in August 2017, the Straits Times reported a two-hour wait for cheese tarts. When we were shopping in Wisma Atria recently, we passed by Pablo and noticed that the spacious cafe was almost empty. We thought it was a good opportunity to have a coffee break and enjoy the popular Japanese cheese tarts with its famed gooey cheese filling.