Cafes in neighbourhoods tend to be in far flung, hard to find areas, but this roughly 1 month old is right smack in Toa Payoh Central, along the rows of toiletries shops, handphone shops, coffee shops and hardware shops.
It’s a small and intimate space, nothing fanciful about it, but comfortable enough with smells of fresh bakes wafting out of the kitchen as you eat. We were there on a Sunday morning, and there was a steady stream of families coming in for hearty breakfast sets. They’ve the usual Eggs Ben and Big Breakfast and such, all less than $15. Coffee, teas and juices are available too. Coffee was decent, nothing to shout about.
For pastries, they’ve Croissants ($2.80), Pain au Chocolats, Macarons and Tarts. The croissant was served to us freshly baked, so steam was wafting out as my friend tore the croissant apart. It’s soft and buttery with a crispy shell, and my friend went mad over it, but I wouldn’t say it’s the best!
Quiche Lorraine ($4). I was very pleasantly surprised at the price point of this quiche! It usually costs much more for a slice like this. Quite a satisfying slice too, chock full of ham chunks and cheese. Served to you warm too!
Many tarts on offer, but we picked the Raspberry Tart ($6.50), which was a great choice. Tart shell was neither too hard nor too crumbly, and the frangipane was fragrant and a great accompaniment to the tart (hehe pun) raspberries.
I want to try the Hazelnut Tart ($7) next time round, that looked well made too.
Pop by if you want a respite from the afternoon heat, and if you want well done pastries at non-exorbitant prices!