The Bakery Chef – Delicious Cake Cafe at Bukit Merah, Now With Softserve & Waffles

   

[Updated Aug 2015] The Bakery Chef continues to re-invent themselves. Apart from colourful and moist rainbow cakes, they have diversified to include soft serves and waffles

With the light blue Sea Salt flavour mixed with Gula Melaka ($4.50, $1 extra for cotton candy), their soft serve looks and sounds suspiciously like Sydney’s Aqua S, also known for their blue-shaded eye-catching cone.

The texture is wonderful and milky. We preferred the blue side, as the the Gula Melaka needs to be more pronounced.

Flavours change every month. Previously, there was Strawberry Lime with Rockmelon, and this month it would be Bandung with Lychee. Appreciate their interesting mix, with the inclusion of localised flavours.

[Original Entry] Bukit Merah may jolly well join Tiong Bahru and Tyrwhitt Road as the next café hotspot, with three relatively new cafes opening about the same time – The Bakery Chef, Butter Scotch and Pan Delights.

The Bakery Chef may be a small 20-seater café, located at an inconspicuous location of Blk 161 Bt Merah Central, but its bakes easily beat what several other cafes offer. No surprise, as its chef (or chefs) all came from kitchens of various hotels.

Its open concept kitchen churns out quite a variety of cakes, pastries and macarons, with the most popular ones amongst customers being the Red Velvet Cheese Cake ($5.80), Chocolate Guanaja ($5.80) and Rainbow Cake (in limited quantities).

I will be frank. I am feeling kind of jaded (not the best word, but you get what I mean) of so many new cafes opening up in Singapore, with pretty good ambience but offering bad coffee or mediocre cakes or both.

The Bakery Chef, you changed my impression. Your cakes got standard. After a mouth of the Red Velvet, I thought “Wow, such moist sponge with yummy and fluffy cream cheese”. This is easily one of the best versions around in Singapore.

My other favourite was the tall Carrot Cake multi-layered with light cream cheese, being moist without being mushy, and not overly dense. Could be slightly more spiced, but I am not complaining.


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Some of the other cakes I tried were both instagrammable beautiful and delicately delicious, but could have been less sweet, Perhaps I am more health-conscious now and tend to have a ‘sick feeling’ if I consume too many desserts. So go easy on the sugar.

Also when I arrived one busy afternoon, some customers did wait a good long time before they got their coffee. So avoid lunch hours if you want a seat and cosy time.

A humble café with such pretty cakes, what is there not to love? It is a tad ulu though, in the middle some HBD flats. At least it is opened everyday.

The Bakery Chef
Blk 161 Bukit Merah Central Singapore 150161
Tel: +65 6273 9211
Opening Hours: 10am – 7pm (Mon-Thurs), 10am – 9pm (Fri-Sun)

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8 Responses to “The Bakery Chef – Delicious Cake Cafe at Bukit Merah, Now With Softserve & Waffles”

  1. Jay Teo Jun Kai
    March 27, 2014 at 9:27 am #

    Great review, thanks for sharing. What is the name of the tart with white frosting?

    Hope to see more reviews from you

  2. Jay Teo Jun Kai
    March 27, 2014 at 9:27 am #

    Great review, thanks for sharing. What is the name of the tart with white frosting?

    Hope to see more reviews from you

  3. Jay Teo Jun Kai
    March 27, 2014 at 9:27 am #

    Great review, thanks for sharing. What is the name of the tart with white frosting?

    Hope to see more reviews from you

  4. Nurfaiza Bte Muhammad Faizal
    November 11, 2014 at 2:39 pm #

    Can you reserve a 1kg rainbow cake for me please? I will be collecting the cake on Thursday afternoon. Thank you! My hp:96181948

  5. November 11, 2014 at 3:38 pm #

    Hi Nurfaiza, just to inform DanielFoodDiary.com is a food blog, and unfortunately you can't order cakes off here. I suggest you make a call to the cafe for your orders. :)

  6. December 15, 2015 at 3:44 am #

    termakasih infonya, visit blog dofollow saya juga ya gan , Abeje

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