This freshly opened Japanese-style cafe, pronounced "cakey", impresses. It's not just the clean, bright, modern interior and the friendly service. It's not only the delicious franco-japanese pastries like my domed choco-coffee cake shown below. What is most amazing.....
....is that the chef is self-taught. No culinary school. No stints at a famous bakery. I must have looked incredulous, mouth wide open as he told me. He modestly said "You could do it yourself. I will give you the recipe and you can make it at home." No, my friend, I don't think so. You have talent.
A few bites of the chocolate-banana cake confirmed it. A beautiful, light cube with alternating layers of chocolate and banana cake. Best of all are coconut and chocolate-hazelnut sables, which I didn't take a photo of. They're some of the most subtly delicious cookies I've had in recent memory.
They're situated in the tony Ann Siang Hill neighborhood, a perfect match for their classy desserts. On our way out we ordered a birthday cake for Puffin's sis, which we'll pick up next week.
Make your way over and check them out. I know I'll be going back whenever I'm in town.
7 Ann Siang Hill