Bakery cafes are gaining traction in Singapore, evident with the many openings such as Starter Lab, Kamome Bakery, Micro Bakery & Kitchen, Woodlands Sourdough, Petit Pain and Brother Bird Coffeehouse in the last couple of months.
The latest addition is Baker’s Bench Bakery at Bukit Pasoh Road (well, kind of opposite Shake Shack Neil Road), positioned as a “neighbourhood bakery” with an open-concept bakery.
Its objective is to remove the barrier between staff and customers, and therefore you feel like you walking into a home kitchen and can make conversations easily.
I liked how the interior felt cozy with Scandinavian vibes, along with a mouth-watering display of bakes.
The café is called “Baker’s Bench” as the baker’s bench is the centre-piece of an artisanal bakery (similar to a huge magnificent chandelier when you walk into a mansion), playing an integral part of the baking process.
All breads and puff pastries naturally leavened by sourdough are baked freshly in the morning, and even many of the ingredients are made in-house such as kimchi, pickles, sauces, jams and butter.
I was naturally drawn to the display of pastries of loaf cakes, scones, muffins, brownies, cookies,