Opened officially on 6 February, Gather is a new cafe that has taken over the previous Empire Cafe and Ah Teng’s Bakery at Raffles Arcade.
Dressed in white with the glow of soft, warm lights, this sleek new cafe oozes minimalism. There is a separate section that acts as a retail store, selling different products from soap to crockery.
Gather specialises in French crêpes and galettes (the savoury, buckwheat flour version of a crêpe). They also offer croissants, ciabatta, and various other bakes.
Watching them make the crêpes got my mouth watering. So, I was excited to dig in when the crêpes arrived.
Here, the cafe takes your orders restaurant style, so you can sit back and relax as they speedily serve you. (You have to pay at the counter though.)
We went for the sweet crêpe first. We ordered the Burnt Caramel crêpe ($14) which comes with burnt caramel, and Bordier butter. The crêpe itself was delightfully soft, chewy, and slightly eggy. The burnt caramel gave the crepes a hit of sweetness, but not as much as regular caramel, which tends to get cloyingly sweet after a few bites. The burnt caramel had a darker