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Café by Plain Vanilla

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Dwell a little at Café by Plain Vanilla, a deli-style café that's part of the IN GOOD COMPANY Concept Store at ION Orchard. Introducing a new menu beyond Plain Vanilla’s famous cupcakes and small bakes, the café serves homemade granola and yoghurt bowls for breakfast, as well as other dining options in speciality sandwiches, homemade pastries and cakes. (Breakfast and grilled sandwiches are served till 4pm daily.) Plain Vanilla Bakery focuses on classic, familiar flavours to present heartfelt comfort food made in the philosophy of home-cooking. They skip the artificial ingredients and preservatives, relying instead on the natural flavours of ingredients. All their breads, cakes, and pastries are made from scratch in-house, as are their granola, jams, and other spreads. The Café also serves organic loose leaf teas, homemade iced teas and smoothies shaken in-house, made with real fruit and sweetened with agave nectar; and Browns Mill Organic coffee, a blend of medium roast beans from Sumatra, Mexico and Papua New Guinea, roasted by the good people of Allpress Espresso.

2 Orchard Turn
#B1-06 ION Orchard
Singapore 238801

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Sunday:
10:30am - 09:30pm

Monday:
10:30am - 09:30pm

Tuesday:
10:30am - 09:30pm

Wednesday:
10:30am - 09:30pm

Thursday:
10:30am - 09:30pm

Friday:
10:30am - 09:30pm

Saturday:
10:30am - 09:30pm

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Reviews

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Great start to the day with these cupcakes from Plain Vanilla Ion! They sell out really early even on a weekday so its advisable to call them to reserve your bakes before heading down.

I had the 𝐕𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐚 𝐁𝐞𝐚𝐧, 𝐂𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐚𝐦𝐨𝐧 𝐁𝐫𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐒𝐮𝐠𝐚𝐫, 𝐒𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐰𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐲 𝐖𝐡𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐂𝐡𝐨𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞, and 𝐋𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐄𝐚𝐫𝐥 𝐆𝐫𝐞𝐲.

The 𝐒𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐰𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐲 𝐖𝐡𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐂𝐡𝐨𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞 was one of the flavours I enjoyed. Stuffed with fresh strawberry chunks, it is best advised to be consumed on the day itself. Definitely an interesting and unique flavour for a cupcake!

Overall, I had much higher expectations for their cupcakes given the raving reviews, but I personally prefer a buttercream for frosting on cupcakes as opposed to the icing sugar they used, which imo was powdery and didn’t go well with the cupcake. However, the cupcake was still moist even after a few days, so that was impressive!

Great sweet bread, not overpriced

Perfect addition to your coffee, must try

5 stars

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Lovely little Cafe, hidden in ion mall

Must try this Cafe once, inside goodlife

Ambience is cosy and coffee is good. Staff is nice and friendly

5 stars

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We used the entertainer 2 for 2 so we got 4 cupcakes for $8.70. The original price of each cupcake is $4.20 but we got one seasonal flavour so we had to pay an additional $0.30.
Cookies & Cream - chocolate cupcake itself was not bad but the buttercream tasted too sweet & artificial (4/10)
Red Velvet - biggest disappointment bc the buttercream did not have any cream cheese flavour at all (3/10)
Salted Caramel - the best out of the 4 bc it didn’t taste as artificial as the rest but it was slightly too sweet for our liking (6/10)
Dark chocolate marshmallow (seasonal flavour) - tasted like an ordinary chocolate cupcake, cream on top did not have the texture of a marshmallow & we didn’t taste any marshmallow (5/10)
Overall I would say that the pv cupcakes were a really big disappointment (only saving grace is that it looks aesthetic) & we would not be back for more :(

💵: $5

📈: 6.5/10

🤔: Lives up to its name of being a lemon loaf as it indeed has a sour kick to it. Found the glaze to be a bit too sweet for my liking, but my dad liked it so much he ate the entire slice.

💵: $8.50

📈: 5.5/10

🤔: Has a strong rosemary scent and was pretty moist, but was too sweet, at least to me. Had to wash it down with milk and only had 1/2 of it as I did not want to get a sugar high.

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