148 Potong Pasir Avenue 1
#01-37
Singapore 350148

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Saturday:
09:00am - 06:00pm

Sunday:
09:00am - 06:00pm

Monday:
09:00am - 06:00pm

Tuesday:
09:00am - 06:00pm

Wednesday:
Closed

Thursday:
09:00am - 06:00pm

Friday:
09:00am - 06:00pm

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Potong Pasir is pretty much a foodie enclave these days even when it comes to places that seemingly captures the more hipster options — gone were the days of how it is a sleepy neighbourhood, and now it seems to be filled with new dining establishments such as that of Sweet Cheeks Gelato, Ho Jia Ga, Ms. Durian etc.; all of which are establishments which I would think about visiting whilst in this area.

Kizuna is probably the establishments that bridges the new and the old — taking over the former premises of Shangri-La Confectionary & Delicatessen, the cafe is also run by the third-generation of owners of the afore-mentioned bakery. Whilst the signature would the Tau Sar Piah from “the old bakery”, the recently Nasi Lemak Scone + Sambal signifies more than just a fusion of old and new — also an item that probably sees local elements infused into Singapore’s colonial past. The Nasi Lemak scone is essentially a Pandan-infused scone which comes with specks of Ikan Bilis and Peanut embedded within; the scone still carries a slight hint of buttery saltishness like any other scone whilst being less dense and fluffier than most we have come across, but comes with a hint of Pandan that lightly perfumes the batter within — the flavours of which intensifies when one goes towards the middle of the scone, with the peanuts and Ikan Bilis delivering a soft crunch. While that alone may be quirky enough for some, Kizuna hasn’t forgotten how the English will always have their scones with clotted cream or jam — they have interestingly settled for sambal as the “spread” to bring the Nasi Lemak Scone further. As quirky as it may seem, the buttery saltishness of the scone worked pretty well with the savouriness of the sambal chili that they had opted to use here — as weird as it may have sounded, but it ended up being a very palatable combination that we actually enjoyed.

I recalled going to Kizuna for the very first time during Election Day in 2020 when they had just opened their doors — but this recent visit felt different; perhaps a more matured rendition of the space that seems to meld the old and the new just right with a story to tell. Very few establishments has a heritage behind them, and not all of them carries the character and image well to their advantage — but Kizuna strikes a good balance in between the two by offering something familiar, and also providing patrons with local flavours whilst also exploring on innovative ways to showcase that sense of local identity into their legacy. This is also why Kizuna does seem to carry an appeal of its own that some people find so charming — something which I am finally able to understand if not for making this revisit whilst being in the neighbourhood.

The space that was once occupied by Shangri-La Confectionery & Delicatessen has now been taken over by their third generation. 🍞 I loved how the new owners were able to breathe new life into the neighbourhood by transforming the traditional bakery into a warm and cosy cafe, whilst retaining its rustic charm. 🍂

☕️ We had the White - 7oz ($6) and Hot Mocha ($6.5) — both were full-bodied, smooth and easy to drink.

The friendly owners even offered us a complimentary cup of Coffee Jelly ($2.8). The refreshing espresso jelly paired well with the sweet & creamy milk drizzled over it. 🍮

Definitely a spot I would hit up for a nice cuppa if I’m in the vicinity. 🌟

(These were scones) I like the mix of interesting bites Kizuna serves. Friendly owners, the decor a labour of love, good coffee, interesting collabs, and a convenient location (for those living along the north-east MRT line). Check them out!

Best for a pick me up during a hot humid afternoon.

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The moment I stepped in, I fell in love with this place. Very comfortable vibes where the coffee, pastries are great too!

Ps: you GOTTA try the scones and ask for BUTTER 😍

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Checked out the new Kizuna at Blk 148 Potong Pasir Avenue 1; a cafe that is run by the third generation of the family behind Shangri-La Confectionary and Delicatessen which it had replaced. Serving up mostly cakes and pastries alongside specialty coffee, Kizuna also serves up a small variety of lunch bowls on some days as well.

While there are still a small selection of bakes from “The Old Bakery” (i.e. Shangri-La Confectionary & Delicatessen) available such as the scones, brownies and Tau Sar Piah, the Honeycomb Cheesecake serves as a good option for those who prefer to try something new. Liked how the cheesecake here is smooth and creamy; while this is intended to be more of the classic New York Cheesecake than the Basque Burnt Cheesecake that is all the rage these days, it is the lightness of the cheesecake that caught our tastebuds here — it’s not doubt rich and decadent, but there wasn’t a moment it felt overwhelming nor heavy. It’s light cheesiness comes with a slight hint of floral aroma coming off the bite of honeycomb mixed into the cream cheese, while the chocolate wafer balls (almost akin to that of Maltesers) provide another dimension of sweetness with a bit of crunch for an added texture; crispy rice puffs are also found on the top of the cheesecake for an extra crispness that further enhances that of the chocolate wafer balls.

A surprisingly easy-to-finish rendition of a cheesecake — looking forward to give the other bakes on the menu a try; a pretty promising spot in a neighbourhood that is often forgotten in the cafe scene, and a space that residents will love to have in the area.

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