Plain Vanilla (Tiong Bahru)

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Plain Vanilla Bakery was borne of an earnest desire for some good old-fashioned cake. We’ll make no bones about how we love our European pastries – give us some cream-filled choux pastry and we’ll happily wolf it down. But there are days when all we want is cake. A slice of warm apple pound cake drizzled with caramel; tall layers of light sponge cake and buttercream; or just three or four mouthfuls of a cupcake smothered in enough frosting leftover for licks when the cake’s all gone. So we’ve taken it upon ourselves to bring it back to basics. We take what our grandmothers and mothers were made of and we make it even better. We’re talking childhood-reminiscent flavours made from seasonal ingredients worthy of a home kitchen, only the treats are scrummier and more comforting than you remember. We’ve all felt that warm fuzziness – stirring in the hours of late morning to the wafting scent of freshly baked butter sponge, or quietly traipsing to the kitchen fridge at midnight when the tummy rumbles for that last slice of pound cake. Remember all that simple goodness? That’s what you’ll find with us.

1D Yong Siak Street
Singapore 168641

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08:00am - 07:00pm

08:00am - 07:00pm

08:00am - 07:00pm

08:00am - 07:00pm

08:00am - 07:00pm

08:00am - 07:00pm

08:00am - 07:00pm

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Boss bought staff 2 boxes of sweets! So pretty I almost couldn’t bare to eat them!

$22 poached eggs, San Marzano tomatoes, avocado 🥑, pine nuts, yellow frisee salad, buttered sourdough.

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Looking for an aesthetic cafe located at the trendy Tiong Bahru district? Plain Vanilla might just be what you are looking for!

Earthy tones with bright natural lighting creates a cosy ambience for you to enjoy a nice selection of drinks, savoury mains and delicious pastries.

During my visit to the cafe, there were only seats available at the Alfresco dining section. However, the fans did the job in making the tropical Singapore heat bearable.

The waiting time for the dishes ranged from 15-30 minutes and I took the opportunity to browse the items displayed at the retail store of the Alfresco dining section while waiting for the food to be served. The staff who attended to my family and I were attentive and polite, which helped to elevate our experience in this cosy cafe.

🍝 Chicken Pesto Orecchiette | S$24 | 3/5 ⭐️
- Sun-dried tomato paste and basil pesto made the dish savoury but the tough chicken breast brought the rating of this dish down to 3/5.

🍞 Mixed Berries French Toast | S$18 | 3/5 ⭐️
- Assortment of fruits served with the French toast were fresh but there’s nothing extraordinary about the dish.

🍳 Eggs Benedict | S$22 | 4/5 ⭐️
- Poached egg was done to perfection, prosciutto was of good quality. The different elements of this dish came together nicely and made it the best main dish we tried.

🧁 Strawberry White Choc Cupcake | S$4.20 | 4/5 ⭐️
- The sweet white chocolate frosting, slightly dense yet moist vanilla cake and fresh strawberry was a killer combination.

🧁 Cookies & Cream Cupcake | S$4.20 | 2/5 ⭐️
- Cookies & Cream frosting was alright but the chocolate cookie cake was slightly dry and plain.

☕️ Flat White | S$5 | 4/5 ⭐️
- As I prefer my coffee to be milky and slightly sweet, this flat white definitely hit the spot!

Will I return? - Yes! I look forward to bringing my friends to Plain Vanilla to try more flavours of cupcakes, tarts and other pastries accompanied with great coffee! 🤩

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Vanilla bean icing was so creamy and really bursting with vanilla flavour. It was funny because the staff recommended this as a classic that was “not too sweet”, but I personally already thought it was sweet enough for me. The sweetness was however, neutralised by the light and fluffy textured cupcake which was pleasantly soft with every bite. Now I know why PV cupcakes are so highly raved about!


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Light and fluffy textured cupcake with a sweet white chocolate icing. This is one for the sweet toothed! A small portion of the cupcake was filled with strawberry jam, which added another layer of sweetness (plus a tinge of sourness) to the dessert.


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Pretty smooth green tea latte, just wished it was slightly stronger considering how the ice made the drink diluted.