1 Everton Park
Singapore 081001

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10:00am - 05:30pm

10:00am - 05:30pm

10:00am - 05:30pm

10:00am - 05:30pm

10:00am - 05:30pm


10:00am - 05:30pm

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From the Burpple community

Forever glad for The Better Half’s existence at the Everton Park neighbourhood — the place being almost a default spot for me to chill out at whenever I am meeting friends around the area and ending up being late; a cosy nook that I could get to do my own stuff whilst sipping on a cup of coffee and have a cake without stuffing myself before having lunch.

I have attempted to bake Black Sesame Loaf Cakes with Kinako frosting before, and its just something I just can’t seem to get right considering the recipe I have obtained — so I knew that it was the Black Sesame Cake that I wanted to go for after seeing the it being available on the counter on the day of my visit. Featuring elements such as black sesame sponge, black sesame spread and butter cream, and coffee crumble, the Black Sesame Cake is one that I wished I could have baked all by myself for how good it was. The cake wasn’t too crumbly nor dry; sufficiently moist, light yet spongey, whilst hinting of a roasty, earthy flavour from the black sesame — the black sesame spread and buttercream further enhancing the texture and flavours with its creaminess and punchy notes of black sesame that perfumes throughout the smooth buttercream that also reminds us of the classic buttercream cakes from old-school bakeries. The coffee crumble on the top provides a crunch for a contrast of textures for the entire cake.

The Better Half is probably a spot that I would drop by for cakes at the Everton Park area — especially so considering how I do love the simple cakes that they have that aren’t quite as over the top as some mousse cakes/entremet can be; it’s that sheer simplicity that makes their cakes so appealing and comforting, yet are also especially well-made — somewhere I am always looking forward to return to again.

My friends and I stumbled upon this rly quaint-looking and cozy cafe while in the area! The cafe is quite small but you get such good vibes from the friendly staff and the smells of coffee and cake :)

We tried the Vanilla Salted Caramel ($6.50), Chocolate ($6.50) and I had a hot mocha ($6). The cakes were so good. Sponge cake was simple but done really well – not too sweet either even though we went for the chocolatey flavours. The salted caramel buttercream went really well with the vanilla sponge, and the dark chocolate ganache was v shiok! Coffee was great too, esp when we ordered our hot cups on a rainy afternoon.

Would totally go back for their other pretty-looking tea cakes. Eyeing the earl grey lemon/lavender which looks so pretty!!

We also had a Banana Walnut [$6], which was very dense. What we liked was that we could tell that the bananas used in this recipe were very ripe and sweet, and the the cake was dense. It was definitely one of the denser bananas cakes out there, and tastes good when washed down with an Americano to balance out the sweetness.

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We also had an Apple Olive Oil Cake [$8.50], a flavour which intrigued us at the start. Who knew that olive oil, Granny Smith apple and cheese frosting could go well together? It was a delightful mix of flavours that danced on my tongue like a melody of sorts. I really couldn’t quite describe how well the different flavours melded together.

We had the Black Sesame [$7], a fragrant black sesame sponge cake with a layer of black sesame buttercream and coffee crumble sprinkled on top. Coffee crumble went superbly well with the fragrant black sesame.

Got myself the earl grey lavender [$6.5]. The lavender is not as strong as the earl grey flavor, but both do not come out strongly either. It is not jelak and quite filling too, however some might find the flavor to be too weak. Nonetheless I will come back to try their other bakes and makes. The place is really quaint (somehow it is good they reduce the indoor capacity otherwise it may be so stuffy) and super aesthetic!
P.S. They encourage BYO to save on packaging, and also cash payment (possibly to reduce commission imposed on credit card payment fees). Support small business!

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