11 Biopolis Way
#01-08 Helios
Singapore 138667

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Tuesday:
08:30am - 05:00pm

Wednesday:
08:30am - 05:00pm

Thursday:
08:30am - 05:00pm

Friday:
08:30am - 05:00pm

Saturday:
11:00am - 05:00pm

Sunday:
Closed

Monday:
08:30am - 05:00pm

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Previously located in Chinatown, Whiskit Bakery & Cafe had since found new digs at Helios, Biopolis — it takes over the former premises of now-defunct Charlyn’s Milk Bar, which occupied the space after its move from Chromos, Biopolis (I know; the names of this neighbourhood …). Apart from serving up their signature tarts such as the Kaya Ondeh Ondeh Tart and the Gingko Orh Nee Tart, their new Biopolis location also serves up toasts, light bites (think fried finger food), and a small variety of mains.

Whilst I wasn’t very impressed with the Gingko Orh Nee Tart (a little too light for my tastebuds, and also on how the tart shell was a tad hard and cookie-like; think I had been quite spoilt by Tarte by Cheryl Koh of the late), the Earl Grey Butter Toast was the better item of the two. The Kaya Butter Toast lover in me is always on a lookout for a fusion twist of the Hainanese breakfast classic; the only renditions where I have come across so far being from the now-defunct Chiak! (a concept by Cedele at Mapletree Business City), Coffee Break (the hipster hawker stall with locations at Amoy Street and Hong Lim) and Kaki (a concept similar to Toast Box/Ya Kun at AMK Hub).

Served with the standard brown toasts that most other establishments serve the typical Kaya Butter Toasts with, I liked how the rendition here comes with crisp toast despite me ordering this at a rather odd hour (around 2pm to 3pm), given how some other joints may serve up rather limp and soggy roasts at off-hours. The Earl Grey spread comes rather thick; but not too dense — almost akin to the texture of some house-made pandan kaya that some establishments offer in terms of consistency. It comes with a fairly subtle hint of the aroma from the tea-infused with the spread; through the aroma does get overwhelmed slightly by the generous slab of butter rather easily — not that I am complaining about it since very rarely that one will get a well-sized slab of cold butter to come in between their Kaya Butter Toast anyway.

Given its location, Whiskit Bakery & Cafe is one of those places that would likely service the Biopolis office crowds pretty well, considering how it does serve up mains that sound simple and comforting (though we did not try any of them; we visited after having lunch elsewhere) — think Chicken Baked Rice, Beef Lasagne and Butter Chicken Pie; also a great space for some desserts whilst being away from the crowds in town. That being said, we do hope that the tart base issue is a one-off; or perhaps they could further refine it for a better experience overall where their tarts are concerned (especially considering how they are known more for the tarts here).

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Mango Sago Tart (S$4.50)
Sable tart crust with mango cream patisserie and sago, topped with fresh mangoes and colourful sago.
Juicy mango cubes with the tadpoles giving more texture.

Orh Nee Gingko Tart (S$6.50)
Not too sweet lava like yam paste filling but there’s a slight bitterness from the gingko nuts.

Kaya Ondeh Tart (S$4.50)
Not too sweet kaya filling on sable tart crust, topped with mini sized honey sweet potato & purple sweet potato ondeh ondeh filled with gula melaka.

Orh Nee Tart (S$4.50)
Not too sweet yam paste filling on sable tart crust, topped with mini sized yam & pumpkin ondeh ondeh filled with gula melaka.

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Whiskit Bakery & Cafe
Address 🏡 : 533 Upper Cross Street, # 01-33, Singapore 🇸🇬 050 533
Open ⏰ : Mon - Sat : 11am - 5pm
Website 🌐 : https://whiskitbakery.oddle.me/en_SG/
Note 📝 : last day of operation 26 March

Kaya Ondeh Tart and gingko nuts with yam tart + avocado milkshake

Overall nice and decent. Not so sweet n overpowering.

Quite liked the crust of these tarts as there was a crunch to it. The fillings were decent, but the ondeh topping was lacklustre. A decent place for dessert, but it didn’t really impress.

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Overall, they were not bad for the price after burpple beyond! Peanut butter taste was quite distinct while the speculoos flavour was a good combination with the chocolate! However, the caramel biscuit was very soft which was quite weird. Would come back to try other tarts!

Standing in front of the display I thought “the tarts are larger than your mini tarts from Polar/ Delifrance, but smaller than your usual dessert/ pastry options at cafes.” Size aside I was saddened by the doughy, unappetising ondeh ondeh deceptively and beautifully topped on the tart base. If I ever do return I’d stick to flavours less prone to err, like the sweet chocolate salted caramel.
On to the base, the tart shells nostalgically remind me of the hard crumbly sorts I used to have from a particular commercial bakery; nothing fancifully artisan but it’d satiate.

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