Baker N Cook @ Hillcrest Road

Opened by New Zealand celebrity baker and cookbook author- Dean Brettschneider, Baker N Cook joins the ranks of international bakeries such as Maison Kayser and Paul Bakery that have recently opened their flagship store in our sunny Singapore in the past few months.

Nestled among the restaurants and shops of Greenwood Ave, Baker N Cook blends in so beautifully with its surroundings at the junction of Hillcrest Road and Greendale Ave that you would almost miss it if you were not looking for it.

This artisan bakery/foodstore/cafe displays its wide variety of pastries, breads, pies and cakes on the counters, tempting you even before you walk through the glass doors. Freshly baked croissants, meringues and muffins are just some of many goods offered as part of their handcrafted signature range amongst others which include jams, chutney and granola which are packaged for easy takeaways. Get ready for a carb-laden morning/afternoon when you get here because you will definitely be spoilt for choice!

Between the four of us, we first ordered the Pain Au Chocolat $3.10 which was crisp, buttery and well-flaked. Unfortunately, being a chocolate croissant, I would have appreciated a little bit more chocolate inside and it would have been perfect if this was served still warm from the oven.

The Lemon Tart $4.95 came highly recommended by many and it delivered. The crust was not too dry and had just the right amount of butter to pastry ratio. The lemon curd filling was the right balance of sweet, tangy and sour with great texture. It was truly delightful watching the filling spill out so smoothly when cutting through the crust.

The Baker & Cook Freshly Baked Bread & Croissant Selection $9.95 was served in a country style bread basket. There were 4 different types of breads pre-selected for you, together with butter and jams as accompaniment. Honourable mentions go to the mini croissants and walnut bread!

Baker N Cook also offers an all day brunch menu with the usuals such as Eggs Benedict, Big Breakfast and of course Pancakes which we simply had to order!

The Pancakes Stack was served with a caramelized apples compote, Greek yoghurt / crème fraiche and lashings of homemade toffee sauce. No complaints for this one! Fluffy and everything a pancake should be. Not a likely offering at a bakery but surprisingly well done.

The Spanish Omelette was hearty and filled with peppers, cheese and chorizo though it was not one of the best omelettes I have tasted and not particularly memorable.

Overall, there have been a couple of hits and misses here at Baker N Cook. But in all honesty, I am envious of the residents around the Greenwood Ave and wished that this bakery was around back in the day when I was in NJ because I would be here every other day buying a loaf of bread or a pastry for a treat.

It’s safe to say that Baker N Cook does great bread, croissants and pastries and I will be back for a takeaway soon!

77 Hillcrest Road, Greenwood
Tel: +65 6469 8834
Sun – Thu: 7am – 8pm
Fri – Sat: 7am – 10pm

Singapore

4 Responses to Baker N Cook @ Hillcrest Road

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  2. Am very happy now they are over at Martin Road. haha :)

  3. alvin says:

    so expensive lah!

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