CRAFT Bakery & Café @ Holland Village

Occupying the space that used to once belong to Cold Rock Ice Creamery, a new bakery/cafe has recently joined the slew of eateries in Holland Village. From the same creators of Molten Chocolate Cake Specialty House- 3 Inch Sin, CRAFT Bakery & Café is instead a full-fledged eatery, offering an extensive menu of refreshing Salads ($11-$14), Mains such as Bacon Mac N’ Cheese and Prawn Aglio Olio ($12.50-$18), Grid Pizzas smothered in homemade tomato sauce ($9.90-$12.90), exotic Desserts like Orange French Toast ($7.90-$9.90) on top of their famous Chocolate Molten Cakes in 5 different flavors ($9.50).

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Barely opened for a month, but already fast earning a following, CRAFT has just the right combination of Papa Pahelta Coffee, Gryphon Teas, Asahi Beer specials, Cakes & Pastries for a lovely afternoon or chill-out evening. To sweeten the deal further, they are also offering a 1-for-1 deal on all their mains and sandwiches from 12-2pm on weekdays.

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From the full-paged list of Sandwich options, we quickly narrowed it down to The Craft $11.50 which simply stood out because the description read ‘maple-candied bacon in between waffle grids’! How does one say no to that? For the complete experience, cut through the waffles to get a bite of that fluffy dough, mustard dressed green apple slaw and a punch of sweet and savory from the candied bacon altogether.

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We picked the Wild Mushroom Pizza $12.90 which came in a perfect square of 7″ X 7″. The toppings of White Beech, Shitake and Button Mushrooms were nicely grilled but the dough base was a tad disappointing- tough, doughy and not exactly crisp.

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Desserts fared much better with our order of the Peanut Butter Fudge & Smother $6.50. Loved the dense sponge cake with interlacing layers of dark chocolate ganache and a pop of crispy peanut butter praline in between bites which we both thoroughly enjoyed.

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The ARCTIC $8.50 featured an almond crusted croissant stuffed with a scoop of Vanilla ice-cream and if that croissant was handmade by the people at CRAFT, it deserves an honorable mention because it was simultaneously soft and flaky, crisp and butter- meltingly good. The ice-cream as well complimented that layered stretchy pastry beautifully though the chocolate sauce was somewhat out of place.

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Our verdict? CRAFT does live up to the reputation that 3 Inch Sin had created for themselves with their mouthwatering desserts. The savory items however could do with a little tweaking. Nonetheless, this bakery/cafe is still very young so I am sure we can look forward to improvements in the months to come.

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24A Lorong Mambong
Singapore 277183
Tel: 6467 7710

Opening hrs:
Mon – Thu: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Fri – Sat: 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sun: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Singapore

3 Responses to CRAFT Bakery & Café @ Holland Village

  1. Bern says:

    AHHHH….i was wondering why this place looked so much like 3 inch sin at millenia walk!

  2. OMG waffle sandwich..its worth the sin! hahahaha

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