The Bakehouse by Carpenter & Cook

The Bakehouse by Carpenter & Cook is by no surprise, opened by the same people behind Carpenter & Cook- the “Alice In Wonderland” vintage themed cafe serving up freshly baked pastries in Lorong Kilat. Fast forward three years later and C&C introduces The Bakehouse, also located in the west and at the ground level of Alexandra Central next to IKEA Queensway.

Unlike their flagship outlet, The Bakehouse features more savouries such as wood-fired pizzas, tapas, gourmet sandwiches and pastas, as they cater to the lunch crowds from the offices in the area. Not forgetting however, their homemade cakes, scones and quiches are also still available on display. Decor wise, The Bakehouse stays true to the C&C style with vintage paraphernalia, sturdy wooden cabinetry and quirky wall-mounted lanterns for lighting.

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Priced at $12, their sandwiches had options ranging from Chorizo, Crab Cakes, Portobello and Grilled Chicken. We had their Pulled Pork with homemade pear compote and rocket. Decently portioned but none too memorable because while the pork was delightfully tender, a bolder flavour profile for the marinate would probably have tied this whole sandwich together more cohesively.

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From the list of pizzas which were all $14 and 10 inch in size, we chose the Portobello with pomodoro, fontina and mozzarella. Simple yet enjoyable, this thin crust pizza was prepared right in front of us, in their open concept kitchen with the wood-fried oven. The result was a rustic, paper-crisp bread with a finish that was hearty and flavoursome.

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I have to admit though that the cakes and pastries were still the highlight of our afternoon. We had our eye on those flakey almond croissants and buttery scones at the counter but went for the White Rabbit Carrot Cake $7.50 instead. Filled with chunks of walnuts, pumpkin seeds and apple, with layers of rich cream cheese in between, we almost ordered a second slice but stopped ourselves in time. This definitely goes into the running for one of the best carrot cakes I have had.

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Overall, I am glad that C&C has opened another outlet that is much more accessible than their other two (Lorong Kilat and Jasmine Road). Can certainly see myself dropping by for more takeaways of their baked goods which I am glad to note that the quality has remained consistent through the years.

Photos in this post were taken with an iPhone 6.

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321 Alexandra Road
#01-14 Alexandra Central
Singapore 159971

Opening hrs:
Sun-Thur: 8am-10pm
Fri&Sat: 8am-11pm


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