With a cafe moved out, another occupied. This happened at 78 Horne Road too. Windowsill Pie shifted out and here comes Bao Makers. There will never be a lack of cafe in Singapore. The style and offerings of the two cafes are entirely different. Another white feel cafe. Seems to be the second half 2015 design trend for cafe.
As the name suggested, we would very quickly guessed that Bao is big on its menu. And that’s very true. A total of 6 flavours were found. There are Classic (pork belly), Bulgogi (Pork), Salted Egg Shrimp, Chilli Crab, Teriyaki Chicken and Roasted Veggie. Each came it twos. Lastly a Bao Platter consisting of Classic, Bulgogi, Chilli Crab and Teriyaki.
Sides, Mains, Desserts and pretty standard beverages were offered too. A Brunch menu with 3 dishes were available only for weekends and public holidays.
The cafe design is mainly minimalist with a touch of industrial as there were cemented walls. A few wall whitewashed to brighten the cafe.
2 of the Bao flavours attracted me were Salted Egg Shrimps and Chilli Crab. The plating were photogenic and definitely great for Instagram post.
Bao was soft and filling was sufficient. Though I won’t mind having more fillings.
The Chilli Crab was a little too spicy for me. The Baos were served with a side salad too.
There were 3 puddings, Toro Toro (Vanilla), Cappuccino and Latte.
Coffee was of quite a good balance, medium acidity, full body.
A cafe with nice ambience and good food. What’s best is there is complimentary wifi.
The Bao Makers Cafe And Bakery
78 Horne Road, Singapore 209078
Tel: +65 6291 2330
Monday – Friday 1100 to 2100; Saturday 1000 to 2200; Sunday 1000 to 1800
- alight opposite Pek Chuan Building along Lavender Street 13, 67, 133, 145
- alight at Hock Send Building along Lavender Street 13, 61, 67, 107, 133, 145, 175, 961
- alight at Hoa Nam Building along Jalan Besar Road 21, 23, 64, 65, 66, 67, 125, 130, 139, 147, 857
- East West line – Lavender station