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Grin Affair

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As a cafe that strongly believes in environmental conservation and use of reusable materials, Grin Affair serves its desserts in a unique concept of stacking layers of sponge, mousse and fruits into glass jars. In addition to the cakes, dried fruits such as cranberries and apricots are also for sale.

Mon - Sat: 12:00 - 20:00

Closed: Sun

+65 82827375
$7 based on 22 submissions
Take Away (7 votes), Hidden Find (4 votes), High Tea (4 votes)
Nicole Neo Wei Di

Will always be back!

Popped by today after hearing about it online! I recommend to take Exit H/G from Outram MRT to reach there. The place is really quite small though, so takeaway is best! The person serving me was patient and helped recommend me what flavor to purchase. As for the jar cake itself, the flavor was really great - delicate balance of tartness and sweetness, just enough lightness and a good fluffy texture of the cake coupled with the smooth slightly creamy mousse. Will frequent here again to takeaway for family and friends! It can be a great surprise treat for a loved one too!

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  • Lychee and passionfruit with sea salt pistachio3 votes
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16 Feb 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Will always be back!

Popped by today after hearing about it online! I recommend to take Exit H/G from Outram MRT to reach there. The place is really quite small though, so takeaway is best! The person serving me was patient and helped recommend me what flavor to purchase. As for the jar cake itself, the flavor was really great - delicate balance of tartness and sweetness, just enough lightness and a good fluffy texture of the cake coupled with the smooth slightly creamy mousse. Will frequent here again to takeaway for family and friends! It can be a great surprise treat for a loved one too!
04 Sep 2013 • 1 review • 0 follower

Lovely!

I popped down to grin affair today after reading about it on a few blogs. It has always been on my "to try" list.

This "hole in a wall" shop nestled in the quiet neighborhood of Everton Park should not be missed. The cakes are served in little jars which can fit the palm of your hand. I tried the caramel and cookies & creme flavor, and I was... Sold. I especially liked the caramel flavor which was topped with crunchy nuts. As I dug my spoon further deeper, I was greeted with the salty sweet caramel which complimented the vanilla sponge cake beneath. The light mousse finished the cake well.

I would go back to try the other flavors like the honey lavender
17 Jul 2013 • 1 review • 0 follower

Disappointment

2nd time trying their "no longer so unique" jar-cakes 2 weeks ago.

Personally feel that it's not worth the trip to go down all to this hard to access location just to find out what's available. Standards and service has also dropped as compared to the previous visits. 

Would not be going back again any time soon. There are so much similar concept cakes which taste so much better with responsive owners. 
30 Apr 2013 • 191 reviews • 3 followers

cake in a jar

cake in a jar? i had to try. this place is quite a hidden find - small shop tucked on the ground floor of an old hdb flat. the lychee passion with pistachio is quite interesting... it would have been great if the serving is a bit bigger. if you do take away you get to keep the cute jar.
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25 Mar 2013 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

Dropped from Nice to Disappointment

Second time to Grim Affair

Was pleasantly surprised by the newly added chairs and a table. The other time I came, my friend and I had to stand and eat the cakes which were really a hassle. Decorations look pretty much the same. But because of the chairs (finally), plus points for the ambience!

Unfortunately, I was extremely disappointed with the strawberry cake I bought... This is the second time I am having it. Loved it the first time I bought it but now.... Got the strawberry cake and noticed frost marks on the strawberry. Did not think much however... when I pushed the spoon into the cake, IT WAS FROZEN! No more smooth cream and sponge cake. It felt like a jar of icecream that was placed out in the hot sun, got melted and placed back into the freezer in attempt to salvage it. Friend ordered the dark chocolate. Her's was also frozen! 

Was terribly disappointed with this second trip to Grim Affair :( Why has the food standard drop? Paying $5.50 is already a little pricey for a small jar of cake. However, the quality is a let down. Will not be visiting again if they are going to continue serving me frozen cakes :(