Mon - Thu: 10:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat: 10:30 - 22:30
Eve of PH: 10:30 - 22:30
Sun & PH: 10:30 - 22:00
Bakerzin, then known as Baker's Inn, opened its first outfit off Sembawang Road in 1998. Initially, the small patisserie concentrated on the wholesale business by supplying mainly French bread and pastries to well-known hotels and restaurants. Since then, it has established a reputation as an authentic French bakery. In 2000, it introduced its first boutique café serving up Bakerzin’s signature collection of indulgent treats and a choice of savoury dishes. In 2011, it launched the first Bakerzin Artisan Bread store located at myVillage at Serangoon Gardens to provide authentic yet affordable European style bread to customers. To date, there are ten Bakerzin outlets in Singapore and five outlets in Indonesia. Customers are also able to place their orders through our online service.
This is an adapted review from my blog. Full review and more pictures are available at:
My impression of Bakerzin as a confectionery store and coffee serving cafe was challenged when I flipped through their menu and saw that they offered several main dishes as well.
I haven't tried too many of their other beverages, but their Tiramisu Cafecinno has caught my heart with its wafting fragrance, creamy smooth texture and sweet buttery taste, earning a few thumbs up from me.
Bakerzin does not hold back in their serving portion, which makes the price on the menu seemed reasonable. Take Mum's Curry Chicken for example, which at SGD16.50 sounded ridiculously pricey for a such a simple dish, but the servings was enough to feed two adults if they were not ravenous.
It gave me my very first experience with a Chocolate Souffle and Sweet Corn Panna Cotta, and I loved these fluffy desserts. Other confectioneries listed in the menu tempted diners with vivid colors, making you wish you could just order them all, health be damned.
I didn't have a good impression of Bakerzin the first time I dined there because they charged for ice water. Then, I avoided Bakerzin because of this policy and I was really surprised when my friend recently told me that Bakerzin has started to serve ice water. Hence, I decided to give Bakerzin a second try and I didn't regret it at all! For the main course, I savoured the teriyaki chicken rice which was absolutely memorable! The chicken was tender and enhanced by the teriyaki sauce. The rice was fragrant and nicely cooked. The raspberry panna cotta is impeccable! Although it looked like silky smooth tofu because of its texture, the dessert is actually heavily accented with milk and fresh raspberry! The perfect dessert to end dinner indeed! Also, the service at Bakerzin has improved significantly. The staffs were friendly and passionate. They were also able to give good advice and recommendations on the food. Overall, my casual dining experience at Bakerzin has improved tremendously.
A couple of weeks back, I went to Bakerzin at Paragon only to be greeted by a long queue. After waiting for some 45 mins in the queue,we were finally seated and the server said it was time for the last order and slapped the menu onto the table grumpily and she stood beside us, waiting to take our order angrily. However, most of the dishes were already sold out at that time and we weren't told before hand while waiting and there wasn't any dish available that we wanted, so we had to order dessert instead. The server then irritatingly grabbed the menus and pointed to the display case where the cakes were displayed and stomped off angrily, and left us to find another server to take our order.
The other time I came, though the service did improve(the previous server last time was no where to be seen), I did have to wait 15mins, waving my hands frantically to get their attention to take my order. All I have to say is, though they do serve scrumptious food, the restaurant would have a better image if they had better service.