Cupplets cafe and bakery is one of the best finds ever if you are looking for good coffee and sweets in the West. They have got pretty good tarts and cakes. We tried the lemon meringue tart and elderflower cake and it has got to be the best sweet and sour combination ever! Perhaps you can get lemon meringue tarts anywhere else but elderflower cake isn't something commonly seen. I'm definitely going back for their best seller matcha tart!!
Year 3 students and graduates will find this signboard familiar. Yes, Cupplets is being run by the same students behind Smooch Cafe @ 72 that used to sell hotdogs, burgers, soda and coffee at Level 2 of the Business & Accountancy, except that they have already graduated too.
Savoury and sweet sre served here, alongside with coffee. One of their signatures would be the Lemon Meringue Tart ($3.80), which was tart from its filling and sweet from the fluffy meringue. Tart base was easy to cut through, without crumbling into bits.
A lone slice of Butterscotch Banana Cake ($4.80) sat in the display, but the name was just too tempting to give it a miss. I found it too intense on the sweetness of the Butterscotch as the cream layered on top was too much for me, and the chocolate cake with the layer of caramalised bananas in between adds on to the sweetness. Those who have really sweet tooths would probably enjoy it a lot, but I would have loved it if they went easy on the level of sweetness instead.
Latte ($3.80) was surprisingly good for a cafe located in school, especially when you could really taste the blends itself and that it was not burnt. They use a combination of blends here, namely from “Brazil and Indonesia” as quoted from the staff, which is also supplied from (surprise again), Common Man Coffee Roasters.
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My friend and I ventured to Ngee Ann today to try out Cupplets after following them on Instagram for months (their cakes look other-worldly, in the best way possible). While ordering, I mentioned to my friend that I was sick so the owner asked us if we would like to split our milk and cookie dough cake and our matcha tart (both were divine) into two separate plates, which I felt was really thoughtful. The cake was slightly dense and really satisfying and unique, while the tart was sweet and sticky without being cloying. While eating our dessert, the owner approached me to pass me a cup of warm honey lemon for my throat. I was quite surprised and I hope more people support this special cafe.
The cakes here are really delicious and special, you cannot find them anywhere else in Singapore. Their coffee is also good. It is rare to find a cafe that serves both good coffee and great cakes!