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The Fabulous Baker Boy

Western

Tue - Thu: 11:00 - 18:00

Fri: 11:00 - 23:00

Sat: 10:00 - 23:00

Sun: 10:00 - 17:00

+65 66948336
$19 based on 36 submissions
Brunch (15 votes), Alfresco/Outdoor Dining (10 votes), Lunch (7 votes)
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Fabulous Cakes! Bursting with Goodness.

I love this place because it is quite central but yet away from the crowd. But most importantly the cakes are simply faaaaabuuuuuulous.    They are rich in flavour and made with fresh ingredients. One can find that "long-lost" authentic taste in the cakes here. My personal favorite is the Sugee Brandee. It is a basic cake that is full of old-school goodness. Best with a cup of black tea on a lazy afternoon.

The carrot cake is a must try too. It is moist and so packed with ingredients that it can be a meal on its own.    The ambience is casual and the service staff work like a family and they carry out their work with much pride. I love cafes that have character not just in decor but in the people running the place. Just makes the place so much more alive and closer to the heart.    PS: the panna cotta are superb too. You must really really try the valrhona chocolate and the tricoloured Talam Tiga Rasa... Those will blow you away!!!

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  • red velvet cake5 votes
  • Carrot Cake4 votes
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27 Oct 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Fabulous Cakes! Bursting with Goodness.

I love this place because it is quite central but yet away from the crowd. But most importantly the cakes are simply faaaaabuuuuuulous.    They are rich in flavour and made with fresh ingredients. One can find that "long-lost" authentic taste in the cakes here. My personal favorite is the Sugee Brandee. It is a basic cake that is full of old-school goodness. Best with a cup of black tea on a lazy afternoon.

The carrot cake is a must try too. It is moist and so packed with ingredients that it can be a meal on its own.    The ambience is casual and the service staff work like a family and they carry out their work with much pride. I love cafes that have character not just in decor but in the people running the place. Just makes the place so much more alive and closer to the heart.    PS: the panna cotta are superb too. You must really really try the valrhona chocolate and the tricoloured Talam Tiga Rasa... Those will blow you away!!!
25 Oct 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Fabulous.. Nahhhhhh

During my short visit, I tried at least 4 different cakes. Shelved nicely on pretty trays, they looked really yummy & tantalizing. Flavours we tried included the red velvet, cream cheese filling cake, blueberry, chocolate & the apple cider. 

Cakes in general were really dense, dry and too sweet. It doesn't help to know that you are paying $7.50-$8.50 per slice of rock sugar lookalike thing. To allow us to swallow the cakes that were dry like the desert, we had earl grey tea (iced) that was basically colored water. 


  Had a very "FABULOUS" experience for my first visit to this cafe. Basically, it's a cafe with a range cakes to choose from and a little exhibit room to spice up the artistic feel of the overall ambience. It was a special day for us, as we were heading there to witness a happy occasion, a marriage proposal so to speak, happening right outside their premises.    When we were there, all we had was really bad attitude & service towards customers.   Worthy of mention would be that really unfortunate looking guy in a white sports hoodie and Bermudas.    Seriously, if you're unhappy to serve customers, then DON'T apply for such a job. As potential paying customers, we don't deserve such lousy and ridiculous attitude.   Firstly, our pre-agreed arrangement was to book the whole cafe from 9pm onwards. When we got there, this arrangement was not supported by the staff, especially for the unfortunate looking boy. With a crowd of 30, unfortunate looking boy offered us only 2 tables, accommodating less than 8 people. (Seriously? As the cafe was really empty, with only 2 other couples having their coffee fix, it was surprising that only 2 tables were offered to us.)    With such a ridiculous arrangement, we decided to do a walk-in, in order to get seated legitimately at the remaining empty tables. As we questioned unfortunate looking boy for the nonsensical arrangement of seating beforehand, he mentioned defensively that they were expecting a late night crowd, and thus, were unable to release the tables to us. GOSH. We are walk-in customers too btw, and very late as well (10pm plus).  Our first reaction to his justification of hostile behavior & actions towards us >>>>>>Oh, so you were expecting a late crowd? C'mon, the place was so empty that it could host another group of us. That was really a retarded and non-legitimate reply given by unfortunate-looking a******.   This is not the way to do business dude.  Don't you receive customer service training?    We walked in as official paying customers. Thanks for the lousy shitass attitude that  killed our appetite. HR managers, please do not rehire this guy.
orange chocolate ricotta tart
26 Aug 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

I like to call it the magic cake place ...

During my stay here in Singapore I have been to many places that serve nice looking deserts with hefty price tags. Often these desserts lack flavor and leave me wanting. This is not one of those places, here taste is king.

I've visited TFBB many times and for many reasons: brunch, dinner, tea time... just because my sweet tooth needed attention... each time I've been thouroughly delighted with my experience.

Having tried more things than I care to admit, I have settled on some favorites. First, and probably the best cake I've ever eaten, is the Nutty Monkey. Nicely spiced banana cake, delicous peanutbutter, and chocolate! Second, the carrot cake -- this is one place I agree with some of the Singapore food bloggers, the carrot cake at TFBB is amazing.

Today I'm enjoying an orange chocolate ricotta tart and a slice of the "good mess" cake for the first time. The tart has a lovely texture and the orange choclate really shines. The cake is moist, rich without being too heavy, and has bits of chocolate that seem to burst in your mouth as you eat it.  
27 Jul 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Far from fabulous baker boy!

I went to this cafe today to have brunch. I had read reviews about the food and being a foodie wanted to try the menu. But that's pretty much as far as I got. I am truly disgusted with the attitude myself and my partner encountered when ordering our food from firstly the waitress and then from the owner himself who didn't even have the decency to come into the cafe and discuss my request.
You may be wondering what that request was.... I wanted my poached egg hard poached! Yes according to the waitress , you can't have hard poached eggs at FBB. Why you may again ask....because they will only cook them in batches and not to the customers request. So I asked her to go and ask the chef if they could, the chef today according to the waitress being the owner Juwanda Hassim. However he refused to , despite at the bottom of the order sheet that you have to fill in there being a section for special request's. So my partner who had ordered a different dish , the corned beef hash, suggested the eggs that it came with were poached instead rather than fried , to cover the batch. This two was met with a flat 'no' despite it being a very amicable solution. At this point I asked to see the chef but was just given a card instead.

I can only glean from this that Mr Hassim can either not cook a hard poached egg, is too arrogant and thinks he knows best for his customers , or just doesn't care enough about his customers to treat them as individuals. 

Suffice to say I will not be going back and will dissuade friends and colleagues from trying there fare.

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Champion Breakfast
14 Jul 2014 • 1909 reviews • 258 followers

brunch

Looking for a brunch place, I decided to check out The Fabulous Baker Boy. A small informal glass setting at the bottom of Fort Canning Park that is popular with families with children, the place serves light bites, breakfast as well as main dishes.

I started with the Champion Breakfast ($24), which came with two poached eggs on bread, as well as lamb sausages, sauteed mushrooms and beef bacon. Quite hearty. 

I also tried the House Cottage Pie ($17),  which had lots of creamy mashed potatoes and very strong tasting minced beef at the bottom.

The dish of the day for me though had to be the Parmesan Fish Goujon ($10.50). I liked how a little spice could turn up the taste for the usual plain dory. Tasty indeed.

Service was also efficient with a knowledgeable maitre-d and reasonable prices. A well executed concept.