back with a singapore post, and this time we’re in the hipster neighborhood of everton park. it’s a quaint, quiet, old neighborhood that’s recently seen the entrance of young hipster establishments full of their concrete naturalness, too-cool-for-school carelessness, and questionable gastronomy.
most people come here for the coffee – but I came lured by the offer of cake.
it’s a row of tiny cafes at the ground floor of a block of flats, each rocking an industrial persona and kitschy air. most have limited seating, but when you’re young and dappered, who needs to sit?
we stepped into batterworks – a tiny cafe next to the coffee roasters – for a sit-down and a selection of cake, while the coffee-addicts queued for their jo.
this is going to be short: the cakes were uninspiring, but inoffensive. tiny slivers sit in a quaint glass counter – a chocolate amande, an austrian apple-filled cheese torte, and various tarts and mousses. the first was a slightly dry, crumbly slice of chocolate almond cake topped with a rich, sturdy fudge; the second also slightly dry (though this might possibly be authentic), though the apple filling certainly made it more interesting.
more interesting were their so-called “mousses”, which really were a heavy, dense mixture rather disparate from the airy fluffiness you’d expect. this, however, made the chocolate mousse the best dessert of the day: you were literally eating ganache by the spoon.
my friends were satisfied with their coffees, and the cakes certainly lubricated conversation (and our hips) – even if they weren’t the satisfying confections I had hoped for. all slightly dry, though thankfully not-too-sweet – a good accompaniment to coffee, but highly skippable.
Blk 43 Everton Park, #01-42
tel +65 6438 2208
Nylon Coffee Roasters
Blk 4 Everton Park, #01-40
tel +65 6220 2330