There’s always room for more bakeshops in Singapore it seems, just like how there’s always room for more desserts after a square meal. The fairer sex will agree.
If you have been attentive enough, you would have noticed a 3-month-old bakery shying away in a little nook of Robertson Quay. And with the help of a chalkboard that reads All Good Things, they prove their existence to passers-by and patrons of Kith alike. Gently head into the petite bakeshop to discover that the interior doubles as a kitchen and a cafe, whereby snagging a seat inside grants you an opportunity to catch a live demonstration of the baking process. Do not expect the aloof baker to exchange much words with you, though.
While the interior is cosy, it spills out to an alfresco area which seats around 15. We say if you are looking for a quiet affair, grab a chair and a cake, and let the scenery do the talking.
We have seen enough of chocolate cakes, so when an option of an olive oil cake presented itself, there was no hesitation involved even though the cake did not have much of an aesthetic appeal.
The olive oil cake turned out to be delightfully sweet and dense. Despite the evident content of olive oil in the darker patches of the cake, our taste buds were hard-pressed trying to trace any hint of the ingredient. Thankfully enough, the cake left behind no sign of greasiness.
The chemistry between orange and earl grey sparked off really well.
The triangular block of confectionery was studded with tiny bits of tea leaves amidst the brown-hued body, complete with a layer of orange-flavoured icing sugar on top. When bitten upon, the cake was moist and the aroma of the earl grey was pleasurably subtle. In juxtaposition, the icing sugar lent a touch of tang to lift the flavours. Indeed, this combination had scored our tick of approval.
Last but not least, we picked the flat-looking souffle cheesecake dusted by icing sugar on the surface. With a move of the fork, the cheesecake demonstrated its soft and cushiony texture. Poor fellows with lactose-intolerance should not be left out as the Philadelphia cheese was easy on the palate. Between bites, we registered subtle sour zing from a tinge of the lemon juice involved in the baking process. The crust, on the other hand, was insignificant.
Whilst we could not deny that the baked good here in All Good Things are delectable, it is a bitter pill to swallow that the service was ultimately inconsistent. Unless you are in the vicinity, the cakes’ probably not worth the candle.
Even then, Kith seems like a more livelier place to be.
Watermark at Robertson Quay
7 Rodyk Street #01-30