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Privé Bakery Café

Privé Bakery Café

Privé (pronounced as pre vay) Bakery Café, situated at the Marina at Keppel Bay, serves all day breakfast, salads, soups and of course not forgetting, desserts! On both occasions that we were there (in the afternoon and late evening), we chose al fresco dining. The weather was cooling, and it was nice to take in the sights, the sails and the sea. Privé was like on an island of its own, away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. It would be relaxing to slouch in the black rattan chairs, enjoy a cuppa and watch as the day goes by … Yes, such a picturesque scene. But P and I went there with 1 aim – to subject their cakes to the strictest and highest standard food judgement. We were 2 girls on a cake mission!

Hazelnut Praline Royale

Hazelnut Praline Royale

We have tried 4 different cakes at Privé. The first was the Hazelnut Praline Royale. It looked rather ordinary, not extremely appealing, and did not entice cake lovers like us to try. Looks wise, it did not stand out as a “to-die-for” chocolate cake. But taste wise, it was a vastly different story. The Hazelnut Praline Royale consisted of layers of chocolate truffle, chocolate sponge and hazelnut ganache.  It was a cake with varying textures. The chocolate truffle was smooth, mousse-like and not overly sweet. The amount of sponge was kept to a minimal, it was light and not too dry. The hazelnut crust was thick and added crunchiness to every bite. On a whole, the cake wasn’t too overwhelming and is highly recommended for moderate chocolate lovers.

Rich Chocolate Cake

Rich Chocolate Cake

The Rich Chocolate Cake consisted of alternating layers of rich and moist chocolate sponge and fudge, topped with chocolate pearls. It wasn’t too sweet, the portion was just right and one would not get too sick or overwhelmed after finishing 1 slice. Texture wise, it wasn’t as complicated as that of the Hazelnut Praline Royale. It was a simple marriage between fudge and sponge. The Rich Chocolate Cake would be more suitable for serious chocolate lovers.

Luscious Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Cake

Luscious Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Cake

The 3rd cake which we have tried was the Luscious Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Cake. It was a unique combination of saltiness and sweetness, with a rich peanut butter taste. We have come across and tried various peanut butter tarts and ice cream, but this is our first time trying a peanut butter cake. Peanut butter cookies, peanut butter cakes, peanut butter ice cream, peanut butter milkshake, peanut butter tarts – peanut butter sure doesn’t lose out to chocolates in terms of versatility.

Yuzu Citron Light Cheesecake

Yuzu Citron Light Cheesecake

The only non-chocolate cake which we tried was the Yuzu Citron Light Cheesecake. Despite it looking quite dense, it sure was a light cake, with barely any taste of cheese and yuzu. The texture was also not of the typical smooth creamy American cheesecake. It tended more towards that of the light Japanese cheesecakes. An important feature of cheesecakes is the base. We enjoy cheesecakes with a buttery digestive base or one which is made up of oreo crumbs. For the Yuzu Citron Light Cheesecake, the base was a tasteless crust, which we didn’t enjoy.

After service charge and GST, each slice of cake was around $8. The first 3 cakes are definitely worth coming back for (on days when we have a car).

Privé Bakery Café
No. 2 Keppel Bay Vista
Marina at Keppel Bay

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Written by foodphd

February 1, 2011 at 2:23 pm

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