Nestled within the artistic streets of Tiong Bahru is a cosy welcoming of a cafe lined with retro Tiffany-blue bicycles that will charm you right into a scene of quaint curiosity. Don’t let this establishment’s name fool you; there’s nothing plain about Plain Vanilla Bakery.
Designed for comfort and the sweet invite of closure, Plain Vanilla’s flagship store on Yong Siak Street beckons passersby with warm lights and a huge communal table made for the sharing. Find yourself a corner and embrace the pleasing atmosphere of the space before exploring the treats placed around the shop, beckoning you with the promise of freshness and wonder. Cupcakes are the star of Plain Vanilla; Strawberry White Chocolate, Chocolate Hazelnut, Cinnamon Brown Sugar, Chocolate Stout, Earl Grey Lavender… the list of flavors go on. Because Plain Vanilla bakes with the best quality ingredients, such as French butter, bittersweet Belgian chocolate, and Pure Madagascar Bourbon vanilla, any cupcake you aspire to eat will ooze indulgence.
Some might stop at a plate of mini cupcakes, but Plain Vanilla also serves an incredible array of cakes and tarts. The Salted Caramel Chocolate tart is rich with the mix of sweet and salty, all brought together with the added crunch of a buttery base. Plain Vanilla’s Chocolate Truffle layer cake has had customers singing praises, and the Flourless Chocolate cake is just the right amount of lightness in a beautifully baked creation. There’s also a selection of petite and adorable teacakes that range from Sour Berry Drizzle Butter, to Butterscotch Banana.
Plain Vanilla is currently situated in three locations: the Tiong Bahru Flagship store at 1D Yong Siak Street, an equally cosy space at Cluny Court along Bukit Timah Road, and a small space within In Good Company Concept Store in ION Orchard. You can also order some Plain Vanilla baked desserts at Eat Cake Today.