If shopping along the brightly lit aisles of Ben’s Independent Grocer at Publika sparks up an appetite for something sweet, take a break at Ben’s Bake Shop. Lined between popular coffee joint Plan B’s Roasters and B’Witched Sandwich Bar, Ben’s Bake Shop serves up a plethora of freshly made cakes, cookies, and even churros to complement its siblings’ equally yummy offerings. There’s a little cheeky lure to the tell-tale trail of fillings that intentionally drip out most of their donut creations, such as the the Salted Caramel & Honeycomb Donut, which proudly parades Instagram with its signature meringue coiffure, and the Purple Kaya Donut, which stands out not just for its quirky color but its creamy, aromatic taste that somehow reminisces of childhood days. And then there’s the KLonut, Malaysia’s twist of cronuts. Flaky and crumbly and essentially delicious, you can get KLonuts from this bake shop in 3 flavors – Peanut Butter and Salted Caramel for the sweet and savory lovers, Lemon Meringue for those who like a little tang, and Hazelnut Custard for the old fashioned romantics.
Besides the daily offerings displayed on the counter, Ben’s Bake Shop offers delectably plated desserts by resident pastry chef, Mabel Cheah. A fine example of Mabel’s creations is the Chocolate Conversation, a combination of flair and whimsy, with balsamic ice cream as the star of the plate, and components such as milk chocolate chiboust and caramel chocolate tuile to boost.
So sneak away from shopping and into Ben’s Bake Shop; the groceries can wait, your cravings shouldn't have to.