The Fabulous Baker Boy is a bakery cafe that is located at the foothills of Fort Canning Park. The place is conveniently tucked away from the hustle & bustle of the nearby Clarke Quay area as the cafe is situated in a standalone building in the midst of all the greenery. One of the main draws of The Fabulous Baker Boy would have to be their wide range of cakes that are baked in-house. The cakes are baked by Chef Juwanda Hashim and they are known for being the classic layered-style cake while being soft & retaining moisture.
The building where the cafe resides in used to be the cateria & shower area of the River Valley Swimming Complex but it has since been converted. The cafe also recently renovated to keep the dining area air-conditioned; a extremely important consideration when you factor in Singapore’s hot weather. The exterior of the cafe is surrounding by lush greenery, sculptures & park benches, being situated on the foothills of Fort Canning Park. On the inside, the columns & floors seem to retain the original tiling of the old swimming complex. The interior decor is kept quite simple, with white walls, light wooden tables & chairs and inspirational quotes strewn about.
Perhaps the two most prominent features of the place is their in-house bakery; where you can usually see “Ju” himself layering cakes and whipping up frosting. The second feature would be their cake display, a large array of choices housed under glass cake stands that would leave you in awe.
As you can tell by their name by now, The Fabulous Baker Boy is best known for their cakes, cakes & cakes. Their array of choices is quite impressive & it seems to be one of the most extensive that I have seen so far. Of course, along with their wide range of cakes, they also have a substantial brunch & dinner menu. Here you can find your usual Eggs Benedict, pancakes and even pot pies. There are some vegetarian options as well & some dishes have an Asian fusion, such as “Tata’s Chicken Curry”.
Prices for The Fabulous Baker Boy are a mixture of average & above average pricing. The downside is that they do charge service fees & GST as well, perhaps due to their location. This can make trying a wide range of their food more pricey, so it’s best to go in a group if you’re looking to try multiple dishes & cakes.
Worth A Visit/Revisit?
If you asked me what was my favourite cake from The Fabulous Baker Boy, I would be stumped. They are all equally delicious & great and it all comes down to your personal preference regarding flavors. They have definitely got the whole layered cake formula perfect. Their brunch offerings are pretty good as well, though I do think their prices are a bit too high, which makes trying more of their dishes/cakes difficult if you are on a tight budget. The cafe is a fantastic place to chill out during a lazy afternoon as well, since the installation of air-conditioning in the place. Of course, they are extremely popular over the weekends, so take note of that as the crowds could get a bit crazy. (Do also note that they are NOT Halal certified.)
THE FABULOUS BAKER BOY
The Foothills, 70 River Valley Road, Singapore 179037
(Nearest train station: Clarke Quay)
Contact: 6694 8336
Tue – Thu: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Fri – Sat: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sun: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm