From the content of this blog you can probably figure that I am not much of a cafe person despite the hype in Singapore and my posts about cafes are minimal. However, I am always open to trying new places and so I found myself at Artistry on the 3rd day of Chinese New Year. Not many places were opened for business on that day and even though Artistry was opened, the menu was very limited. It didn’t help that we only arrived after 2pm and most of the savoury food was sold out! Nevertheless, the cakes looked too appealing to miss so it became an afternoon tea session instead of lunch.
To be honest, I did not do any prior research about this place and had no idea what to expect of the standards. I am very particular when it comes to cakes so it was a gamble! All cakes were $6 – $8, which was quite reasonable.
Surprise, surprise. I actually liked this one. The cake was crumbly and moist – just like how I like it to be. The overall taste was not overly sweet! Strictly speaking, if I had only this cake I would enjoy it a lot more. Having too many cakes at once steals the limelight of this!
I love red velvet cake but I don’t recall having particular memorable ones in Singapore, excluding home baked versions. I must say this is the best one I’ve had in Singapore already. (Of course, there are better ones overseas so this is not the best.) The cake is moist and the cream was not overwhelming (notice how thinly it was coated?). I liked that they covered it with coconut flake too because I am a coconut convert after learning how good for health and beauty it is. Of course, whether or not coconut is a good idea will depend on personal preference.
Cashew Caramel Cheesecake
I can’t remember the exact name for it but I knew I had to have this upon seeing how pretty it looks. I mean at least for me, eating involves more than just the sense of taste. Indeed, it was as good as it looks! Of course don’t expect the best cheesecake in the world because that is not easy to achieve. This version has a very light and mousse like cream instead of being thick and dense like New York Cheesecake. What won me over was the combination. I am recently a nut convert so I do appreciate the generosity of nuts in this cake. As the cheese is light, paring with caramel doesn’t end up too heavy on the sweet palate so the overall combination is really not bad.
Overall, all 3 cakes were good but all 3 happens to be the kind of cake flavours I normally go after anyway so I could be biased. I don’t think these were spectacular to the extent that they could convert a cake hater into a cake lover but they were good enough for fans of carrot cake, red velvet cake and light cheese cake.
17 Jalan Pinang
Tue – Sun: 10am – 7pm