Ah teng's bakery has been on our to-go-list for quite some time. So one fine day when we finally decided to head there for lunch, both K and i were super excited.
Ah teng's bakery shares the same premises as Empire cafe.
A quirky chinese-named bakery in Raffles hotel, doesn't that stir up your curiosity ?
|Retro looking cupboards, pots and kettles|
The seating area of ah teng's is rather small, but i guess you dont need such a big seating area when you only serve simple food like sandwiches, cakes and pastries.
The setting of the bakery is like in a 60s coffee shop with rustic looking hardwares, retro wall paper and wooden tables and chair. I think my parents would have enjoy the ambience within the bakery.
For the expectations i had for the bakery, their sandwich is pretty disappointing. The bread was too hard for my liking, the smoked salmon and picnic ham were ordinary. There wasn't any flavour packed in the sandwich, all i tasted was bland veggies and meat. Maybe it was a wrong choice to come to Ah teng's for lunch since they are better known for their cakes and desserts. However, the waitress said that their sandwiches are famous.. Well, I tried not to be too critical but, their pastries of egg tart, croissant and muffin were all mediocre. Choupinette's chocolate danish easily beats their croissant. I really thought Ah teng's would be better.
I would definitely go back one day to try their cakes and dessert before making my final judgement on them. Hopefully, their cakes can live up to the expectations i've always had for them.
1 Beach Road
Breakfast: Daily - 7.30 am to 11.00 am
All-day Dining: Sunday to Thursday and Public Holiday
- 11.00 am to 10.00 pm
Friday, Saturday and eve of Public Holiday
- 11.00 am to 11.00 pm
Afternoon Tea: Daily - 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm
X's rating of the food : 5.5/10