Selfish Gene Cafe is the latest addition to the famous Duxton area.
It has only been in operation for over a week. X and I headed there after brunch to try their desserts. When we got there, we were surprised to see that the cafe was FULLY packed. We weren't expecting such a crowd. Turns out that there was an event for the Instagram community of Singapore or something along that line. Although our plan to avoid the crowd failed but we thought it was really nice of the owner, Gene, to lend his space to the Instagram community.
X loved the beams, lighting and decorations of the cafe
I really like all these small jugs
Banana Cake - with caramelized banana, crumble and peanut butter sauce
The banana cake was REALLY good. We really liked it! Was hoping that the peanut butter sauce was caramel instead but banana and peanut butter is a great combination too! The crunchy crumble provided a contrast to the soft, warm and moist banana cake and it was delicious. The banana cake in itself was full of flavour [:
Chocolate Fondant - $5.80
Molten chocolate cake, served with cream
I wanted the chocolate tart but they were out of it ): So I picked this! This molten cake is not like your normal lava cake. Instead of having your warm chocolate oozing out as you dig into the cake, the chocolate is stored in a crater on the cake. Pretty interesting! Also, instead of vanilla icecream, the cake is served with fresh and light cream. I'd have preferred the cake to be warmer though. Other than that, it was pretty good! The light cream with the dense chocolate cake was yummy.
We enjoyed the reasonably priced desserts at Selfish Gene! And we liked the place too! Will be back for more definitely! (:
40 Craig Road
(parking is available at The Pinnacle- 5 minutes walk away)
Monday : 10am-6pm
Wed- Sat: 10am- 6pm
K's rating of Selfish Gene : 7.5/10