"If I'd been out till quarter to three
Would you lock the door,
Will you still need me, will you still feed me,
When I'm sixty-four?"
Do these lyrics ring a bell?
If you're a fan of The Beatles, just like the co-owner of Quarter to Three, you'll definitely know these lyrics. Sitting along the busy Tanjong Pagar Road, Quarter to Three is a cafe which might not be that eye-catching, but it's definitely worth a visit.
Already a popular haunt, the cafe was full when we arrived.
As we looked at the display of cakes, we can't help but wonder how the cakes have gotten their unique names. After an explanation from Marilyn, the co-owner of Quarter to Three, we found out that not only is the name of the cafe linked to the beatles, so are the names of the cakes! The names of the cakes are also very relevant to the physical attributes of the cakes. For example, their rich chocolate cake is called 'She's So Heavy'
Her Majesty - $7.90
Red Velvet Cake
The red velvet cake was moist and soft and it's amazing how the texture of the cake can be this consistent when this cake is so huge and tall! The cream cheese frosting was also very light and doesn't outshine the mild flavour of the red velvet. This is the first red velvet cake that I actually like!
She's So Heavy - $7.90
Very Rich Chocolate Cake
Like the Red Velvet, the chocolate sponge cake was moist and soft! Digging into the delectable cake with chocolate balls hidden in them and fudge oozing out from the layers, hmm, sinful. Really great piece of chocolate cake! As the portion is very big, we weren't able to finish the cake as it's really very rich and heavy!
Good Day Sunshine -$7.90
Mango Cheese Sponge Cake
Here's a very delightful mango cake that has won the hearts of many! In place of the usual vanilla sponge, Good Day Sunshine features an incredibly light cheese sponge that melts in your mouth! With fresh cream decked between the layers of sponge and topped with fresh honeyed mangoes, trust me, this sweet, soft and fresh mixture will have you grinning from ear to ear!
Panna Cotta - $4.50
Lightly sweetened, deliciously smooth and and rich, this panna cotta is not as "hard" as the ones we've tried before. It's less custardy and the texture is more cream-like. Can't help but adore the texture! Panna Cotta lovers, you've to try this!
Three-month old Quarter to Three has already made its way onto different forms of media for their wonderful Durian, Mango and Strawberry cakes. Their menu boasts of other goodies such as Tiramisu, Creme Brulee, Brownies, Artisan bread, Salads and Sandwiches too. They have also recently come up with Chinese New Year goodies which have received tremendous support and positive reviews. Their kueh lapis cake has become so popular that customers have requested for it to become a staple and also to be made into a cake!
The cakes at Quarter to Three do not only look good, taste good, but they are also good for your wallets! The cakes are affordable and their portions are so huge that a slice of cake can be shared by 2-4 people! With 13 cakes to choose from, there is definitely something for everyone!
Also, if you're looking for customized cakes, do check Quarter to Three out!
We'll like to thank Marilyn for a great afternoon and the really awesome cakes! [:
88 Tanjong Pagar Road
Monday to Saturday: 12.00pm - 11.00pm