Named after the American film “The Fabulous Baker Boys”, albeit in notable singularity, (oops, Juwanda has kindly clarified that the name has nothing to do with the film) this new cafe resides within the Viridian Art House, just opposite Liang Court, where the former River Valley Swimming Pool used to be.
In Singapore, we’re often cooped up in stale, air-conditioned environments, so sunlight and fresh air in the sheltered alfresco seating area was a refreshing change.
My latte (above), probably a double-shot, was strong, smooth and nutty with low acidity — pretty much just the way I liked my coffee to be.
Meanwhile, we shared a plate of Tuna Melts (below) (read: tuna, cheese and caramelized onions atop baked-to-crisp baguette slices). The flavors were delicately balanced — very satisfying for a mid-day tapas.
Brought the Kerouac out for a warm-up before her first overseas trip next month — I’m getting pretty stoked about that!
The Fabulous Baker Boy is my new found love, comfortably stashed away from prying crowds. Shall be back soon for more coffee and desserts!
The Fabulous Baker Boy
The Foothills, 70 River Valley Road, #01-15, S(179037)
Open Tue-Sat: 1145am-9pm, Sun: 10am-5pm