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Olsen Bakehouse In Joo Chiat Has Sesame Yuzu Chiffon Cakes and Sweet Potato Fudge Brownies

21st September 2022

Olsen Bakehouse in Joo Chiat for locally inspired cakes

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If you’ve been visiting Olsen Bakehouse at Crawford Lane, here’s a friendly PSA: they’ve relocated to Joo Chiat! The popular bakery, known for their locally inspired treats, is now sequestered in a conservation shophouse along the same stretch as Tigerlily Patisserie, Petit Pain, Dickson Nasi Lemak, and Da Dong Prawn Noodles.

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Fronted by a clean, white storefront, the bakery’s new digs are done up in an earthy-toned, minimalist style. There are no seats in the bakehouse except for a bench by the window, so it’s more of a buy-to-go kind of place. The bakes are made fresh every morning by their talented team of bakers, which also includes the founder himself.

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The eight-year-old family-run bakery prides themselves on their siew dai AKA less sweet cakes, made with all-natural, locally sourced ingredients as far as possible. They’re not halal-certified, but their ingredients are sourced from halal-certified suppliers. Being a family-friendly bakery as well, no alcohol is used in any of their bakes.

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For those unfamiliar with Olsen Bakehouse, their most popular cakes include Ondeh Ondeh, Orh Nee, Pulut Hitam, Milo, and even a Kopi, Kaya & Peanut Butter flavour! Most of their whole cakes start from $56 for a 5.5-inch cake that is good for five to six people. During our visit, we tried the Sesame Yuzu ($8 per slice), which was a light and well-balanced chiffon cake.

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Go for the Orh Nee ($8 per slice), and you’ll find the same pandan chiffon here, layered with house-made orh nee paste, and blanketed in a purple-swirled coconut buttercream.

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Some of the baked items are only available in-store, such as the scones and brownies, which are baked in limited quantities. Try the Strawberry Scone ($4) or Cherry Scone ($4) if you like sweet and zesty desserts.

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The bakehouse’s only gluten-free item is the Sweet Potato Fudge Brownie ($4.50), a fudgy, vegan-friendly delight with fibrous sweet potato bits.

Coffee and tea are also available, such as the Cold Brew White Oat ($12) and Kombucha ($9). Olsen Bakehouse’s coffee is made with soy milk for a creamy mouthfeel and neutral flavour.

For more Joo Chiat eats, head to Common Man Coffee Roasters or King’s Cart Coffee FactoryOtherwise, read our Katong food guide.

Address: 301 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427552
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11am to 4pm
Tel: 8891 5819
Website
Olsen Bakehouse is not a halal-certified eatery, but does not use pork, lard, or alcohol.

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Photos taken by Casandra Nicholas.
This was an independent visit by Eatbook.sg.

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