From hawker centre to a cafe within a shopping mall, The Headless Baker 無頭師 has opened a second outlet named “The Headless Baker & Sons”.
The unassuming stall at a href=”https://danielfooddiary.com/2020/04/15/ghimmohfoodcentre/”>Ghim Moh Road Market & Food Centre first attracted attention due to their selection of bakes that is more commonly seen in cafes rather than in a hawker centre setting.
In addition, their prices are considered wallet-friendly with teacakes and scones starting from $2 each.
Taking over the space previously occupied by Thus Coffee at The Star Vista, The Headless Baker & Sons 無頭師 now shares the same space as The Pet Safari (where you get to see both shoppers and their fur-kids).
Note that there are only 2 tables for dining-in purpose as their kitchen takes up most of the space indoors.
Serving an entirely different menu from their original outlet, outlet-exclusive viennoiseries – which are baked goods made from a yeast-leavened dough similar to bread and puff pastry, are offered here instead.
Prices are reasonable for a mall setting, starting from $3 for a Canele.
Other pastries include Croissant ($4), Almond Croissant ($4.50), Chocolate Croissant ($5), Kouign Amann ($4.50), Lunettes ($4), Chocolate Roll ($4), Cruffin ($4.50), and Apple Almond Tart ($4).
My favourite was the Canele ($3), a small French pastry flavoured with rum and vanilla.
The darker caramelised crust on the outer was crispy and chewy, while the custard centre was soft and moist with the right balance.
It was thankfully not too sweet, with a pleasant contrast in the textures.
Something not commonly found in Singapore are the Lunettes ($4) made from puff pastries, then sweetened with icing sugar sprinkled on the surface.
The layered thin sheets of puff pastry added a delightful chewy texture in contrast to the crispy edges.
Unlike most carrot cakes that are sliced into triangular shapes, the Carrot Cake ($5) here are cut into thick cubes (the old-school confectionery style), further topped with cream cheese and crushed walnuts for the extra crunch.
With a very soft and moist texture, the Carrot Cake had an obvious spiced cinnamon taste, well-balanced by the sweet cream cheese.
Coffee is prepared using coffee beans roasted by Tiong Hoe Specialty Coffee for their espresso-based drinks, with choices of Black, White, Filtered Coffee and Cold Brew.
My White Cold Brew ($4) that came with options of dairy milk and oat milk, was smooth and robust.
Even though there is limited seating capacity indoors, customers can choose to takeaway and easily find a seating spot at the open space within The Star Vista to enjoy these pastries (when dine-in resumes).
The Headless Baker & Sons 無頭師
The Star Vista, 1 Vista Exchange Green, #01-14/15, Singapore 138617
Opening Hours: 11am – 6pm (Mon – Sun)
* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.