Located directly opposite Liang Court in The Foothills, The Fabulous Baker Boy is a cosy and homely space where you can go for an intimate gathering with friends or a quiet dinner with your partner. The prices here are reasonable. You can get a Beef Pastrami Sandwich for $10, while main course such as pies and pastas are below $20. Plus, they have very good home-style cakes.
On weekdays, The Fabulous Baker Boy serves simple comfort food such as sandwiches, soup, salad, pasta and pot pie. They also have a weekend brunch menu which features pancakes, eggs benedict, as well as their pot pies and sandwiches.
The Prawn Fettuccine ($18) was simple and nicely executed. The other pasta option is a vegetarian Artichoke Fettuccine.
Chicken Leek Pot Pie ($14), another popular item on the menu, was heartening and refreshing.
A trip to The Fabulous Baker Boy would not be complete without having desserts. They sell home-style cakes that are meant to feed people.
I’ve had too many mediocre red velvet cakes so I was surprised by Ab Fab Red Velvet Cake ($8.50) – coated with chocolate instead of cream cheese – which was incredibly moist and heartstoppingly rich.
I was especially enamoured by the Lemon Vanilla Raspberry ($8.50), and Apple Cider ($8.50), a salted caramel cream cheese cake. Also exceptional was The Nutty Monkey ($8) – a banana coconut cake with a peanut butter cream and chocolate frosting. It is impossible to go wrong with the flawless combination of chocolate and banana. The Matcha Praline Cake ($7.50), on the other hand, was rather dry and lacking in matcha flavour.
Other cakes include Salted Caramel Chocolate Torte ($8.50), a rich chocolate torte with layers of salted caramel and dark chocolate frosting; Big Lub’s Carrot Cake ($8.50), a modern carrot cake with the addition of cranberry and coconut; and Triple Chocolate Cake ($7) – a delicious and addictive dark chocolate cake.
The Fabulous Baker Boy is one of my new favourite places, and I think they deserve your support.
The Fabulous Baker Boy
70 River Valley Road
#01-15 The Foothills
Tel: +65 6694 8336
Tue to Thu: 11am – 6pm, Fri: 11am – 11pm
Sat: 10.30am – 11pm, Sun: 10.30am – 5pm
For more recommendations, read my list of Best Cafes in Singapore