Brunetti is a famous Italian pasticceria and coffee joint from Australia. Having heard good things about it from my friends who studied in Melbourne, I was quite excited when it finally opened in Singapore at Tanglin Mall.
After my first visit a few months ago, I went back to Brunetti several times and tried quite a few items. Some of the cakes were good, while others were average.
Besides a range of cakes and pastries, Brunetti at Tanglin Mall also serves breakfast like eggs benedict ($12.9) and truffled scrambled eggs ($11.9); and savoury food like spaghetti Bolognaise ($17.9) and fillet of fish ($18.9).
Of all the desserts that I have tried so far, my favourite is the pear & cheese crumble ($10) – a baked cream cheesecake with poached pears, blackberry jam on a chocolate chip biscuit base. I will go back just to have this.
The chocolate éclair, on the other hand, was disappointing. So was the chocolate fondant ($8), which you see in the above photo. We felt that the dark chocolate cake was run-of-the-mill.
If you like chocolate desserts, go for the flourless chocolate soufflé ($8). There’s also bacio ($8), which is a lovely creation of dark chocolate and hazelnut bavaroise. Who can resist the perfect combination of chocolate and hazelnut? Not me, that’s for sure.
The New York cheesecake ($10), while good, was nothing like the ones that I had in the Big Apple. During the same visit, we also tasted the gorgeous lemon meringue tart ($8). But don’t take it from me, I am a big fan of anything-lemon-meringue, so I am definitely biased.
Some of the other desserts at Brunetti include: tiramisu ($8), profiterole ($8), black forest ($8), opera ($8), flourless orange & almond cake ($8), and an assortment of macarons ($2.25).
Even though some of the cakes did not blow me away, I can still see myself going back to Brunetti for desserts if I am near Tanglin Mall.
There are some cakes on the display that I would love to try, and the gelato selection also looks impressive. If you have tried most of their stuff before, do leave a comment and let me know if I’ve missed out anything.
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163 Tanglin Road
#01-35 Tanglin Mall
Tel: +65 6733 9088
Sun to Wed: 8am – 9pm
Thu to Sat: 8am – 10pm
For more recommendations, read my list of best dessert places in Singapore