One of the newer additions to the cafe scene is Maple & Market Bakery Cafe at Cassia Crescent, just a few blocks behind Old Airport Road Food Market. Greeted by the smell of freshly baked cakes and the aroma of coffee brewing upon stepping in to the small space, it had us at hello.
The cafe has a great eye for detail. From the cake display, the interior decor, the availability of good magazines, and the fancy merchandise – Maple & Market has nailed it. The dessert table is gorgeous and has such an enticing set up that it will make you want to order everything.
Dessert options include Cinnamon cake with bacon cooked in maple syrup, Victorian Sponge Cake, Carrot Cake, and Chocolate Cake. Most of the cakes are on rotation, and only the two signature creations - Blossom, rose cake with raspberry cream cheese; and 1919, gula melaka cake with kaya cream cheese, are mainstays on the menu.
Besides the rustic and homemade cakes, Maple & Market does excellent waffles. Either go for the classic option of waffles with ice cream (S$8.50), or have the Maple Bacon Waffles (S$14). The waffle is quite like no other; it brings as much satisfaction – if not more – as flowers bring to bees.
Good coffee, delicious waffles, lovely cakes, gorgeous displays – this charming cafe fully utilised the small space and ticked all the right boxes.
Maple & Market
34 Cassia Crescent, #01-82
Tel: +65 6348 8068
Mon: 12pm – 8pm
Wed to Fri: 12pm – 9pm
Sat: 10am – 10pm
Sun: 10am – 9pm
Nearest Station: Dakota
For more recommendations, read: Singapore’s best cafes | Singapore’s Best Dessert Places