Kura Patisserie @ South Bridge Road – Minimalist Cafe with Gorgeous Cakes and Tea

Sometimes, you just might be able to discover hidden gems in the least likely place. South Bridge Road is one place that often gets overlooked as that awkward stretch of seedy bars between Clarke Quay, Chinatown, and Raffles Place. But, the addition of quaint cafes and dessert spots such as Dopa Dopa and Dawn, has made this underrated area a good option for cafe-hopping, minus the busy crowd! 


Kura Patisserie is the newest cafe to set up shop along South Bridge Road (and directly opposite my previous workplace!). Helmed by co-founders whose work experiences include hotels and Tiong Bahru Bakery, Kura Patisserie used to operate out of River Valley, before settling on its current, more central location. 

As with most buildings around the area, Kura Patisserie occupies a pretty compact space, making it somewhat challenging if you’re looking to dine in during busy hours. However, it still works out to be pretty cozy if you’re looking for somewhere simple to kick back with some sweets and drinks. 


Kura Patisserie specialises in cakes and tarts that are perfect for sharing. Look out for creations like Genmaicha Tart ($12++), which are inspired by flavours of the season. Japanese flavours and influences feature strongly in this dessert, with azuki bits topped with genmaicha cream and warabi mochi. The layers in the cream also bring to mind Japanese zen gardens, with their hypnotizing, wave-like patterns. 


Genmaicha Tart ($12++)

Another popular fixture on Kura Patisserie’s menu is the aptly-named La Vie En Rose ($12++). With layers of cream that are crafted to resemble the petals of a blooming rose, this dessert is almost too gorgeous to be eaten. Inside, you can find salted dark caramel and chocolate cream, paired with chocolate and cocoa nibs that add a little crunch to the layers of decadence. 

For non-chocolate lovers, there is also a Goma Yuzu rose tart that features more Japanese-leaning flavours. 


La Vie En Rose ($12++)

I was delighted to find that the Passionfruit Tea ($4.50++ for hot, $5.50++ for cold) contains actual passionfruit. Adds a lot more zest to the pot! 


Passionfruit Tea ($4.50++ for hot, $5.50++ for cold)

Kura Patisserie is a charming cafe to escape to. There are also other sweet and savoury pastries available, if you’re looking for something to take away for the next day’s breakfast! 

Address:79 South Bridge Road, 01-00, Singapore 058709
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Nearest MRT: Chinatown (DT19/EW4), Clarke Quay NE5
Opening Hours:
Sunday to Friday: 11am – 7pm
Saturday: 11am – 9pm

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