I’m quite new to cupcakes, you know. I remember tasting my first – at Guerlain’s launch of their La Petite Robe Noir and that was just a few years ago. I was amazed by how awesome and searched for cupcakes – and the one that I fell so super, duper deeply in love with… Plain Vanilla.
I never thought I could love anything other than Red Velvet till I tried their White Chocolate Strawberry, with a cream + dried strawberry centre. PERFECTION.
Some found it too sweet (I have to admit, it is quite sweet at times) but the best way to down this is with a cup of tea and you balance out the sweetness! May I suggest Earl Grey too? Haha.
Ever since they opened this outlet in Tiong Bahru I’ve been meaning to visit but was thrown off by the limited parking lots in TB area, till I realized that PV is located in a very convenient location actually, it’s pretty near an exit of the carpark, where Nana & Bird is located.
So, Plain Vanilla at Tiong Bahru doesn’t just sell cupcakes – there’s also other bakes, refreshing drinks, party decor (mason jars, striped straws and even greeting cards), cookware and seasoning!
And best of all, there’s a huge square table for you to sit down at and just do your thing or chill with your friends. There’s even a little play area for children, which is just beside a comfy bench!
If you ever drop by PV, don’t forget to pick up the White Chocolate Strawberry! Introduced it to Trisha and Yina and they LOVE it. I like it more than their red velvet even! ; )
PV’s cupcakes are $3.50 for one, or $19 for 6. They also do customizing and deliveries, all information can be found on their website here: www.plainvanillabakery.com. They are closed on Mondays.
Exploring Tiong Bahru, Part 2
Strangelets is a quirky store along Yong Siak, and they sell fashion accessories, stationery, children’s gifts and even candles & tea sets!
Strangelets is located at 7 Yong Siak Street, and they’re opened daily till 8 pm (sometimes they open at 10am, some days at 11). Visit their website here!
Beside Strangelets, there’s also Books Actually, one of the more prominent shops along Yong Siak street, thanks to the beautifully hand drawn decor.
They actually don’t just sell books – once you wander in-store and delve deep, you’ll find plenty of vintage items, ranging from records, rattan baskets, to glasses and even old photographs! They have the largest selection of vintage glasses I have EVER seen. When I have my own home I’ll need a few of them, man.
You can find Books Actually’s flagship store at 9 Yong Siak St – They’re open daily, mostly till 9pm except for Mon & Sunday, when they shut their doors at 6pm. Website here!
This concludes the end of my TB exploration for now, till I head back again for more makan! ; ) Please drop me a note if you know of any nice places for brunch or sweet treats!