Hey there! How has 2019 been starting for you? January, for me, was crazily busy, workwise! I didn’t even have a minute to stop and just pause, so I was just chugging along, tackling and ticking off tasks one after the other. But while challenging, I’m taking it the best I can!
February has thankfully been moving at a more manageable pace, and I’ve been putting in more effort to keep up with my reading, which I felt I let slide quite a bit in 2018. I recently started on Lauren Elkin’s Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London and I’m loving it!
Back to this blog, I thought it’ll be fun to start 2019’s first post with one of my favourite spots I visited in 2018 (yes, I am always playing catch up on this blog), a cake cafe called Cake Spade!
I’ll be honest, I was drawn to this cafe not only because of the good reviews of the cakes (because there are many out there and um, I’m trying to reduce my dessert calorie count as it is), but also due to the modern pink and girly interior design of the cafe and the fact that this cafe is housed on the ground floor of a bright pink shophouse! :D I couldn’t think of a more picture perfect way to have a cake shop.
Cake Spade opened in 2013, so it’s been around for a while now and from what I read online, it’s a very popular cafe! When I visited last year, they were celebrating their 5th anniversary, so they had these fun decals on their entrance. Seems like 5 years in, this is still a busy spot because I popped by on a Saturday afternoon, and the cafe was packed full! I got the last table available inside (there are tables outside), and after that, there were still quite some people coming in.
On to the cake and drinks! I was quite excited browsing the list of cakes/tarts/cupcakes on their website, and found it difficult to decide when I got to the store and saw the actual display of goodies at the counter – so pretty and tempting! Anyway, decisions, decisions … we settled on a slice of smore’s cake (S$8.50), a hot chocolate (S$6.90) and a latte (S$5+). Verdict: everything tasted good! The s’more cake was very sweet, which is probably to be expected of a s’more cake, but half a slice is enough for me, because I prefer lighter tasting foods and desserts in general.
All in all, I’m glad I came to knew of this fun and pink cake cafe! Cake is my guilty pleasure, and this girly shop is the kind of place I like to hang out in! :)