Founded in 1998, Bakerzin first started out as a dessert venue but has since grew into a casual dining café that specializes, well, not just desserts but also rather good food too!
It’s really been quite awhile since I last visited Bakerzin and it wasn’t until a recent visit that I realized what I have been missing out from this casual diner.
Yearning for some pastas, here’s what I ordered for the evening.
Linquini Vongole ($14.50)
Linguini Vongole (aka Linguini with Clams) is made up primarily of Linquini and lots and lots of clams. The combination of both the white wine and clams gives out a rather unique fragrance when served. There’s also bits of garlic in this dish that brings the flavor up another notch.
Aglio Olio ($7.90) with Bratwurst ($6), Ham & Bacon ($4)
Either have it plain and spicy or with add-ons, the Aglio Olio Spaghetti here allows diners to actually “customize” and enjoy this delicious spaghetti with their preferred ingredients. I personally went for the Bratwurst (German Pork Sausage) with additional Ham & Bacon and I really love the overall taste. The sausage is really really good but I also find the Ham & Bacon to be slightly salty to taste.
If Bratwurst or Ham are not to your liking, there’s also other add-ons such as Prawns ($5), Crispy Bacon ($3) and Mushrooms ($3). One thing I don’t like about this dish is how oily it is towards the end. If you are watching your calories, do inform the staff to have it less oily. Not-so-spicy option is also recommended. Time to take your pick.
Not restricting to just spaghetti & pastas, Bakerzin also serves other kinds of food ranging from Salads, Pizzas and even Meal-Box sets (hot meals which comes with drinks and desserts) which is a good choice for those looking for a decent place to lunch.
Of course, when it comes to dining at Bakerzin it also meant to try their popular range of desserts which in my opinion, is one of the best available locally. I finished off the meal with the following.
Waffle Ice Cream ($8.90)
Thick, warm and a pair of crispy waffles with a scoop of ice cream topped with berry sauce. The slighty over-toasted waffles goes really well with the vanilla ice cream. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to choose the flavour of the ice cream (I dig chococolate!) but overall is quite good.
Colossal Profiteroles ($10.90)
Don’t be fooled by this dessert just because it looks small from the menu’s description. In reality, I was completely awed by its size (Colossal is really a good word to describe this dessert). What you get are three scoops of vanilla ice cream topped with generous serving of melted chocolate and delicious roasted nuts. All these goodness sandwiched between this warm and tasty pastry. The combination is just perfect! Now this is what I considered as a guilty pleasure, no doubt about that. No wonder the Colossal Profiteroles is one of Bakerzin’s most popular desserts. Try it and you won’t regret at all.
Since Bakerzin first begun its operations more than 10 years ago, this casual dessert and dining cafe has all along been able to deliver consistently delicious desserts and now, very good food too. It’s good to know that despite for the many-years that I have not visited Bakerzin the standard of its dessert and food are still there. Service-wise, staff are generally courteous and attentive to my needs. Both food and desserts are served within a reasonable time as well.
Ratings: 4.0 foodiedoos out of 5.0
Bakerzin @ Vivocity
1 Harbourfront Walk
Tel: 6438 8700
Sunday – Thursday: 1030am – 1100pm
Friday, Saturday & Eve of Public Holidays: 1030am – 12 midnight