(Elffin & Elffin had since ceased operations.)
A new addition to the hip Kampong Glam region, we actually had no idea of their existence until after walking past them while shopping at Haji Lane which got us excited and had our plans changed.
Unlike the retro-looking cafes around the same area, Elffin & Elffin takes on a simple and minimalistic theme for their interior.
Four cakes were available when we visited, given our visit was during their soft launch. The owners recommended us to go for the Blueberry Cheesecake which was one of his favourites. The cheesecakes was smooth and did not feel too heavy, with the Blueberry compote from the top adding a degree of tartness to the cake. The base was also finely crumbed to ensure a smooth texture throughout the entire cake.
Since the two other cakes were also variations of Cheesecake, my dining partner and I also shared a Chocolate Fudge, which had a thick chocolate ganache exterior and sticky interior.
We could not do without coffee when having cakes, so we got an Americano and a Flat White. The Americano bore a moderate acidity to it, while the Flat White turned out a bit too creamy and milky. The blends used here are from Highlander Coffee, which is just located a street behind Elffin & Elffin.
Elffin & Elffin is a pretty chill space to hang out, especially if one finds the Haji Lane area too exaggerated and pretentious for them; it’s simplicity just brings a different vibe to the area. The limited menu is set to be more diversified when the cafe reaches their grand opening, which will see it serving salads and sandwiches as well. Do drop by on the day of their grand opening, which is set on 14th February 2014 if you are in the area!
Elffin & Elffin
29 Haji Lane