Just as you thought there was no more space for cafes within the gentrified Tiong Bahru, Whisk Cafe had sprouted up in a unit that is situated right opposite the Tiong Bahru Market.
I visited them on the second day of their official opening. Apart from several cakes available, there is also the signature Salted Caramel Eclair, a Lemon Meringue Tart and macarons on sale too.
Cheesecake was smooth, creamy yet firm. The cream cheese had a consistency that was similar to the biscuit crust lined at the bottom, which made for a uniformed texture for the cake. It also did not really taste as strong as most cheesecakes available outside; the creamy zestiness felt pretty neutral but also brought out evidently in the cheesecake.
(Lemon Meringue Tart)
Lemon Meringue Tart was also pretty good. The biscuit-like crumb doesn’t break into a million pieces upon one slice, and the lemon curd was tangy with a bit of egginess. Torched meringue was fluffy and not very sweet as well.
We have to agree with what the staff said; everything here is good. At least the items we had were good. Everything except the service. I am no fussy customer; I am perfectly fine with cafes that does minimum service and usually I don’t even make things difficult for the wait staff. It’s hard when you are pushed to limits when the cafe has so little seating, and the counter staff serves everyone who streams into the cafe except you, even when it’s your turn to order. I got ignored thrice, and nothing was done even after a glare given to the staff. In order to get attention, I had to speak up. While I got served, she gave an explanation that seemed to had no connection to why I had been ignored (slow POS system that they had to help each other with). Not even a simple apology. It was so close that I nearly stepped out of the cafe without ordering because I wasted a good five minutes down there. Not trying to make things difficult or demanding anything here, just wanted to give a pointer that they should learn from. After all, cafes that makes you feel at home are the ones that bring people back; good food is just a bonus factor.
58 Seng Poh Road
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/whiskcafesg