Konditori Artisan Bakery is a bakery concept from the people behind Fika Swedish Cafe & Bistro situated at the heart of Kampong Glam at Bussorah Street.
Decorated in a simple, minimalist yet elegant theme, the interior is largely in white with minor details of gold with marble furnishings for that chic vibe. Catered more towards the takeaway crowd, there are only two counter seats within the store, while there are also two outdoor tables of two seats each. All the pastries that are available are on display; expect bread loaves, tarts and cakes served here while there are also beverages such as coffee, tea, iced chocolate and soda if you need something to quench your thirst or go along with the bakes.
One of the unique pastries here apart from the signature Semla bun (which is available seasonally at Fika Swedish Cafe & Bistro) is the Blackforest Croissant. The croissant here is more bready than crisp and flaky but it’s still sufficiently light and not too buttery — it allows the tart raspberry jam within to shine as it goes with the chocolate shavings over the top to get that familiar Blackforest flavour. If anything, the croissant was a tad messy to eat — chocolate shavings scattered all over the plate as it falls while eaten by hand; perhaps they could look into preparing the chocolate as a glaze which is neater to eat.
For those who prefer classic pastries without all the fusion, the Lemon Meringue Tart could be something one might want to consider. The torched meringue was light and fluffy without being overwhelmingly sweet and works as it matches the smooth lemon curd which carried a zingy touch.
We actually have been to Fika Swedish Cafe & Bistro a couple of years ago and was satisfied with what they have to offer. While Konditori Artisan Bakery is a smaller scale operation, it does carry the quality that Fika Swedish Cafe & Bistro achieved especially with its reputation within the Muslim community when it comes to Muslim-owned cafes and eateries. While the location is not the best for a special journey made especially given that it’s on the far side of Bugis MRT Station, it makes for a good stopover on a hot day if one happens to be visiting the Masjid Sultan or the heritage area if you are into sweets like these.
Konditori Artisan Bakery
33 Bussorah Street
Web Page: http://www.konditori.sg/