Plain Vanilla Bakery, An Inviting and Nostalgic Cafe for Birthday Parties

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Having a very soft spot for anything woody, old-school, rustic, nostalgic etc, this bakery seems like a perfect place to me to hold a family reunion, birthday party, friends gathering or celebration of some sort.

No one, especially people not familiar with this area, would have thought that such a quaint and rustic looking bakery/cafe can be found here in Tiong Bahru. In fact, I wouldn’t have known that Plain Vanilla Bakery is situated here if not for a recent birthday party photography assignment.

There’s a nostalgic feel about the place. Old bicycles from our parents’ generation greet you at the entrance. And an old-school collapsible grill gate is still in use. Even the floor tiles near the entrance are original, mosaic-like ones. A small play area for kids is right inside the entrance. A few steps ahead and you see the actual bakery. To the left side is a small function room named The Workroom.

Check out below to see how the bakery/cafe looks like, and also some of the finger food we had.

Birthday cake and pastries | Plain Vanilla Bakery

Plain Vanilla Bakery main entrance
Entrance to Plain Vanilla Bakery at Yong Siak Road.
Plain Vanilla Bakery opening hours
Opening hours of Plain Vanilla Bakery on a board hanging at the entrance.
Plain Vanilla Bakery notice board
Rustic wooden board hanging at the entrance.
Plain Vanilla Bakery interior design
Products of Plain Vanilla Bakery displayed in hexagonally-shaped containers mounted to the wall. They include cutlery, mugs, bags, cups, bamboo straws etc.
Plain Vanilla Bakery interior design
Interior design of the private function room at Plain Vanilla Bakery. Cassettes containing nostalgic hits from yesteryear and printed artwork lined the shelves.
Private function room at Plain Vanilla Bakery
Private room named The Workroom provides more seating within the bakery. This room is also suitable for small gatherings such as birthday parties, private functions and friends and family reunions.
Asher's 1st Birthday Party
Overall view of The Workroom. A couple of large rectangular work tables and benches fill the room, which should be enough for 30-40 people.
Berry Flavoured Birthday Cake by Plain Vanilla Bakery
Birthday cake lined with a generous serving of strawberries, blueberries and raspberries.
Berry Flavoured Birthday Cake by Plain Vanilla Bakery
Plain Vanilla Bakery does custom cakes for various occasions including birthday cakes so they are freshly served.
Uniquely flavoured tarts at Plain Vanilla Bakery
Delicious looking roasted pumpkin, sage and pine nut tarts on one side, and smoked salmon tarts on the other.
Uniquely flavoured tarts at Plain Vanilla Bakery
More uniquely looking tarts. These are ham, asparagus and gruyere tarts. Gruyere is a type of semi-soft cheese that is traditional, creamery, unpasteurised. It is named after a Swiss village.
Plain Vanilla Bakery Pastries
These strawberry custard tarts looked rather sweet with the sugared coating on the surface.
Uniquely flavoured tarts at Plain Vanilla Bakery
Beautifully crafted lemon cream tarts with a homely feel.
Plain Vanilla Bakery pastries
Tiny biscuits served with special toppings such as lemon cream, chocolate bits and berry dust.
Plain Vanilla Bakery birthday favours
Birthday party favours wrapped in individual artsy boxes and ribbons.

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