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Carpenter and Cook combines a vintage home store as well as a cafe into a single entity, selling carefully curated furniture, home decor, fresh home-made baked goods & confectionery. continue reading
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Opening Hours
10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri
10:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 21:00
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Signature Dishes
Caramel Walnut Cheesecake Most Chocolatey Chocolate Cake Toffee Brownie
Review (32)
Level4 2017-04-04
The cafe was located across the road from the MRT station. The place looked cozy and warm especially when outside was raining. The drink menu was listed on the board, with assorted cakes and pastries on the display shelf.Lemon Drizzle Loaf Cake (S$5.20)The cake was heated when served. It was soft and not too sweet or sour.Merry Trio Latte (S$7)Vanilla, Hazelnut, CaramelI had the iced version, which was served in a jar. Refreshing drink but could not really taste the distinct flavours in it. There was free wifi in the cafe. I was sitting at a table by the wall, which had a row of power points. There was a note paste on top which allowed customers to use the power point but limited to 15 minutes. continue reading
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Level4 2015-04-01
See my full reviews & photos at = http://chefquak.com/2015/04/01/fresh-pastries-great-coffee-carpenter-cook-on-1apr2015/my daughter made the arrangements & we managed to find time to go for a 4pax family coffee/snacks at carpenter & cook this afternoon on 1.4.2015.^^ excellent outing this! wonderful food & ambience.there were price tags on the quaint collections (i spied an old typewriter at S$800!) which included some enamel floral painted plates on the wall, tables & chairs etc. hence carpenter – we were told by the proprietress shenn, who is a pastry chef who pulls the weights for the other part of the name – cook. ^^ banoffee pie was excellent! there was a coffee infused top. shenn said it was rare. the toffee was freshly made, very mildly sweet & excellent flavours (different form what i learned for the internet boiling a can of condensed milk in water for 3 hrs). well, shenn told us her bakery was just downstairs at the same premises & all the pastries were own freshly baked & not from a common supplier. ^^ my own banoffee pie was not too bad but this was of course better. lemon tart was very nice also. very mildly sweet (which we liked) & nicely tangy, & a nice crisp tart base. both my daughter & i wanted to try the quiche. we picked the bacon quiche. i thought it was really savoury & nice. we all liked it. i tried a mini quiche previously, not too great, maybe i may try it again. the flat white was smooth & silky, micro foam well blended, & great flavours. it didn’t have the latte art of assembly coffee. well i guess no latte art at all. taste wise, it was as good as dutch colony & assembly coffee. maybe chye seng huat was better, couldn’t really remember. it was good anyway. continue reading
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I know, Carpenter & Cook has been around for ages and I've been raring to go since its inception. The only thing that really puts me off from going is the distance, but I can safely tell you that this cafe is one of the rare few worth travelling for. Or at least for people who appreciate the same things I do in a cafe (ambience! food!), and would not mind about the other elements (how detailed they are with coffee). I have to say I adore their whimsical Elizabethan theme of floral teasets, wooden tables, all things vintage and rustic kitchenware. It reminds me of Alice in Wonderland, and not being in puffy frocks made me feel quite out of place. The grey hues cast across the cafe by the rainy weather contrasted with the warm glows from the lighting made the cafe a fantastic hideout from the rest of the world. I can already foresee myself coming here, equipped with a good read in hand.The glob sister and I at this cafe, finally. We've been wanting to go since forever... and almost put it off yet again because of the rain. But procrastination has to stop. You bet we didn't regret going forth with plans we've previously agreed upon with such a lovely setting.The Ham & Cheese Croissant is seemingly predictably good as this is already a winning combination. The croissant blew me away quite a bit as it exceeded my expectations. The croissant had an extraordinarily buttery fragrance melded with the savoury cheese and bacon that are really chewy. The croissant were also finely layered in fettered crisps when the knife goes through. Definitely better than average... I would recommend this, but first of all you can't leave C&C without trying their tarts. As our stomachs have limited space and cafe budgets, each of us chose only one tart. C&C tarts go at $6.50 each. This is one of the toughest decisions in a while. Finally, glob sister chose the Sea Salt Caramel Chocolate Tart while I went with the Passionfruit Meringue Tart. The decisions were weighed with different priorities in mind: for her, it was chocolate; me, photogenicity of the food (uh, duh). I would have chosen the Lemon Cream Tart based on my imagination of how they taste, but it was sadly pretty ugly-looking with this squishy yellow paste on the tart structure. Back to our orders: the Sea Salt Caramel Chocolate Tart turned out to be pretty interesting in that each of its components are unmistakable and distinct, especially the saltiness. The dark chocolate aftertaste came on fast and furious thereafter, but it's not too imposing nor sore-throat inducing. On the other hand, my Passionfruit Meringue Tart was spectacular in that it tastes as awesome as it looks. I often don't have much faith in good-looking food but this proved me wrong. The meringue is actually quite soft and not too sweet, and complemented the sour tones of the passionfruit (which looked like the lemon cream tart) stuffed generously under the meringue soft spikes. I really liked it! I wonder what the Lemon Cream Tart would taste like. The hot mocha didn't impress me as much as the tarts did, though I must say the caffeine kick is very substantial. To me, the mocha felt neither here nor there, resting in a comfortable range of a decent, smooth, predictably good coffee. I enjoyed it even though I'm sure people who are picky about their coffees may not rank C&C with the really good coffee-driven cafes. I definitely loved the experience here at Carpenter & Cook, and a second visit is in order.For more food reviews: www.amiehu.com continue reading
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Well, i guess, Carpenter & Cook needs no introduction. It’s well known for both their sweet and savoury treats! C & C revolves around vintage theme with some vintage furniture and decorations. There are some cozy corners with sofa seats nevertheless. It gets really crowded during weekends and looks kind of cluttered and crowded but still a nice environment for some catching up.Beside the in house treats, they retail a couple of tea sets, jams and cookies too which some of them may be a little overpriced.Before i go on, I must say both treats are so awesome!Passion fruit Meringue Tart ($6.50): Soft meringue peak with citrus passion fruit filling within a crusty tart! Combination of sourish and sweetness to the taste bud.Cook’s Amazing Quiche – Bacon ($7): Soft and yummy egg custard with bacon baked to perfection. Totally in love with this! Anyway, they do have a few choices for this, like quiche with onions, and a few others which i couldnt rem :/They should have the in house dinning for the one near upper thomson! Then it will be of so much convenience!drop by http://poohlovesfood.wordpress.com/2014/10/30/carpenter-and-cook/ for full review continue reading
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Level3 2014-07-31
Located in Lorong Kilat and requires a bus from the nearest MRT stations are either Clementi or Bukit Batok. It can be a nice chill out place but note that the cafe is free seating thus you might have to share tables as they have long and big round tables. I like the handmade pastries but it can get too sweet or dry for some, my personal opinion   For instance, the cheesecake  being too sweet and the the brownie a tad too dry for me. You know it when you have to drink a sip of water after every bite.However, I do like the oven baked Mushroom Quiche, which comes in salad side too! If you are looking for something more filling, you can either go for quiches or sandwiches.For photos of what I've tried, please visit http://nkikichua.blogspot.sg/2014/06/carpenter-and-cook-lorong-kilat.html continue reading
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