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Address: 49 Haji Ln, Singapore 18924249 Haji Ln, Singapore 189242
Opening Hours: Closed on Mondays, Tuesday to Sunday 11:00am – 6:00pm
I always like walking around Haji Lane. The area has eclectic colors and I always am amazed at the racial harmony in Singapore. It’s one of the things I like about the island, and I hope it continues to be that way.
That said, there are a lot of talented Muslim bakers in the area, hence, muslim-owned establishments along North Bridge Road. Right after my tasty and satisfying pasta at Tipo Pasta Bar, I stopped by The French American Bakery.
The tiny bakery can only accommodate three customers at a time, hence the long lines outside. But the line moves quickly, so you best make up your mind on what to order, because people are going to be waiting for their turn. But it’s really simple what to get at The French American Bakery. Three things, nothing more.
Creme Brulee – $6
Get the Creme Brulee. I know. It’s $6, but every bite is worth every cent. It’s decadent and light and never too sweet — the kind of dessert that does me every single time.
Cinnamon Roll – $5.2
Second, the cinnamon roll. I know the Cinnamon Raisin Roll looks good too, but elevate it, and get the one with sugar frosting. Because cinnamon rolls are better when it’s overly sweet, and because once you warm them, you’ll get the sticky buns your palate has always been looking for. And once again, The French American Bakery hits the spot. They get sold out really quickly, but come here off-peak hours — meaning noon, when everyone’s still busy eating their lunch, and you’ll do just fine.
Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish pastry – $5.2
Third, get a wild card. For me, it has always been anything with Cream Cheese; you can’t go wrong with that. And so their Blueberry cream cheese danish is one of my favorites. But also, I’ve been hearing about their madeleines, financiers, and the beautiful Kouign Amann. Honestly, they’re always worth the trek to Haji Lane.
The place only accepts PayNow, NETS, and Cash; they don’t accept PayWave.