North Easties rejoice! The very dreamy-looking The Plain Jane Cafe has opened in Serangoon (opposite Serangoon Stadium), just a distance down from Nex. Swiss rolls take the centre stage over here, with some beautiful interiors to complement them.
At a corner of the front of the cafe there is a drawer table decorated with dried flowers, books, candles… and even a rocking wooden horse beneath it. Yes you got it. Let’s not forget there are marble tables, old school wooden chairs, hanging light bulbs, and a retro tiled floor as well. My kind of cafe and lifestyle space.
We tried the Latte ($5) and Mocha ($5.5) here, and I thought that the coffee could have a more robust flavour, although it was quite smooth.
As a fan of matcha, I personally preferred The Not So Plain Matcha Swiss Roll ($5.9). Despite taking up a huge portion of the swiss roll, the matcha cream was not to the extent of making me sick of it. It was light and airy while the cake was soft and fluffy.
Meanwhile, my friend liked The Plain Swiss Roll ($4.9) better. Since the cream in this roll was plain, I thought that the cream content could be lesser. Nevertheless we cleaned off both plates of swiss rolls easily.
I guess the Lemon Yogurt Loaf ($4.9) has to make do with not being the main character in this cafe. But it caught our eyes too, for looking quite prettily. The yogurt loaf was on the sweet and dense side. Pretty decent.
I’ll definitely be back to try more flavours of swiss rolls! Read: earl grey and thai milk tea.
Blk 211 Serangoon Avenue 4
10am – 10pm daily, closed on Wednesday