If you are a fan of Carpenter And Cook, then you definitely have to check out their new enterprise, The Bakehouse by Carpenter And Cook. Located on the first floor of the newly opened Alexandra Central, on the same site as Park Hotel Alexandra, the cafe serves wood-fired pizzas, pastas, gourmet sandwiches and Carpenter And Cook’s signature pastries. The great thing about this cafe is that it is opened seven days a week!
As you place your order at the counter, you can peruse the selection of pastries available that day. From freshly baked croissants to lemon drizzle loaves, as well as cakes in the glass display, they have plenty to offer for the sweet tooth!
John Crabbie & Co. Traditional Cloudy Lemonade ($6.80). The slightly fizzy lemonade comes with a twist of ginger. A renowned brand in the UK since 1800s, the drink is free from artificial sweeteners, colours and flavours.
Crab Meat Pasta ($16). Crab meat fettuccine in brandy and pink sauce. I was not sure how the tomato cream sauce pasta would turn out, but the ample amount of shredded crab meat together with the al dente pasta was surprisingly good.
The pastas above are different renditions of Aglio Olio ($16). The original pasta comes with mix grilled vegetables, however mum opted for squid and mushrooms and I chose grilled chicken. I ordered less spicy, but I think the next time around, I will order a spicy one!
What I love about this place is that all their pastas are priced at $16 and they are open to customisation, so if you prefer to have a different type of meat or seafood, just let the staff know as you are ordering at the counter.
Carrot Cake ($7.50). As you can see from the picture, the cake is filled with carrots, nuts and pineapples! What a delightfully dense and moist carrot cake.
For my next visit, I intend to try Grandma’s Italian Style Chicken Wings ($5.50) and Wild Mushroom Soup with Truffle ($8). Both items came highly recommended by the staff but we did not have much of an appetite that day.
The Bakehouse by Carpenter And Cook
321 Alexandra Road, #01-14,
Tel: 6250 0040
Sunday to Thursday & PH: 0800-2200hrs
Friday, Saturday & Eve of PH: 0800-2300hrs