Bao Makers – New Hipster Cafe in Singapore, Horne Road

Bao Makers stands out with its East meets West concept, a change from the usual brunch food served in cafes in Singapore. As the name suggests, this cafe and bakery specialises in the chinese-styled buns aka 包 serves with chilli-crab, salted egg yolk, etc. Located amongst many new hipster cafes in Horne Road, they too serve specialty coffee and desserts on top of their specialty baos.

Horne Road Cafes | Bao Makers - Shopfront

The Bao Makers shopfront

New Cafes in Singapore | The Bao Makers

Inside Out

The whitewashed, minimalistic design of the cafe screams hipster, contrary to old-school baos served. The serve 6 different flavours of baos, which you are allowed to mix-and-match with a minimum order of 2. Eating with your hands is highly recommended! Fear not, gloves are provided.

New cafes in Singapore | The Bao Makers - Salted Egg Shrimp Bun

Salted Egg Shrimp Bao: $5.80 each

The salted egg fever has hit Singapore hard with its salted egg croissants. The Bao Makers have cleverly replaced the croissant with baos. With the bao absorbing the salted egg yolk, this dish should be perfect. But we find that the prawns were too big (kept that way for presentation purposes or to retain the freshness of the prawns maybe?) and with each bite of the prawn, you leave a gapping hole in the bao and lose the salted egg flavour in the dish. Overall the dish is good with room for improvement.

The Bao Makers Singapore | Teriyaki Chicken Bao

Teriyaki Chicken Bao: $5.30 each

New cafes in Singapore 2016 | Bao Makers - Chilli Crab Bao

Chilli Crab Bao: $5.80 each

We saved the best for the last and this Chilli Crab Bao by The Bao Makers is a must-try! Look at the generous serving of crab meat perfectly paired with the spicy sweetness of the gravy. We can’t get enough of this dish!

Hipster Cafe | Bao Makers - Chilli Crab Bao 2

Don’t say we didn’t warn you, this is quite the messy dish (hence the gloves), but we guarantee that it’s worth it!

Places to eat in Singapore | Bao Makers - Flat White

Flat White: $5.50

Coffee was only so-so. Something that can be improved given the many hipster cafes around competing for the title of the best coffee served.

Bao Makers Cafe Menu

Bao Makers Menu

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Bao Makers

Address: 78 Horne Road, Singapore 209078

Telephone Number: 6291 2330

Opening Hours:

Mondays to Fridays: 12:00pm – 10:00pm

Saturdays: 11:00am – 10:00pm

Sundays: 11:00am – 6:00pm

Bao Makers Facebook Page

Bao Makers Website


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