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Cafe Review: Hidden Finds- The Muffinry

By Monday, February 13, 2012 , , , , ,

Most of the reviews i do are for leisurely people like me- brunch and tea at places that are not too convenient for most people who are in a 9 to 5 office job. So for all you CBD folks out there, here is one for you (don't say i never share). Let me introduce you to the Muffinry, a few months old bakery that focuses on serving freshly baked, quality muffins along with a nice cup of joe.

I was cafe-hopping just this weekend. 1st stop was the Coffee Daily, followed by the Muffinry. The party then moved to L'etoile, dinner at La Chasseur followed by a secret ice cream location. Anyway, i was glad that this was one of the earlier slots, if not i would have missed out on these yummy babies.
Banana Walnut and Chocolate Chip Muffins
Since i don't work in the CBD, this is not a place i would visit unless it's opened on Saturday. Then again, it's not really a weekend hangout location as well. The space is small an not particularly comfortable for dining in. That said, the space is efficiently utilized for the crowd since most of the customers would takeaway muffins for an after-lunch snack or tea. You can almost see a invisible queue just by the layout of the store.
I was pleasantly surprised by the selection of muffins even on Saturday. I was set on the Green Eggs and Ham Muffin, as inspired by Dr Seuss, as i had a pretty good savory muffin in KL recently (more on that later). The greedy me wanted to have a few of the sweet ones till S reminded me that we were going to check out other cafes. Dilemma dilemma dilemma.

Thankfully, i had the help of Chris, the boyish looking owner/barista of the Muffinry, to provide some suggestions. His recommendation is the Banana Walnut and Chocolate Chip muffin ($2.40). To quote Chris, this is the muffin that he can eat everyday. With all my favorite dessert ingredients in a muffin, how could i say no? The batter is quite dense and has retained the right amount of moisture to it. I like that it's not very oily, since most banana cakes/muffins are. Perfect balance of chocolate and banana with the right level of sweetness. 

I have to say that i love the Green Eggs and Ham Muffin ($2.40)! Savory food are my favorites and this makes a good light lunch or breakfast, or dinner. Hell! I could have this anytime of the day. Who can resist ham, cheese and eggs right? (This is a rhetoric question, i do not expect anyone to disagree with me.) For those of you who don't know, green eggs actually refer to avocado (they do look like green eggs).The cake has a clean savory taste due to the cheese. The cheese is not too overpowering as it is mixed into the batter and creates a slight chewy texture in the muffin. Throw in some chunky, juicy, generous pieces of ham and bacon and i'm sold. The fragrant spring onions also provides a refreshing dimension that cleanses the palate, and fools the tummy into creating more space for the dessert muffins. :))
W doesn't like the brownie ($4.50) because he thinks that it could be made from instant mix. I beg to differ. This brownie is really moist and fudgey. I suspect it's actually in fact a semi-solidfied chunk of rich hot chocolate. How else could one explain the disintegration of the brownie into a chocolate sauce texture upon sending it into your mouth? I really like this too. Would be nice if it's a little harder so that there is something to chew on.
If you are thinking "why pay so much more for muffins when you can get cheaper ones at Amoy street food centre?" (if i don't remember wrongly they sell them for about $1.50 each), the answer is fresh quality ingredients. Trust me, if you are putting so much calories in your tummy, they better be the finest foods. So there you go.

I didn't have the coffee but W thinks it's pretty decent. The Muffinry uses their own blend of beans 'Malabar', which consists of beans from Brazil, Sumatra and Guatemala. So go on down, grab a little bite. If i were working in the area, i swear this would be my daily snack.
112 Telok Ayer Street
Tel: +65 6509 6462
Mon–Fri: 8am – 5pm
Sat: 10am – 4pm
(Closed on Sun)

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