Pablo Cheese Tart and Dazzling Cafe exit Singapore; new concept Botany replaces the latter

Photos: Pablo Cheesetart Philippines/Facebook & Dazzling Cafe 蜜糖吐司專賣店 Singapore/Facebook
Photos: Pablo Cheesetart Philippines/Facebook & Dazzling Cafe 蜜糖吐司專賣店 Singapore/Facebook

Pablo Cheese Tart, a Japanese chain famous for its dessert offerings, has sadly joined the ranks of other well-known international brands that attempted to make a splash in Singapore, only to bow out quietly a couple months/years later. There was much hype when it opened in August 2017, with queues galore and many a social media post boasting of the coveted cheese tart haul after a long wait, but it clearly didn’t take long for the buzz to die down and fickle diners to hop over to the next Must Try Thing.

Less than two years after Pablo’s launch, the brand has left Singapore without a peep, discreetly disabling its Facebook page for both its Wisma Atria and nex outlets. So if you didn’t manage to get one last taste before its exit, perhaps Bake Cheese Tart can satisfy your cravings instead.

Also closing its doors, Dazzling Cafe at orchardgateway has left behind its Shibuya toasts on the shopping stretch and set up a new concept at 86 Robertson Quay (next to M Social Hotel). According to its Instagram page, today’s actually the opening date of Botany by Dazzling Cafe, so you can pop by over the weekend to check out its menu, which apparently blends “the best of the East and West cuisines” and serves “delectable original recipes in its most natural flavors.”

Breakfast here includes rosti or French toast with eggs and sides, an organic muesli bowl, and chicken congee. For something heartier, you can get grilled boneless chicken with Balinese salsa, beef burger, or ribeye steak plus sides such as mentaiko fries and otah chips.

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