Dolce Tokyo @ 313 Somerset
“Dolce” means “sweet” in italian. The cafe serves a variety of japanese desserts from Mitsu Mama (jelly cubes), Kakigori (shaved ice), Zenzai (red bean dessert) and many more.
Rachel and I had the privilege to dine at Dolce Tokyo a week ago, together with Lena herself.
It is interesting to note that the cafe’s dessert menu is thicker than their main course menu. For this reason, the cafe enjoys very good business outside of lunch and dinner timing.
Although main courses are not their emphasis, Dolce Tokyo still offer a pretty good variety:
According to the owner, more dishes will be added in their main course menu once the cafe’s traffic flow stabilises. For now, dessert is still their main focus and they are already attracting many fans.
Look at some of their dessert selection below and you will understand why:
A recommended order is their signature Dessert Bento (S$18.90) which comes in a combination of desserts in tasting portions. It is ideal for sharing between 3 to 4 pax or if you have a sweet tooth, you can finish it alone.
I enjoyed their japanese-style cakes which are light, fluffy in texture and most important of all – not overly sweet. The cakes are presented in quaint japanese bird cages when served. Lena said she had to specially import the bird cages from Japan as the ones in Singapore are not suitable.
The cakes at Dolce Tokyo are baked and sold on the same day, with no preservatives added, using only the freshest ingredient. The prices may seem a little steep at S$10+ per slice, but you are paying for quality. Rachel and I particularly like their Yuzu cake, made with fresh japanese yuzu.
If you are interested to visit, here are the cafe’s details:
Address: 313 Orchard Road, #03-23 Somerset
Mon – Thu: 11:30 – 22:00
Sun & PH: 11:30 – 22:00
Fri – Sat: 11:30 – 23:00
Eve of PH: 11:30 – 23:00