I’d first read about Mary Street Bakery from the food bloggers around town which perked my interest and landed the bakery in my “to try” list. When my BFF sent me a picture of their “Monut” (replica of the Cronut!) she was having with a highly recommended tag, it tipped this place into the “must try” list! I extracted myself from a yumcha at the Silks one Saturday to a brunch at Mary Street Bakery!
On arrival, I realised that Mary Street Bakery is located where Soto Cafe used to be. I didn’t know Soto Cafe closed down! It’s sad when a cafe close down, hopefully it wasn’t due to it being unsustainable!
Mary Street Bakery was buzzing when we arrived, with a 15 – 20 mins wait for a table. The entrance was spacious, with an elevated counter and kitchen down the back wall and tables/chairs in another room on the right. I thought the tables were placed a bit too closed together – modern setting perhaps?
For drinks, we had the Iced Coffee and Flat White.
We decided to order a savory dish and a couple of sweets to share as we were not that hungry. For savory, we had the Mushrooms sauteed pickled crispy egg mojo crispy parmesan ($19). I’d ordered an extra serve of Sourdough bread ($5.50) as I’d read in a blog that the dish doesn’t come with bread which I thought was a bit strange. Alas, when the dish came, two slices of bread came with it! One plate too many bread!
The dish was flavorsome with multiple herbs. I especially loved the flowy crispy egg! Wet well with the extra bread we ordered haha. Yum!
For sweets, I ordered the “Monut” but to my bewilderment, they did not know what I was talking about?! I showed them the photo that my BFF sent to me on the phone but all I got were blanked faces. Hmmm it was so strange!!! I walked to the counter and asked but the conclusion they came up with at the end was that they didn’t make them that today. Doh!! I would have thought it would be a signature item! I settled with a Dark Chocolate Tart and their Little Circle of Happiness ($5) which was recommended to be similar to the “Monut”.
The Dark Chocolate Tart was really good, dense with a crunchy base. It was very filling. I was disappointed with the Little Circle of Happiness, the outer casing was too hard I gathered from the deep frying, and the gooey filling was not held within the casing which made eating it a one big mess!
Overall I was not too satisfied with the brunch as I didn’t get to try the “Monut”! The savory dish though was delicious. One thing I noticed was how loud the music was played, I had to speak up to be heard in a conversation which became quite tiring at the end.