Seriously, it’s impossible not to fall in love with K ki. With the concept of quality living in mind, owners Delphine and Kenneth have created a space filled with warmth and love, pastries and art. Do talk to the witty couple if you have a chance! They are so friendly and upbeat, and chef-baker Kenneth makes funny faces when he’s talking animatedly, haha. Cakes are sold out everyday so it really depends on your luck and timing. Not wanting to risk disappointment, the authors of Hungry Epicurean, The Simplest Aphrodisiac, This is Yummy and I were seated inside the cafe bright and early on a Sunday morning, even before the open sign was flipped over!
K ki shares a common shop space with The Little Drom Store (run by the couple’s friends), which sells ultra cool retro knick-knacks, from vintage dresses and handmade bags to old-fashioned polaroids and other whatnots. Great for browsing on a lazy afternoon, with a slice or two of K Ki’s cake for company, of course!
Loving chestnut anything and everything, Mont Blanc ($8.50+) is my favourite! No doubt, no hesitation at all. Every element was perfect: smooth chestnut puree, light whipped cream, super soft sponge and an almond tart base. Not forgetting tiny bits of sweet chopped chestnuts embedded within the cream like hidden gems. Love l.o.v.e LOVE this!
Since there’s Mont Blanc the French mountain, Kenneth decided to have a SEA mountain on his collection too. A deliberate misspelling, Kinabaru ($8+) has layers of coconut mousse, passionfruit creme and a chocolate sponge base. The heavenly sweet-tanginess of passionfruit hits you first, followed by a subtle coconut aftertaste. Very interesting!
I’d be the first to admit that white chocolate is never my favourite because it’s usually so sweet. But the teardrop beauty Antoinette ($8+) defies the norm! The white chocolate mousse literally melts in the mouth *swoon* and hides a molten yolk of mango puree within that’s a tad too mild. Incredibly light and sweetness is just nice!
Like Antoinette, Mona ($8+) is also named after a friend of Delphine and Kenneth. The latter’s take on the classic combination of chocolate and banana is as flawless as it gets. Mellow banana sweetness, creamy chocolate mousse, what more do you want?
Cafe Dumo ($7.50+) = chocolate + coffee. Another common combination that’s hard to go wrong with. Nice, but compared to the rest, not terribly exciting.
I’m a sucker for pretty food. Doesn’t the Strawberry Tart ($6.50+) look lovely? I’m certainly no tart expert but looks aside, this was humdrum just average with a slightly-too-hard almond tart base. Got to love the smear of gorgeous custard cream with specks of vanilla beans though!
K ki is definitely more than a pastry cafe. It’s love, it’s passion, it’s an experience. It’s a place for dreaming… Because K ki is a dream come true!