Cedele

Jun 8, 2010 @ 1:16

I am surprised that I haven’t done a post on Cedele after all this while. I saw it grow up from little old bakery shop called Bakery Depot at Siglap 10 years ago, all the way to what it is now, 2 bakeries, 13 Cafes and 4 Restaurants. I’ve always liked Cedele because of it’s use of healthy ingredients like nuts, whole grains and seeds in its breads. The one thing they should do more is to use more organic ingredients, without increasing their prices of course!

According to Cedele’s website, Cedele by The Bakery Depot was founded by Ms Yeap Cheng Guat in July 1997. After spending many years in the multi-nationals, Ms Yeap decided to put her baking passion to test. Well I think she certainly passed the test with flying colours, judging by how ubiquitous and popular the cafes are.

So what’s the difference between the cafes and the restaurants? The cafes serve soups, sandwiches, salads, pastries and drinks. The restaurants serve all of that, in addition to meal type dishes like rice dishes and pasta dishes. In my opinion, if you just want a simple sandwich, go to the cafe, or you might end up paying almost double for restaurant service on pretty much the same sandwich.

Something the restaurants also serve which I believe the cafes don’t, are the breakfast fry-ups and pancakes. I haven’t tried the pancakes yet but I will sometime soon. Something that is lacking in Singapore are really good pancakes. I have yet to come across a restaurant or cafe that is able to serve hot, fluffy and tasty pancakes looking exactly like the picture perfect photos you see on the discovery channel.

Cedele Great World CityCedele Great World City

Cedele Big Breakfast of Scrambled Eggs, 2 Sausages, Bacon, Mushrooms and Tomatoes

Cedele’s Big Breakfast $18 – 2 slices of brioche not featured in picture. I wonder how many eggs went into that yellow mass. The bacon was fried to a wonderful crisp, none of the floppy types for me please. Heart doctors out there better not look at this photo.

Cedele Seabass Sandwich

Seabass sandwich $15 – Served only in their restaurants

Cedele Beef Stew

Beef stew $10

Cedele Ginger Rose Tea

Ginger Rose tea $5 – refills of hot water free

Cedele Plain Ciabatta

Plain Ciabatta Sugar free, Egg free, Fat free – $4

(That means no sugar, no egg, no fat, and not that the sugar, egg and fat are free of charge, geddit?!)

Cedele Cakes

From top left clockwise – Carrot Walnut Cake, Chocolate Banana Expresso Cake, Chocolate Pistachio Cake, Blueberry Hazelnut Cheesecake, Chocolate Cookies and Cream Cheesecake, Caramel Sea Salt Cheesecake – About $6 per slice or about $40 per cake

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  1. bookjunkie says:

    I don’t eat beef, but that stew looks really good. Yummmm the bread looks lovely too. I am a bread kinda gal.

  2. Kirsten says:

    Yum!

    My brother might or might not have got food poisoning from their pistachio cake. We thought it was food poisoning at first but after I got the exact same thing a week later – twice – we figured it was probably a stomach bug.

    • 365days2play says:

      I love bread too, all types especially toasted. I hate sandwiches which are too big and smear my face though.

      Sounds like a stomach bug which has been passed around. I’ve never ever gotten sick eating at Cedele, but then again it could always happen.

  3. Sabrina says:

    Thanks for dropping by my blog! Cedele is my favourite deli! All their sandwiches are always so fresh tasting and it’s quite affordable too, if you dine at their cafes. That said I haven’t tried other sandwich places such as O’Briens so I can’t really compare. Onto pancakes, I’ve heard Cedele’s pancakes are quite good and also those at Rider’s Cafe. Moreover, the latter being located just next to the saddle club, it has a very farm-like atmosphere which I suppose appeals to you, seeing that your dream (on your About page) is to start a farm!

    Looks like we have a few things in common. I love nature too and animals. I have a pet cat called Batman 😀

    Looking forward to reading more of your adventures.

    • 365days2play says:

      Thanks Sabrina for stopping by too! I went to the Rider’s Cafe website. You are right, it sounds like just the type of place and cafe I want to visit! I’ve tried Obriens previously, but the bread they use is mostly the gardenia type. Their sandwiches are still tasty, but I think Cedele offers a bit more value with their artisan type breads. Looking forward to reading your blog too and do post some on your pet cat!

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