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The Fabulous Baker Boy Re-Opens at Aliwal Arts Centre

January 28, 2021 Dining No Comments Email Email

Cool and casual café vibes in a palette of pastel colours mingle with the inviting aroma of artisanal baked goods and home-cooked cuisine at The Fabulous Baker Boy, the new 70-seater café, bakery and restaurant located in the art-deco Aliwal Arts Centre.

Famed for its riveting array of fabulous cakes and now classics with a twist, The Fabulous Baker Boy presents an all-day breakfast brunch menu including artisanal baked goods in a new location that marries delicious home-cooked food with a contemporary interior at their Big Love Bakery and Soul Kitchen.

Diners are spoiled for choice with more than 14 cakes to choose from including the celebrated Ab Fab Red Velvet, a true classic from the 1950s that comes with an extra layer of chocolate ganache. Other favourites include Nutty Monkey, which is a banana coconut cake, Big Lub Carrot Cake and Lady Marmalade.

Pair popular items like TFBB’s Fried Chicken and Waffles with delicious smoothies, milkshakes, ice-cream and chocolate-based beverages. Cheese lovers will enjoy the Roast Chicken and Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich, which features The Fabulous Baker Boy’s house sourdough bread slices filled with a tasty three-cheese mix of cheddar, parmesan, mozzarella, roast chicken and herbed pesto.

All sandwiches are served with a piping hot mug of Roasted Tomato or Cream of Mushroom Soup, this delicious brunch menu option is sure to leave diners coming back for more to this women-empowered kitchen and bakery. Other signature brunch menu items include the Pancakes, Fab Fry Up and Duck Confit.

The Fabulous Baker Boy’s reopening at the Aliwal Arts Centre represents “an emotional return to twin passions” according to baker, theatre actor and owner Juwanda Hassim, who was forced to close at his previous location in the foothills of Fort Canning mid last year after the Covid circuit breaker coincided with the ending of his lease. Now he’s back bigger, better and more fabulous than before with a multi-concept, full-service bakery, patisserie, café and restaurant.

“Our new location is a combination of the two great passions in my life,” said Juwanda. “Food and the arts. I love entertaining on stage and at home and I am thrilled to open The Fabulous Baker Boy at the Aliwal Arts Centre.”

The 70-seater cafe’s new tagline – Big Love Bakery and Soul Kitchen – also reflects Juwanda’s journey of gratitude that has taken him from an uncertain future to the opening of this new, bolder venue.

“I could not have done this without the love and support of friends and former customers,” he said. “So many people reached out to help us find a new location that it was only a matter of time before the curtains came up again.”

Juwanda is determined to give back in the only way he knows how – by sharing his love for cooking and baking. “We now have a women-empowered team of bakers and cooks,” he says, “floor staff who come from all walks of life and delivery services that help friends who are out of work due to Covid. I am truly proud.”

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