Tea & bakery cafe Nayuki, with fruit cheese teas & adorable pastries, opening at VivoCity Dec. 8, 2018
A different concept of tea and bread.
Nayuki, a cafe with homely, modern aesthetics and adorable Euro-style bakes will be opening in VivoCity December 8, 2018.
The tea and bakery café concept, which pairs cheese fruit teas with adorable bakes, is a movement that Nayuki pioneered.
It is apparently so well-received in China that snaking queues form at every store opening — no mean feat with more than 180 outlets across 22 cities.
This will be the cafe’s first overseas outlet.
Here’s a look at their Singapore menu.
1) Wide range of artisanal cheese fruit teas
Reputed for their generous use of fruits, Nayuki’s best-seller is the Supreme Cheese Strawberry Tea (S$8.30), which is blend of strawberries and jasmine tippy tea:
In fact, their strawberry products are so popular that Nayuki even invested in a strawberry field in their home country, in order to ensure that the fruit will be available all year round.
Other novelty teas include the Supreme Cheese Mango Tea (S$7.90), Supreme Cheese Grape Tea (S$7.90).
2) Fresh fruit teas
For those who are not into cheese, Nayuki has a separate series of fresh fruit teas, with drinks like the Supreme Orange (S$6.50) and Supreme Mixed Fruits Tea (S$5.90).
The vitamin C loaded Supreme Orange consists of two whole oranges — one sliced for fragrance, and the other blended into the drink. The oranges are farmed and imported from Taiwan.
Slices of yellow and green lemon adds another dimension to the drink.
For this series, fruits are selected to complement the tea base.
3) Traditional fragrant teas
If you’re a fan of something more traditional, the Cheese Rose Oolong (S$5.50) and Cheese Ali Mountain Dew (S$5.50) look like safe bets.
The latter even won the first prize in a Taiwan Winter Tea Competition.
Carefully roasted at low temperature for 40 hours, the Alisan Mountain Dew Tea has a light and subtle floral scent with a mellow aftertaste.
4) Pretty pastries
Bakes like the QQ Pearly Choco Bear (S$3.30) and Strawberry Blush Mystique (S$6.80) are easily highlights from the cafe.
The QQ Pearly Choco Bear baked with chocolate and filled with custard and pearls. The solid version of bubble tea, if you will.
The Strawberry Blush Mystique is made from dragon-fruit infused dough, fresh strawberries, and strawberry cream:
An oreo version, called the Dark Oreo Mystique ($5.80), is also available:
For those who love durian, you might want to try the MSW Durian Supreme (S$7.80):
And the Matcha Mochi Blossom (S$5) looks like an interesting option as well:
If there are too many products to choose from, here some recommended pairings to go with:
- Strawberry Blush Mystique with Supreme Cheese Strawberry
- QQ Pearly Choco Bear with Supreme Cheese Mango
- MSW Durian Supreme with Supreme Orange
- A Farmer’s Harvest with Cheese Alisan Mountain Dew Tea
Nayuki subscribes to the Japanese philosophy of Kaizen, meaning the dedication to continuous improvement.
This philosophy translates to the smallest of things in Nayuki, such as the tall, ergonomic cups that took 18 tries to perfect and the angled lid that prevents lipstick stains.
Their bottled cold-brew tea also comes with a special filter that prevents you from drinking the leaves — probably the first for bottled tea in Singapore.
From Dec. 8 – 10, customers will get a free bread with every drink purchased for the cafe’s opening promotion.
This will be on a while stocks last basis.
Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-207, Singapore 098585
From early December, 10am – 10pm daily
Top image by Nayuki
This sponsored post pays for the writer’s bubble tea addiction.