For those who are in the mood for desserts and coffee, Cafe Margaret is a cute new place at Bali Lane with aesthetically-pleasing Korean Cubepies that you can check out.
Cafe Margaret is a casual and homely bakery cafe that specialises in pastries and beverages. The brand originates from Seoul, South Korea, where it is located at Seongmisan-ro, around the Hongdae area of the city.
Cafe Margaret: Dessert & Coffee
In Singapore, Cafe Margaret occupies a two-storey shophouse along Bali Lane, behind Haji Lane.
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The first floor is where the baked goods are displayed and where you can place your order.
The second floor is the seating area.
Find a seat first before placing your order downstairs if you are planning on dining in. Seats are limited and there is a sign requesting that diners don’t spend too long occupying the tables during busy periods as it prevents others from also dining in.
The ambiance at Cafe Margaret reminds use of a beach cottage. Even though we know it is a Korean-style cafe, we couldn’t help but feel it also had some Aussie vibes too.
The place feels bright and airy, making it very welcoming.
Cubepies, Cookies & Pound Cake
On the menu are a variety of baked goods.
The signature item at Cafe Margaret is the Cubepie. This is a laminated pastry with 72 layers of thin, flaky pastries. Inside the buttery block are different fillings.
Varieties include the Match Cream Cubepie ($8.30) and the “Best” labelled Injeolmi Cubepie ($8.30). Cut into them and you’ll find generous fillings makes you feel as if you have just bitten into a luscious cream puff.
Another stand out item that we tried at Cafe Margaret was the Peanut Butter Cookie ($4.90). These soft cookies were filled with peanut butter – perfect to include a sweet tooth. As an added bonus, the Peanut Butter Cookies come with a cute googley-eyed face on the top.
Other baked goods at Cafe Margaret include include the pound cakes ($7.50) which have been baked in a bundt cake container for a distinctive shape and appearance.
Coffees start from $5.20 for an Americano Classico. You can choose to get it hot, or opt for the Ice Americano if you want to imagine you are in Seoul on a cafe-hopping expeditiion.
Visiting Cafe Margaret
You can pay a visit to Cafe Margaret at 32 Bali Lane, Singapore 189868
Opening Hours: 10 am to 8pm, Mondays to Sundays. Last order at 7 pm.
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