fArt tArtz

Sunday, June 29, 2014

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A couple of weeks ago, when I dropped by Expo to check out the Robinson's Sales and IT fair, I came across a new café that is so new that it wasn't even a week old! Yet this new café was able to stole my heart and leave me craving more for of its delicious desserts, ESPECIALLY THEIR MUFFINS!!!! (I'm not a cake person, but I'm totally into muffins!)

I was so into the desserts that they sold that I had to rip out my phone to snap a couple of pictures of their food and the venue itself, and share it on this platform!

Coincidentally, the owners of the café walked out of the kitchen and saw me taking pictures, and I guess they were curious about who this weird girl is... taking photos with her phone so suspiciously... hence they asked me if they could help me in any way.

I didn't want them to get the wrong impression of me as some kinda "interior design thief", so I explained to them that I was a blogger, I love their food especially their muffins and I would like to share this on my blog, hence my photo-taking.

To my utter surprise, they were cool with it, and were absolutely warm and welcoming! They invited me to taste some of their popular desserts, unfortunately I had to rush off somewhere so I asked if I could drop by again next week to perhaps take some pictures with a better camera (like duh, food so good, venue so gorgeous.. how can my iPhone 4 camera be enough to capture all of that?!) and take them up on their offer.

And tadah!! Here is my take on this lovely café that has just joined the Singapore café industry!

fArt tArtz
1 Expo Drive
#02-04

Singapore 486150
Email: enquiry@farttartz.com
Website: http://www.farttartz.com

Extracted from their facebook page,

"A business started because of my affections for my love ones. Positive encouragement from them to share my delicious desserts. A kitchen of love that adhere to the philosophy of using only the Freshest & Quality ingredients. All desserts are of No-Bake Concept Bakery, they're lovingly and single-handedly made. They're not too sweet, yet flavourful & heart-warming."


In case you are wondering what "No-Bake" baking is, it is a concept that is basically formulated upon the concept of baking without using an oven!

You can use the fridge (yes, FRIDGE!!!), the stovetop or a microwave oven to bake! In some cases, you can even just mix it all together and then eat it!! The Lady Boss is in-charge of all the baking and she does it all by herself – each one made with her love, so savour each bite wisely.


As mentioned earlier, fArt tArtz is a relatively new café, and they are still working on their menu. The last time that I went there, they were still in the phase of "soft launch", hence if you do patronise them.. go easy on them okay?

The owners are a pair of really sweet couple! And they are working very very hard at improving their café!!


The name of this café might sound crude but the owners had no intention for pun when coming up with the name! They shared with me that the word "fart" is a literal pronunciation translation from the cantonese version of the word "發" (meaning: prosperous), and since the cafe focuses on selling tarts hence the name!

And also, Lady Boss is all about being creative and artsy, hence they highlighted the word "Art" within the two words and jazzed up the name which resulted in the creation of "fArt tArtz" (meaning: prosperous tarts).


To all the students out there who cannot mug at home for whatever reason, fArt tArtz welcomes students to bring their books and laptops to study there!

So you can lug your thick academic manuals and heavy laptops to this heartwarming café, find a comfy couch that suits your butt, pluck yourself there, order a cup of tea (Some of the popular choices are the Singapore Sling Tea or Apricot and Peach Tea!) or coffee, get one of their popular mud tart if you want something light, or their sandwiches if you are looking for something to fill your tummy, or if you trust my taste for food get their muffin!!!


Or you can just take a chill pill and enjoy your tea/coffee and dessert over the view that depicts an urban city life.


The Singapore Sling Tea!!

I didn't get a chance to try it but I'm planning to during my next trip! I had their Honey Melon Tea which is a unique blend of tea leaves (and other ingredients which I do not know of) that creates this light fragrance of melon that can be tasted with every sip of the tea.

Their popular Mud Tart!

Like the creative food presentation?

Well.. you'll like the surprise INSIDE even more!!

Every week's Mud Tart is different! The lady owner decided to turn things up a notch and not limit herself to one flavor of the mud tart, instead she will decide what mud tart flavor she feels like baking and really, it can be any flavor!

So you'll never know what flavor she is gonna bake and what flavor you are gonna get this week until you are physically there at their café... unless you follow them on their Facebook page *hints*

If you hadn't noticed , the container used to put the Mud Tart and Strawberry Oreo Cheese Tart are actual pots!!

You don't have to fret over the food hygiene level because the pots are new, and have never been used before for planting. Also, the owners have ensured that the pots have been properly cleaned and sanitized before usage!

When I had their Mud Tart, it was strawberry flavored! And I would say that they grasped the balance between all of the ingredients pretty finely.

The cheese was light and non-overpowering, and there was just enough in the mud tart to induce a slight degree of sourness that keeps you coming back for more. The strawberry part in it was mild but still tasteable. I would prefer if the hint of strawberry was a tad stronger, but well that is my personal preference!

And I know that next week's Mud Tart is CHOCO BANANA!! (Calling for Chocolate + Banana lovers!!!)(That's why you should 'like' their Facebook page!!!)

Strawberry Oreo Cheese Tart

THIS IS FOR THE OREO + CHEESE FANS!!!!

The cheese that is used for this is the same as the one for the mud tart, which means that it is light and non-overpowering. So no worries about that icky feeling from having too much cheese!!!

I could taste the Oreo in this tart and along with the cheese, it was a great combination! However I wasn't quite able to taste the strawberry in this.. and I'm not sure if it is because the taste of strawberry from the mud tart was stronger and there was less strawberries used in this tart hence my inability to taste it!

Therefore lesson learnt for me: Drink some tea or water to flush down the after-taste of other food before trying another!

Minty Citrus Infused H2O

Fresh fruits are put into the water, and left to soaked overnight in a chiller.

The vitamins from the fruits will then be infused into the water and it gives the chilled water a light fruity taste like no other!

Spoon provided so that you can scoop the fruits out to eat after you have finished drinking the water.

Fresh fruits used!!!

This is a great drink to go with the cheese-tarts as it helps to wash away the heavy/thick feeling that you get from eating too cheesy or too creamy stuff!

So you can go ahead and finish your tart without having to worry during a later part of the day that you will feel sad and regretful for not finishing it earlier on!

(Side note: The tea sold in the café has also been specially chosen by the 2 owners to ensure that it will compliment with the food that they bake and most importantly to help soothe away any icky feeling from having too much cheese/cream! So much thought and consideration for each of food choice!)

Oreo Ice-Blended


I LOVE OREO ICE-BLENDED!!!!!!!!!!

And I have had many before from literally everywhere. It's hard to find the perfect Oreo ice-blend!

By that I mean, one that has been blended very well and the ice shards are so fine that upon touching your tongue, it melts. The taste of Oreo is not compromised from having been blended for too long, and the ratio of water: ice shard is still maintained well.

And that, is the tricky part!!

fArt tArtz's Oreo ice-blend is one of the better ones that I have had, but they have still got room for improvement.

The ice has been blended finely and melts upon my tongue almost instantly, the taste of Oreo is present and strong. The only kink that they have to smoothen out would be the wateriness of their ice-blend.

Other than that, I would say that their Oreo ice-blend is a great drink to have on a hot day and I highly recommend it!!

Peach Muffin

Last but not least, this is my favorite dessert amongst their whole range.

THEIR MUFFINS!!!!!!

I had their Peach Muffin and I can't tell you how much I love it!!!!

I am a huge fan of muffins. For me, a great muffin would be one that comprises of all these factors: sweetness, flavour, slightly crispy texture on the outside yet soft and moist on the inside, and the desire to keep me coming back for more.

I rate this... 15 out of 10!!!

Yes I sound absurd, but I haven't had such good muffins in a long while!!! It makes me so happy to have sunk my teeth into this super awesome muffin!!!!

SUPER HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!!!!!

A look at their interior design


The lady owner likes pretty, cute and unique stuff, which explains all the interesting things about this café.



That's my bag there and I am sorry that its presence spoilt this picture :(

But what I want to bring to your attention is actually their "lamps".

Those "lamps" are actually Vodka bottles that have been cut, and were specially brought back by the owners from Thailand!


The owners initially intention was to give a rustic feel to their café, however as the concept will not go along with the overall design of Expo, hence they went for a more modern touch but still decorated parts of the café with hippy recycled items!

They gave colours to the place through the brilliant use of flowers (fake ones due to maintenance costs plus the consideration for wilting flowers) and sticks that have been dyed in various colours!


The burst of colours in this café gives it a vibrant and lively vibe that will not only be pleasing to the eyes but warming to your heart (:



And that is all I have on my take of this new café!

The owners shared with me that they are currently in the midst of opening another café near an office area (She told me where it would be but unfortunately I'm sorry that I can't remember where she said it would be!!) that will be focused on providing to-go services!

Meaning that most people will have their food packed-to-go and the new place will not be having any sitting area, however it will have standing tables for those who would still like to consume their tart or coffee within the premises!!

Some upcoming additions to their menu that you can look forward to would be their Mango Ferrero Roche Cheese tart, Root Beer tart, Japanese Fruit Salad, Balsamic Salad, Caesar Salad and Lasagna!


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Update: Read part II of my food review @ fArt tArtz here!!