Rive Gauche is a bakery under Pokka Food which specializes in French & Japanese style cakes and pastries.
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Rive Gauche has a knack for making you love cakes you thought you would never try. I always look forward to eating Rive Gauche's cakes because honestly, I've never had any cake of theirs that I dislike.
It's always a pleasant surprise when I try their flavours, for example, the Guanaja and Strawberry Shortcake. I wouldn't say that they have the best cakes for each flavour, but their cakes are definitely above average in general. Prices are higher than usual, but they are worth every penny.
Don't like chocolate? Give it a shot. You might change your mind.
Costly but worth every penny
I recently bought their Size 5 Guanaja cake for my mum's birthday. Despite not being a chocolate fan, I was won over the first time I had it for one of my friend's birthday party. Dark, rich, smooth and really really chocolatey are the words I can use to describe this cake.
Although pricey for such a small size, I guess every bite was worth it. Plus, you can't really eat much of it at one go anyway, The service was excellent. The lady at the counter kindly allowed me to keep my cake in the fridge for collection at a later hour. To keep the cake chilled, they even have ice packs inside the box. Great staff, great packaging. Will definitely go again to try their other cakes.
Heaven comes in the form of cakes
What can I say to justify how amazing Rive Gauche's cakes taste? I was deciding on a birthday cake for my friend when I was recommended to try Rive Gauche's Guanaja ($36, 12x13cm). While I do believe that it isn't a bad thing that the bitter sweet chocolate cake was extremely rich, I struggled to finish it. Therefore, be content with a small slice of the cake and you are good to go.
I have tried their strawberry shortcake ($28, 15cm) on my 19th birthday and it was decent, not the best. There are better strawberry shortcakes out there. Recently, I have set my eyes on their tiramisu, hopefully I'll get to try it in the near future.
Rive Gauche offers a wide selection of mouthwatering cakes that are all quite pricey, though it's difficult to find cakes of good quality that are priced less steep than theirs. I'm just excited simply by the thought of their cakes! To me, their cakes are worth every cent.
Great place for cakes
I stumbled upon this bakery by accident and as a sucker for anything desert, I decided to give this a try. I was clueless and have no idea on what to order as everything looks delicious and tempting. The counter girl was nice enough to assist me and help me to decide. She's suggesting the famous strawberry shortcake and I decided to give it a go.
To my personal liking, I think the cake is a little dry and tad too sweet. My friend bought their chocolate cake and it tastes much better compared to mine. The sweetness is just right, with soft sponge and it's just great. I will definitely buy this on my next visit.
Amazing chocolate cakes
I absolutely adore chocolate cakes, and will pay almost any price for an amazing chocolate cake.
When I first visited Rive Gauche, the first cake that caught my eye was the Guanaja and the moment I took a bite I felt like I'd been transported to chocolate heaven. Whether it's for a birthday or special occasion or if you just feel like indulging yourself, the Guanaja does the trick perfectly. The chocolate wasn't too rich or too creamy - just the way I liked it.
Rive Gauche offers quite a wide selection of cakes, all of which are quite pricey. Most of them range from $6 onwards, so be prepared to pay a little bit more, although you definitely won't regret it.
Treat for the eyes!
I always do that when i pass by any rive gauche outlet, their cakes and sweets are too pretty to not look at.Coming in a kaleidoscope of bright colours, the cakes indeed taste as good as they look.
My mum, knowing im a HUGE fan of green tea items, she bought me the green tea roll. Outside was a green tea swiss roll cake rolled with dollop of white cream and red bean paste. While i thought the green tea went well with the cream and the red bean paste, after a few mouthfuls, the cream kinda became too cloying for me. I couldn't take a bite more. One great thing was that even being the refrigerated, the cream didn't become gross and hard and disgusting like some other places. Which is definitely a plus point.
Looking forward for more delicious sweets from them.
Premium price for premium cakes
The cakes there never fail to impress but I can only indulge in one once in a while. The last cake I had was the Guanaja. It's really rich and creamy and crispy with the biscuit base. It's all the things you look for in a good chocolate cake rolled into one. The presentation of the cake was really pretty as well.
If you feel this is too expensive, there's a cheaper version of this cake at Four Leaves called Coco Exotic, albeit much less moist and creamy. I feel that everyone should at least try this cake once. It's totally worth the money spent when you're transported to chocolate heaven.
Unfamiliar with the brand Rive gauche, I was curious when my relative brought in this cake to a party. Safe to say, I haven't forgotten the name ever since that night 2 years ago.
Gosh their cakes are one of the classiest I've seen and tasted! I especially love their Strawberry Shortcake and their Mont Blanc, possibly two of the best cakes I've ever had the pleasure of tasting. Whatever the filings of any cake, I've found that Rive Gauche one are very smooth and go down easily.
I'm only hoping that they come out with more flavours for me to dig in to!
I remember walking past Rive Gauche so many times, but only paused to stare at the pretty cakes. I bought my first cake from Rive Gauche for a friend's birthday, I was persuaded by the lady at the store to try the Guanaja, and I was hooked from that day onwards!! The chocolate cake was moist, creamy and rich in just the right amount. Accompanied by the crunchy kit-kat-ish base, this piece of cake was absolutely perfect in every way.
Eventually I tried other cakes from Rive Gauche, such as the mango cake and strawberry shortcake, and each time I tried something new from them, I was pleasantly surprised.
Also, I know it may be considered pricey to some people, but trust me, their cakes are worth every cent!
I love the Guanaja!
I accompanied my friend to get a couple of cakes from Rive Gauche; well, initially I have never heard of this shop. When I went in, the lady over the counter welcomed us with a smile and asked us if there is anything she could help. Apparently, I didn't intend to get any cake from that shop, only my friend did. She told me to try the Guanaja cake which is the shop's signature cake. Initially, I was amused by the name of the cake and doubting the flavour and the quality of the cake.
So, we ordered a slice of Guanaja cake and by the way, you could order the whole piece of that cake at a cheaper price. Basically, Guanaja is like the combination of hazelnut and chocolate cake. The layers have soft texture and crunchy base. The chocolate cream is not too sweet. Actually I was thinking if that the Guanaja goes better with sugar icing, maybe it's the best for the sweet tooth. But overall, I love the Guanaja.
Actually I also spotted the pretty mango cake at the counter but never get to try it because I was pretty full from eating the Guanaja. But overall, it's like mangoes on top of the creamy and spongy vanilla cake. When I visit this hop again, I will definitely try the mango cake.