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At Q Bread, they sells a wide range of breads as well as pastries, biscuits, cakes and tarts.
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I love Q Bread because I think the buns here are pretty good and the prices are really decent as well. They have some interesting flavours that you don't really find in places like Bread Talk and the more up scale bakeries you tend to come across.
My fav bun here is the Golden Triangle (if I'm not wrong, that's what its called) which is basically a sandwich with egg and ham and plenty of butter. Its probably really bad for me but its tastes good and it cheap so I'm still going to eat it!
The best thing about Q Bread though is probably how convenient it is since most of the time they are located in MRT Stations!
Cheap, but of course, not so good.
Q Bread has expanded so far and wide over Singapore that nowadays, I don't even notice that I'm stopping by Q Bread to get a quick snack after getting off the MRT train. It has practically blended into the landscape of shops at every MRT station, frequented by all those busy commuters looking to calm their growling stomachs.
Q Bread is rather cheap, but not very cheap. I've certainly seen much smaller bakeries that sell pastries at a lower price. Also, the quality of their bread is below average. It's too greasy and leaves a gross amount of oil plastered to your lips. That's especially uncomfortable when you're on the bus or walking back home. The flavour is decent. Same goes for their cakes, though some are a bit tasteless.
Overall, it's fine for a snack when you really want to appease the monster raging in your tummy, and don't want to get a full meal since you have lunch or dinner waiting at home. Other than that, I wouldn't really choose to eat it anytime.
It's all over Singapore, especially near MRT Stations, and just about as affordable as the neighbourhood bakeries near where you live. Still, even if you're trying to save costs, I wouldn't recommend getting crappy bread even at the low prices at which they are being sold. You're better off making your own jam or peanut butter sandwich at home.
Unless you're the sort who enjoy chewing on plain bread, stay away from the sandwiches because they are as thick as leather (even the toasted ones), and meagrely stuffed. There was this sandwich which had curry puff stuffing in it, and that was exceptionally gross. Imagine what it's like to chew on cold, leathery toast and cold curry puff stuffing together. They make a killer combo.
I wouldn't recommend their cakes either which, while they aren't as bad as the breads, are somewhat dry and have the habit of sticking to the roof of your mouth. After a while, it feels like eating some sort of sugared flour.
I do however recommend their huge coffee buns. Get them early in the day and they will most likely be crispy and aromatic and buttery. Wait till before the shop closes and you might as well spread coffee powder on a slice of Gardenia and eat it.
P.S. I also worry about hygiene standards because one outlet I visited displayed their freshly baked bread on dirty-looking metal trays very close to the wall.
Q bread has been franchising all over Singapore and I used to patronize it a lot when it first started out at $1 per bread. when the prices started to raise to $1.50 and the quality and quantity remained the same as the budget bread, i rarely buy from them, except occasionally when i need buy bread after 9pm. (they close pretty late)
the whole cakes there are value for money, costing about $23 for 1kg. the fresh cream, a main ingredient in their cakes, has a fluffy and light texture, unlike most cream cakes. the cakes come in standard flavours like chocolate, black forest, vanilla etc it looks presentable too, with chocolate coating or strawberry garnishes. i celebrate monthly birthdays so i have tried many other whole cakes and this is probably the better few considering its low price.
Q Bread all over the island
The main, and perhaps, only selling point of Q bread is the multiple locations that you can find in almost every neighborhood, that is, neighborhood and not the central areas. Breadtalk on the other hand, also has multiple locations, both found in central and suburban areas and generally serve better bread, albeit a tad more expensive.
I found find Q bread to be rather oily as depicted by the shiny outlook the breads give under the orange lights, even before tasting it. After taking a few mere bites, my lips tend to feel oily and in need of water. Some of the breads seemed like they were being fried rather than being baked to me.
On a side note, I wouldn't even find Q bread to be cheap for bread prices are all around the same to me. If you happened to pass by late at night, they do have some promotion on-going, selling each at a dollar but expect only a couple of varieties left.
I don't really go to Q Bread since they're not Halal, but on that one time I do, it's because I was too hungry and need a quick bite. I'm a sucker for freshly baked smells!
Anyway, I had one of their floss buns and it was a bit too.. oily. I don't mind dry, but oily? Definite no-no. I got one of their sandwiches too, which was quite alright, not the best, but then can't expect much since I get what I pay for.
When it comes to cheap bakery goods, there's obviously better ones out there, so I wouldn't recommend Q Bread. But because they're widely available, I guess if you're too hungry (like I was) then they aren't so bad.
Definitely not the best bread around
Although I am usually not a picky eater, I really cannot agree that the bread that this local bakery sells is anywhere near acceptable. Most of the bread that they sell are either too oily or too dry. You can actually see all the oil (from the cheese/ butter/ meat toppings) on the plastic bag containing the bread and there is usually an unpleasant and greasy aftertaste. The bakery also sells more rare pastries like Japanese biscuit and blueberry pies which we usually do not see in other bakeries such as BreadTalk. However, a pity that these pastries also seem to be too either too oily or too sweet.
My mum loves the white bread from this bakery though, it is spongey and soft and has a really nice and compact squarish shape, which cannot be found in any other bakeries in Singapore, and at a reasonable price of $2.20 per loaf.
Bread on the go
Q Bread is a typical heartland bakery, usually located in the neighbourhoods or alongside MRT stations. Although the bakery goods at Q Bread can hardly be considered a rare delicacy, Q Bread ensures that the bread they sell are always good enough to eat, selling at absolutely affordable prices.
I used to go to the outlet of Q Bread at Tampines MRT Station, and it was my life-saver for a good period of time. Q Bread opening hours are earlier than other food and beverage stores, and when coupled with the affordable prices, it made the best place for a quick snack or breakfast whenever I was famished.
I particularly liked their sandwiches. When I'm hungry, those sandwiches taste absolutely delicious. The bread doesn't turn very soggy, even after a few hours of purchase, and the ingredients in the sandwiches remain relatively fresh.
The service at Q Bread is relatively efficient. When any tray on display runs out of bread, it is immediately replaced with another one full of freshly baked bread. Definitely a good breakfast option for those who are rushing for time!
It's pretty much everywhere.
I appreciate the fact that they are a neighbourhood bakery, and it seems like everywhere I go, they are always around. Perhaps one of the best part for me, is that they do not exist in shoppingmalls, but at bus interchanges and centrals, so getting quick breakfast in the morning is really convenient for people who commute via public transport.
Their goods are of decent quality, but definitely one notch up compared to various small bakeries. Their breads are really soft and fluffy. I have yet to find a 'specialty' from this bakery, but I'm definitely not a fan of their glazed bread - which is pretty dry and hard to eat without any toppings (like tuna mayo)
Generous with their toppings, especially with their standard sandwiches where egg/tuna mayo fills the bread till it looks like it's about to explode, it does fill my empty morning stomach well enough to sustain through lunch.
Their service is quick and efficient, and breads that are sold out, get replaced really fast. One thing, though not a big deal, is that their staff seems to be really grumpy at times.
Breakfast to go
Located conveniently near the entrance of Tampines MRT, I can easily and quickly grab a bread before I make my way to school. The bread sold are all reasonably priced and are budget friendly with most being under $2. Furthermore their opening hours are relatively early, it is hence a viable alternative for those rushing for time yet do not want to miss breakfast.
However, the quality of the product leaves much to be desired. Planta for example is used in place of premium butter, as they say, you get what you pay for. This however does not really matter if your intention was merely to grab a quick bite and go!