Rive Gauche

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Mouthwatering
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4.0
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.

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Heaven comes in the form of cakes
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4.0
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4.5
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3.5
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4.0
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4.0
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.

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Guanaja cake
Branch Location:
Tampines One
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Amazing chocolate cakes
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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.

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Treat for the eyes!
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4.0
*gawk*

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.
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Premium price for premium cakes
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4.0
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4.5
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4.0
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3.5
Value 
 
3.5
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4.0
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.

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Takashimaya
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AWESOME CAKES at AWESOME PRICE
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
By the outlook of this small bakery, it has this classy feel. The name (Rive Gauche) of the shop and the colour schemes used on their logo (gold & brown) exudes a very sophisticated vibe. I’ve always walked past this bakery at their Takashimaya outlet and have always thought that their cakes would be pricey.

But to my pleasant surprise, it is soooo affordable especially for the quality that we are paying. I am not sure whether they still have this promotion going on. Just 1 month ago, I signed up for their membership for $20 and in return, they give you a $20 voucher!!! And being a member, you get 10% discount ( if I didn’t remember wrongly) off all cakes! I used the voucher for our mother’s day cake.

The staff highly recommended the mango cake and so, I bought that. My family LOVES the cake. The taste is just right and they are very generous with the mangoes topping. The cake is also not overly sweet. The staff at Rive Gauche are very polite and always ready to give recommendations for their occasions etc. I will definitely be back for more cakes especially with 10% discount!

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affordable assortment of cakes
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3.5
Rive Gauche sells a wide range of cakes at affordable prices in slices or whole cakes.

My favourite two will be the strawberry shortcake and the logan almond cake. The fruits and the cake tastes fresh and soft. I like the strawberry shortcake as I like eating the cream. This cream is not rich in taste and is just slightly sweet and light. There is also not much cream covering the cake to overpower the taste of the chiffon cake and fruits. The logan almond cake is a good variation of the common logan almond dessert and tastes pretty much similar, with a whole lot more logan fruits.

It is preferable to make bookings for the cakes early to avoid disappointment, especially for the smaller sizes of the cakes. I have tried to purchase the strawberry shortcake at the last minute only to be told that it was already sold out.
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Cakes that add that perfect touch to any occasion
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4.0
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3.5
Value 
 
3.5
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4.0
A fruit cake from Rive Gauche for my surprise birthday celebration. The look of the cake itself is enough to prove that this is one cake that will add a touch of glam to any occasion or party.

Rive Gauche used to have only a few stores on this little island, but more and more branches have sprouted out over the months, especially in newer shopping malls such as Tampines 1 and JCube, bringing this delicacy of a cake closer to more and more Singaporeans.

I’ve always been a fan of fruit cake, but maybe that’s cos I’ve had it since I was a kid and I was never a fan of cream cakes despite their cute exteriors. Rive Gauche has just brought fruit cakes to a whole new level. Here I must clarify, fruit cakes meaning those sponge cakes topped with fruits, not festive fruit cakes with glazed fruits (which I really cant bring myself to eat).

The thin sponge fingers, even meringue like fingers add a sort of delicateness to the cake, differentiating it from its peers which are generally decorated with cream. The large whole fruits are really sweet, but more importantly, naturally sweet. The sponge interior is light yet moist and crumbly. If you do enjoy a good fruit cake for your party, Rive Gauche is definitely the place to choose from

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48
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