Fieldnotes by Zee & Elle is a dreamy cafe serving nature-inspired cakes

By HungryGoWhere December 8, 2022
Fieldnotes by Zee & Elle is a dreamy cafe serving nature-inspired cakes
Interior design of Fieldnotes (left) and white peach kinkan sliced cake (right). Photo: Zee & Elle/Instagram and Fieldnotes by Zee & Elle

Since its inception in 2013, popular cake shop Zee & Elle has amassed legions of fans with its beautifully decorated nature-inspired cakes. Crowd favourites include the soft cotton mango yuzu and melon lychee cakes, just to name a few.

Originally available for take-out or delivery from its takeaway kiosk at MacPherson Road, Zee & Elle’s cakes have been a part of its fans’ life milestone occasions, such as weddings and birthday parties, at the comfort of their homes.

For the first time in almost a decade, you can now indulge in its delectable cakes at its first dine-in store. The brand officially opened Fieldnotes by Zee & Elle at Neil Road, near Chinatown, on Nov 1.

Responding to HungryGoWhere’s email queries, its co-founder Heng Li Jin said the team decided to launch Fieldnotes as they “wanted to allow people to experience (the) nature-inspired cakes in a sit-down cakery setting so that the experience of nature gets brought further”.

Fieldnotes by Zee & Elle
Interior design of Fieldnotes. Photo: Zee & Elle/Instagram

Guests are in for a tranquil dining experience as they step inside the cafe. Its pastel pink walls and minimalistic white seats with metallic round tables lend a calming aura to the surroundings. The occasional greenery makes you feel closer to nature.

The name Fieldnotes implies taking notes from the field. In this case, it’s a metaphor to describe how the team drew inspiration from botanicals, herbs and fruits to create their famous nature-inspired cakes.

Cakes from Fieldnotes by Zee & Elle
Guava lychee cream cake (left) and honey yuzu cream cake (right). Photo: Fieldnotes by Zee & Elle

A highlight on Fieldnotes by Zee & Elle’s menu is the guava lychee cream cake (S$8.50 for a slice; S$55 for a whole cake). This cake uses a cotton soft guava-infused sponge, layered with guava cream and lychee bits. It is worth a try for those who are looking for something different, and it’s also perfect if you prefer something lighter on the palate.

If you desire something citrusy, a must-try is the honey yuzu cream cake (S$8.90 for a slice; S$58 for a whole cake). This comprises yuzu sponge that’s layered with freshly made yuzu curd and New Zealand manuka honey cream. It’s a refreshing combination that’s sure to have you wanting more.

Alternatively, you can opt for the white peach kinkan cake (S$8.90 for a slice; S$58 for a whole cake), which features a vanilla sponge drizzled with fresh kinkan juice and layered with white peach chantilly as well as caramelised kinkan fruit pieces. The cake is encased in a white peach chantilly, lending it sweet tangy flavours that are bound to delight.

Fieldnotes by Zee & Elle is on the GrabFood delivery service. Book a ride to its store.

Fieldnotes by Zee & Elle

41 Neil Road
Nearest MRT station: Maxwell
Open: Sunday to Thursday (11.30am to 9pm), Friday to Saturday (11am to 11pm)

41 Neil Road
Nearest MRT station: Maxwell
Open: Sunday to Thursday (11.30am to 9pm), Friday to Saturday (11am to 11pm)


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