Nesuto unveils second cafe at Jewel with outlet-exclusive cakes and chocolate bonbons

By Phyllis Leong July 21, 2023
Nesuto unveils second cafe at Jewel with outlet-exclusive cakes and chocolate bonbons
The desserts at Nesuto are not just ’gram-worthy, but delicious too. Photos: Phyllis Leong/HungryGoWhere

New cafe alert: Local Japanese-French patisserie brand Nesuto will be at Jewel soon. The cafe will be opening its second nest at Jewel Changi Airport on July 24. 

Beyond an all-new lineup of outlet-exclusive desserts and chocolate bonbons, the popular patisserie’s newest outlet also sports a chic, minimalistic interior. 

Nesuto’s name translates to “nest” in Japanese, which embodies the brand’s vision to build an inviting space that inspires return visits — just like a bird coming home to its nest.

As part of a recent rebrand, Nesuto has swapped its original bird motif for a new design of an egg resting atop a nest. 

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The Jewel outlet features a stylish, minimalistic interior. Photo: Phyllis Leong/HungryGoWhere

Set foot into the 30-seater Nesuto Jewel cafe and you’ll be struck by its carefully designed interior. The store features curved lines and soft textures that mimic the contours of an egg — a playful design choice that pays homage to Nesuto’s origins. 

It’s an inviting space that exudes cosiness and warmth, complete with pebble-washed pillars, wooden fittings and textured wall finishes that are meticulously painted by hand. 

Every corner is set up to be picture-perfect, so you’ll get amazing pictures for the ’gram no matter where you’re seated at.

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Peep the outlet-exclusive cakes. Photo: Phyllis Leong/HungryGoWhere

Alicia Wong is the co-founder and executive pastry chef behind Nesuto’s exquisite cakes. As an expert in marrying flavours and textures, she has doled out artisanal desserts that impress. 

For Nesuto’s signature bakes, she draws inspiration from Japanese flavours, courtesy of her regular trips to Japan. Some of these include the yuzu raspberry (S$11.20) and Konichiwa Hojicha (S$11.90) cakes.

Wong prides herself on using pure, quality ingredients in her recipes, which allow the flavours to shine. 

She also uses traditional French pastry techniques to bring her dream creations to life, such that each handcrafted treat is unique and close to her heart.

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Matcha chestnut cake. Photo: Phyllis Leong/HungryGoWhere

The Nesuto Jewel outlet-exclusive cakes did not disappoint. There are three new flavours to look forward to on Nesuto Jewel’s menu: Matcha chestnut (S$12.90), whisky chocolate (S$11.90) and chocolate orange (S$11.20).

Wong recommends that the cakes be tasted in a three-part manner, alongside different pairings of tea to cleanse your palate. 

We start with the cake bearing the lightest of flavours: Matcha chestnut. 

It’s a heartwarming creation that draws on Wong’s memory of being in Japan during the winter, sipping on matcha latte while enjoying the scent of roasted chestnuts in the air. 

It is an Uji matcha mousse cake featuring a delectable custard base with layers of chestnut mousse and matcha chantilly cream — take a bite into it and you’ll also find chunks of chestnuts.

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The sencha tea is incredibly refreshing. Photo: Phyllis Leong/HungryGoWhere

We found that the sencha tea (S$6) paired wonderfully with the matcha chestnut. It has a delicate aroma that is incredibly refreshing and elevates the earthy notes of the cake.

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The whisky chocolate cake is our favourite. Photo: Phyllis Leong/HungryGoWhere

Boy, is the whisky chocolate cake going to be a huge hit with the crowd. (It’s our personal favourite!)

It’s an addictive dessert that sees a medley of chocolate, whisky and a lil’ cinnamon spice. 

The cake is crowned with blond Orelys 35% chocolate mousse and is infused with a dash of whisky for added depth and smokiness. It is then layered with a Jivara 40% cremeux chocolate that is enhanced with crunchy cacao nibs and subtle hints of cinnamon.

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The cake goes well with the hojicha tea. Photo: Phyllis Leong/HungryGoWhere

The whisky chocolate is best accompanied by hojicha tea (S$6), which has a slight sweetness and roasted flavour that goes well with the nuttiness of the cake. It doesn’t overpower the flavours of the cake either, but refreshes your palate enough to keep you reaching for a second bite of cake. 

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The chocolate orange cake is an outlet exclusive. Photo: Phyllis Leong/HungryGoWhere

The chocolate orange cake is an acquired taste for sure. Besides boasting rich and luscious dark chocolate, the dessert is also infused with a tangy orange essence. 

We hear that some customers find the orange compote a tad off-putting in contrast to the indulgent dark chocolate ganache, but we think that both ingredients balance each other out well.

This is because the citrusy sweetness complements the bitterness of the dark chocolate, so every bite promises a party of vibrant flavours in your mouth.

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Tangerine oolong tea. Photo: Phyllis Leong/HungryGoWhere

The tangerine oolong tea (S$6) is the perfect pairing to the chocolate orange cake. It has a bold flavour profile with subtle bursts of tangerine notes. It cuts through the richness of the chocolate and brings out the lighter, citrusy flavours of the cake.

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The chocolate bonbons are perfect as gifts. Photo: Phyllis Leong/HungryGoWhere

As part of its opening launch, Nesuto Jewel is introducing an array of mouthwatering chocolate bonbons. Made from chocolates that are sustainably and ethically sourced, diners can expect six imaginative flavour combinations. 

Expect one-of-a-kind creations such as earl grey and bergamot, smoked dark chocolate and caramel and sesame rum. Each piece is going for S$3.86, while a box of six costs S$23.14.

This was a hosted tasting.

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Nesuto is on the GrabFood Delivery service and offers free delivery (up to S$3 off) with GrabUnlimited. They can also be found on GrabFood Dine-in.

Alternatively, book a ride to Nesuto at Jewel Changi Airport.

Nesuto @ Jewel Changi Airport

Jewel Changi Airport, 01-236/237, 60 Airport Boulevard
Nearest MRT: Changi Airport
Open: Monday to Sunday (11am to 10pm)

Jewel Changi Airport, 01-236/237, 60 Airport Boulevard
Nearest MRT: Changi Airport
Open: Monday to Sunday (11am to 10pm)

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Phyllis Leong


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