Helmed by Les Amis Restaurant's pastry chef and Asia's Best Pastry Chef 2016 Cheryl Koh, Tarte is a crowd favourite pastry shop in town. You'll find no fancy, over-the-top decorations here, just "the best version of the simplest desserts". There are two tart sizes available, with seasonal flavours appearing occasionally. If you know the particular flavour the birthday girl or boy wants, call ahead to pre-order a large tart ($38 for 16cm). If not, order a good array of the smaller tarts ($9 for 8cm) to share. Go for the best-selling Pistachio ($9) — velvety smooth, creamy filling full of nutty goodness encased in a thin but sturdy buttery tart shell, with a garnish of crushed pistachios. Also look out for the seasonal tarts like the Tasmanian Cherry, Alphonso Mango and the luscious Passionfruit. If you're planning to swing by for a particular flavour, though, it's worth calling ahead, as they run out pretty quickly.
*38cm tarts have to be ordered two days in advance
Photo by Burpple Tastemaker Nobelle Liew