The Big Group has a sweet new addition – Ben’s Bake Shop that sells nothing but the sugary, caramelised and everything nice. Located within Ben’s Independent Grocer, keep to the right as you stroll down the aisle till you come upon an open store with white round tables and pale green stools fronting a counter offering a decadent selection of pastries, cakes and treats.
Its spot between coffee joint Plan b Roasters and B’wiched sandwich bar is to accommodate their sharing of menus. That means you can sit at any of the three outlets and, after making your orders at the respective stores, have your food and/or drink – including the bill – sent to you.
Like its name suggests, desserts rule at Ben’s Bake Shop. The kitchen churns out cookies, churros, petit fours and KLonut, the local version of this year's popular croissant-doughnut hybrid creation, cronut. Take the time to try out the made-to-order plated desserts crafted by Mabel Cheah, all priced at RM15. From Thai tea crème brûlée to the sweet and sour baked Alaska and cheese plate of Roquefort ice cream, white chocolate slice, rum-soaked raisins, and toasted walnuts and pears drizzled in truffle oil and soy caramel, you won’t be leaving the place disappointed.