Our minimalist cafe in One Riverside was recently featured on Whatsneue as one of the instagram worthy cafes to visit in Brunei. This flower themed cafe is a joint effort with Bloom Project Co., a prominent florist in town (hence the name Bloom Cafe). With the tagline “There is beauty in simplicity and being simple is a choice“, one can already expect or imagine the interior of this cafe i.e minimalist deco, high glass window panels with lots of natural lights and of course the main highlights, flowers. A perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy a cup of freshly brewed specialty coffee (or tea) indeed. And good news for lighter coffee drinker, this is our only cafe that serves single origin pour-over coffee.

Food menu wise, you will find a good selection of healthy salads, natural fruits smoothies, sandwiches and fluffy pancakes. Our mix salads are purchased locally from a homegrown grower, freshly plucked upon our order only.

Bloom Cafe opens from Monday to Sunday, 7AM to 7PM. For reservation, please call 2241092.

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Keep calm & drink coffee ☕

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Natural lighting.

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Sunday breakfast 😋

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We are now into the fourth month since the first case of COVID-19 pandemic in Brunei was confirmed. Fast forward, with the recent de-escalation measures being slowly introduced, business activity is gradually returning to normal. During the early stage of the restrictions period, most people, like us, preferred to stay at home and going out only when necessary. Hence, businesses, particularly for restaurants and cafes, are slow at times. Instead of staying idle during this downtime, we kept ourselves occupied.

Expecting that customers would avoid places which are usually crowded, we created an online order platform via WhatsApp that allows customers to view our cakes catalogue, place order, make payment online and then pick up their orders from any branch they prefer. Due to logistics challenges, we do not provide any delivery service at the moment but it is something we will definitely look into in near future. Do note that the WhatsApp order is close at 20:30PM, Mondays to Saturdays, and close for the whole day on Sundays and public holidays. If we are unable to respond to your text in time, you may leave a message and we shall get in touch with you the following working day.

Staying home means it is the perfect opportunity to develop some new recipes as well as improving the existing ones. If you have been a regular of our sourdough bread, you would notice the improvement as compared to before. The appearance, the crumb and the overall texture. We made some adjustments to the procedures while maintaining the same ingredients component. Some of the exciting new products which we have developed include Granola bar, Vegan chocolate balls,  Bite-size energy bar, Caramel bread popcorn, Chocolate truffle balls, Custard egg tarts, Almond florentine, Cinnamon raisins cross bun, Pumpkin wholewheat bun and so on, just to name a few. Our favorite is the Chocolate truffle balls which comes in 4pcs in one box selling at $3.80/box. We also recommend the Caramel bread popcorn if you have a sweet tooth.

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Healthy snack.

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Another exciting accomplishment worth highlighting is the collaboration with ie a 24 hours self service bakery in the form of vending machine. Now you can have fresh bakes such as assorted buns, chicken pie, sandwiches, muffins, roll cakes etc, anytime of the day (or night) with just a click away. This machine is currently located at RIPAS Outpatient area, next to the pharmacy. We hope to bring you more of this machine to other locations soon.

Latest Product – Pistachios Olive Sourdough Bread

Written by Eric Pui

Our first attempt of Pistachios Olive sourdough bread was a complete success in my unbiased view. When Chef Henry texted me early in the morning about his new product, I didn’t expect it to look so beautiful on the inside. It is just PERFECT!

Sourdough Bread – So Simple You Can Make It At Home!

Written by Eric Pui

There are many recipes available online on how to make good sourdough bread from home so I am not going to touch on this topic much in this post. Our sourdough bread is as good as homemade as there is no trade secret recipe in making them. All you need is a stable sourdough (or live sourdough) starter and by following a proper proofing and handling procedure you should have little problem in getting the crusty homemade sourdough bread you want. Ways of cultivating the starter are also available online. All you need for the starter is unbleached bread flour and water. Knitting of the dough can be tricky though which requires practice. It takes much longer time to make sourdough bread compare to normal bread which can go up to 6 to 8 hours from natural fermenting process to baking and this partly explains why they are usually selling at higher prices.

We started selling sourdough bread early last year at our cafe in Gadong Central. Unfortunately, the response wasn’t as good as we hoped it would be because many were still not familiar with what sourdough is then. Not until this year we began to see the strong demand in our sourdough bread especially on weekends where they are usually sold out. Some would come from as far as Kuala Belait just to stock up a few loaves to be consumed for the whole week.

You may notice that the bread you buy today is not exactly the same shape or size to the one you previously bought because each and every single one of our all bread is hand knitted by our bakers so some inconsistencies may happen. We intend to keep it this way as we believe this is how traditional artisan bread should be made.






Fresh Artisan Sourdough Bread

Not very often we come across people talking about Sourdough bread in Brunei but it is something we have been wanting to make for a long time. Fresh artisan sourdough bread is time consuming to make as it uses a natural way of fermenting process (usually between 7 to 8 hours) without the help of artificial commercial yeast to rise the dough. Can you imagine how long it takes to bake a loaf of sourdough bread?

We started experimenting the sourdough bread 2.5 years ago when we first opened our Cafeteria in Gadong Central but it wasn’t until recently that we are finally happy with the outcome and start selling them. Like any of our other breads, we recommend a shelf life of 2-3 days. Currently available is the Sourdough Rye and Brown Sourdough Loaf and definitely more varieties to come.