After focusing on selling cookies and cakes exclusively online, Ignasia’s took the bet to scale up its business to a more serious level and opened a cafe in PIK area last year. Located in the second floor of a building that also houses Kemala Organics on the first floor, this time Ignasia’s expands its scope by offering healthy food, namely smoothies and smoothie bowls, alongside its signature cakes. Naughty and nice, or healthy and indulgence, sit side by side in this cafe.
Straight after climbing up the stairs and winning a fight against the slightly jammed sliding door, one’s eyes will be refreshed with the overall white design of the space. Pops of wooden colors, potted plants, and punny tag lines decorate Ignasia’s PIK, but it is undeniable that the belle of the ball is still the display case, exhibiting rows of cakes that Ignasia’s has become known for.
First up, the naughty side. Should one start with a slice of Classic Cheese Cake, Red Velvet, Black Forest, or Espresso Cake? After sampling a little bit of everything, we are happy to conclude that Carrot Cake is a solid introduction to what Ignasia’s has to offer. Expect moist cake, not too sweet, subtle carrot flavor, and rich cream cheese frosting in between. Perfect with a cup of coffee, tea, or chocolate drinks if it suits your liking.
Now let’s move to the other side of the pond, the nice one. Ignasia’s PIK has nine varieties of smoothie bowls—fully customizable with toppings such as fruits, nuts, and superfoods—and five smoothies to choose from. Although our pick Avocuddle smoothie bowl, offering a mix of banana, pineapple, avocado, apple, coconut water, and yoghurt, sound interesting on paper, we find the texture a bit runny and lacking that avocado punch that we expect from the name of the menu.
Whether you’re in the mood for something naughty or nice, Ignasia’s PIK has got you covered on both sides. Although in our experience the naughty side fares better than the nice side, Ignasia’s has done a good job in giving options and variety for its customers. We’ll definitely keep this place in mind whenever looking for a yummy slice of Carrot Cake. As for healthy food, you’ll find plenty of great options here.