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Pablo cheese tarts heading for Wisma Atria

Japan’s Pablo cheese tart chain will open its first Singapore outlet in Wisma Atria in July.

Taking over the 1400 sqft (130 sqm) space previously occupied by Omakase Burger, the 80-seat cafe will be on the first level of the Orchard Road shopping mall.

Pablo will serve its signature cheese tarts with such flavours as matcha and chocolate cheese, plus a premium cheese tart that is lightly torched, like creme brulee.

In Japan, Pablo is known for baking cheese tarts to varying degrees, like steak. The “medium” version yields a gooey core while the “rare” version oozes molten cheese filling when sliced. However, as in other overseas outlets, the Singapore outlet will offer only the “medium” version.

There will also be mini baked cheese tarts in flavours including chocolate, matcha and strawberry.

About 700 regular tarts and 1000 mini-tarts will be assembled and baked daily on-site, using pastry shells and fillings imported from Japan.

The cafe will also sell cheese soft-serve, cheese-based smoothies, iced coffee topped with cheese soft-serve and merchandise.

Pablo is being brought in by Caerus Holdings, which runs New York confectionery chain Lady M in Orchard Central and Westgate mall.

Launched in Osaka in 2011, Pablo has 37 outlets in Japan and nine in countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand  and the Philippines.

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