Bengawan Solo Cake Shop started from nothing when Anastasia opened her first
outlet in 1979. Like all other cake shops in Singapore at that time, production
was carried out in the kitchen at the back of a small shop-house of
a block of HDB flats. Eigth years later with five outlets in operation, the
little shop-house space was bursting at its seams which then prompted Anastasia to
build her first central kitchen on a 9500 square foot piece of
private property at Harvey Road in the MacPherson area. Her centralised factory production was
featured several times in the local papers as it was the first of its kind
in the confectionery industry and was later emulated by others in this business.
In November 1997, with now 25 outlets, the company shifted its central kitchen to a 25,000
square foot factory in Woodlands. The investment was then about 6 million dollars and this present
factory is expected to meet the expansionary needs of the company for the next
few years. We now have a total of 38 retail outlets and more than 409 employees to date.