French pastries are so common in Singapore. I can easily think of a few cafe names under this dessert genre. Ciel Patisserie at Serangoon, PAUL Bakery & Brunetti at Tanglin Mall and not to mention all the colourful macarons from various cafes too. I personally like my french desserts fanciful, light and dainty. But I know just how labour intensive to bake and assemble these petite treats can be. So when I find a decent establishment, I definitely will share like Les Patisseries at Toa Payoh Central.
Red walls with wooden furniture, a somewhat cozy heartlander cafe. A clear glass wall divides the dining area and kitchen showing diners what’s baking or cooking now. It’s not a very big cafe, just enough to sit 30 people max? Food and drink lists are all written at the board at the counter while cakes and tarts are display at the glass counter.
Brunch starts from 10.00am and ends at 3.00pm daily. I saw from other reviews here & here to know they serve the standardise brunch dishes which I must say are quite hearty portion when I compare the price with other place. If you miss the timing, then perhaps the pasta and sandwich menus should still suffice. Did I mention to you they have truffle fries here too?
I honestly wasn’t visually attracted to their assorted tarts and cakes when I dropped by here on a weekday after-lunch timing. Palate wise, I quite like the opera cake with layered combination of cake, chocolate and hints of salted caramel? I didn’t try their tiramisu shaped in the form of tart but I do remember seeing my tea partner enjoying it.
I suppose if you’re staying in the neighbouring estate, Les Patisseries is a nice getaway for an afternoon tea break. I can’t recall the dessert prices and again I lost the receipt but I don’t think I paid more than $25.00 for two cakes and drinks. From Tampines to Toa Payoh isn’t that far and I think I wouldn’t mind returning back for lunch then dessert treat.
168 Toa Payoh Central, #01-428
10.00am – 10.00pm Daily