Marmalade Pantry Restaurant has been gaining popularity ever since their second inception at Ion Orchard. It’s almost impossible to get a table and enjoy their renowned cupcakes and sliced cakes unless you make a reservation instead. Everyone just loves hording the tables for hours and hours ordering more and more dishes and continue their conversations until satisfied. To be honest, I will do just the same given that long wait!
Fortunately for the sweet lovers in us, there’s Marmalade Toast which has almost the same stuffs just more focused on their salad, sandwiches and more importantly, desserts of all sorts! Located off a corner outside the air-conditioned building of Takashimaya, this cafe is by no means an easy find.
My partner and I walked in the place, desperately in need to rest our aching feet from a day’s shopping. I don’t really know how to pronounce the promotion dish but Chicken Quesadilla was the name. It wasn’t what I really want since I’ve only eyes for the cakes and tarts all displaying within the glass display. It was good especially the tomato puree in the dish.
But for $10 including a glass of lemonade, I would expect more than just two slabs of veggies in dough. Given another chance, I will opt for their cupcakes which is known to all as some of the best!
Ending our shopping break was a nice Pear Tart ($4.80) shared between the two of us. I think it suffice any temporary cravings for custard tart with fruit toppings. For the serious tart lovers, if you have been reading my blog, then you should know where to look instead.
Overall, Marmalade Toast is a quieter alternative to the restaurant at Ion Orchard. It’s a nice place to chill and hang out with friends over weekend brunch and afternoon tea. I only have one suggestion to them and that is to make their food more appealing instead. Maybe it’s just my amateur photography skills not up for the task or is it? I shall let you decide instead.
Ngee Ann City #02-11
391 Orchard Road
Tel: +65 6733 8489