Les Patisseries @ 222 Upper Thomson Road

Previously located at Toa Payoh Central, Les Patisseries has since found a new home alongside the row of shophouses in Upper Thomson Road. Much more spacious, airy and naturally lit with rows of long communal tables set against the granite walls and a full view of their pastry kitchen, this cafe definitely got an upgrade from its former digs.

Currently still in its soft launch phase, Les Patisseries offers a small range of classic branch items and a slightly more extensive list of waffles dubbed the “Les Ultimate Waffles”. Prices start at $11 for brunch while the waffles range from $10 to $15.90.

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Between the six of us, we ordered the Croissant Benedict $14 and The Royale $15 for our choice of savouries. The former with its perfectly poached eggs and fried bacon strips neatly stacked atop an open faced buttery-crisp croissant was easy to like and enjoyable to eat. Though admittedly, the highlight had to be that torched creamy thick hollandaise sauce which smothered the eggs so effortlessly for the delightful smokey finish!

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The latter too was not to be outdone. An alternative for the pescatarian in you, The Royale was deceivingly less sinful with slices of brioche used instead of a flakey viennoiserie. Nonetheless, complimented by the richness of the trout roe topping and of course the same smoked hollandaise, we had to concede that this was one of the better salmon-poached eggs combinations around. Almost flawless in execution.

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Moving on to the waffles, we went for a classic Salted Caramel Waffle $13.90 which dazzled with its vibrant presentation. Two scoops of salted caramel ice-cream and a drizzling of salted caramel sauce, this was not for the faint-hearted. I was initially quite hesitant about the waffles, having tried their Horffles back in their former space and recalling that I was none too impressed then. Notwithstanding, I gave these another shot and boy, was I glad I did. The waffle itself was crisp, slightly doughy and the ideal base for those sweet toppings while the ice-cream had just the right balance of sweet and salty. A must try for all salted caramel fans!

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For something pretty and downright instagrammable, the Waffle Ispahan $15.90 won us over quite easily with its delicate and charming colour palette of mostly different shades of pink and white. The waffle batter had a subtle hint of rose flavour while the scoops of lychee and rose, and raspberry sorbet were sincerely refreshing and hard to resist. Embellished with some edible rose petals, lychee meat chunks and fresh raspberry fruits, we dare say that this will be a hit with the female customers.

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From the toast section, we had the Tropical Paradise $16 which did a surprisingly good job of transporting us to the sun-soaked beaches in the tropics, with every element of this dessert reminiscent of that picture-perfect backdrop. Slices of coconut brioche at the base with a nice tender crumb, covered with fresh mango pieces, caramelized pineapple rings, candied almonds and a scoop of mango sorbet for the ultimate icy finish. This one is definitely for sharing!

Good to note also that the standard of food at their new outlet has significantly improved. I will certainly be looking forward to their official launch and the expansion of their current menu!

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222 Upper Thomson Road
Singapore 574354
Tel:9744 0504

Opening hrs:
Monday- Sundays: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Closed on Wednesdays

Singapore

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