Antoinette is a classic and elegant Parisian pâtisserie and salon de thé in Singapore. If fine quality French cuisine and classic desserts are your cup of tea, Antoinette is a must visit.
Classic, Elegant & Luxurious French Fare
Known for its tantalising collection of dishes and pastries, Antoinette sets the benchmark for the pastry and dessert scene in Singapore. How can it not? The French tea salon is run by Chef Pang Kok Keong, one of the best best pastry chefs in Singapore. That should be enough reason right?
I have been here a couple of times now, and am still amazed by Chef Pang’s culinary prowess. It’s a pity I haven’t had the chance to bring my parents to try their cakes. My mum would definitely love the sweets and elegant Parisian decor. Because, I do.
I love their excellent selection of classical regional French fare. Especially their selection of croissants. Come on.. we can’t miss out on their croissant when talking about French cuisine, can we? Stereotypical, but croissant is a way of life. Who says it’s only meant for breakfast, anyway? Ok, not the point.
Location wise, Antoinette has three convenient locations to choose from – Penhas Road that is near Lavender MRT, Mandarin Gallery at Orchard and Scarlet Hotel. The tea salon at Mandarin Gallery is much smaller than the Penh’s Road, and there is always a queue during peak hours. So, I’d definitely recommend going to Penhas Road.
Antoinette has this really pretty Parisian interior, which makes it just perfect for a French style high tea with the girls. I haven’t tried all the cakes, to be honest. Every time I come back I’d order the same thing: Antoinette ($9).
The Chocolate Earl Grey cake is Antoinette’s signature. For a reason. Don’t be fooled by its chic glossy surface, the chocolate mousse infused with earl grey tea cake is in fact really soft! Luxurious, and tastes real good! I can’t remember anything else that comes after a spoonful of this.
Most of Macarons are good. The ones that left an impression were their signature Antoinette Macaron (again) and Black Sesame Macaron ($2.50). I love everything Black Sesame, though. So I may be biased. Try them yourself, and see if you agree.
Now, onto my favourite of all, Salted Yolk Lava Croissant ($6.50). Living up to its name, the pool of overflowing egg yolk is smooth and creamy. Combined with warm and crispy layers of croissant, heavenly. I love it.
Prior to my visit, I didn’t know it was rated as the best croissant in Singapore by an expert panel from the Straits Times. So, I didn’t expect it to be delicious beyond words! Ok, may be not beyond words. Beating Lune Croissanterie is just impossible. But, it is undeniably special.
So here I am.. Can’t stop recommending my newly found alternative to Lune Croissanterie in Singapore to everyone! Prices are quite steep, I would drop by often otherwise.
So.. Does Antoinette Patisserie Tea Salon sounds like something you’d love to try? Let me know your experience if you have been there, too. And if you like the review, pin it below.
Food: 3 out of 5
Service: 3 out of 5
Value: 3 out of 5
Ambience: 4 out of 5
Overall score: 3 out of 5
Antoinette Patisserie Tea Salon
Address: (a) 30 Penhas Road, Singapore; (b) 333A Orchard Road #02-33/34 Mandarin Gallery, Singapore; (c) 33 Erskine Road #01-02/03 Scarlet Hotel
Contact: (a) +65 6293 3121; (b) +65 6836 9527
Opening Hours: Mon – Thu (11AM to 10PM), Fri (11AM to 11PM), Sat (10AM to 11PM), Sun (10AM to 10PM)
Till next time, city walkers!