Canelé Pâtisserie is fast-becoming Bakerzin’s biggest rival with a new outlet in Paragon in addition to their main one at Roberston Walk! This June, the guys behind Canelé have also opened a new dessert restaurant named Macaron located next to Canelé at Robertson Walk. So who’s the man behind Canelé’s continued success? He’s Executive Pastry Chef Pang Kok Keong
Not many people know this, but I’m a huge fan of Canelé’s breads. Those who know me even better will know that I’m a picky bread-eater. So that must say something about their breads right?
I’d recommend that you try their Croque Madame ($11.50) [****]. It’s a home-made white toast bread with ham & Swiss gruyere cheese, sunny side up and salad with house dressig on the side. Great sandwich.
On our right we’ve got the Club Honey Baked Ham ($12) [***.], another white toast bread sandwich with yummy honey baked ham, omelette, mayonnaise, juicy tomato, chips & greens with house dressing on the side! These aren’t exactly bite-sized and they sure pack quite a mouthful into it. Loved the chips. They make great nibbles for in-between chatting and waiting for friends.
Now if there’s 1 thing you absolutely have to try at Canelé, it’s gotta be their crepes. ANY CREPE. This one over here is their Savoury Crepe
with smoked salmon ($13.50) [****], with red onion, capers and dill cream cheese. Generous portions of smoked salmon, and the cream cheese didn’t overpower the overall taste of the crepe. I’d say this one’s awesome for smoked salmon lovers out there.
If you’re looking for something a little lighter or grabbing a quick bite for lunch, get the Chicken Stew ($11.50) [****] with leek, carrot, button mushroom, onion, perfumed with Provencal herbs. Served with Bread Basket. This “little” stew is deceptively simple in appearance, but it’ll satisfy your hunger pangs real quick.
Last but not least…Canelé’s specialty: Dessert!
Meet my personal favourite: The Strawberry Tart. [****.] I believe this image over here can speak for itself. Don’t forget to try their humble Nutella Pie [****], you won’t regret it. There’s way too many good desserts at this place, so feel free to take your pick at the display counter. I’m not keen on their chocolates though, as I felt that the chocolate couvertures were not great. For chocolates I’d still prefer Prestat Fine Chocolates or Laurent Bernard’s chocolates at The Chocolate Factory.
Taste – 8/10
Price – $$
Service – 7/10
Ambience – 7/10
Accessibility – 8/10
[$]-cheap like peanuts: ($10 & below/person)
[$$]-average Jane ($15-$25/person)
[$$$]-you might wanna tke tht card out..($30-$60/person)
[$$$$]-extremely exorbitant ($70 & above/person)
[* to *****] – rating(s) for individual dishes
11 Unity Street, #01-09
Email : email@example.com
Telephone : (65) 6738-8145
Facsimile : (65) 6738-8146
Dress Code: : Casual
Monday to Wednesday : 10 am – 8 pm
Thursday to Saturday : 10 am – 11 pm
Sunday : 10 am – 6 pm
B1-25 Paragon, 290 Orchard Road
Telephone : (65) 6733-8893
Opening Hours : 11am to 10pm daily