Antoinette, Lavender: The Hype Over Salted Egg Yolk Croissant and Baked Cheese Tarts

antoinette-jalan-besar-reviewWhen Chef Pang Kok Keong started Canele Patisserie, under the Les Amis group, we visited it 3 times a week for months and must have tried everything on the menu. That was 10 years ago. In 10 years, Singapore’s F&B has grown so much and so quickly that when Pang left Les Amis to start Antoinette, I must have visited it less than 5 times in total, including the outlets at Mandarin Galley and Palais Renaissance (defunct). There are just too many new restaurants and cafes popping up to keep track.

antoinette-little-india-menuBut the French cafe, Antoinette, has been making waves lately because it has continually reinvent itself: the salted egg yolk croissant and baked cheese tart. Before the fad items, we ordered the smoked duck breast ($15+$3 poached egg), which is a beautiful, balanced medley of flavors. Very classy.

antoinette-penhas-reviewFor croissants, there are several flavors. They ran out of kaya croissant, which we heard it’s a must-order. The savory chilli crab croissant ($7.50, above) is potently spicy with a sweet glaze on the croissant, so your mouth acts like a blender–quite good.

antoinette-salted-egg-yolk-croissantThe salted egg croissant ($6.50, below) is more sweet than salty, which I didn’t mind, and the croissant is wonderfully crispy. But Mr Fitness is correct when he said that Breadtalk has a shrewder concept. Breadtalk makes mini-croissant so when you bite, the entire croissant has salted egg yolk, whereas Antoinette’s big croissant means that the ends don’t have salted egg yolk.

antoniette-baked-cheese-tartWe eat too much. We were stuffed but still we ordered. The matcha cheese tart ($2.60) is okay, but it’s not a must have.

antoniette-singaporeService: I dropped a knife, and immediately the waiter came and replaced it. This is very awesome service, taking note of the surroundings and taking his initiative.

Including two drinks, we paid $55 for two.

Antoinette Singapore
30 Penhas Road, Singapore 208188
T:  +65 6293 3121
M-Th 11am-10pm, F & PH Eve 11am-11pm, Sat 10am-11pm,  Sun & PH 10am-10pm

Value: 6.5/10
Service: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Ambience/Decor: 8/10
Overall rating: 3.688/5

Written by A. Nathanael Ho.

6 replies »

  1. “This is very awesome service”. Very unlike your regular posts with cohesive sentences. You should seriously reconsider this writer’s long term potential with your great blog before he/she inflicts collateral damage.


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