Gontran cheered me up

I guess there’s no better indication that you have a new favourite cafe than finding yourself gravitating there 3 times in the past 5 days…

I was so excited when I found out a new French bakery was open just footsteps from my apartment. I even bought a beret for the occasion! (Just kidding, the beret was on sale). I love Gontran Cherrier’s pastries in his bakeries in Singapore but I wanted to see if they tasted different down under.

Here’s the run down:

The pastries are great. The croissant and pan au chocolat have a unique finish that set them apart from the usual. Visually, the pastries are matte, not glossy. But they are surprisingly crispy, and not greasy like pastries usually are. Toasted or at room temperature, they still taste amazing! If craving something more substantial, have it with ham and cheese *drool* 

The baguettes are also to die for – best toasted! Ask for some jam and butter on the side. You won’t regret it.

Brunch items! The squid ink burger with sriracha mayonnaise, free-range bacon and fried egg  was a interesting and creative twist to the classic breakfast burger – loved it. I also enjoyed the duck cassoulet with thick-cut bacon, fried eggs and toasted soughdough because it tasted like a french-infused version of baked beans/eggs.

Here’s the down side. The coffee isn’t great. I’ve tried their lattes, cappuccinos, mochas and chai lattes. They lack flavour almost as if they were watered down. Also, if you’re getting your drinks to go, be prepared to wait. I’ve noticed they only have one barista to attend to the dine in and takeaway orders.

That’s all for now!

fran


 

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