letoile cafe, farrer park


this place is very cute. it’s a pleasant little two-storey cafe in a part of little india I’ve never ventured to (thanks to carmen for the suggestion – it wasn’t even on my radar) – and escapes all hipster pretensions by being both incredibly homey and quaint at the same time. there’s a bit of that japanese homestay feel about it, with friendly service from the moment you step into the door, the little bits-and-bobs and magazines strewn across the store, as well as the generally frill-free decor of the place (not the deliberate frill-free scandi we’ve been seeing, but the sort that comes from a simple home).

and, the cake was great. given that I now expect to be disappointed more than not when having cake outside, this last point is vital.

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we proceeded upstairs to the gorgeous natural light streaming through the day curtains and mismatched furniture to a pot of gryphon tea and some azuki matcha chiffon cake. it was soft, not too sweet, and the whipped cream applied with a judicious hand – impressive, especially since frosting is used every so often to mask mediocre cake (and I don’t even like frosting). the matcha was noticeable, complemented well by the chunky adzuki beans – one of the better cakes I’ve had recently.

it’s a very likable little place, though it can get pretty packed – and prices are reasonable. a true star.

Letoile Cafe
160 Owen Rd
Singapore 218953
tel +65 6298 2872
$: cake and a drink for a tenner

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4 thoughts on “letoile cafe, farrer park

    • hello! it does look rather like a british grandma’s place, but it felt – when I was there – like the sort of cafe female japanese travellers go to with their super-guidebooks. it’s a quaint one!

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