I like everything about St Marc Cafe though the selection and taste were pretty normal. Maybe it is the comfy and it is not so noisy that I like. Once in a while, whenever I want or need to lunch by myself on weekdays, I will drop by St Marc Cafe for lunch.
The decor of St Marc Cafe is sleek and simple. It has a very attractive counter displaying the food served in St Marc Cafe. The seats are very comfy. I can sit there for hours to enjoy the food, coffee and reading cum surfing net. It would be a bonus if they have free wi-fi.
St Marc Cafe has two set lunches during 11.30 am to 3 pm. One set consist of a bun of your choice and a Chocoro ($7.90); the other is a choice sandwich and a Chocoro ($8.90). You can choose a drink that is $5 and under when you order either set.
Two of my favourite items from St Marc Cafe are Matcha Daifuku Chocoro ($2.65) and Choco Banana Fuji ($7.30).
Matcha Daifuku Chocoro is a croissant with matcha, red bean and Japanese Rice Cake stuffing. I was afraid that it will be too sweet as it has so many sweet fillings in a small croissant. With the rice cake which is basically bland and therefore it balance out the sweetness. The rice cake is chewy and soft which added more texture to the pastry. I like this combination of filling very much.
There was two new variants of the Little Fuji introduced recently. Little Fuji is a danish pastry with vanilla flavoured soft ice cream and it is heavily drizzled with caramel. Little Fuji was overpowered by caramel. I could only taste the caramel and not the pastry and ice cream. Moreover, personally, I don’t find that caramel goes well with the pastry. Little Fuji as a whole was too sweet for my palate. Maybe I could ask for lesser caramel the next time I order the Little Fuji.
As for the new variant that I tried was the Choc Banana Fuji ($7.30). Like the Little Fuji, the Choc Banana Fuji has a soft ice cream and the pastry. It is drizzled with chocolate sauce and there are two slices of banana accompained. The amount of chocolate sauce compared to the caramel was so much lesser. It would taste better if the banana were cooked.
I think I will like it without any sauce or accompaniment, only having the soft ice cream and the pastry. I am thinking aloud, what about having it with a high quality maple syrup.
As for the coffee, my verdict is St Marc does not serve great coffee like some of the hip cafe in town. Nevertheless it is still doable. The coffee still has a good aroma and it doesn’t taste too acidic, just that it has a little bitter after taste. But that’s ok for me.
St Marc Cafe has two other outlets. One in Marina Square and the newly open Raffles City outlet.
1 Harbourfront Walk, #01-108, Vivocity Singapore 098585
Tel: +65 6222 2309
Monday – Thursday, Sunday 1000 to 2200; Friday – Saturday 1000 to 2230
By MRT: Circle line & Northeast Line, HarbourFront Station
By Bus: 10, 30, 30e, 57, 61, 65, 80, 97, 97e, 100, 131, 143, 145, 166, 197, 855, NR1, NR6, RWS8
6 Raffles Boulevard, #02-105/185/186 Marina Square, Singapore 039594
Tel: +65 6338 8606
Daily 1000 to 2200
By MRT: Circle Line, Esplanade station
Suntec Convention Center – 36, 70M, 97, 97e, 106, 111, 133, 162, 502, 502A, 518, 518A, 537, 700, 857, 868;
Millenia Walk – 36, 56, 75, 77, 97, 107M, 171, 195, 960, 961, NR2, NR5, NR7, NR8
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