Merci Marcel Club Street is the second outlet after overwhelming respond at Tiong Bahru outlet. I visited their first cafe when newly opened, however, I didn’t post about them. Hopefully, I have time to re-visit them soon and find time to write.
This one is located at the entrance of Club Street. Access from Cross Street and turn left into Club Street, you will spot them on your left. I can’t recall what occupied previously, but I am pretty sure it was some F&B.
Interestingly, I visited on the first day of Lunar New Year 2019 with 2 foodie friends for brunch.
Space at Merci Marcel is brightly illuminated by natural light which somehow result in a more spacious feel. We love the vibes here more than the one at Tiong Bahru. In addition, during non-work days, the business district is serene.
At a glance, the menu offered at both Club Street and Tiong Bahru were similar dishes. I couldn’t spot the difference without comparing the 2 menu side by side.
Since it is a French cafe, the service crew at French F&B often will start you off with a drink. Likewise for Merci Marcel, kick-off the brunch with coffee. My usual turn to drink is no surprise, got to be the Cappuccino. The cuppa is medium acidity, medium body with dark berry flavour notes.
Besides the usual ingredients like ham and poached eggs on the Benedict Eggs ($21), sandwiched between the layer is a portobello mushroom. At $21, this platter wasn’t cheap.
Next is an item which we love, the Ravioles de Royans ($18-S/$28-L). An extremely rich creamy dish consisting of cream and cheese. It can be too cloying if attempting to finish alone.
Last but not least is the Croissant ($3.50) that I will surely order when I am at Merci Marcel. I love this rendition more than Tiong Bahru Bakery’s since it was not as sweet, comparatively.
Merci Marcel Club Street provides the same standard as Tiong Bahru with similar vibes but at a more accessible location since it is flanked between Telok Ayer and Chinatown MRT station.
Merci Marcel Club Street
7-9, Club St, Singapore 069403
Tel: +65 6438 3913
Mondays – Saturdays 0900 to 0000 | Sundays 0900 to 2230
- Downtown line – Telok Ayer
- North-East line – Chinatown
- Opposite PWC Building along Cross Street 186, 970
- Opposite Sri Mariamman along South Bridge Road 61, 166, 197
- Maxwell Road Food Centre along South Bridge Road 80, 145
- Opposite Fairfield Methodist Church 80, 145
- Opposite Hong Lim Complex along Upper Cross Street 51, 63, 80, 124, 174, 174e, 186, 851, 961, 970