Four things to expect at Paris Baguette’s new Raffles City outlet
Paris Baguette's 12th outlet offers new dessert and brunch items, as well as a unique cafe-retail concept for diners to purchase Teatra tea packages.
Paris Baguette has put a unique spin on its 12th outlet, which opened on Jun 23 at Raffles City.
The new outlet incorporates a cafe-retail concept, along with new menu offerings like tea-infused desserts and brunch sets.
Its exclusive all-day brunch menu includes hearty set options featuring sandwiches, french toast and smoked salmon, along with a range of handcrafted tea beverages and mocktails.
In line with the launch of Paris Baguette’s first brunch selection, Youthopia paid a visit to its Raffles City outlet to try its new menu offerings.
1. Tranquil ambience
The cafe adopts a European theme, with plenty of grand fixtures and furniture lining the brightly-lit cafe.
One can immediately smell the distinct aroma of freshly baked pastries wafting through the air and hear the whirr of coffee machines as they step into the cafe.
It is also pretty spacious as compared to other Paris Baguette outlets, with plenty of tables and chairs that seat up to 64 diners.
There are also plants and greenery placed around the cafe, creating an outdoorsy, garden-like vibe and a comforting environment to dine in.
2. Teatra range
Paris Baguette Raffles City is the first outlet to incorporate the Teatra retail concept within the cafe, which boasts unique tea selections and blends from all over the world.
Teatra is a premium blended tea brand launched by the SPC Group, a Korea-based global food company in 2018. The teas are made by combining different premium ingredients sourced directly from the mountains.
The outlet’s tea selection ranges from unique blends like Chocolaty Ceylon and Winter Fruit Bunch to classics like Earl Grey and Fruity Green Tea, among many other choices of varying flavours.
To complement the shopping experience, customers can visit the central gift shop and brewing bar at the outlet to create their own tea packages, which are exclusive to the Raffles City outlet.
3. Delectable mains
One of Paris Baguette Raffles City’s best-selling brunch dishes would be the Paris Baguette’s Big Breakfast, which costs $22.50 before GST and service charge.
The sourdough bread with cream cheese, which was topped with scrambled eggs, stood out from all the other ingredients. The eggs were buttery and milky. Its fluffy texture also complimented the rich and tangy cream cheese spread well.
The bread was crusty yet airy at the same time, and it was easy to bite into. Overall, this sourdough-scrambled egg combination proved to be a good match.
The turkey bacon was smokey and had a nice bite to it. It was not too salty but it could have used a little more seasoning. On the other hand, the chicken sausage was plump, juicy and well-seasoned.
There was also a generous portion of sliced baked potatoes at the side with fluffy interiors and crisp skins.
A pile of fresh greens with cherry tomatoes was also stacked at the side, adding some good moisture to the dish.
The outlet also features a series of exclusive handcrafted drinks such as its Teatra Milk Cream Milk Tea ($8), available in both hot and iced.
The milk tea was creamy and smooth, with a slight tinge of sweetness that was not too overpowering, making it a good option to round off a hearty brunch.
4. Tea-infused desserts
The Teatra tea-infused Earl Grey Chocolate Cake is priced at $9.50 per slice. What made it stand out from other cakes was its unique combination of white and dark chocolate mousse, which blended well with the earl grey infused sponge. The flavours of the cake were well balanced, especially its distinct, yet not too overpowering tea scent.
The Teatra tea-infused Earl Grey Royale Pudding, paired with caramel sauce is priced at $5.20. The pudding was smooth and not overly sweet. It makes for a good dessert option after a heavy main.
Overall, Paris Baguette Raffles City’s new brunch menu adds a completely new dimension to your regular pastries and coffee, coupled with Teatrea’s drinks which serve as palate cleansers.
Considering the range of food, relaxing ambience and great service, Paris Baguette’s latest cafe might be a good choice for anyone looking for a hearty meal or a much-needed dessert break after work.
Located at 252 North Bridge Road, Paris Baguette Raffles City opens daily from 8am to 10pm.