Saybons is a French food store selling food that is convenient for takeaways.
Great place for soups
Saybons was started with the intention to bring French food to the masses, and they've done just that.
The range of soup offerings ($3-$5) include the customary Mushroom soup, as well as more fancy schmancy items like Seafood Bisque, a creamy soup infused with seafood. Potato and Leek as well as the Tomato soup are also available on the menu. Both the mushroom soup and the seafood bisque are well worth the money. All soups come in two sizes, and you have the option of adding on bread or a crepe, as well as a drink, to make it a set meal as well.
Their savory as well as dessert crepes are worth a try as well. I particularly enjoy the ham, mushroom and cheese crepe (savory), and the chocolate banana crepe (dessert).
Their menu has grown from strength to strength, with constant additions, even going so far as to incorporate the likes of baked escargots and simple salads. Whilst they used to be just a tiny store when they first started, the outlet at Plaza Singapura now has seats and tables where you can have the option of dining in. Don't expect anything too ostentatious though, this little eatery still revolves very much around the idea of a "take-and-go" meal.
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Saybons was probably my first time trying a cheese crepe. In Singapore, not many places offer crepes for affordable prices. Although Saybons can be quite pricey for a little portion, it is still worth a try.
The first mouthful I had was very good. The warm crisp crepe coupled with the gooey soft cheese was delightful. However, by the time I reached the last mouthful, I was feeling rather tired of it. Firstly, both the cheese and the crepe had a lot of oil. This is unappetising and definitely not appealing to both my tastebuds and health. Secondly, the Cheese Crepe only had cheese, cheese and more cheese! The crepe had got quite bland after a while. However, if you have the chance, share the crepe with a friend. This can solve almost all problems highlighted here as well as give you a amazing opportunity to try a crepe.
Overall, Saybons offers a good selection of French food at a reasonable price. If you happen to walk by, don't forget to give it a try.
Saybons is like a French fast food restaurant, without the unhealthiness - or at least I like to tell myself that. They have something for everyone, sweet and savoury crepes, soups, bread, salads and escargot! I've tried something from all of these menus, and they are all delicious.
Okay, the sweet crepe is average, but everything else deserves raving about.
The bacon, tomato and avocado crepe goes so well together, and the crepe itself is the right thickness, and not too sweet that it overwhelms the taste of the savoury ingredients.
You can't go wrong whatever bread you pick, they are all equally delicious. I could eat it all day. Slightly crispy on the outside and soft and buttery in the middle without being overwhelmingly so, they are a good choice to go with the soup.
The soup is SO. GOOD. I alternate between these three choices, Wild Mushroom, Tomato, and Seafood Bisque. The soups are honestly comparable with restaurant standards, if not even better.
The best thing is they have combos, so if you can't decide what to get, you can get both! Soup and bread or soup and crepe, both are viable options! However, in my opinion you should only get the soup and crepe if you're feeling extremely hungry, otherwise it'll be too much.
Mm that Seafood Bisque
S$5.50 for a large portion of Seafood Bisque? Get outta my way!!! Saybons doesn't come with fancy seating nor cute Parisian waiters to serve you your soup. But I always go back for their highly affordable soups and crepes.
Once I went to Saybons past 9pm and ordered a customised crepe. They ran out avocados and the lady asked what I wanted it replaced with. I wanted to know what other choices did I have in the same price category and she politely said she would replace with anything I wanted for no extra charge.
Come here if you want a healthy and yummy snack fix. They display the number of calories such soup contains, so that can be good or bad.. Also, if you have the soup with an additional side of either bread or crepes it can even serve as a meal option! The focaccia garlic bread is also one of my favorites, and it goes really well with their soups.
Love the soup!
I’ve passed by Saybons numerous times and have always wanted to try it out. Finally, I managed to have dinner there yesterday! I visited the outlet at Junction 8, which was pretty small. Luckily, we managed to secure a seat, probably because it was already 8.30pm and the dinner crowd had cleared.
Saybons offers a wide array of French-themed food like salads, soups, crepes, and even escargot! Most people, however, have said that the highlight is their crepes. Hence, I was pretty excited to try them out.
Alas, I ended up a little disappointed. Their crepes were really thin and unsatisfying and the ingredients were not as tasty as I would have liked. Furthermore, they were expensive! Their soup, however, was their saving grace. I had their Wild Mushroom Soup and really liked it! It tasted light without being bland and the texture was not too creamy, just the way I like it.
Overall, great soup, but not-so-great crepes.
Not really worth the price
Hmmmmmm.. my first dine at Saybons was.. well..
First, the place is really tuck-away-in-a-corner small and has most of its tables packed quite closely together. It was so hard just maneuvering around the small cafe. When we arrived, most of the tables and chairs were not even cleaned (they didn't have a lot of customers then), we had to do it ourselves.
Secondly, I think that it isn't really worth paying close to $5 just for their recommended Mushroom and Cheese Crepe. It came in all honesty, just Mushroom and Cheese, enclosed in a really flat crepe that tasted a little sweet. Since it's meant as a savory treat, why that tinge of sweetness? It brought about a clash in taste.
Not really a recommended place for French food. They're selling simple foodstuff that can be made from home and doesn't have any one particular dish that stands out. I'd rather Saveur, anytime.
Love the crepes!
As the title suggests, I am a HUGE fan of their crepes. I often bring them into the cinema with me for movies. However, they are a little pricey, but I guarantee you for the bliss you are going to feel as you bite into the soft yet crispy, salty yet sweet crepe, the price is well worth it. The only regret that I have ever experienced with Saybons is that the crepe can be quite a let down if it is done in a make shift store and not at the main store itself. They came to my school once and the crepe was substandard. Aside from that, the crepe is absolute love.
Potions at its best
Professor Snape would have been proud, if he weren't fictitious and all. As Saybons proved, one can indeed bottle fame and brew glory.
That's the highest accolade I can think of, which accurately gives you an idea of how good I think their Seafood Bisque is. This french fast food cafe serves up a Seafood Bisque that is so piquant, rich and delectably satisfying, I feel like I've been transported to the wide expanse of beaches along the French Riviera, instead of perching precariously on their small chairs in front of the cramped bar.
As I slowly sip the thick broth in Saybon's signature blue cup, it still tastes like I'm frolicking by the ocean at Cannes la Bocca. Yes, it's true. My mind has been bewitched, my senses ensnared, but I'm enjoying every moment of it.
Warm and delicious
I visited the outlet at Plaza Singapura, expecting nothing more than a quick bite. I ended up having a full meal at Saybons, as the menu was too tempting to be true.
I hardly ever see crepes being sold in Singapore (maybe I just visit all the wrong places), so I was pretty ecstatic when I saw Saybons, and it certainly didn't disappoint. I've only ever tried the savoury crepes, and they were warm and fresh. The melted cheese was so pleasantly melted and gooey, it definitely left me wanting more.
I also tried the pumpkin soup from Saybons, which turned out to be deliciously thick. The unique part about Saybons is that they serve their soup in cups - a quirk which I find pretty convenient, as it is easy for one to simply drink their soup as if it were a warm drink.
The outlets can be pretty small though, so I'd definitely recommend visiting it at off-peak hours.
A lovely place with lovely soup
The outlet at Bishan Junction 8 is a small cafe with courteous crew and I was promptly served my Potato & Leek soup while waiting for my friend to arrive. The soup was served in a cup and the place had a French ambience to it. We also tried the escargots which were not bad and defintely cheap for its standards.
As the place is small and I visited at about 11am, there was no overcrowding. However, I forsee that it wll be noisy at peak hours. Though meant to be a takeaway place, as a customer I will rather drink my soup in the cafe itself.
Overall, a simple place to chill and have a cup of soup - especially on a rainy day!
Homely Soup & Crepes
Saybons is a great little French fast food café that serves a variety of savory and sweet crepes, as well as soups.
I went there for lunch once, and I instantly fell in love with the place. I had the set menu, which includes a drink, a soup, and a crepe for about $10 (or slightly less). I had the pumpkin soup, which I strongly recommend. It’s thick, and so homely – ideal for a rainy day. I also had the mushroom crepe. The mushrooms were cooked well, and it was served nice and warm so the cheese was melted. I would definitely eat it again. It was served pretty quickly as well.
This place is great if you’re looking for some quick French food that isn’t too expensive. The soup and crepe combination is really homely and it’ll warm you up for the day.