First starting out with two lovely branches at Dempsey and Palais Renaissance, PS.Cafe have recently opened a new cafes at Ann Siang Road and Paragon. PS.cafe is well known for its lovely ambiance.
28B HARDING ROAD SINGAPORE T:(+65) 9070 8782
PS.CAFE at PALAIS
LEVEL 2. PALAIS S.C 390 ORCHARD RD. SINGAPORE T:(+65) 9834 8232
PS.CAFE at PARAGON
LEVEL 3. PARAGON S.C. 290 ORCHARD ROAD SINGAPORE T:(+65) 9297 7008
PS.CAFE at A.S.H PARK
45 ANN SIANG ROAD SINGAPORE T:(+65) 9797 0648
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I went to PS Café at Dempsey Hill the other day and was struck by how the place had a tranquil atmosphere thanks to its secluded location. Stepping into the café, my eyes were immediately drawn to the display of cakes. They were massive and looked drool-worthy! I purposely went to the toilet a few times to look at the cakes again hur hur. #truestory
For my main, I ordered the Spaghetti Bolognese. The tomato base complimented the fresh basil and parmesan to create a pasta that was tasty without being too greasy. I was pretty impressed!
To end off the meal, I ordered their signature Double Chocolate Blackout Cake. It was large, rich, and chocolate-y. While the first few bites made me swoon, it got a tad too much after awhile. The cake would be perfect shared between 2-3 people! Do note that the prices are quite steep, so if you are on a budget, you’ll have better luck elsewhere.
Great food and ambience but at a high price
I went to the PS. Cafe at Ann Siang for a birthday celebration after hearing about its lovely food and ambience. The surroundings and rustic wood finishings give the cafe a laidback elegance. I ordered the "Lulu's 'leftovers' lasagne", served in a large portion swimming in rich tomato meat sauce. The sauce was rich and tangy, with large chunks of tomato, meat, broccoli and beans swimming in it. The top layer of the lasagne, unfortunately, was a bit burnt.
The "Southern fudgy chocolate pecan pie" was also tantalisingly rich with the crunchy texture of pecans. In general, the food was hearty and comforting. It was also served in massive portions. The price unfortunately, sits at the 20-30 range, which is pretty steep for cafe fare.
I would probably return for a special occasion, but not for a casual meet up with friends.
Gorgeous Cafe, Expensive Food
The minute you walk into PS. Cafe at Ann Siang, you're blasted with the smell of truffle fries and flowers. The place is so well decorated and chic but unfortunately for the price you pay, the food falls a little short.
One of the most recommended dishes at PS. Cafe is their truffle shoestring fries that was too much for 2 people to finish. To me, the fries were a little too oily and seemed to have been left out for too long. I also tried one of their pastas that change from week to week, it was good but nothing to shout about. The one thing I would return repeatedly for however is the double chocolate blackout cake. This is for serious chocolate lovers only or it will be too much for even 2 people to finish.
Overall, I think PS Cafe is one of those places you'd bring someone on a first date to impress them. The ambiance is fantastic (even the toilets play classical music and have air-con) but for repeated visits, the food isn't fantastic and it's definitely too pricey.
edit: oh and don't bother trying the banana and mango tart. I don't know what they were thinking.
I've only been to P.S Cafe twice, once for a birthday part at Ann Siang. The good thing about this cafe at Ann Siang is that no families are allowed, which means no squealing screaming annoying children! I had a salmon salad.. Can't quite remember the name of the salad.. But it was SO tasty! Very expensive though, close to 30 dollars for a plate of salad but the salmon tasted so good! It was sweet. I dont know what they marinated it with. Their supposed plain water is also naturally & lightly flavoured with lemon, lime, strawberry and.. I can't see the other fruits/vegetables. Maybe a half a stalk of celery. Refreshing :)
The other time I went to P.S Cafe was to the one at Paragon. I had a slice of cake and a milkshake. Their milkshakes tasted really normal but the cake was PHENOMENAL. The carrot cake was moist enough, yet not too moist and.. It was just the best tasting carrot cake I've ever had because the rest I tried were usually too dry. I heard their dark chocolate or chocolate cake is pretty awesome too, served with a scoop of icecream.
Tip: if you're looking to share just a slice of cake with a friend, forget P.S cafe! Each person is required to order something!
Hearing recent hype about P.S. Cafe, I decided to give it a try and see for myself what was the rave about. For such an expensive meal, I expected a posh ambience as accompaniment. However, I was dissapointed by the plain surroundings. Honestly, the air was dull and depressing. My advice is not to order the overrated truffle fries, as some mains already include a huge portion of fries. I made the mistake of ordering the extremely large plate of truffle fries(it was quite bland and tasteless) on the side to share with my friends, and by the time my main (a thick beef burger) arrived, I was too full to finish even half of my >$30 burger. However, I must admit that the beef was juicy and a pleasant burst of flavor.
Next time I go to P.S. Cafe, I will definitely save some room for dessert, as I heard their pudding is to die for! All in all, P.S. Cafe is not worth your money for a full meal, maybe just for desserts!
Desserts are the highlight
When word got to me about PS Cafe, it was a rave about their desserts. Luckily, because the prices of the main courses are rather steep, and I can only bear to fork out extra for good desserts. And 'good' would be an understatement for PS Cafe's desserts!
At my last visit, I shared a Key Lime cake slice and a Sticky Date Pudding with two friends, along with some drinks. Both were excellent - the Key Lime slice had the perfect balance of sweet and sour, and wasn't too heavy. The pudding on the other hand is quite sinful, because once you finish it you will start licking up the toffee sauce. You'll have to eat it quickly, otherwise the ice cream will all melt while the pudding is hot.
The ambiance at Ann Siang could be improved though. While the night view of the CBD was impressive, it was stifling due to the humidity and I had to deal with leaves and branches tickling me every time I budged.
As much as the desserts at PS cafe are highly raved, I do not find it fantastic. Instead, I find it overpriced. I do agree that the ambience is lovely, whether indoor or outdoor. Outdoor area is surrounded by plants and mirrors with high ceiling fans. Whereas for indoor area, it exudes a romantic setting with dim lights, high ceiling and somewhat sophisticated interior. Once you step inside, you can see big groups of people relaxing and chit chatting among themselves. I don’t know whether it is just me, but somehow, I feel that all the customers at PS cafe looks good!
We came here just to check out the place and of course to try the highly raved desserts. We are greeted by huge cakes and pies displayed in big transparent jars once we stepped into the restaurant. It does look appetising and we had a hard time deciding what to eat!
In the end, we chose blackout chocolate and something else (I think it’s apple crumble. Can’t rmb).The portion of the chocolate cake was huge and it’s a tad too sweet for me. The three of us couldn’t even finish it portion.
Overall, I feel that the food at PS cafe is overpriced (though the portions are big). I’ve only visited there once and never went back for I feel that I could get cheaper desserts with the same standard. But it’s definitely a perfect place to chill and chat with your friends! I would recommend anyone to share the deserts with at least 2 others so the taste wouldn’t be too overwhelming! :D
Great place for a gathering with friends over quality food & desserts
Truffle Fries and Banana Cream Pie are the first two things that come to mind when PS Cafe is mentioned. I had visited the outlets at Dempsey and Palais Renaissance a couple of times previously and I enjoyed my meal tremendously each time. Both these locations have indoor and outdoor seats which will meet your preference but if you can avoid the one at Paragon. Paragon outlet is pretty cramp and just last week my friends and I wanted to have dinner there but no one attended to us even though we had been hovering around the entrance for a good 3-5 minutes. After a while a waiter came and said “We are full but you can leave your name and contact”. So we did leave our names on the waiting list and shopped around. We passed by half an hour later to check if any seats are available and saw 2 unoccupied tables. Yet no one called us to inform that there are seats now. We were so angry we left to have dinner elsewhere and throughout the whole night, no one called from PS cafe at Paragon. There isn’t any point to leave your contact with them.
Even though the experience with PS cafe at Paragon was not a pleasant one, I would still return to PS cafe as the food quality is good and the desserts are huge (definitely have to share). And another interesting trivial fact to share is that in PS cafe, they add fruits and vegetables in their water. I know some restaurants add lemon or lime slices in their water, but here you can find carrots or cucumbers in their water jugs. It makes the water look ‘vibrant’ and gives the water a unique refreshing taste.
Wonderful little escape from the city
High ceiling, colonial interior, greenery plants and mirror gives you a cozy ambience :)
Just like another brunch place in town, you can have a chillax brunch with your beloved one.
You will want to try famous Truffle fries at PS cafe, mouthwatering displayed cakes as well (chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream is must must try menu!), this place would be a lovely place to escape from hustle and bustle city life.
Airy, contemporary, chic
Personally, I feel that PS café attracts because of its fantastic ambience rather than its food. I headed down to the Palais outlet (town area! convenience, check) and stood there for a good 5 minutes before anyone bothered to direct my partner and I to an available seat. It is easy to tell why people like it here just by observing the surroundings. The atmosphere is airy and interior furnishings are modern and chic. There are both indoor and outdoor dining options, but it’d be self-torturing to opt for an outdoor seat because we know the sun does not spare any.
I had the Brunch Burger while partner chose to have the Eggs Benedict. The serving portion was huge and I was already full after half the burger. I prefer shoestring fries so I didn’t exactly enjoy the thick-cut ones. Partner complained that his Eggs Benedict serving was not enough and finished up the other half of my burger.
Service was, to put it plainly, disappointing. As always, I cannot understand servers' habit of hovering around this certain area without attending to customers’ responses promptly. They seem to have something to do, but they don’t seem to be doing anything (if it makes sense)?
Anyway, I’ll probably come here again for an afternoon with the girls. We can enjoy catching up in this atmosphere with less emphasis on the food.