Paris Baguette

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An Indulgence Worth Every Bit
Overall Score 
 
5.0
"Paris is always a good idea", says Audrey Hepburn. Well, she was most definitely not referring to Paris Baguette, but Paris (Baguette) is always a good idea too. Whether you're trying to go slightly budget or keen to indulge on some wonderful pastries, there will always be something for anyone and everyone here. Don't be surprised to find many Koreans hanging around this Korean bakery, too, and you'll find that some of their service staff are authentically Koreans themselves!

One new item on the menu I'd like to mention would be the Alaska Waffles. Think thick fluffy buttermilk waffles stacked together with 2 huge scoops of vanilla and raspberry icecream, decked with fresh blackberries and raspberries buried in a yogurt dressing. This was such a sin, seriously, but sharing it makes it perfect for a treat! We shared this for dinner, so it wasn't too bad. This item fired off a massive Copycat Syndrome though, because everyone else who saw it would point it out to whoever they're with, and then end up ordering it just the same. We did that, and the people beside us did that too. Yes, it really is bloody good, and super pretty looking.

Go straight for their cakes if you can't decide what to get. I especially loved the Earl Grey cake that was flavorfully moist, and also because anything Earl Grey's able to fix me up in a whiff. The reason why Paris Baguette's such a hit with even Korean ladies conscious about calories and stuff is simply because they are so refreshingly pretty, and are given such cutesy looking names. How's HaHa Family for a slice of chocolate cake decorated with quirky eyes on a huge strawberry?

P.S Give the tiramisu a miss, it was hard, void of much taste and a waste of calories.


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Stellar cakes
(Updated: January 19, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
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4.0
Ambience 
 
4.0
Service 
 
2.5
Value 
 
2.5
Overall Score 
 
4.0
Just about everything there is a tad too expensive--breads, sandwiches, mains--so I'd recommend trying only their cakes, if you're on a budget. That said, the cakes there were stellar and perhaps even worth their price, despite their portion sizes. Generally, they're not the heavy, cloying, overly sweet kind served at American-themed dessert places. Instead, the flavours tend to be lighter, fresher, and reminiscent of Japanese pastry, particularly for items like their strawberry shortcake.

We did, however, appreciate their New York Cheesecake, which had a nice, caramelly glaze on top. It was dense and crumbly as any good cheesecake should be, and had just the right amount of sweetness, unlike the sort served at Secret Recipe and NYDC.

Oh-My-Baby-Crepe (I think that's what they called it) was something like a mille-feuille, except done crepe-style. And it was even better -- fresh, cool cream and slices of strawberries nestled in layer after layer of crepe. Every bite was satisfying because the crepe was just so nice to chew on. And after a few bites of crepe comes an explosion of the cream and tart, fresh taste of the strawberries. It's a truly ingenious dessert, which I'm sure cake-lovers will also enjoy.

I highly recommend their cakes, especially for those who fancy the fluffy, spongy variety.

As this place is insanely popular, looking at the size of the regular dinner-time crowd, I would suggest coming on a weekday afternoon if you want some quiet to yourselves and don't want to have a hard time getting a seat.

As far as bread goes, get them while they're freshly baked, and not in the evening, when they would already have been sitting there for too long and gone hard and leathery.

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So overpriced I could cry
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3.0
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3.0
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3.0
Service 
 
3.0
Value 
 
3.0
Overall Score 
 
3.0
This place is atrociously priced.

Do you know how much dough cost? Neither do I! But I'm sure it's material cost is less than $6 for a small doughnut structure.

With that said, have you been to this place?! They serve the best breads ever. Also with this new craze they've successfully brought into Singapore, the Royal Pudding series.

When they first opened, I assumed it was too cool for me and I did not go. Only after a friend brought me some samples of their Royal Pudding did I cave and march myself in.

And for a week I found myself sobbingly glad and back there.

Their breads are amazing. But please eat little. Me and 2 girlfriends shared $16's worth of their confectionery between us and we were dough-sick for a week. I recommend their UFO bread - the only item I really adored.

AND THEIR ROYAL PUDDING.

Do not go home and sit yourself down till you get EVERYTHING from their Royal Pudding series. My personal favourite is the discontinued caramel. I would not recommend you to mix your sugary goodness with the stickiness at the bottom. Bad aftertaste.

I will come back one day when my wallet comes crying.

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Average Spent Per Person:
16
Best Part:
Royal pudding
Branch Location:
JEM
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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Diverse selection
Overall Score 
 
4.5
It is actually a surprise when a bakery you wholly expected to originate from Paris in both its name and its theme of bread-making actually turns out to be South Korean. And one point I immediately took home from this fact would be to appreciate how diverse bakery in general has become.

Though you can claim that the bakery is not authentically French as a result, I find that more diversity could actually be a good thing. There is instead more space for creativity and innovation leading to the creation of better tasting products. An example would be the blueberry chiffon cake, which I found really delicious. It is hard to describe how delicious a blueberry cake can actually be as compared to a standard main course dish, but in my opinion, if anything comes close to being the perfect fruit-flavoured cake, the blueberry chiffon cake comes close.

Moreover, there are a variety of exotic new products one would hardly expect to find in a self-styled French bakery. An example would be the shaved ice series. These normally come with ingredients such as fresh fruit and red beans and you'll expect them to be rather more Asiatic in nature.

An eye-opening experience indeed.
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J'adore!
Overall Score 
 
4.5
Paris Baguette stuns with not only its quality of pastries but also, the elegance of their business. Their logo may seem clichéd, what with the overuse of Paris in shop names nowadays, but Paris Baguette truly brings out the sophistication associated with the image of Paris. And it's a South Korean business.

Their bread isn't marinated in grease like many other bakeries' bread and is heavenly to chew on. The crust of their pastries are crispy yet not to the extent where once you take a bit, the entire thing just snaps and the floor becomes littered with crumbs. Paris Baguette's pastries retain its shape and softness while providing that oomph feeling when you sink your teeth into the bread.

The scent is also mouthwatering. Every time I walk past the outlet situated at Tampines Mall, I just have to take a look no matter how crowded the outlet is. The smell is just too enticing to ignore.

But ah, nothing is perfect, especially for us buyers. Paris Baguette's pastries, even if they are good, are really overpriced. It strangles my wallet every time I give in to the temptation of indulgence.
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My daily caffeine fix
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Food / Beverage 
 
4.0
Ambience 
 
4.0
Service 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Score 
 
4.0
Paris Baguette, a bakery chain that originated from Korea, is already well-established in Shanghai. Having lived in Shanghai for 5 months, I frequented Paris Baguette almost every other day for their bread and coffee. Why their coffee? That's because the Chinese do not have a habit of drinking coffee, thus making it hard for me to find a cafe serving a decent cup of it. The nearest solution to where I worked at was Paris Baguette.

Although their coffee was pricey ($4-$4.50 for a cup of hot latte), that was the price I had to pay for my daily caffeine fix. Their pastries, cookies and other tasty treats definitely triumph over their bread. Their bread tasted a little 'cheap', but perhaps this could just be the standard of Paris Baguette in China. I absolutely loved their coffee bun, but they ceased selling it (booooooo). Certainly, their cakes and pastries in Singapore look much more appetizing and they offer a greater variety than in Shanghai.

However, since there is only one Paris Baguette outlet in Singapore and everyone is flocking to the cafe, I may just stay clear of the place until the hype dies down a little. To me, the whole point of enjoying their food and beverages is to do so while chilling out at their cafe. But I will definitely visit Paris Baguette (Singapore) in the near future.

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Average Spent Per Person:
8
Best Part:
Desserts
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Love the desserts!
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Food / Beverage 
 
4.0
Ambience 
 
4.5
Service 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Score 
 
4.0
I was surprised to find out upon arrival that we had to look for seats ourselves! It is a quaint place that they have at Wisma with its bright interior and because my friends and I found that the main courses were a tad too expensive for us, we had dinner elsewhere but went back to try the desserts!
And my, were we surprised! The oh-my-baby crepe cake is the perfect dessert with its light and fluffy sponge cake, something not too heavy for any palate. Besides that, we had to try the mango pudding! This is sort of a tradition of ours to always eat pudding and their pudding was so cute it was bottled!
Overall, the desserts are really fantastic and next time, I would definitely try the main courses!

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Bread, Pastries, Buttery goodness
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Food / Beverage 
 
4.0
Ambience 
 
4.0
Service 
 
4.0
Value 
 
3.0
Overall Score 
 
4.0
The first time I walked past Paris Baguette, I was attracted to their display of breads and pastries. I knew I had to walk in to try. The outlet at Wisma Atria is relatively big, with huge comfy armchairs available. The only downside is that there was no first come first serve queueing system to get a table. So, you have to stand by the tables and wait for people to move off. Definitely not the place to sit and people watch, especially during peak hours.

I have been to Paris Baguette many times and even brought my folks there for lunch. They loved it! My favourite from Paris Baguette is the UFO. The UFO has a crispy crust around it with a poofy middle, filled with milky custard. The crispy crust tastes like butter cookies, fragrant and sweet, while the custard portion was soft yet not too overpowering. Price wise, very reasonable though slightly more expensive than your average bakery. But I am willing to pay that price for good breads and pastries.

Since they are opening more outlets in various shopping malls like JEM and Tampines Mall, it might solve the waiting for tables problem and allow patrons to sit for a longer time and catch up with friends over coffee and bread.

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Average Spent Per Person:
15
Best Part:
Bread
Branch Location:
Wisma Atria
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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Expensive breakfast!
Overall Score 
 
4.0
I came here with my mum for breakfast over the weekend. The food here is really fresh but the price is really steep. My mum got herself an egg sandwich which costs about 8.50, while I got myself a Thai noodle salad (which was filled with kway teow and vegetables). I got myself a freshly squeezed orange juice at 9 dollars! The price is really steep, it's smaller than a Venti sized starbucks and around the same price. Despite the price, I could taste the pulp and the drink was really refreshing.

The range of breads on sale looked incredibly appetizing! I also had the UFO shaped bread filled with cream. While the food here is good, I doubt I would be coming back anytime soon, the price is burning a rather huge hole in my wallet!
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Quirky selections!!!
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Food / Beverage 
 
4.0
Ambience 
 
4.0
Service 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Score 
 
4.0
With its glowing sapphire logo and luminous interior, this South Koreans' favourite cafe will not go unnoticed in Wisma Atria. Enjoy your meal on their luxurious grey armchairs and have friendly smiling staff attending to you.

I would recommend their bottled puddings as dessert or some cake slices. The desserts counter housed a couple of 5-6 tempting cakes, available in whole and slices. They also feature a few breads from its sister brand Paris Croissant such as Monkey bread, Green Olive Boomerang and half Chocolate Ring, all of which are delicious and fresh.

The price would be steeper compared to other local bakeries but it is well justified by its prime location and palatable selection of cakes, bread, puddings and many more. Great for gatherings for all ages.

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Average Spent Per Person:
10
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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