Paris Baguette

J October 18, 2012
 
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Their royal pudding keeps me coming back for more.
Overall Score 
 
3.5
Hear “Paris Baguette” and most would think it comes from Paris; but nope, it originates from South Korea! Other than it’s name, everything else from the employees to cakes to customers just screams “DAE HAN MIN GUK”.

I’ve tried a few of their pastries, but unfortunately most were forgettable. What impressed me were their Royal Puddings. Set in little jars, the pudding was smooth and custard-y, melting in your mouth with each spoonful. The taste of milk was not overpowering, neither was it powdery. The pudding boasts a subtle hint of sweetness that keeps you reaching out for more.

Their clam chowder soup was also a good find, thick and creamy with chunks of seafood. Order it in the bread bowl and it’s filling enough to be a meal on its’ own! If you’re looking to try something from Paris Baguette, these 2 orders will satisfy your tummy and soul.
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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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Great for an afternoon snack
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Food / Beverage 
 
3.5
Ambience 
 
3.5
Service 
 
4.0
Value 
 
3.5
Overall Score 
 
3.5
I recently just patronised the branch at JEM, and the interior of the place was pretty well-decorated, with plush chairs and a mirrored ceiling.

The food was pretty decent, although the prices were a little steep. I had a Pad Thai Noodle Salad for $8.50, and it was pleasant tasting if a little unexciting. I also bought an Apple Turnover as a snack at $2.50, and it was pretty good at a reasonable size.

All in all, I had a good experience at Paris Baguette, but shy of amazing. One thing though - my friend and I wanted to try their Royal Pudding as we had heard so much about it, but a small bottle turned out to be $4+, depending on the flavour. A tad over-priced, no?
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korean bakery
Overall Score 
 
3.5
This place is famous for their Royal Pudding and I am also a fan of their Royal Pudding! At $4 for the original and $4.50 for the flavored (strawberry/chocolate), I would recommend the original pudding simply because the flavored taste like melted ice cream that you have left in the open for 2 hours. The original had a milky, sweet taste and I usually share a bottle with a friend because it is too sweet for me to finish it all. Do remember to stir the pudding and mix the milkcurd and caramel properly before eating otherwise the milkcurd on top would be bland and the caramel below would be way too sweet. I would strongly suggest asking for iced water if you need a drink. It is free-of-charge. Their drinks are also way too expensive, $9 for a smoothie? No thanks. I would very much prefer to get a slice of cake with that money.

Their seafood chowder was great! Tasty and fresh. The serving was a tad small though and the bread bowl was wayyyy too hard to be eaten. Are bread bowls supposed to not be eaten? Hmm. There is indeed a wide selection of baked goods, cakes, sandwiches, salads and pudding but the prices are indeed marked up as compared to their Korea outlets. I guess that's the price you pay for imported brands. I tried their bacon egg roll and wasn't too used to eating sweet bacon with the savory egg filling. Tasted odd. I will be back for the pudding again and try their cakes the next time round! Ambiance is great there and the chairs are luxe and comfortable. Nice place to relax and have a good chat with your friends at!

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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
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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Stellar cakes
(Updated: January 19, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Food / Beverage 
 
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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Eye boggling array of pastries!
Overall Score 
 
3.5
If I'm not wrong, this bakery chain just opened its doors not too long ago. I heard of the hype and being a bread and pastries fan, I was eager to rush there. I didn't even know they were located at Wisma Atria, i thought they were hidden in some remote corner of Orchard. Then one day while i was on my way to Takashimaya for work, I spotted the shop, they were packed to the brim. i gaped when i saw the words " Paris Baguette Cafe", it was as if a halo was encircling the top of their cafe.

To reward myself from a tough day at work, i treated myself to some of their pastries. When. i queued up and took a closer look at their range of breads and pastries, I was delighted! But alas, I had to choose so little out of so many. I bought the cinnamon roll and the dark brown brioche filled with caramel. These were one of the more unique ones that i've never seen in other pastry and bake shop. The dark brown brioche was essentially a brioche bun with a dark brown sugar crust, almost like our chinese polo buns, but with a tad more sugar and less butter. The insides was filled with caramel, but i was a little disappointed that the filling was a tad little. Probably it would be too sweet if they increased it i guess.

The cinnamon roll was a croissant pastry baked in a muffin pan, and had a cinnamon sugar coating atop the swirls of delicious buttery pastry. The surprise was inside. I was expecting a plain croissant dough, but when i bit into it, creamy caramel squirted out. It was rolled into the dough so the layers had salted buttery caramel.

There were so many choices, i definitely HAVE to be back again.
Heard their royal milk pudding is well known too!
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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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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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Bustling with life
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Food / Beverage 
 
3.5
Ambience 
 
3.0
Service 
 
3.0
Value 
 
3.5
Overall Score 
 
3.5
It is extremely hard to get a seat here. If you think that this is a restaurant where the serving staff will help you to find a table, think again. The concept of this place is much like your average starbucks or coffee bean, except that the seats are more plush and the pastries more tasty.

They also serve up actual food (meaning, all day breakfasts and other mains). I was there for a chat with my girlfriends so we just bought some pastries and buns to munch on. The lady sitting next to us had the breakfast platter and it looked so good though. The berry pastry/tart was really good, light and crumbly, not too buttery. I had this mushroom focaccia (i think?) that was delish, although I wish they could have heated it up for me - cold mushrooms aren't exactly an ideal snack to have.

The place does coffee as well and I heard no complaints from the girlfriends, so I suppose it must have been quite decent. Great for an afternoon chill out or a post-shopping tea break.

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Average Spent Per Person:
5
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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