Canele

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Forget about macaroons, just take strawberry shortcake!
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Food / Beverage 
 
4.0
Ambience 
 
4.0
Service 
 
3.5
Value 
 
4.0
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4.0
It was a hot weekday afternoon when my friend and I visited Gardens by The Bay, We decided to seek some shelter at the Canele outlet nearby, We were both tired and drained from the scorching weather but the dessert perked us up a lot!

Skip the colorful macaroons. We dived straight to the strawberry shortcake. It was amazing.. It was not too sweet and the strawberries buried in between the layers were huge too! They tasted real fresh and we just could not stop eating it! It did not taste too creamy as well.

What a wonderful creation by Canele. Definitely be back for more strawberry shortcake goodness! (:

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Average Spent Per Person:
7
Best Part:
Strawberry shortcake
Branch Location:
Gardens by the Bay
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
JH
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Awesome dessert
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Food / Beverage 
 
4.0
Ambience 
 
2.5
Service 
 
2.5
Value 
 
2.5
Overall Score 
 
4.0
I can never walk past the joint at Raffles City without getting drawn by the various cakes and macaroons on display. I sometimes see a massive croissant or two and coloured meringues the size of my palm. The cakes are generally very good. We had what I believed was a classic, New York cheesecake, and it was everything a cheesecake should be -- dense, rich, creamy. I haven't yet tried any of their macaroons but I hope to one day. The only complaint I have is that it's a little too expensive and the portions are quite small too.

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Yes
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Sweet tooth?
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3.5
Food / Beverage 
 
3.0
Ambience 
 
4.0
Service 
 
4.5
Value 
 
3.0
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3.5
Nothing beats having a rest at a nice cafe with a hot smoothing cuppa in your hands (or in local context, a chilled latte when the weather gets overwhelming) in between your shopping spree, and honestly, that's my favorite part of shopping for I don't see myself as a shopaholic!

Just this day, while shopping with my gf along Orchard, we decided to take a break at Canele, the one near to Shaws. It's her first time trying out Macarons while I decided to only have a coffee, having still being full from lunch.

Although my gf has taken a long time, literally really a long time, choosing her Macarons flavor, the staff is helpful and patient in providing feedback and comments on the different options. Sad to say, my gf doesn't find the Macarons (or perhaps all Macarons) to her liking for she finds them horribly sweet and she doesn't have a sweet tooth like me. On the other hand, after taking a small bite of her Macarons, even I find them too sweet for my liking. I may not have a lot of experience with Macarons (having the only other time tried at Antoinette) but this is really incredibly sweet.

I probably will not return to Canele, despite liking their classy European layout and good service, at least for the Macarons. A cuppa might still be possible though.
LL
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Atas high tea
(Updated: November 25, 2012)
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3.5
I tried the high tea set with my friend which was $20++ for a slice of cake, 2 macaroons, sandwich fingers as well as a pot of tea.

I must say that their macaroons are really delicious, unlike some from other shops which taste really artificial. They also came in really interesting flavours such as rice kris pie chocolate, violet berries, lemon lime, and vanilla banana - specials from their summer collection. My friend and I felt really tai tai eating here as their seats were really plush and the place was very elegantly furnished. However, we felt that the sandwiches were nothing special since they only came in ham and cheese or egg mayonnaise. Their cakes, which were their specialty, were also very tastefully decorated and tasted fabulous. The tea were not those from the teabags as well, hence they were exceptionally aromatic and suitable for refills (which are allowed).

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Yes
B
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pretty cafe, heavenly desserts :D
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4.0
Food / Beverage 
 
4.0
Ambience 
 
4.0
Service 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Score 
 
4.0
It's hard to believe that Canele is actually a home-grown patisserie, and not a French export. The ambience is just so pretty with posh-looking seats and matching tables. I go there only for their desserts and the ones that stand out are Le Royale, Triple Chocolate Cheesecake and of course the macaroons! Their most popular flavour is the sea-salt caramel flavour, which runs out very fast. The drinks were quite affordable, with prices matching Starbucks or less.

Be warned though that the hot chocolate is not the conventional hot chocolate. My friend who has a sweet tooth made a mistake by ordering that drink. I believe it takes a person who really appreciates chocolate to appreciate the drink because it was not sweet but not bitter at the same time. It just tastes chocolatey and for me, that's good enough!
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Canele - can lah
(Updated: October 21, 2012)
Overall Score 
 
4.0
When they first appeared on the cafe scene, Canele more or less set the trend for backlit patisserie displays with their eye-catching rows of colourful macaroons atop light boxes.

Typically Singaporean in its approach to aesthetics, Canele is branded and designed to the hilt, from the swanky graphics on all their takeaway packaging to the colour-coordinated interiors.

The coffee and cake are all up to scratch, on par with similarly-priced competitors. Especially noteworthy is the Earl Grey and Fig ice cream flavor, which is unique to Canele.

I don’t like that there is service charge. Table service is not necessary for me. I’d rather carry my own tea to my table. That’s what God gave me hands and legs for.
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Sweets for my sweet
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Food / Beverage 
 
4.0
Ambience 
 
4.0
Service 
 
3.5
Value 
 
3.5
Overall Score 
 
4.0
Canele is reminiscent of an 18th century European bistro, with colorful macarons, meringues and cakes adorning the glass displays of the restaurant, enticing customers to either enter the premises or purchase some exotic macaroon flavors.

Granted, Canele may be more famous for its desserts and high tea sets, but its main course menu packs a pretty good punch as well. The spicy crab meat spaghetti is definitely a favorite go-to meal of mine. Al dente pasta served with succulent crab meat in a tangy, red sauce base!

And then comes the dessert menu. Their strawberry shortcake is perfectly fluffy and divinely sweet, and be sure to try their crepes with interchangeable ice-cream flavors. If you are a lover of the scent of rose or the color pink, the rose ice-cream flavor is the one for you!

Perfect for high tea, romantic dates with your significant other, or a casual get-together of old friends, Canele boasts elegance and classical beauty at its finest.

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Average Spent Per Person:
25
Best Part:
Macarons
Branch Location:
Paragon
SS
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desserts!
Overall Score 
 
4.0
Canele is no stranger to the dessert lovers. They are mainly famous for their macarons which are soft and sweet on the inside while imparting a nice crisp on the outside. The colorful array of macarons will sway your heart easily. I usually frequent Canele for their desserts although I have heard good reviews about their main menu. My must-order when I am there would be their green tea cake, otherwise known as 'matcha' cake. That's a staple while I change up the other cake orders frequently.

The matcha cake is totally green. A pretty shade of grassy light green. It might remind you of Shrek dessert even! Just kidding. The cake is so, so, so... soft! I love the green blob of green tea mousse. The cake even has cream in the middle of it. It tasted so fragrant and acted as a compliment to the green tea flavor. The green tea flavor is authentic and definitely not the type where loads of green tea flavoring enhancers are added. Must try! I also tried the hazelnut and chocolate cake the last time I went there. They have a name for it, but I can't remember what that is but you can easily ask the staff there, I was told that it's one of their signature cakes. The cake was average and I think I would not order it again.

All in all, good place to chill out over cakes and macarons! Highly recommend the Matcha cake.

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Recommend to Friend:
Yes
A
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European cafeteria in Singapore!
(Updated: February 05, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Food / Beverage 
 
4.0
Ambience 
 
4.0
Service 
 
3.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Score 
 
4.0
Although Canele is a cafe for dessert and the coffees most of time, I always go there for nice and simple pastas :) the crab meat spicy past is one of my favorite, carbonara is awesome too!

Not only food, those shortcakes are really great, especially strawberry shortcake with cream. You can also try the itsy bitsy colorful macaron as well, those are so adorable and tasty!

Optional Information:

Average Spent Per Person:
20
Best Part:
crab meat pasta, shortcakes
Branch Location:
Raffles City, Robertson Walk
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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