The best patisseries in Singapore for a petite rendezvous

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PHOTO: Tuxedo Café & Pâtisserie

Choux pastry, macarons, luscious tarts, and so much more – there’s no denying petit fours have complete dominance over tastebuds. If you’re looking for the perfect partner in crime to your mid-day coffee or a treat after dinner, here’s a list of Singapore’s best patisseries that you have to check out!

Tuxedo Café & Pâtisserie

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Nothing short of elaborate layering and rich textures, Tuxedo Café & Pâtisserie serves handcrafted creations that are big on looks and flavours. You can’t go wrong with signatures like Hazelnut Chocolate Éclair ($8.50) with crunchy flakes and velvety chocolate cream, but their new instagramable petit gateâus are sure to satisfy the sweet tooth.

Sitting atop zesty lemon caramel crumble, the Caramelia Banana Cake ($9.50) is a chocolate cake with banana confit filling and lashings of caramel extravaganza whilst the Red Berries Tart ($9.50) is a fruity ensemble boasting a strawberry-yuzu jelly core, encased with red berries curd.

Tuxedo Café and Pâtisserie is located at the Carlton Hotel Singapore, 76 Bras Basah Rd, Level 1, Singapore 189558, p. +65 64157887. Open daily 11am–7.30pm. Limited numbers of petit gateâu are available daily. For online orders, please visit their website.

Patisserie Clé

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Patisserie Clé offers simple indulgences with unpretentious flavours. Try their crowd favourite, the Orh Blanc Tart (from $45 for six inches), for a unique east-meets-west profile with fresh yam orh nee, vanilla chantilly and candied gingko nuts.

Chocolate lovers can stop browsing with the Cognac Caramel Chocolate Tart (from $45 for six inches) filled with an intense dark chocolate ganache. Can’t decide? Opt for their Tart Gift Box ($70) instead with a choice of eight tarts (seven cm each).

Patisserie Clé has outlets in Lucky Court and Paya Lebar Office Center. For orders please visit their website

Kki Sweets

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A hidden gem along Seah Street, Kki Sweets is best known for their “J” cake ($13.50). Disguised as a dainty potted plant, cutting in reveals intricate layers of flavours and textures made with black sesame, kantan jelly, matcha, yuzu and chocolate. The complex Teh ($9.50) impresses with notes of earl grey, pear chunks, and roasted hazelnuts, whilst Fromage ($13.50) is the pick for boozy dessert lovers, bringing together an elegant concoction of light Cambozola cow cheese with full-bodied rum.

Kki Sweets is located at 3 Seah Street, #01-01, Singapore 188379, p. +65 97992668. Open Wed-Sat 12pm-7.30pm, Sun 11am-6pm. Closed Mon and Tues.

Sugar Thieves

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With an ever-changing menu, Sugar Thieves is ringing in a gorgeous array of what we like to call edible art. Keep your eyes peeled on their Instagram page for an  Omakase Box ($38) of sweet and savoury treats every month. From light and fluffy creations such as the Earl Grey & Fig Roll or drool-worthy signatures like the Lemon Meringue Tart, we know their festive occasion offerings are sure to be stunning too.

Sugar Thieves is located at 333 Kreta Ayer Rd, #01-23, Singapore 080333, p.+65 98504377 (Whatsapp). Open Wed-Sat 12pm–6pm. Closed Sun–Tue.

AMI Patisserie

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Chef Makoto Arami ticks every box when it comes to aroma, taste, texture and balance with French pastries crafted with seasonal ingredients and Japanese sensibility. New additions to the line-up starring his signature filo pastry base include the Shizuoka Crown Melon Tarte ($78) featuring Japanese musk melon with Cointreau vanilla custard layered with melon compote, and the sweet and tangy Hyuganatsu Amanatsu Mikan Tarte ($58). Get a taste of the boozy Assorted Choux Box ($50 for six) loaded with layered mini puffs.

AMI Patisserie takes orders online here. The current collection point is at Buona Terra, 29 Scotts Road, Singapore 228224, Mon- Sat 2pm-6pm. For enquiries, please message +65 89076146 (whatsapp).

Mon Cerise Patisserie 

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At Mon Cerise Patisserie, founder Cherry Chiu presents a collection of beautiful mini tarts and individual cakes. As summer approaches, look forward to berry-tastic creations featuring the lines of pineberries, raspberries, strawberries…need we go on?

Or, go for the oh-so-pretty Lemon & Basil ($60) tart filled with tangy lemon and basil cream and low sugar meringue. No shame here! The handmade creations are made keeping healthier recipes in mind for guilt-free indulgence.

Mon Cerise Patisserie is located at 6 Jurong Lake Link, Singapore 648159, p. +65 91248711. Open Tues- Sat 9am-6pm. Closed on Sun and Mon. Order online here.

Dolc Patisserie

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Combining French techniques, modern flavours and Spanish influences, Dolc Patisserie brings a slice of Barcelona to Singapore. You can’t go wrong with the Charlotte ($9.50), a strikingly red number where mascarpone mousse encases strawberry coulis and basil sponge.

The glistening Bananier ($9), on the other hand, is a bittersweet confectionery and their take on chocolate-banana pairing. The repertoire also includes classic viennoiserie items like Pain au Chocolate ($4.80).

Dolc Patisserie is located at 67 Kampong Bahru Road #01-00, Singapore 169371. Open Mon, Wed-Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10.30am-5pm. Closed on Tues. Order online here.

Lee’s Confectionery

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A minimalist getaway in Jurong East Street, Lee’s Confectionery has gained a loyal following, thanks to its outrageously beautiful offerings and local flavours. You’ll want to get your hands on the Jiāo ($8).

Bursting with flavour, find a light banana sponge with intense banana compote, mascarpone, salted caramel and an oatmeal crust. For matcha lovers, the Dale ($9) is a best-seller made with butter cookie, matcha yuzu white chocolate ganache and matcha sponge. A perfect excuse to eat your greens!

Lee’s Confectionery is located at 343 Jurong East Street 31, #01-59, Singapore 600343, p. +65 91838447. Open Mon, Thu–Sun, 12pm – 7pm. Closed on Tue-Wed. Available for dine-in and takeaways only. Pre-orders available online.

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This article was first published in City Nomads.