P.S Cafe Petit – A Bigger Petit at Martin Road
How many can remember that PS Café started off as a café within Project Shop in Paragon way back in 1999? It has fast expanded to become a well-known brand, best known for their cakes and truffle fries, with additional concepts of P.S Café Petit and ChopSuey Café.
Both P.S Café Petit and ChopSuey have opened their second branches at Martin Road, taking over the space left vacant by Baker & Cook, Kha and Bomba.
(On a side note, I am careful about writing about ChopSuey.again. After writing a negative review, I get different responses criticising my post, by well, from ‘different’ people with the same email and IP address.)
This P.S Café Petit at Martin Road seems more promising than the first branch at Tiong Bahru, which is much smaller and offers mainly takeaway services.
With a seating capacity of about 60-70 both indoors and outdoors, the menu is more extensive with breakfast and lunch sets – the usual eggs brunches, baked goods like croissants, paninis, muffins and cakes apply.
Soups, salad bowls, pasta, burgers, and pizzas are available from 11am to 10:30pm.
As expected, price is considerably higher than most cafes, with Eggs Benedict at $19, Eggs Royale (the salmon version) at $21, Butter Croissant at $4, Roast Veggie Panini at $16, Mushroom Soup at $12, Pastas from $23-$25, and Burgers from $23-$28. An average bill should be about $35-$40.
Well, at least my Eggs Benedict ($19) was perfectly poached, with the proportion of ham and hollandaise sauce quite even, complimented with doughy-textured bread.
The scrambled eggs on the Asian Scrambled On Toast ($17) could be more creamy though, and I wished for more ‘Asian’ elements other than a sprinkling of tofu and fried shallots.
What kind of got on my nerves was the acoustics, decremented by the heavy use of metallic decorative items, parallel walls and hard-surfaces. All it took was a female customer who chatted at the top of her voice, and one crying child (plus the music), and the café became echoic noisy.
My recommendation: Sit outdoors. It is more child and pets friendly as well.
PS Café Petit at Martin Road
No 38 Martin Road, Singapore 239072, Tel: +65 81886191
(Pre-takeaway orders only available for residents of Martin 38)
Opening Hours: 8am-11am Breakfast, 11am-12am Daily, Last order for food 10:30pm
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